Friends of Wake GAL Projects
Guardian Angel Tree Holiday Project: With the help of 100s of volunteers and generous sponsors, we are able to provide holiday gifts to abused, neglected and homeless children in care. In 2013, we set a record! 1,114 benefited from this special project that was made possible through $160,000 worth of in-kind donations from donors and sponsors.
Summer Camp Project
Last summer, 47 at-risk children had the chance to be a kid again at camp. Some of the children experienced opportunities to learn life skills and receive special tutoring in academics.
Special Needs Grant: We provide one-time assistance to families and children in order to meet specific needs including needed dental care, bedding and heat for a home.
Computers for Kids:
In 2013, more than 40 computers were given to
children who were struggling with their academics because they didn't have
access to computers in their homes. The
Friends partners with Teaming for
Technology, an organization within the United Way of the Greater
Triangle to provide a computer with Microsoft Windows and
Microsoft Office installed, a keyboard with mouse, 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.
Support for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) training
In 2013, 81 Guardians ad Litem received special training that included food and gifts from our Kappa Alpha Theta partners.
Next training class is planned for April 2014.