Community Events

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for the Third Annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown for Hope:  9/16/18


Past Events

Oakwood Waits Holiday Benefit Concert

2015 Christmas Parade

Thanks to The Oakwood Waits for performing this festive Christmas season benefit concert on Sunday, December 10, at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. For thirty-four years, The Oakwood Waits, adorned in authentic 1840’s Victorian attire, have regaled audiences with their harmonious cappella songs. They captivated a packed audience with their performance of traditional, classical, ethnic and popular Christmas songs and supported the work of The Hope Center at Pullen. Thanks to the attendees for their generous contributions and to the volunteers who made this event a great success.


The Second Annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown Recap

The Second Annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown and Bartender Showdown for Hope was a high energy mac & cheese lovers’ extravaganza held at 214 Martin in Raleigh. Thanks to the great folks at Relish Craft Kitchen & Bourbon Bar for organizing this wonderful event, to the attendees and to: Mac Makers:  Oak City Meatball Shoppe, Rise Biscuits & Donuts, Sutton Square, The Wandering Moose Food Truck, Oak & Dagger Public House, Chef Ryan Hicks with US Foods, Relish Craft Kitchen & Bourbon Bar and Flattz Food Truck; and Drink Shakers:  Dram & Draught, Relish Craft Kitchen & Bourbon Bar, Oak & Dagger Public House, Bedlam Vodka and Happy Endings Bar – Bottle Shoppe.

The Raleigh-Wake Chapter of Jack & Jill of America Jazz Brunch


The Raleigh-Wake Chapter of Jack & Jill of America presented its annual Jazz Brunch on May 7, 2016. Proceeds from this year’s event supported The Hope Center at Pullen. We can’t thank the Raleigh-Wake Chapter of Jack & Jill enough for their incredible support of our organization over the past year. They have been instrumental in helping us not only raise critical funds, but also were willing to volunteer in any way they could to help young people with a history in foster care. Thank you!

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A huge thank you to everyone who came out to Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza in Cameron Village in March 2016 to support The Hope Center. We received the proceeds of the day, and are, as always, honored to have your support.


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Jack and Jill 5K Run

We are thankful that the Raleigh-Wake Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc chose us as their charity of the year and were honored to be part of the “Jack and Jill Ran Up the Hill” 5K run and 1 mile fun run for kids! Everyone enjoyed the race, and the food, dancing and jumpy houses after the race was finished.


VMW-10-resizedVillage Motor Werks Event

Village Motor Werks turned their garage into a benefit for The Hope Center, providing music, food, a car wash and fun for all. And the Carolina Rollergirls worked tirelessly to wash cars that came by. Even the threat of hurricane force winds and downpours of rain this year didn’t stop anyone!


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Poetry Reading and Art Showcase

Hundreds gathered to listen to our young people read poetry and showcase their art that they all created in an Art and Poetry Workshop that we offered in collaboration with Artopia and The Raleigh Review. It was such an inspiring event!