Coastal: Org collects toys

Carolinas News Notes

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Cape Fear Equality, a local affiliate of Equality North Carolina, collected more than 1,000 toys over the holiday season. They delivered them to Duke Partners in Caring on Dec. 17, to be given to children affected by HIV/AIDS.

The toys were collected during Cape Fear Equality’s fifth annual Holiday Party, hosted by Ryan Lee Burris and Wes Taylor, on Dec. 14.

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The group also collected food and toiletry donations distributed to those in need through the St. Jude Metropolitan Community Church Food Pantry.

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info: facebook.com/capefearequality.

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Posted by Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.