Community Outreach – Past Events

Community Outreach – Past Events

GTC Team for 2017 Gail Parking Memoral Cancer Walk 

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Our Chapter had an IFMA walking team for the 2017 Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk on Saturday, September 16th at Sanderson High School, 5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh, NC.  
GTC of IFMA Ronald McDonald House 2017 EventMembers of the GTC of IFMA were pleased to provide a home-cooked meal for the Ronald McDonald House of Durham on June 29th.  Located less than one mile from Duke Children’s Hospital, the Durham House welcomes up to 55 families each night sharing with other families who are going through similar situations.  Our Chapter was glad to be able to help the Ronald McDonald House by cooking and sharing a delicious meal and a lot of smiles!  


2017 March Madness Bracket Challenge a Success! 

We are pleased to announce the March Madness Bracket Challenge and Cornhole event raised $861.65 for the Boys and Girls Club.  The Community Outreach Committee presented a check to the organization on April 4th!  The Cornhole Tournament winners were Travis Bailey and Tim Martino.

Special thanks to the following sponsors of this event:

Kimball/Creative Business Interiors

Carolina Restoration Services

Service Roofing and Sheet Metal


GTC of IFMA Ronald McDonald House 2016 Event

IFMA in the House….the Ronald McDonald House of Durham that is! On the afternoon of June 24, 2016, GTC of IFMA members joined together to prepare a meal for some very special kids and their families.  These acts of kindness by volunteers make this House more than just a place to stay, they make it a home away from home!


GTC of IFMA 2016 March Madness Event

The March Madness event was a great success! $875.00 was raised to help the Boys and Girls Club purchase new sporting equipment for their local clubs. We had 29 people participate in the March Madness brackets. Lynn Joyner from Duke University is our first place winner of $250.00. Michelle Martin with Kimball won second place of $150.00, and Dan Williams from Strategic Connections is our third place winner of $75.00. Thank you to all who participated. The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Triangle are extremely grateful for your generosity!

Check Donation and Bracket Winner Photos


IFMA 2nd Annual Family Picnic – Cereal Drive for the Food Bank

What an afternoon of fun in the sun we had at our 2nd Annual Picnic & Cornhole tournament.

Thanks to all who brought cereal, the Food Bank will receive 83 boxes of cereal to feed hungry families.

Congrats to cornhole teams from Baker Roofing who swept 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in the tournament!

Enjoy these picnic photos!


Troop Rack Packs 

Time to assemble Rack Packs for the USO which will be given to troops within 48 hours after arriving home from deployment.  Empty bags with instructions will be handed out at upcoming meetings.  Drop off locations include PMC Interiors, 3000 Perimeter Park Dr, Morrisville or Carolina Restoration, 8160 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary or Davis Kane offices at 503 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh.

Remember the Rack Packs may lay in wait for their new owners for more than a month. Please consider the shelf life and potential to melt (chocolate).  None of these items can be alcohol based.

  • Washcloths
  • Loofahs
  • Travel Size Shampoo
  • Travel Size Conditioner
  • Travel Size Body Wash (For men and women)
  • Stick Deodorant (For men and women, no aerosol)
  • Hand Lotion
  • Shave Gel Packets (No alcohol or aerosol)
  • Gum/Snack Items (i.e. beef jerky, peanuts, cookies, crackers, hard candy, etc)
  • Kool-Aid/Tea/Crystal Light Individual Drink Mixers
  • Toothbrush (Individually wrapped)
  • Travel Size Toothpaste
  • Female Pads/Tampons
  • Travel Size Scented Body Spray (No glass bottles)
  • Makeup Remover Pads

Let’s band together and create an overabundance of Rack Packs in support of our troops!


Help Up Stop Summer Hunger in Children

Last year we collected 600 pounds of food; this year let’s shoot for over 800 pounds! The focus will again be on children for the summer months. For many during this time, they are without the only solid meal of the day that they would otherwise be receiving during the school year. We’ll focus on kid-friendly items which are listed here.

Three ways you can donate:

  • Bring donated food items to the June 4th and 11th meetings.
  • Set up a box at your office or civic organization to collect food between our May & June meetings. Bring collected food to the June 11th meeting. Contact Marcia Corprew at or at 919-491-9904 to have a bin dropped off at your organization. Or you can use your own box and use these links for signage: “Donate Here” and “Most Needed Items”.
  • Donate financially here. No amount is too small.

Thank you in advance your generous donations to help fight childhood hunger.


Community Outreach Life Experiences Volunteer Project

Painting for a Cause!

Our volunteer painting session at Life Experiences was a success! We split our crew into three teams to paint the walls in the laundry room, activity room and coat hallway of the facility. We’ve heard that the Life Experiences’ employees are excited about their brightened, transformed space. Special shout out to IFMA member CertaPro for volunteering one of their crews to paint, and to Jay Manganaro of ValleyCrest for spearheading the event. A picture speaks a thousand words, so check out these on-the-scene photos of our mission accomplished!
Event Photos