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WKNC’s Winter Clothing Drive

In support of its local community, WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2 will hold a winter clothing drive. The event will occur on Jan. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. Donations can be dropped off at the Women’s Center, located at 400 S. West Street in Downtown Raleigh.

All items collected in this drive will be distributed between Healing Transitions and the Wake County Women’s Center. 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. More information, including suggested items to donate, can be found at their websites, at and

“WKNC is excited to host this donation drive and give back to those in-need within our community,” says WKNC General Manager Laura Mooney. “It is our hope that through this drive we can use our platform to reach out to our audience members and encourage them to support their peers through the winter. We value Healing Transitions and the Women’s Center’s multifaceted modes of support and ability to reach out to broad portions of at-risk populations, and we are grateful to both organizations for their willingness to provide insight while planning this drive.”

The event will follow North Carolina mandates to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including requiring adequate social distancing measures in donation drop-off, as well as requiring masks to be worn at all times. WKNC staff will be working the event, and large bins will be placed outside in order to limit contact between individuals.