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Help Us Expand our Services!

Eliza’s Helping Hands currently operates in the historic Winston Mutual building, which was originally owed by the first African American Insurance Company in the state.  On top of that, the building is located in the Historic community of East Winston, which will be going through major transformation over the next few years.  As of April of 2019, the area in which Eliza’s Helping Hands operates was included in WSSU’s program called ‘ Stake Your Claim”. Which was a move for the African American Businesses in the community to acknowledge and preserve its place in the city. As we know across the country, there are many historic African American communities which have been gentrified and so this move was made by the few African American businesses and residents to give a message that we want to have a say in how our community is transformed.

Eliza’s Helping Hands, serves anyone from any race, religion, ethnic, economic background or sexual orientation. However a large portion of the clients that we serve come from the community in which the building sits. This is why we are wanting to expand services and to be able to purchase the building which will not only continue to help those in and around the city but will also secure a piece of history.

So with that being said, we hope that you will donate to our efforts to continue our work and to preserve a piece of history.

Historical facts about the building:

Mutual Life Insurance Building

  • August 6, 1906 African American Civic and Business leaders to provide health and accident insurance to Winston Salem African American Tobacco Smokers established Winston Industrial Association.
  • Grew to be one of three major businesses owned by African Americans in state during early 1900s.
  • 1915 Merged with Mountain City Mutual Life Insurance Company to then become Winston Mutual Life Insurance Company, which was former known as Winston Industrial Association.
  • 1969 was the second largest African American owned insurance company in that state.
  • Ralph W. Crump Designed the building in 1969.
  • 1985 Winston Mutual merged with Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company who owned the building till 2012.

 East Winston

  • Between 1913-1914 City Hospital was built and a north wing was added in 1922 for African American Patients
  • 1924 Skyland School was built for whites with its park and outdoor swimming pool.
  • 1928 Junior League Hospital for Incurables was built on Kentucky Ave.
  • Presence of these institutions reflected the stability and growth of the white neighborhood of East Winston at the time.
  • By the late teens, additional African American residents began to breach the “color line” in the residential area of East Winston
  • There became threats and even a parade by the Ku Klux Klan
  • 1920 few whites recognized that the growing black community would continue to expand within East Winston and so they sold there housed to blacks.

HOW YOU CAN HELP!

All sponsors, regardless of level, will be offered the following:

  • Acknowledgment on the conference website, video displays and in printed materials
  • Tax deduction, recognition on our social media, recognition in WS chronicle and a plaque presented to the restaurant.

This document outlines the benefits of sponsorship at each of the four levels:

Platinum / $ 5,000

  • Named Title Sponsor
  • Naming Plaque
  • Community Brick
  • Newspaper Recognition in Washington Post (October Domestic Violence Awareness Month)
  • Social Media & Website Acknowledgement
  • Acknowledgment in all marketing collateral and media-prominent positioning
  • Tax Deduction

Gold / $ 2,500

  • Naming Plaque
  • Community Brick
  • Social Media & Website Acknowledgement
  • Newspaper Recognition in Chronicle Newspaper (October Domestic Violence Awareness Month)
  • Acknowledgment in all marketing collateral and media-prominent positioning
  • Tax Deduction

Silver / $1,500

  • Community Brick
  • Social Media & Website Acknowledgement
  • Newspaper Recognition in Chronicle Newspaper (October Domestic Violence Awareness Month)
  • Tax Deduction

Community Support Individuals / $500

  • Community Brick
  • Social Media & Website Acknowledgement
  • Tax Deduction

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