Again this is delayed, but Welcome to our 8th and final Gift Guide, GIVING, to give from yourself or on behalf of others!

We hope you learn about some businesses and products you weren’t aware of and can try them out! Some of these gems are perfect for gifting to others, while others are fantastic treats for YOU! Each listing will direct you to the website via the title or image—making it easier for you to dive in and explore firsthand!

We are doing 8 days of posts with 8 different categories. Each post/ category will also feature a giveaway from one or more of the highlighted businesses. To enter each one, you can comment on the blog post, or share our linked post on Facebook or Instagram! We will do the drawings for ALL posts on 12/13/23 in the evening.

***There will be one grand prize pack drawing. Those who comment on all 8 posts in the series will be entered for that!

 

We know there are so many wonderful and deserving organizations out there to support. Here are just a few that we support! Feel free to list others in the comments!

 

AMY’S RAYS OF SUNSHINE

Amy Steeves of Apex, NC, founded this organization after having to have bone marrow transplants. When undergoing bone marrow transplants, patients must stay isolated in the hospital for 3 or more months to avoid infection. While she was in the hospital, she received a giant box of cards from family and friends to keep her spirits up. She decided to start an organization where they did the same for patients. Monetary donations, card drives, and making single cards are welcome ways to contribute!

 

APEX PUBLIC SCHOOL FOUNDATION

The APSF is a nonprofit organization that maintains a fund to enhance the educational experience for students at Apex-area schools within the Wake County school district. Teachers have to dip into their own funds too much, so APSF gives teacher grants often for particular projects and in general. They are always looking for volunteers for special initiatives, the Board of Directors, or financial supporters. Positively Apex is a Bronze level sponsor this year!

 

BE THE RAINBOW

The Reynolds family of Apex, NC, started this organization as a result of their daughter Charlotte’s fight against cancer. Charlotte gets to help with the cause as well, to help families who have children fighting cancer. The best way to help is to make a financial donation and spread the word!

 

COCKATILS FOR A CAUSE

Cocktails for a Cause of Cary, partners with local organizations to raise money for different causes by hosting fun social events. All with cocktails and wine of course!

 

DEGA

DEGA Mobile Veterinary Care is your trusted partner in providing convenient services for your furry companions. They bring professional care directly to your doorstep, making sure your pets receive top-notch medical attention in the comfort of their familiar surroundings. With DEGA Mobile Veterinary Care, experience hassle-free and personalized pet care designed to keep your beloved animals healthy and happy!

 

DOG WARRIORS

Dog Warriors Rescue, of Cary, NC, tries their best to save as many unwanted dogs as they can in the area. If you need a new pup in your life, they always have a ton in need of placement. Don’t want to commit? They are always in need of fosters and people to transport dogs from other areas. And of course, the best way to help is to donate money, which pays for vet care for all of their dogs.

 

HORSE AND BUDDY

Based in New Hill, NC, and run by Janet Mason, their mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with diverse needs through equine assisted therapies and activities in a safe, caring, and inclusive environment. They depend on donations of money and supplies. Check out their website!

 

MABOPANE FOUNDATION

Based in Apex, NC, the mission of the Mabopane foundation, or Mabopane Kids as it is commonly known, is to provide funding for Christ-centered care and hope to orphaned and vulnerable children in Mabopane, South Africa. They have a house on Hwy 64 where they hold regular yard sales to raise money for the cause. They can use volunteers, money, and household items for their sales!

 

N2 GIVES

The corporate franchise company behind Greet Friendship magazine, The N2 Co, has a division called N2 Gives. 2% of all revenue goes to various organizations that fight human trafficking. It’s a rampant problem that is here in the Triangle, NC, unfortunately. Know the signs and educate yourself and your children.

 

PEAK BEGINNINGS

This is a relatively new organization in Apex, NC, and they received a Think Apex award this year. They strive to provide opportunities for children from under-resourced families to gain the skills and confidence needed to reach their unique potential, by offering free early childhood education in a Christ-centered, nurturing, and stable environment. They could use volunteers and financial contributions. Let’s help make them a staple in our community!

 

ROOTS WITH PURPOSE

Discover Roots with Purpose in Wake County, your gateway to community-driven initiatives fostering growth and empowerment. Join them in their mission to cultivate a thriving, inclusive, and purposeful community at Roots with Purpose. Together, sow the seeds of change and watch our collective efforts blossom!

 

SHIELD NC

Another organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking, but right here in Apex, NC! Their goal is to Prevent, Empower, and Advocate to fight in our backyards to keep the unthinkable from happening. Get involved or donate today!

 

TRIPLE T FOUNDATION

Check out Triple T Foundation – where their mission is to champion young adults confronting a breast cancer diagnosis. They are committed to offering education, vital resources, and reshaping the landscape of breast cancer screening for the future!

 

WESTERN WAKE CRISIS MINISTRY

This food pantry in Apex, NC, not only helps the needy from going without food, but also helps with other necessities like utility bills. Their mission is partnering with those in crisis, helping them gain stability through basic supports for food, financial/housing assistance, education, and opportunity. They can always use food and financial donations, as well as volunteers!

 

ZACH’S TOY CHEST

Holly Schwab of Holly Springs, NC, started this organization that helps pediatric patients smile one kid at a time. Their oldest son battled childhood cancer starting at 10 months old. They are run by volunteers, and need help all the time. They also are always collecting toys for the patients, as well as monetary donations!

There you have it- my top picks with local organizations for GIVING. Any of these organizations would be great for some end of year donations.

This GIVEAWAY includes: a $25 donation to one of the highlighted organizations of winner’s choice in their name!

Comment on this post or share our linked post on the Positively Apex Facebook or Instagram pages to be entered!

 

Join us again in late 2024 for next year’s series of gift guides!