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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

~ Winston Churchill

Since 2012 The Cape Fear Mix & Mingle has been dedicated to two things: supporting local businesses and donating to local charities. Our annual vendor event requires that each business participating in the event provide a gift/item for our coveted raffle baskets as part of their registration. At the event, raffle tickets are sold and the baskets are raffled off at the end of the evening. 100% of the proceeds from our raffle baskets are donated a pre-selected local non-profit organization.

We pride ourselves in finding worthy charities to work and connect with, and have had the distinct pleasure in supporting several local Non-Profit Organizations. Please visit their websites, “like” their Facebook pages and contact them to see what you can do to give back too! Most charities are always looking for volunteers, board members and donations of any amount and size. Help make your community better by giving back.

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Kai’s Village

2 Grafton Common
Grafton, MA 01519
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Community based support for families facing the challenges of disability and serious illness. Kai’s Village brings the Village to those who need it.

Our goal is support members of our community who are affected by disabilities and serious illness by improving the quality of life for them and their families. Kai’s Village will help with meals, household tasks, childcare, and other stresses that families caring for a loved one should not have to worry about.


The Carousel Center

1501 Dock Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
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The Carousel Center is a non profit organization whose mission is to provide a child friendly environment for abused and neglected children and to support child abuse prevention efforts in Southeastern North Carolina.

We are committed to assisting victims of child abuse, providing critical care services to children throughout southeastern North Carolina.

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Nourish NC

601 Greenfield St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
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50% of New Hanover County school kids are on free or reduced lunch. That’s more than 12,000 kids. For many, it’s the only food they get in the day. WE NEED YOUR HELP

NourishNC is a non-profit organization that exists to feed hungry kids in New Hanover County, North Carolina. This includes Wilmington, NC and the surrounding area.

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The Open Gate – Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc.

2901 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
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We will work toward the elimination of violence and oppression against women and their children and provide emergency and support services for victims/survivors of domestic violence. To empower victims and their families to break the cycle of domestic violence, we provide shelter and on-going direct services.

Services include crisis intervention, emergency shelter, information/referral, liaison between victims and agencies, advocacy, criminal justice system assistance, emergency transportation, provision of necessities (i.e., food, medication, and clothing and supplies from Vintage Values), support and educational groups, the Empowerment Curriculum, and children’s programs.


Cape Fear Volunteer Center

214 Walnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
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The mission of the CFVC is to match volunteers and agencies with service opportunities in the Cape Fear Region of Southeastern NC, this includes direct and indirect services.


Pink Hope

1140 Shipyard Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
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Located in Wilmington, NC, Pink Hope is a mastectomy boutique specializing in custom fittings, mastectomy products and our very own line of Pink Hope branded items. We offer beautifully designed apparel, accessories and more whose purchase helps raise money towards breast cancer research, recovery and awareness. We have an ever growing selection of quality items; some are unique, and a few are exclusive! It may be our beautiful logo, or it may be that we donate 10% of each sale to Pretty in Pink and Women of Hope that makes our items so popular, but regardless of the reason, research wins!



9809 River Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
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At the National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education one of our most successful programs is Education Without Walls (EWW). We work with the New Hanover County School system (NHCSS) to deliver adventurous outdoor educational programs and life skills curriculum to NHCSS teen students that are chronically homeless and/or those living at or below the federal poverty guideline level.



901 Fanning Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
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Established in 1996, DREAMS of Wilmington is a youth development organization that is dedicated to building creative, committed citizens, one child at a time, by providing youth in need with high-quality, free-of-charge programming in the literary, visual and performing arts. Today, we provide arts programming to more than 800 young people and their families each year. We offer more than 60 classes per week at 15 different sites in the Wilmington, NC area, including our newly renovated inner-city center on Wilmington’s North Side. You’ll find DREAMS programming at public housing sites, city recreation centers, and in after-school and out-of-school programs across three counties. We employ more than 30 teaching artists who share our passion of creating a world where every child has the right to self-expression and the opportunity to grow into the person that they are and wish to become.


The Hope Center

409 South 5th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
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At the Hope Center, our goal is to help unsheltered individuals secure housing, employment and a sense of self-worth. However, most of all we want to help them rediscover a sense of community Breakfast on the River and family which is accomplished through interpersonal relationship building. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning we go down by the Cape Fear River and have breakfast with our friends and family. We have been doing this since July 8th, 2015. Relationships are started, trust is built and a seed of stability is planted while we share breakfast. During the time we have been having breakfast on the river, we have come to the realization that language effects the way we minister and live life with the unsheltered; for example, We do not feed individuals, We share a meal. We also realized the importance if ministering with instead of ministering to.

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