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Koinonia plans charity auction in March

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WAKE FOREST — The Koinonia Foundation of Wake Forest will hold its annual Koinonia Cares Charity Auction and Dinner on Saturday, March 7, benefiting neighbors in need living in the greater Wake Forest, Rolesville and Youngsville communities.

The event will be at Wake Forest Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 107 E. South Ave., in Wake Forest. Tickets cost $30 per person and can be purchased online at, from one of Koinonia’s 14 board members or at Edward Jones, 941 Gateway Commons Circle, Wake Forest.

The charity auction features a full dinner and a silent and live auction of unique items and valuable services donated by local businesses, artists and individuals. Preview of the auction items begins at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the event with dinner being served at 6 p.m.

In addition to event tickets, individuals can also purchase raffle tickets to be entered into a 50-50 raffle that will be held during the event. Raffle tickets are one for $5, three for $10 or 10 for $30 and will be sold by Koinonia board members prior to the event and during the auction and dinner on March 7.

The Koinonia Foundation has grown to be an interdenominational nonprofit providing financial support to organizations that address human needs not otherwise adequately funded and periodically to individuals demonstrating a critical need. It was formed in 1990 by the Koinonia Sunday School Class at Wake Forest Baptist Church to help the disadvantaged in the community.

“I’m most proud that 100% of the funds raised from event ticket sales, auction bids and raffle tickets go toward helping charitable organizations and individuals in need who live in our community,” said Becky Parsons, Koinonia Foundation Board president.

“The charity auction is our main fundraiser for the year, and we invite our friends and neighbors to enjoy a tasty meal, bid on unique auction items and know that their dollars will serve a greater purpose,” she added.

During the event, the Koinonia Board will present its annual Russell Dew Community Service award to an individual or individuals who selflessly serve others, especially the disadvantaged. The 2019 service award recipient was Kenille Baumgardner.

For more information about Koinonia Cares Charity Auction, visit