The Wake Forest Chapter of Women In Networking and its many women members love working in the community in the Wake Forest and surrounding Raleigh-Durham area, and lending our skills, time and expertise whenever we can. WIN participates in many civic and charitable events and welcomes you to join our organization and enjoy the many services and opportunities we provide.

WIN Holiday Party!

Our Holiday party was tons of fun!  WIN Fashionista’s!!

Our Royal Court!! The WINner and Queen on the right, Liz!!

Buy a Calendar, Help a Pet!

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Join us Thursday, November 12 from 6-8pm for our Pet ‘n Nanny Calendar Unveiling Party! It will be located at Communicopia, 135 S. White Street, in historic downtown Wake Forest. Enjoy free drinks, appetizers and desserts and meet some of the pet parents featured in the calendar, which will be available for purchase.

When you buy this 2016 calendar of local pet owners and pets, a portion of proceeds go to the local non-profit Coalition to Unchain Dogs. The Coalition helps improve the welfare of dogs and their living environments.

Calendars are $10 and can be purchased at the party. If you cannot make it to the party but still want to purchase a calendar, please contact Shannon @ 919-539-3748 or via email:

Help Whip Cancer- Fundraiser Show with Barbara Timmons, Pampered Chef Consultant

Cooking with Barbara is holding a Help Whip Cancer® fundraiser for Renewing You®. Renewing You® is a local business that provides a collection of skincare products that will heal and soothe your skin for those with the common side effects associated with radiation and chemotherapy treatment. Renewing You® is proud to support the Pretty In Pink Foundation and a portion of their proceeds will go back to Pretty In Pink to help both men and women with their treatment of cancer. This foundation provides financial assistance and support to uninsured and underinsured North Carolinians.

This event will be held October 19th at 6:30 p.m. at the Lennar Model Home located at 1116 Virginia Water Drive, Rolesville, NC

When: October 19, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Lennar Model Home
1116 Virginia Water Dr.
Rolesville, NC 27571

                  C’mon out, taste some delicious recipes and Help Whip Cancer!!!!

Note in the Pocket Needs Our Help!

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NEW ITEMS NEEDED–Cold Weather is coming!! please help!

Size 6 Boys anything!
Size 11-16 Boys Everything!!
Men’s Tennis shoes for teenagers, sizes 6, 7, 9 ,9.5

We have 500+ order to fill for one month!


Note in A Pocket Presentation

Briony Voorhees did a fantastic job sharing the history of how the charity got started as well as showing us how we can help.   The three ways we can help the most are by 1) Fundraising  2) Volunteering  3) Donations of Clothing.   The group was very engaged and it was easy to see how many partnerships are possible to get the community involved so it’s going to be very exciting over the next year to see the overall impact of the group with our new charity seat partner

Great Job Briony!!Note in Pocket Preso

Wake Forest members tour Note In the Pocket

imagejpeg_1We at Wake Forest WIN are very excited to partner with “Note in the Pocket” this year. Leslie McMillian and Wendy Darby toured their Newton Road location this week. They were very impressed with how organized the process was. Briony Voorhees showed them how donations were processed. Everything is weighed for grant tracking purposes. Then it is sorted according to Boys, Girls, Women, and Men. “Note in the Pocket’s” main mission is to supply school clothes to underprivileged children. But the non-profit often sees to the needs of entire families from guardians to infants. Anything that is donated that can’t be used for their mission will be consigned to support the operation costs, sent to other non profits, or sent to the baler’s to be cleaned and re-purposed as rags. Nothing is wasted; everything is appreciated.

The clothes go through a second sorting according to size. Then they are neatly folded and shelved to make it easy for “puller’s” to fill the needs of individuals when requests come from social workers or schools. A special “Love” note is carefully placed in a pocket with each donation to let the recipient know that their community cares for them.

Volunteers can register on their site at There are many ways we can help out. We can volunteer to sort, make phone calls, make delivery’s, make donations, and help with events or fundraisers.

“Note in the Pocket” will be moving to a larger location in September. So stay tuned to learn more about their new opening celebration in October and some fun ways to partner with them in the upcoming months. If you can’t wait, register at their website,, and jump right in.

Awesome Visitor’s Day Attendance

WIN Visitor 8-2015 (5)Thanks everyone for coming out on August 19th to our Wake Forest Chapter.  We had 12 visitors and great attendance by our members so there were a lot of new connections for everyone.  

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