Orangetheory continues to support PORCH-WW!

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We are thrilled to announce that Kris Bernecki, the owner of the fabulous Orangetheory Fitness Wake Forest, is once again going above and beyond to support PORCH-Western Wake. This Friday, Sept. 30th from 9 a.m. until noon, the Wake Forest fitness studio, located at 12646 Capital Blvd. Suite 152, will be collecting much needed items for PORCH as well as fundraising for InterAct through workouts and a fun shopping event.

The fitness studio has a goal of donating over 1,100 pounds of products to PORCH. Items needed include: juice boxes, health snacks and canned foods with pull tabs. Members of the studio are encouraged to bring in donations for PORCH anytime this month. Those interested in donating who are not yet members are invited to stop by the Wake Forest studio to drop off items for PORCH as well.

Additionally, the studio has a goal to raise more than $1,000 for InterAct through a clothing trunk show. A portion of all clothing purchases from the Trunk Show will directly benefit the nonprofit that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault.

PORCH-WW wants to encourage all our donors, friends and friends of friends to be sure to stop by Orangetheory to see their amazing space, bring a donation and shop at the Trunk Show. Remember, your purchase and donations will help support PORCH-WW and InterAct!


New Fundraising Opportunity!

Do you follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@porchwestrnwake)?
If not, now is the time to start.  We have a donor that’ll make a $1.00 donation to PORCH-WW for every new Facebook Friend or Twitter Follower we get this month – up to $200!  Help us receive these funds.


Big Thanks to Burger 21

A big Thank you to BURGER 21 for making us their charity for Aug. and Sept.  They presented us with a check for $703!
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Septembers Results

Another good month.  Amount collected as follows:
WWCM  621.5 pounds
National Guard  588.4 pounds
Interact  199 pounds
TOTAL  1446.1

Welcome Leila Pacifico and her donors from Dogwood Ridge, Pearson Farms and Cameron Park!


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And you!

Enjoy a delicious meal at Burger 21 today, Sunday, August 21st, and know that 10% of the proceeds will be donated to PORCH-WW!

So join us at Burger 21 at 14220 Bradford Green Square in Cary (next to the Publix) for delicious burgers, fries, shakes and so much more all while supporting PORCH-WesternWake!


Thank you to all coordinators and donors for a great August collection!

Here are the totals:
InterAct: 265.8
National Guard: 595
WWCM – food: 686.5
WWCM – personal care: 47.6
June Total: 1594.9 lbs.


Over a ton collected in July – THANKS!

Here are the totals:
USO – 500
InterAct – 246.4
National Guard – 590.2
WWCM – 657
WWCM – personal care – 42
June Total – 2035.6 lbs.


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We would like to welcome a new corporate sponsor to PORCH-WesternWake – Orange Theory of Wake Forest and owner Kris Bernecki! They have made 2 cash donations to PORCH so far – a cash donation earmarked for The National Guard Family Boxes; and in the month of June they gave a cash ddonation earmarked for The USO. Stay tuned for details about an upcoming event on September 30th!!!


June was a great month!

Lets keep it up and here are the totals:
InterAct – 191.2
National Guard – 580.4
WWCM – 195
WWCM – personal care – 38.4
June Total – 1005.0


Thank you to all our donors and volunteers for another great month!

Here are the May totals:
WWCM – nonperishable food – 556 lbs.
WWCM – personal care items – 71 lbs.
InterAct – 261 lbs.
National Guard – 603 lbs.
May Total – 1491 lbs.


April has been a great month, keep up the good work!

Here are April’s totals:
WWCM – nonperishable food – 407 lbs.
WWCM – personal care items – 60.4 lbs.
InterAct – 198.4 lbs.
National Guard – 568 lbs.
April Total – 1234 lbs.


Dear Donors,

Thank you for making March a good month. We were able to totally donate 1500 pounds of personal care items and non perishable food to three of our recipient groups. So many people are being helped by your generosity. You may never meet them, you may pass them on the street and not know who they are BUT know this, you have impacted their lives in a positive way.

Neighbors helping neighbors!!!


March total – 1,494 lbs.

I hope you have been enjoying these first beautiful days of Spring.
Results for March are as follows:
WWCM – food – 565 lbs.
WWCM – personal care – 96 lbs.
National Guard Families – 628 lbs.
InterAct – 205 lbs.
Total 1494 lbs

Thank you to all of our volunteers and donors. February was an incredible month, with over a ton collected and donated!


