SearStone’s Angel Tree to Benefit Families Served by The Carying Place

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Public Invited to Donate Household Goods to Local Families in Need

CARY, N.C.SearStone, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community being developed in Cary, is hosting an Angel Tree to benefit families served by The Carying Place, a local nonprofit that assists homeless, working families with children. This is the fourth consecutive year SearStone is sponsoring an Angel Tree on behalf of The Carying Place.

Neighbors, friends and future residents are invited to stop by SearStone’s Model Home and Sales Center, located at 106 Walker Stone Drive in Cary, and pick up an ornament listing a needed household item such as cleaning supplies, kitchen utensils, linens and baby accessories. After purchasing the item, donors can drop it off at SearStone by January 7, 2013, for eventual delivery to The Carying Place.

“The economy has been tough on a lot of families in the last few years,” said Pat Lykins, BSW, PD, MSW, executive director of The Carying Place. “However, through the generosity of many supporters like SearStone, we’re able to carry out our mission of helping local families in transition become self-sufficient. Every little bit helps.”

Each year, The Carying Place continues to teach homeless families with children necessary life skills for attaining independent living while providing short-term housing support services. Through financial assistance and broad-based counseling in life skills, they seek to help people work toward self-reliance and growth. The Carying Place initiates a change for the better by providing Transitional Housing Programs (THP) that give families an opportunity to stabilize their financial situation, leading to permanent self-sustaining housing.

“Our Angel Tree program has become a favorite holiday tradition among our future residents, staff and supporters,” said Morgan Lamphere, director of sales and marketing. “We have developed a great relationship with the Carying Place and look forward to helping them serve so many local families in need.”

For more information about SearStone, visit or call (919) 466-9366. For more information about The Carying Place, visit or call (919) 462-1800.