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Raleigh, N.C., DATE /24-7PressRelease/ –, in collaboration with a group from the Assisting People in Planning Learning Experience in Service program at UNC-Chapel Hill, today is announcing a partnership with six local nonprofits to help the overarching mission to reduce homelessness in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area, otherwise known as the Triangle.

“ is so pleased to be a part of the journey with this talented group of students from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Media. We’re proud to be working with them on their Service-Learning Partnership project, that’s focusing on collecting much needed items for the local housing-insecure community. Working together to help to bring attention to this important cause demonstrates the power of collaboration and compassion and allows the students to gain real-world experience.” said Cari Newton, the Founder and President of, when asked about the upcoming campaign.

Homelessness is a major issue in the Triangle. According to Raleigh Rescue Mission, Wake County has experienced an 8% increase in homelessness every year. Fortunately, many organizations throughout the region provide shelter, food, clothing, and even homes for the homeless.

Throughout the month of April, nonprofits are using to collect item donations. These items will aid and support people living without stable housing in our community. Visit and click on “Find a Drive” then under “Causes” click on “Homelessness” and “Search” to view all the participating drives and make a donation.

About is an exciting new online platform that connects nonprofit organizations with donors, simplifying the donation drives process. It allows nonprofits to list specific goods, from stores such as Amazon, Walmart, The Home Depot and Target, maximizing the power of each donation and giving donors peace of mind knowing exactly where the contributions are going. Founded in 2019, annually strives to make donating more accessible and transparent. For more information or to donate to a cause that you care about please visit the website.

Founded in 1990 by undergraduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Assisting People in Planning Learning Experience in Service program at UNC-Chapel Hill gives students the opportunity to learn by connecting with local communities. APPLES partners with classes at UNC-CH to enhance student learning outcomes and opportunities through unique volunteer opportunities. Students in MEJO 332: Public Relations Writing partner with local nonprofits to help develop media strategies and create deliverables. For more information about the services APPLES offers, visit APPLES website.