Junior League of Raleigh’s Cancels 5th Annual Touch-A-Truck® Fundraiser During COVID-19 Pandemic
After thoughtful consideration, The Junior League of Raleigh is cancelling our Touch-A-Truck® event planned for Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Dorothea Dix Park. In accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control during the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, our Leadership team decided to cancel the event for the health and safety of attendees and volunteers.
We want to thank our sponsors for offering the construction equipment, city vehicles, emergency trucks and more that makes this event so much fun for children in our community every year. A special thank you to:
- Johnson Lexus of Raleigh
- Empire Eats
- ABC 11
- MIX 101.5, WRAL-FM
- UNC Health
- Nationwide Insurance
- Falls Family Dental
Proceeds from Touch-A-Truck® benefit the League’s BackPack Buddies program, which feeds children from food-insecure families in Wake County. Each year, BackPack Buddies provides food to more than 500 students throughout the school year at area public schools and into the summer through our partnership with the YMCA of the Triangle’s Camp High Hopes eight-week program. Children receive a package containing six balanced meals and two healthy snacks, including fresh fruits, to take home at the end of every week.
In 2019, Touch-A-Truck® raised $24,729 for Camp High Hopes and other students benefitting from BackPack Buddies. We ask for your donations to continue to feed hungry children even though we could not hold our event this year. Check back for more details on how you can donate!
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