Give Back to Support the Poe Center

This holiday season, give the gift of health education.

From now until December 31st, make a donation to the Poe Center and support our mission to promote healthy choices to the children and families of North Carolina.

Donate before the end of the year to double your donation and your impact! A Poe supporter is matching all donations made before the end of the year up to $20,000. Our goal is to meet this match and raise $40,000 in support of one of a kind and effective health education.

Your generous gift will teach kids how to bust germs and wash hands, the skills to prevent bullying and substance use, improve nutrition and physical activity, avoid illnesses and injuries, and develop positive relationships — creating a healthier North Carolina.

Whether it’s $1,000 or $1.00 any amount will make a difference!  A $25 dollar donation provides health education for one child and a $275 dollar donation provides a health education program for an entire class of children.  Your gift will have a significant impact on the health behaviors of our children, youth, and families, ensuring the next generation is healthier than the last. 

How Do I Donate?

There are two ways to donate to the Poe Center this year:

  1. Visit our Donate Now page where you’ll find instructions on how to donate.
  2. Give the Gift of Health Education: Make a donation in honor or in memory of someone special to you and they will receive and acknowledgement card and their name will be placed on our website’s Virtual Honor and Memory Book.

Will My Donation be Matched?

Your impact will be doubled! Thanks to the support of a generous donor, donations will be matched up to $20,000 until the end of the year. Thanks to the support of our community, we only need to raise $7,106 dollars before the end of the year to meet the match and raise $40,000 in support of health education! 


Donate $500 or more and receive the Poe Center’s original cookbook, Cooking with Color. This cookbook was written, reviewed, tested, and created by Poe Center staff members and it is our gift to you, with your donation.*

⬆️Get a closer look at a Poe Program.⬆️

Flip through Cooking with Color with us!

We only have $3,856 left to raise to meet our match!

Help us “fill” our 30th anniversary logo as we progress toward raising $20,000!

*Receiving a cookbook is optional. For donors who choose to claim a cookbook, the estimated fair market value of the cookbook given for donations over $500 is $25. The amount of contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of any funds contributed by the donor over the fair market value of the item for donations between $500 and $1,250.