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Radiothon Benefitting Make-A-Wish Eastern NC

Looking for weekend plans? Join us at the Rock 103 Radiothon For Wishes event Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. right here at Marketfair shopping center. Bring the whole family out for fun with a good cause – all funds will benefit Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.

All ages are guaranteed to have fun at this event! The station will broadcast live from the plaza, with fun challenges, prize drawings and special guest performances throughout the day. A silent auction will include electric guitars signed by bands like the Pretty Reckless and Breaking Benjamin, and guests can also purchase song requests onsite.

You won’t want to miss joining the Fayetteville community at our Rock 103 Radiothon For Wishes event – see you there!

Ways to Give Back in Fayetteville this Holiday Season

The holiday season brings a special spirit of giving! Find a way to give back to the Fayetteville community this winter – whether it is through giving your time or money, there are many great organizations in the area that could use extra help this season, and throughout the year!

Check out the below local organizations that directly impact people in need in Fayetteville and information on how you can get involved.

The Salvation Army – As one of the largest charitable and social service organizations in the world, this group provides food for the hungry, clothing and shelter to the homeless, opportunities for underprivileged children and many more services.

  • How to help: During the holiday season, volunteers are needed to help out at the Angel Tree locations and the Christmas Warehouse, as well as ringing the bell at donation kettles.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina – This group works to eliminate the cycle of hunger through distributing food to those in need.

  • How to help: You can donate your time, money or sponsor a food drive to benefit the organization. No one should have to go hungry over the holidays!

Fayetteville City Rescue Mission – This organization helps the homeless in the community by providing clothing, food boxes, hot meals and more to those without shelter.

  • How to help: Volunteers are needed year-round for various shifts throughout the week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, you can donate items such as canned food or clothing for the organization to distribute.

Helping Fayetteville’s Furry Friends Find a Home

A local nonprofit animal shelter supported by volunteers, grants and community members is giving some of Fayetteville’s furry friends a much-needed safe haven. Whether you’re an animal lover, in the market for a new pet or are looking for service opportunities, check out what this heartwarming nonprofit organization does here in our community and how you can get involved.

The Fayetteville Animal Protection Society strides to provide a licensed, no-kill shelter for homeless animals until they are taken into a loving and caring environment by a new family through adoption. FAPS main goal is to reduce the population of stray animals on the streets and encourage responsible pet ownership with Fayetteville individuals and their families.

Adoption is an amazing way to do your part in saving an animals life, not to mention you’ll gain a best friend or new family member! All of FAPS fees include spay/neuter, a registered microchip, full vaccinations and any other needed medical care. Additionally, donations come in all forms – financial investment; providing food, toys, bedding and more; and volunteering time are all great ways to give back.

Visit the FAPS website to learn more about how you can support this amazing local nonprofit that is making a difference in Fayetteville!

Fayetteville Holiday Events

Everywhere you turn this season in Fayetteville, you’re bound to find some holiday spirit. Grab your friends and family and check out these fun events to celebrate!

Carriage Rides with Santa

Carriage Rides with Santa will return to downtown Fayetteville Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 13 and again on Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 20. Yes, the Jolly Old Soul himself will be driving the horse-drawn carriage! Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10.  Each ride lasts about 15 minutes and run from 1 to 8 p.m. Don’t miss out on this family friendly event!

Holiday Lights in the Garden

Come and celebrate the five-year anniversary of Holiday Lights in the Garden – a sparkling wonderland aglow with thousands of lights illuminating plants, trees and recent exhibits at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. This year, Holiday Lights will feature a new show of lights synchronized to music and shimmering over the Cypress Pond! Enjoy holiday music, photos with Santa, seasonal treats, s’mores roasting, a beer and wine garden, holiday shopping in the gift shop and more Dec. 12-16 at 5:30 p.m. Embrace the outdoors and create a cherished holiday memory!

Ryan’s Reindeer Run

Ryan’s Reindeer Run is a 5K run and walk in memory of Ryan P. Kishbaugh, who died of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 18. The race starts Saturday, Dec. 19 at 8:30 a.m. and proceeds go to The Ryan P. Kishbaugh Memorial Foundation as well as other charities providing services to children in need and cancer patients. Last year 895 runners registered for this event! Since 2003, the Ryan P. Kishbaugh Memorial Foundation has given over $131,000 to local non-profits in memory of Ryan. For more details, click here!

A Broader Future for the Fayetteville Community

Our city would not be the same without all of the support it receives from local organizations! Check out this amazing nonprofit in our area:

A Broader Future focuses on positively impacting the futures of Fayetteville youth and their families. This program emphasizes the importance of arts, culture, music, sports, and health and wellness through the many projects provided to its participants, as described below.

  • Creative Xpressions: The importance of photography and its connection to imagination is taught to at risk youth through the exploration of field trips and the study of artistic books and films.
  • B.F. Feeds: This is a food collection project that distributes food to the elderly, homeless and the agencies that support the homeless throughout our area. 
  • Nutrition, Health and Wellness: This is a program that encourages youth to explore the importance of food, nutrition, body image and hygiene. Through various learning activities participants become aware of their eating habits and strengthen their wellbeing.
  • Bull City Prep: Academics and athletics are strengthened though the systematic program which guides young men to prepare for their future by gaining a strong education as well as strong athletic skills.

Volunteers are always needed and welcomed. Visit the organization’s website to learn more about how you can get involved!

Fayetteville Has Reel Men

Giving back and supporting those in need has always been a common practice found in Fayetteville, but the Reel Men Special Forces Fishing Team is a particularly remarkable organization based in our hometown. This nonprofit’s mission is to aid wounded and retired veterans by giving them peace of mind and a new quality of life through an inspiring and unique support system of competitive fishers. Ranked as one of the top nonprofits in North Carolina for 2014 by Great Nonprofits, the men that comprise this organization encourage one another through fellowship in the sport and by giving to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and the Special Ops Survivors. Their genuine care and assistance is truly uplifting, especially how they find a way to do so through what they love – fishing!

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