The Salvation Army of Wake County plans Shelter Beautification Project

The Salvation Army of Wake County has partnered with the Kaleidoscope Project and BB&T to redesign three areas at the Judy D. Zelnak Center of Hope Women’s and Children Family Shelter. Through this service project, plans are to create a fun environment that supports the social, emotional and developmental needs of the children and families at the shelter. The shelter is centered on trauma informed care which provides families a safe place to successfully transition into stable living.

While families are in the shelter, interactive learning, social growth and continued emotional development are encouraged. To create these spaces, the shelter is in need of new toys and items that will support social and developmental learning. These items should be durable and strong enough to withstand frequent use.

SAWC has put together a “wish list” of items on Lakeshore Learning and a list on Amazon Monetary donations can also be made by clicking here. Please click any of the links to make a donation.

While this will be an ongoing effort, SAWC will host a service project day kickoff on Wednesday, May 9 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Center of Hope. Volunteers from BB&T and SAWC staff will be on hand. Additional volunteers are also needed to help clean areas, set up play rooms, and paint areas in the shelter.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Jami Britt Noble at

For additional information or questions contact Myisha Peterson, Shelter Program Coordinator at 919-390-6486 or

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