‘Tis the season to give back

BOLD Foundation brings joy to local children in need with annual Holiday Cheer program


CHAPEL HILL — BOLD Foundation is pleased to announce its Holiday Cheer charitable program has successfully delivered stuffed animals, toys, clothes, coats, blankets, games, bikes and smiles to underserved children in the local community.

This year, the program was able to provide gifts for more than 220 children, marking another record number.

The Holiday Cheer program is something everyone at BOLD Foundation looks forward to every year. The organization first became involved with the program when the founders learned the local school only had enough donors to purchase gifts for 30 of the 117 children in need. That year, BOLD Foundation purchased gifts for the remaining 87 children — determined to ensure that no child in the school would go without gifts during the holiday season.

Since then, BOLD Foundation has taken on the management of the program in addition to purchasing all of the gifts. This is made possible through the support of their affiliate companies, BOLD Real Estate and BOLD Construction, who make a donation to the Foundation with every home sale and construction project. The organization also partners with Governors Club Country Club and its Santa Open Golf Tournament, which helps raise additional funds for the program.

Through BOLD’s partnership with Chatham County Schools, the school counselor obtains wish lists from families in need, which often include items such as winter coats, blankets, warm clothing, toys and outdoor recreational equipment.

“Our team loves shopping for gifts for these children,” Chris Ehrenfeld, owner of BOLD Companies, said. “The thought of all the kids smiling faces on Christmas morning makes this truly special for our team.”

Ehrenfeld is a partner in Chatham Media Group LLC, which owns the News + Record.

He said the BOLD Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to bring holiday cheer to underserved children and their families in the community and looks forward to continuing the mission of giving in the new year.

For more information on BOLD Foundation and how you can get involved, please visit their website at https://www.beboldnc.org/.