After all, our motto is Your Community Matters, and every one of us believes in it.
Community newspapers are different animals from other publications as the owners and staff usually live smack-dab in the middle of their coverage areas.
That’s certainly the case with The Wake Forest Weekly.
So we work really hard to support local charities and give back right here, where we live and work.
That’s why we’re really excited about our next project
The Wake Forest Weekly is sponsoring Dining for a Safe Space Monday, Feb. 2 at Over the Falls in downtown Wake Forest.
The event, which will feature local celebrities acting as servers and hosts/hostesses for the evening, benefits Safe Space, Inc., the only domestic violence shelter in the local area.
From 5:30 to 8 p.m., Wake Forest Weekly staff and others will wait on and bus tables with 100 percent of tips going to Safe Space.
The energy behind this latest project is Advertising and Marketing Director Kathleen Jackson who first learned of the charitable organization through her Women in Networking (WIN) group.
“Our WIN group has had Safe Space as our project for two years,” Jackson said. “It is the only domestic violence shelter from north of Franklin County to south Raleigh. And January and February are the times of the their biggest needs.”
“We are looking for people to make reservations, but for walk-ins, if space is not immediately available, they can walk down to Brooks Street Bowl and bowl a game or two while they wait on a table — with all the proceeds again going to Safe Space,” Jackson said.
Youngsville’s Forget-Me-Not Photo Booth will have a booth and all the props for folks to get pictures. The owner, Shannon Clukey-Saharski, is also donating all her proceeds from the event to Safe Space.
“We’re also doing a subscription drive,” Jackson said. “For every new subscription we sell ($29), we will give $10 directly to Safe Space. Every renewal will garner $5.”
“I want to raise $15,000 dollars on that night,” Jackson said.
In addition to dining, bowling or getting your picture made, folks can donate money, clothing, and non-perishable food at The Wake Weekly office, 229 E. Owen Ave., Wake Forest, through Feb. 2.
For guaranteed seating, folks can call 919-570-8588.
To learn more about Safe Space, ncsafespace.org.