February total – 2,172 lbs.
National Guard – 668.4 lbs.
Western Wake Crisis Ministry, non-perishable food – 1,042.5 lbs.
Western Wake Crisis Ministry, personal care items – 79.2 lbs.
InterAct personal care items & non-perishable food – 382 lbs.

Thank you, as always, to all of our dedicated coordinators and donors!


January total – 1,641 lbs.

National Guard – 559.8 lbs.
Western Wake Crisis Ministry, non-perishable food – 753 lbs.
Western Wake Crisis Ministry, personal care items – 89.9 lbs.
InterAct personal care items & food – 237.8 lbs.

Thank you, as always, to all of our dedicated coordinators and donors!


HAPPY 2016!

The holiday season sure flew by. We hope it was a good time for you and your loved ones.

2015 was a stellar year for PORCH-WW. We hope that 2016 will be also. The need continues . . .

The collection week for Jan. is the 10th – 16th. The drop and sort is Saturday, Jan 16 between 10-11:30 A.M.

All of us at PORCH-WW wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.


Great Month

December was a great month for totals.  Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year.  Here are our totals for the month:
WWCM non perishable food – 750.0
WWCM personal care items – 70.2
InterAct – food & personal care items – 234.2
National Guard Families – 531.0
Total – 1585.4

The total we had for 2015 was 36,691 pounds which is the equivalent of 16.68 tons, a record year!


November was our greatest collection of the year – almost 1.5 tons! Thank you to all our coordinators and donors, as always. And a special thank you  to Campbell University for holding a food drive for Porch-WW.

The following are the results of the November deliveries:

National Guard – 689.4 lbs
Western Wake Crisis Ministry – 1,593 lbs.
WWCM – personal care items – 44.6 lbs.
USO – 484.8
InterAct – 452.4

November total – 3,264.2 lbs.


Many thanks to BURGER 21 for supporting PORCH-WesternWake.

Burger 21 and PORCH Western Wake

BURGER 21 sponsored fundraising events for PORCH-WesternWake on August 21 and September 21.
President Ellen Rubel, Treasurer Wendy Musser, and Board Member and Administrator of Communications Adele Rogan of PORCH-WesternWake accepted a check for the proceeds from Mitch Neal of BURGER 21 as the staff looked on. THANK YOU BURGER 21!!!

Ellen Rubel of PORCH-WesternWake accepts the check from Mitch Neal of BURGER 21

Ellen Rubel of PORCH-WesternWake accepts the check from Mitch Neal of BURGER 21.


Burger21 Supports Porch-westernwake

Eat at BURGER21 August 21 and September 21 and support PORCH-WesternWake at the same time!

Grab your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors (anyone and everyone ) and head to Burger21 in the Publix Shopping Center in Bradford Green Square in Cary (14220 Bradford Green Square) where you can enjoy a delicious meal and also support PORCH-WesternWake, the local non-profit organization that collects non-perishable food items for local families in need.

Yes, PORCH-WW is BURGER21’s B-Charitable organization on August 21st and September 21st. This means that 10% of all BURGER21 sales on both days will be donated to PORCH-WW! And, it doesn’t stop there…BURGER21 will have a month long food drive as well.

So, eat at BURGER21 and support PORCH-WesternWake at the same time!


Thank you PPD!

PORCH-WW thanks PPD and its employees for supporting our mission and helping local families in need through their successful Jeans for a Cause Day this month. Today, we picked up several boxes filled with non—perishable food items and we have also received a number of financial donations this month from PPD employees directly through our website!

We are impressed by PPD’s true dedication to charitable outreach and very appreciative that PORCH-WW is one of the local causes that PPD supports.



“Bag Childhood Hunger” at Lowes Preston Corners

On Saturday, May 30th a group of PORCH-WesternWake volunteers went to our local Lowes Foods at Preston Corners to pack bags for Lowes “Bag Childhood Hunger” program.  Customer’s can purchase these bags at the store & they will be given to PORCH.

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Amazon Smile – A perfect way to support PORCH-WesternWake

Amazon is one of the most widely used websites in the world. We were pleased to hear that customers can now elect to donate 0.5% of their purchase to the charity of their choice. This is all made possible by shopping on

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