The 2019 Koinonia Cares Charity Auction and Dinner on Saturday, March 9, 2019, will benefit neighbors in crisis who live in the greater Wake Forest-Rolesville-Youngsville communities.
The event will be held at Wake Forest Baptist Church fellowship hall, 107 E. South Avenue, in Wake Forest. Preview of the auction items begins at 4:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 6 p.m. Cost is $30 per person.
The charity auction features a full dinner and a silent and live auction of unique items and valuable services donated by local businesses, artists and individuals.
The Koinonia Foundation has grown to be an interdenominational, nonprofit providing financial support to organizations that address human needs not otherwise adequately funded and periodically to individuals demonstrating a critical need. It’s grown from serving neighbors in crisis in Wake Forest to now those in the communities of Rolesville and Youngsville. It was formed in 1990 by the Koinonia Sunday School Class at Wake Forest Baptist to help the disadvantaged in the community.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.koinoniaWF.org, at the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. White Street in downtown Wake Forest, or from Koinonia Board members.
“Last year, The Koinonia Foundation gave more than $45,000 to eight local charitable organizations and individuals who were neighbors in crisis not just in Wake Forest, but in Rolesville and Youngsville, too,” “said Ruth Ann Dyer, The Koinonia Foundation president. “Our annual charity auction is our main fundraiser that allows us to help those in need, so by purchasing a ticket and buying auction items, you are helping our greater community,” she added.
During the event, the Koinonia Board will present its Russell Dew Community Service award to an individual or individuals who selflessly serve others, especially the disadvantaged, selflessly. The 2018 recipient was Howard Lee Brown, a Rolesville businessman and resident who died in November at age 91. He was a silent giver who never wanted any recognition for the good he did throughout his life.
For more information and to purchase tickets online go to www.koinoniawf.org and click on Auction. Sponsorships are also available at various levels.
Contact: Angela Jamison