OUTREACH / FUNDRAISING PROGRAMS
Our fundraising profits go directly to local charities.
Throughout the years we have made donations to:
A brighter future for all by cultivating a healthy, hunger-free and housing-stable community.
Partnering with those in crisis, helping them gain stability through basic supports for food, financial/housing assistance, education, and opportunity.
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.
Since 1941, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.
Today’s USO continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families, so they can focus on their very important mission. We operate USO centers at or near military installations across the United States and throughout the world, including in combat zones, and even un-staffed USO service sites in places too dangerous for anyone but combat troops to occupy.
At Horse and Buddy our mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with diverse needs through equine assisted therapies and activities in a safe, caring, and inclusive environment.
Our vision is to be a center of excellence in our field, transforming lives in our community.
It takes approximately 1,128 pop tabs to equal one pound. We typically receive between $0.40 to $0.50 per pound of pop tabs. This program brings in an average of $6,000 each year. Last year you donated over 13 million pop tabs! We accept more than just soda pop tabs. The tabs can come from energy drinks, soup cans, or anything with a metallic tab.
Our Pop Tab program is important because it provides extra revenue that can help make up for the donations that families cannot make. To house one family at Ronald McDonald House Charities© of the Coastal Empire is between $100-$140 per night. That is a total of $1,157-$1,625 a night when our 13-bedroom House is full. We ask for a $10 per night room contribution from our families, but no family is turned away based on the inability to pay.
Attending the prom is important to many young women, and often the expenses associated with the event make it extremely difficult for many families - especially in difficult economic times.
The Prom Shoppe, an outreach ministry of the Apex UMC Family of Faith Communities, works to alleviate this burden. The shop provides FREE prom dresses — as well as shoes, jewelry and accessories — to area teens who would otherwise be unable to afford them.
Citizens Assisting Police in Apex (CAPA) are volunteer members who assist the Apex Police Department in a variety of functions. CAPA members help provide assistance at public events and assist the Police Department in support roles.
Read and Feed is an after-school literacy program that provides meals, tutoring and books to children from low-income families in Wake County.