Grateful Hearts Give Back

Gratitude best shows itself in service to others. Step out and take part in one of these give-backs for a warm and fuzzy feeling that will last all season long!

Feed a neighbor

Apex-based Western Wake Crisis Ministry needs your help to provide Thanksgiving dinner for families in need. Its annual meal drop takes place this Sunday, Nov. 22 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

See the list of needed items, and ways to help year-round, at

Cheer a Senior

Now through Dec. 8, Home Instead Senior Care invites you to visit an area Be a Santa to a Senior tree to find and fulfill wishes from local seniors who may not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season.

For a list of tree locations across Wake County, see or call (919) 676-2273.

In a separate project, national nonprofit Socks For Seniors is seeking volunteers to collect new socks for distribution to area nursing homes.  

For more info on how to host a sock drive, visit

Support the Arts

The 19th annual Art Ball, a fundraiser for Cary Visual Art, takes place this Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m., at the Prestonwood Country Club Grand Ballroom.

CVA works to connect art and the community through shows, public art and hands-on workshops. Get Art Ball details, and tickets, at

In Holly Springs, support the arts at the annual Grapes, Grain & Giving this Friday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m., at the Leslie-Alford-Mims House. Proceeds from a live auction will benefit the Holly Springs Art Council.

Find all the details at  

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