Volume 16, Number 7
The 2018 Koinonia Cares Charity Auction will be held where The Koinonia Foundation began, the Wake Forest Baptist Church, on Saturday, March 24, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Formed in 1990 by the Koinonia Sunday School Class at Wake Forest Baptist to help the disadvantaged in the community, The Koinonia Foundation of Wake Forest has grown to be an interdenominational non-profit providing financial support for organizations that address human needs which are not otherwise adequately funded and periodically to individuals demonstrating a critical need.
The event features a full dinner and a silent and live auction of unique items and valuable services donated by local businesses, artists and individuals.
Tickets are $20 per person and only 175 will be sold. Tickets may be purchased online at www.koinoniaWF.org or at these downtown Wake Forest locations:
- Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, 350 South White Street
- Ollies Café & Gifts, 213 South White Street
“Our charity auction is not only being held at a new location, but we’ve also lowered the ticket price, so people can enjoy a delicious dinner and fantastic auction items, while helping raise funds for our Wake Forest neighbors in need,” said Ruth Ann Dyer, the Koinonia Foundation president.
Hope House is this year’s Ministry Focus and will benefit from a designated funding time during the auction. Hope House, started in 2011 by Friendship Chapel Baptist Church Senior Pastor Dr. Enoch Holloway and his wife ,Minister Marion Holloway, helps Wake Forest youth grow educationally, socially and spiritually.
Also, during the event, the Koinonia Board of Directors will present its Russell Dew Community Service award to an individual or individuals who selflessly serve others, especially the disadvantaged. The 2017 recipient was Tommy Killebrew, a long-time board member and past president of The Koinonia Foundation.
For more information and to purchase tickets online go to www.koinoniawf.org and click Auction. Sponsorships are also available at various levels with details listed on the website.
The Koinonia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Wake Forest. It is an interdenominational organization that was started by a Sunday school class at Wake Forest Baptist Church. Since 1990, the organization has provided funding for food, shelter, clothing and medical assistance to meet the needs of both community organizations and individuals. Koinonia is a Greek word that translates to “communion with others by act of intimate participation.”