I Love Raleigh – Charity Event Highlight

If you look hard enough, you’ll see that there’s so many great things happening in the community of Raleigh through non profits and charities. In a place that has been so hospitable to this transplant, it’s nice to be a part of giving some hospitality back– and this page tries to highlight some of the great events that are happening in the area.

May 2019: NAMI 5k Walk for Mental Illness

NAMI stands for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and is the biggest grassroots organization trying to improve the mental health situation of many people across the country. According to NAMI, 1 out of every 5 adults experience mental illness at some point of their lives… and this non-profit is raising millions per year to combat it.

nami walk raleigh 2019

To help raise money for the North Carolina branch of NAMI, the NAMIWalk 5k was hosted at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, NC on May 18th, 2019. During the walk, donations were made to push the total donations over the goal of $145,000!!

Dorothea dix park raleigh nc

We had a table at this event (Camphora Company) and had a great turnout. It was fun talking with many of you and learning about some of your favorite parts about Raleigh. It was also great to see the changes and generosity that is being spread here in Raleigh, as well as get some new restaurant recommendations to check out…

raleigh restaurant recommendations

Jesse the “company dog” had fun meeting y’all too…

jesse the dog from camphora company