April, 2018

You Made a Big Difference:
2017 by the NUMBERS

No matter how you supported Western Wake Crisis Ministry last year, you touched the life of a neighbor, or more accurately, the lives of over 3,500 neighbors. We thought you'd like to see just how much of an impact you made in 2017:
  • Households served1,123
  • Individuals served3,627
  • Volunteer hours8,264
  • Food distributed389,316 lbs.
  • Total Aid$742,364

This summer when school is out, no child should go hungry. We're entering the time when food donations are needed most.  That's why our upcoming food drive is so important. Who can participate? Everyone! Individuals, churches, companies, clubs . . . 

This year we're making it easy with flyers you can download, print, and attach to your donation boxes (just click the images below). And we ask you to share our posts on your social sites to help spread the word. #westernwakecrisisministry #summerstockup! 

Doing something creative? Let us know and we'll help you publicize! contact@wwcm.org


Home Delivery

When our neighbors are unable to access our food pantry due to a medical condition, advanced age, or disability and they do not have a family member or friend who can shop on their behalf, we will deliver! Once a month, our team of friendly volunteers will deliver a selection of foods based on program participant choices and their unique needs. This service started as a very informal response to a few people who have shopped with us over time - one who had a stroke and another who had to stop driving due to her age. In just a few months after formalizing our Home Delivery program, we have 11 volunteers delivering to 24 households! 

Lots of Fun on the Calendar

Wear your favorite Summer Dress and fancy derby hat and come brunch for a cause with  Models for Charity  to benefit  Western Wake Crisis Ministry. What could be more fun than a little Sunday brunching with your best ladies while sipping mimosas AND previewing all the latest summer fashion trends?!

DATE: Sunday, June 10, 2018
TIME:  12:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
PLACE: The Mayton Inn,  301 South Academy Street,  Cary, NC 27511

Ticket price includes a yummy brunch, bottomless beverages, silent auction, fashion show, swag bag, professional photography and our favorite resident DJ, Supr.  Door prizes will be awarded for the best hat and dress!

ALSO . . .


Join the fun and make a difference!

Our next Volunteer Orientation will be held on May 2nd at 2:00pm. 

While we always need assistance in the pantry, we currently have some special volunteer needs:

Fin ancial Assistance Volunteers
Hours: 1 day per week (Mon-Thurs) from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
What is the job: meeting one on one with clients who are requesting financial assistance, assess the need and verify eligibility, research clarifying information (call utility or landlord), document assistance decision in database and in paper file, provide pledge documentation, offer additional resources
Skills needed: discernment, compassion, resourceful, non-judgmental interviewing, attention to detail, technical skills (data entry, fax, internet research)

Home Delivery Volunteers

Hours: 2-3 hours per month, typically the second week (flexibility in delivery times but must be within the set week)

What is the Job: deliver groceries and food boxes to home bound clients in Apex, New Hill, Friendship and Fuquay Varina areas. 
Skills/Resources needed: Must be able to drive own car and have insurance, may  need to lift a cooler or boxes, ability to approach different home situations with respect, set clear personal boundaries, serve independently within agency policies and guidelines

Spanish Translator

Hours: 1 day per week (Wed or Thurs) from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

What is the job: assist with communicating with Spanish speaking clients for shopping and financial assistance, work in other areas when translating services are not needed
Skills needed: fluent in Spanish and English, experience translating is helpful

Fundraising/Event Support 
Hours: Flexible and determined by the event. In addition to the two events listed above, our annual golf tournament planning is getting started
What is the job: help with soliciting donations and sponsorship from local businesses, attend committee meetings, attend and support events
Skills needed: comfortable talking with people about the mission and work of WWCM

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