About PORCH Western Wake
We first learned of PORCH, www.porchnc.org (People Offering Relief for Chapel Hill Carrboro Homes) and its successes as a grass-roots hunger-relief program in late December, 2010, and within weeks we were talking about and talking through ways to get a similar program started in Cary. What appealed to us immediately was not only the energy and success of the existing PORCH program in Chapel Hill but also the simplicity of the program:
- Participation is easy: on a given date people leave their donations on their front porch for volunteers to collect.
- Participation is ongoing: donors can participate every month OR just during the months of their choosing. There’s no pressure, no advance commitment.
- The impact is local: all of our donations help individuals and families in the Western Wake Communities of Cary, Apex and Morrisville.
Everyone and anyone can participate: just like our recipients, donors are not asked about political or religious affiliations. This program is just about those who CAN, helping those in NEED!
It seemed like a winning formula to us and one that we couldn’t resist! Six weeks later, we had our first collection and fortunately, our feelings and belief in our neighbors were correct! PORCH-Cary (which soon became PORCH-WesternWake) has been successful from its first month. Not because of us but because of the many giving donors who participate and are helping to spread the word to new donors and new neighborhoods.
Now, as our collections and donor lists grow so do our goals and our commitment. We would love to have volunteers and donors from every neighborhood in Western Wake (Cary, Morrisville, and Apex). We’d love to expand to multiple recipient organizations so that we CAN help as many different local people in need as possible. It’s truly amazing the difference that every CAN of canned food CAN make!
So, please join us and enjoy the great feeling of giving all year long!
We are anxious to have you on board!
For more information, send us an email at email@example.com.
In 10 years of existence, PORCH-WesternWake has collected and donated over 85,000 lbs of food to our neighbors in need!
- Bella Casa
- Cameron Park
- Cedar Bend
- Dogwood Ridge
- Downing Glen
- Downing Ridge
- Downing Village
- Edinborough Point
- Jordan Manor
- MacGregor Downs
- Morrisville General
- Pearson Farms
- Preston Fairways
- Preston Highlands
- Preston Highlands Ridge
- Preston Village
- Preston Villas
- Weaver Crossing