Wake Forest Cares Holiday Donation Drive raises over $10,700 for local causes

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 3:15pm

The Town of Wake Forest launched “Wake Forest Cares” last November as a means of branding Town-sponsored initiatives that address a community need and as a platform for introducing an annual holiday donation drive.

The inaugural Wake Forest Cares Holiday Donation Drive invited area residents and businesses to contribute to Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry; Hope House Wake Forest; Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club; Helping Others by Providing Electricity (HOPE); Shop with a Cop; and Ronald McDonald House of Durham & Wake (in partnership with Wake Forest High School DECA Chapter).

The Town of Wake Forest is pleased to announce that throughout November and December over 50 residents, businesses and community organizations contributed a total of $10,715 to the 2020 holiday donation drive. One hundred percent of the donated funds will be distributed among the charity partners as follows (based on contributor designations):

  • Helping Others by Providing Electricity (HOPE) - $1,506.66

  • Hope House Wake Forest - $2,560

  • Shop with a Cop - $931.66

  • Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry - $3,988.35

  • Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club - $1,075

  • Ronald McDonald House of Durham & Wake - $653.33

Please note: Contributors were allowed to donate to one or more organizations/initiatives. Donations to more than one charity partner were distributed evenly unless otherwise instructed by the contributor. 

The Town is scheduled to deliver checks to the respective charities this week.

The Town of Wake Forest wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the 2020 Wake Forest Cares Holiday Donation Drive. For more information about Wake Forest Cares, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/wake-forest-cares.