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WKNC Provides Winter Clothing to Raleigh Non-Profits

The NC State student radio station held a winter clothing drive for Healing Transitions and the Wake County Women's Center.

Boxes and bags of clothing under a tent and on a table

In support of its local community, WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2 held a winter clothing drive on Jan. 3 from noon to 4 p.m. Donations were dropped off at the Wake County Women’s Center, located at 400 S. West Street in downtown Raleigh.

All items collected in this drive were distributed between Healing Transitions and the Women’s Center on Jan. 4. Healing Transitions is a center aimed at assisting homeless, uninsured and underserved individuals struggling with alcoholism and drug addictions on the road to recovery. The Women’s Center has helped women for over 40 years by providing resources and assistance in breaking the cycles of abuse and homelessness.

Thanks to WKNC’s audience, the drive was able to collect four XL boxes of women’s apparel, three XL boxes of men’s clothing, another box of children’s supplies, seven containers of blankets, four sleeping bags, and an excess of hats, gloves, socks, shoes, bras, scarves and bags/backpacks. More information on how these nonprofits serve their client populations, with the aid of community donations, can be found at WCWC.org and Healing-Transitions.org.

“The success of this event comes largely from the generosity of our audience members,” said WKNC General Manager Laura Mooney. “We are also grateful to the staff of Healing Transitions and the Women’s Center for their assistance with event coordination and the use of the warehouse at the Women’s Center.”

WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2 is 25,000-watt student-run non-commercial radio from North Carolina State University featuring indie rock, electronic, metal and underground hip-hop.