Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network, Raleigh, NC

The NC43 WorldLegacy Project included major renovation of a teen room, guest office, lobby, and day room. These renovations allowed homeless families to be empowered during their stay. January 2001. A second project by NC78 retrofitted an aging playground and completely refurbished a nursery and a playroom. November 2005.

Places to Play: A Celebration of New Play Areas for Local Homeless Children

Raleigh, NC — On Monday, November 21st at 9am, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to celebrate the successful renovation of three play areas for children at the Wake Interfaith Hospitality (WIHN) day center. Thanks to volunteer efforts, children of homeless families will have fun, safe, and supportive environments to grow in while their families make a sustainable transition to independent living.
Two weekends ago, a team of community members, WIHN families and staff, and a team from the WorldLegacy’s Leadership Program collaborated to retrofit an aging playground, refurbish a nursery and playroom, and raise funds to support project costs and purchase new furniture for the WIHN center.
“WIHN is a vital member of our community,” according to Peggy Mattingly, one of the project organizers. “To support their efforts, and make a difference for the children who use the center, is an honor and a privilege.”
The WorldLegacy project work, including removing sand, laying mulch, repairing fences, adding new
landscaping, installing new carpet, painting walls, raising money, and much more was completed in two full days of work with only two weeks of planning. The project was capped by adding painted hand prints of children at the center along the walls of the playroom. This was indeed an extreme makeover.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will mark the completion of the project, and will be held at 903 Method Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606. Volunteers and WIHN staff will be available for comments and interviews immediately following.
Where: 903 Method Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
Driving directions: Western Blvd to Method Rd, WIHN is on the right on the corner of Method Rd and Jackson immediately past the Food Lion.
When: Media should arrive by 8:45 a.m. Monday, Nov 21, to be in place in time for a 9:00 a.m. start.
Parking: All media vehicles can park on Method Rd.
About Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network
Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc. (WIHN) is a private, nonprofit organization
designed to help alleviate the crisis of homelessness. WIHN helps homeless families achieve independent living by providing shelter, meals, case management, and educational services and promotes awareness of homelessness.
About The WorldLegacy
The WorldLegacy, a Morrisville based coaching company with a vision, whose mission is to empower people to live their dreams and-in doing so- create extraordinary communities and organizations around them. For more information about the WorldLegacy, please call 919-678-6000.