How to Donate
Checks can be made out to LEAP and sent to:
St. Luke's Church
1737 Hillandale Road
Durham, NC 27705
You can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring
donation by clicking here!
Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card
Click here to link your card online (you can also link your card at the Harris Teeter service desk). When you buy HT-brand products from any Durham location, LEAP will get a percentage of what you spend. Our code is #2840, or link by name: LEAP Nuestra Esceulita.
Link your Amazon account to LEAP
By going to smile.amazon.com every time you make a purchase on Amazon, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to LEAP. Click here to learn more.
How LEAP has responded to COVID-19
Since March 2020, everything has changed - except the solidarity of our LEAP family. The day our school closed to in-person instruction, our teachers packed up school supplies, books and tablets, which we delivered to families in stages throughout that spring and summer. Through our partnership with Porch Durham, we began giving our families fresh fruit, vegetables, and canned goods, as well as gift cards for food shopping.
In June 2020, 77% of the COVID cases in Durham County were within the Latino community. In response to so many of our students' parents being laid-off or becoming sick, we made grants to families, so they could pay their rent and remain housed.
During the 2020-21 school year, we began the year teaching our preschool students in small group outside and providing tutoring online. We gradually increased the size of our preschool groups, over the course of the year. Our tutoring pairs continued meeting online, taking advantage of the convenience of holding their one-hour meetings from home on the day and time best for each pair.
This year, our preschool students are at school, spending almost all of our time outside and masked. Our tutoring students and their tutors are continuing to meet online through zoom. We are also continuing to work with community partners to give our families access to food and other forms of support.
Your support helps us respond to the needs that have been created by COVID. Our school has needed outdoor tents, outdoor furniture, thermometers, etc. The needs of our families and children have ranged from rent support, to clothing, to tuition assistance. Your donation enables us to respond to these needs as they emerge and change.