Raleigh hosts an unusual party

December 22, 2016 by  

In Raleigh, a group of women have combined the two common holiday themes of giving back and holding parties to create what organizers are calling the ‘Raleigh Giving Party’.

The idea is to bring together nonprofits that need help with people who might like to contribute to them.

The party is the brainchild of Christina Woelffer and three of her friends, who have been holding these events for six years. During that time, they have helped 24 nonprofits from the local area and raised $23,000.

This year, the giving party was held the first week in December to aid four area nonprofits: Caroll’s Kitchen, the Military and Veterans Resource Coalition, the Miracle League of the Triangle, and the Autism Society of NC. The event is hosted by the Raleigh Giving Party, but the team members behind it do not get involved in the fundraising. They simply put the organizations and donors together.

Woelffer said those who come to the parties want to help, but many not have money to contribute. In that case, she suggests they have other things of great worth, including their time, experience, and talent, as well as any connections they might have to others who can help.

Events like this can benefit if organizers work with a poster printing company. Such a company can create colorful, holiday-themed posters to identify each organization.