We spend a lot of time on the road and spend a lot of nights in hotels. No matter how far we go or how long we stay, the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle region of North Carolina is our home. We consider ourselves fortunate to have the opportunities that we do, and we strive to give back to those in our community who may not have the same good fortune. Mark Casey, our Director of Creative Services, started a campaign within the office to bring back unused soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, and other toiletries from hotels for us to donate to a good cause. We recently took two huge printer paper boxes to Raleigh Rescue Mission in Downtown Raleigh, and when we put them on the scales they weighed 56 pounds. This was all collected in one year. We have been growing rapidly and we think with more people and more trips we can outdo it next year!
Founded in 1961, Raleigh Rescue Mission has helped over 750,000 homeless and needy men, women, and children. There are 100 people at the mission every day that need our help whether it is financial aid, food, clothing, or hygiene items. There are also numerous opportunities to volunteer time. As Raleigh Rescue Mission’s Director of Public Relations Leslie Millett told us, “It takes every person doing their part and giving back in our community to make a huge impact on the lives of the homeless we serve.”
If you would like more information on how to volunteer time or donate items to the mission, please visit www.raleighrescue.org.