June 11 (Tuesday) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open board meeting at the
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Training Room.
Park in the lower lot located at 800 S. Saunders Street In Raleigh.
Summer camp opportunities for children in care.
Send an email to info@friendsofwakeGAL.org to learn more.
BACKPACK SUPPLY DRIVE !
June 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Raleigh Chamber of Commerce held in the lower level parking lot located at 800 S. Saunders Street for convenient drop-off where volunteers will be standing by to assist you. The supplies will be used for children in care who attend year-round schools that start back on July 8. If there are additional supplies, we will donate for traditional students. Click here for list of items needed.
Friends of Wake GAL Projects
The Back to
School with Pride Project: We provide book bags filled
with school supplies so each child is ready for success.
Special Needs Grant: We provide one-time assistance to
families and children in order to meet specific needs.
Guardian Angel Holiday Project: We provide holiday gifts to hundreds of children in care. In 2012, more than 1,000 benefited from this special project that was made possible through $140,000 worth of in-kind donations from donors and sponsors.
Kids: Friends of Wake GAL partners with local IT professionals including Teaming for Technology (T4T) and and the United Way of the Greater Triangle to bring computers to children in need across the county. The Friends Computer Donation program was established to
provide school-aged children in need with a computer, a printer and computer
programs to provide them with the digital tools that have become so widely used
by school children today. The Friends organization
purchases refurbished computer systems from Teaming for Technology, an
organization within the United Way of the Greater Triangle. This system consists of a computer with
Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office installed, a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse. To this package we add a printer and a flash
drive, as well as anti-virus and anti-malware software, Microsoft Student with
Encarta and Microsoft Math, as well as a variety of software utilities.
The computer systems are provided for the use of children
identified to the Friends by their Guardian ad Litem and/or Social Worker, or
some other appropriate source, with the specific intent and understanding that
it will remain in the physical possession of the children. It is to remain with them should their
physical or legal guardianship change. Ownership of this computer system is
specifically not granted or transferred to any individual or facility with whom
the children might reside. Should the
children undergo a permanent change of residence the computer should accompany
them when they move. If circumstances
prevent this from happening the system may not remain in their former residence;
it should be removed into the temporary custody of the Social Worker or
Guardian ad Litem for safekeeping until it can be returned to the
If you are working with a child whom you believe is an
appropriate candidate for this program, send an email to computersforkids@FriendsofWakeGAL.org
stating your relationship to the child (GAL, social worker, other) and a brief
statement describing the child’s current situation and the difference this
grant would make in their life. You will
receive a response containing a Friends of the Wake County Guardian ad Litem
Grant Application form, and instructions for completing the form and forwarding
the request for consideration.