Getting Involved


As an organization it is very important to give back to the community that has been so supportive of us. 

Every year, The Merrimon-Wynne House, in partnership with event professionals in the Triangle, sponsor an organization to host a fundraiser in which 100% of the proceeds go directly to the chosen charity. 


2017 Fundraising Event Donation

read & feed


The mission of Read and Feed is to give low-income elementary school children an appetite for reading by strengthening literacy skills and providing encouragement in a nurturing, neighborhood environment. Using mobile classrooms, we provide meals to eliminate hunger, mentors to help children read, and books to build home libraries.

The program that began in Cary just a few years ago has expanded to serve more than 650 children each year. With three mobile classrooms and additional sites in Communities in Schools and in area churches, we now serve 26 program sites in Raleigh, Apex, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Rolesville, Knightdale and Zebulon. Our more than 425 active volunteers provide 7,700 hours of tutoring, drive our mobile classrooms, deliver food and supplies, sort and distribute the 33,000+ books we give to children annually, and provide crucial administrative services.


10th anniversary event

Read and Feed has been supporting local, Wake County children for 10 years. Help us support local children’s appetites for reading and join our 10th-Year Anniversary celebration and experience a truly unique event.

We will have gourmet catering from Donovan’s Dish, music by DJ Joe Bunn, wine and beer, silent and live auctions, and live performers.

VIP Tickets include access to VIP lounge, gourmet snacks, full bar and signature cocktails.

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.


2018 community sponsorship application

If your organization would like to be considered for our 2018 fundraising event, please submit an application using this form:


donation requests

Additionally, Merrimon-Wynne provides non-profit discounts and partial sponsorship of events, as well as hosts an annual bridal event where 100% of ticket sales are given directly to a selected charity. 


Past donations have included

Raleigh Rescue Mission

Band Together

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Reelin for Research



Current Venue Donation Fundraiser

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Parlor Blow Dry Bar and The Merrimon-Wynne House were both founded in Raleigh, North Carolina. As small businesses, they are jointly dedicated to giving back to the community and supporting other local organizations.

Join us for a nostalgic night to remember as we relive the Studio 54 era while raising money to benefit Project CATCH [Community Action Targeting Children who are Homeless].

Individual tickets start at $100 per person and include complimentary beverages, late night snacks, casino chips and chances to win incredible raffle prizes.

Music provided by DJ Joe Bunn | Corporate Sponsorships Available

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There are approximately 5,000 homeless children in Wake County alone. You see them in your child’s classroom, at your church, you pass them by on the street. We cannot assume we know their story or what they experience day to day. It is often a story of significant loss and hardship, but there is a way to change their story. 

Project CATCH is a collaborative case management model that is completely unique to Raleigh, North Carolina. It provides services and advocates for children experiencing homelessness and works with 11 area homeless shelters and programs to ensure that they are able to correctly identify and address the specific needs of the children in their care. Project CATCH meets the needs of over 300 homeless children ages 0-18 in Wake County per year.

But now, Project CATCH needs our help. They are looking to raise $100,000 this Fall in order to greater meet the needs of our community. The hard truth is that the more work that Project CATCH does, the more need they discover.

Our goal is to raise at least $25,000 to help advance Project CATCH’s fundraising efforts. With your help, we think we can meet, and even exceed, that goal.

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