PORCH-WesternWake is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded a $500 grant from Walmart in support of our mission to help local families with food insecurities.
PORCH-WW has entered a tree decorating contest in Cary. The trees are located downtown on Academy St. A $500 prize will be presented to the winning tree.
Voting will start Saturday December 7 and run through December 21. Each tree sign will have a QR code that will take people to the voting website.
PORCH-WesternWake wants to thank CAPTRUST, a Raleigh based investment advisory firm, for its generous financial contribution in support of our mission and acknowledgement of the importance of our associated local activities.
November sort was so great!
We had a record number of “Charli’s Angels” from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority on hand to help with the sorting and packing of the 1,361 pounds of non perishable food and personal care items we collected. We were also able to add a gift card to each National Guard family box for their Thanksgiving turkey. We’re having an early sort/collection next month due to Christmas so we’ll see you all again on December 14th.
Be on the look out for the PORCH-WesternWake Christmas tree in downtown Cary. Always a fun project to help educate people about PORCH!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
This month we collected:
Western Wake Crisis Ministry – 472 lbs
National Guard – 722 lbs
InterAct – 167 lbs
Total – 1,361 lbs
October sort was a few pounds short of 3/4 of a ton of food and personal care items. What an amazing way to go into the holiday season with a strong team. Our angels from the Cary Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority were out in force on Saturday – bringing with them daughters and nieces to add to the fun of the day. We hope they realize what joy they bring with them. Thank you.
Western Wake Crisis Ministry – 439 lbs
National Guard – 688 lbs
InterAct – 249 lbs
Total – 1,476 lbs
Western Wake Crisis Ministry – 364 lbs
National Guard – 680 lbs
InterAct – 218 lbs
Total – 1,262 lbs
Our August “sort” was hot, steamy and netted almost 1300 pounds of food and personal care items. The Zetas of Cary – Zeta Phi Beta Sorority – were there to help with all aspects of the event. Thank you for all of the donations, support and love for PORCH-WesternWake. We couldn’t do this great work without each of you. As the song goes………See you in September.
Western Wake Crisis Ministry – 382 lbs
National Guard – 630 lbs
InterAct – 258 lbs
Total – 1,270 lbs
We have delivered 3/4 of a ton of non perishable food and personal care items this month. Thank you to everyone for all you did.
Although the temperatures were soaring our angel supporters from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority were there in force to help us and make the “sort” easier and more efficient.
A special thank you to a young lady by the name of Catherine and her lovely Mom Dana for not only coming to help with our sort on the HOTTEST day of the year BUT they also collected many many bags of food and care items from their neighborhood.
Western Wake Crisis Ministry – 546 lbs
National Guard – 624.4 lbs
InterAct – 280.4 lbs
Total – 1,450.8 lbs
Western Wake Crisis Ministry – 359 lbs
National Guard – 647 lbs
InterAct – 209.4 lbs
Total – 1,215.4 lbs
The May “sort” took place on Saturday and we collected over 1100 pounds of food and personal care items. Our Zeta Phi Beta angels came to bring us their much needed help, smiles and “packing” skills.
As we continue on this journey in this our 9th year we are so thankful for all of you that participate with dollars, food donations, collecting, posting and reposting about PORCH, and of course word of mouth. Tell a friend about us, help spread the word in order to stamp out food insecurities.
A special “shout out” goes to Orange Theory of Wake Forest and its own Kris Bernecki for yet ANOTHER amazing money donation to PORCH-WesternWake. You rock!!!!