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Groundbreaking for White Oak Community Resource Center

Apr 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The White Oak Foundation Inc. (WOF) will celebrate the start of construction of its White Oak Community Resource Center with a groundbreaking at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, at 1624 White Oak Church Road, Apex, N.C. Congressman David Price and Town of Cary Mayor Pro Tem Ed Yerha are scheduled to attend the groundbreaking ceremony. North Carolina Central University Law Professor Irving Joyner and North State Bank Vice President Sondra Collins will serve as co-chairs of the “Building a Firm Foundation” Capital Campaign launched to fund the facility.

The WOF services include 24-hour crisis management, summer education enrichment camp, year-round tutoring and mentoring, food pantry distribution, health and wellness programs, senior services, low income energy assistance, housing counseling (including rental), foreclosure prevention, and budget & credit counseling. Individuals served by the food distribution program alone have increased from nearly 12,000 in 2012 to almost 35,000 in 2016.

The White Oak Community Resource Center will be a 12,000-square foot, three-story structure located in front of the White Oak Elementary School and across the street from the White Oak Missionary Baptist Church. 

The Community Resource Center will allow the WOF to continue, expand and enhance its current programming to include supplementary community partnerships offering medical and mental health services, GED and ESL classes, and 15 to 18-week career-launching certification classes for high school graduates.

The public phase of the “Building a Firm Foundation” Capital Campaign will launch simultaneously with the groundbreaking. The campaign fundraising goal is $450,000.

The White Oak Foundation’s client base represents residents from Wake, Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, and Orange counties.

White Oak Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation and a fully qualified 501(c)(3) charity organized in 1998 as an outreach ministry of the White Oak Missionary Baptist Church. Its mission and purpose is “Caring for the Total Person” through the implementation of programs and projects to address hunger, to promote home ownership and to establish economic self-reliance. The White Oak Foundation Inc. is a 2016 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Award Winner.


Apr 2, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm