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Coming home – New child and family center

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By Todd Cohen

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Methodist Home for Children in Raleigh raised more than $7 million in its two-year, $6 million campaign to build and sustain its new Jordan Child & Family Enrichment Center.

The campaign, which is expected to land several more big gifts, received $1.25 million fro Bob and Sarah Jordan and their family-owned business in Mount Gilead.

Other big gifts included $1 million each from Wake County SmartStart and The Duke Endowment, and a $400,000 challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation in Troy, Mich.

The campaign included roughly 1,500 gifts from individuals, businesses, churches, foundations and civic groups, including nearly 700 first-time contributors.

The new 19,000-square-foot center, which will serve up to 160 youngsters and provide on-site training for parents, day-care workers and administrators, opened Jan. 29.

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