For many in the Triangle area, the threat of homelessness is a reality. Women, particularly those who are victims of abuse, often find themselves with nowhere to turn for help when facing homelessness.
The Women’s Center of Wake County has become a beacon of light, helping to prevent and end homelessness for women and their families in our area. As a multi-service resource center, the Women’s Center works in partnership with individuals, agencies, and organizations throughout our community to help women who are homeless or at the risk of homelessness.
We can make a difference in the lives of these women and their families by helping support the Women’s Center through this donation drive. The businesses that make up Roundabout Raleigh will serve as collection drop off areas for the supplies the Women’s Center of Wake County needs the most.
Through September 15, 2017
You can drop off items at any of the following business locations:
- FatCat Strategies – 1720 Hillsborough Street, Suite 102, Raleigh NC 27605
- Carolinas IT – 1600 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh NC 27605
- Vann Attorneys – 1720 Hillsborough Street, Suite 200, Raleigh NC 27605
- Liquid State – 1908 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607
What can I donate?
Here is a list of the items currently most needed:
- Bus tickets
- Women’s clothing (especially size L bras, panties, socks)
- Personal hygiene products
- Food (especially high protein items like tuna, peanut butter, and mac and cheese; please do not donate large cans)
- Paper plates, napkins, paper towels
- Toilet paper
- Garbage bags
- Water repellent tote bags and umbrellas
- Diapers, baby wipes
- Cleaning supplies
- Old cell phones
For more information about the supplies that are needed, visit the Women’s Center website.
What is the Women’s Center of Wake County?
For more than 40 years, the Women’s Center of Wake County has been serving the women in our community. The original mission was to serve women re-entering the community from prison by assisting them in obtaining employment and reconnecting with family and friends. After relocating to downtown Raleigh in the early 1990s, the Women’s Center restructured its programs and services to address the needs of the population in that area – women who were homeless or living on the margin. Through the creation of Basic Needs, Support, and Housing Services, the Women’s Center continues to support and work to improve outcomes for these women.
What is Roundabout Raleigh?
Right now, Roundabout Raleigh is a loose affiliation of Hillsborough Street businesses that came together in 2016 to organize various events as a way to give back to our community. Some of our events benefit non-profits, some are just for fun. Stay tuned for details about additional upcoming events in 2017 and beyond.