The Caraway Foundation was founded in 2007 by Angela Caraway one night while grocery shopping in Kroger grocery store in Garner, NC. While shopping in Kroger, she heard a voice say, “buy those backpacks.” At first Angela ignored the voice and continued shopping for her items, then the voice spoke again and this time it said, “buy ALL of those backpacks.” As crazy as it sounded, Angela obeyed the voice as she knew it was God speaking to her. Upon arriving home, Angela wrote out the details of The Caraway Foundation and began planning the Foundation’s first event – a seminar on College Preparedness. Angela has continued working daily on securing funding and creating meaningful programs for the community. Angela continues to listen to God and seek God’s guidance for ALL things. So much so, the organization’s scripture is:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
The Caraway Foundation continues to seek partners in the community, within the state of NC, across the United States, and globally. For a rural based non-profit organization, having networks within and outside of the community is vital. These partnerships provide opportunities for not just the Foundation, but for those the organization service. Connecting with others help to drive our mission forward and we know that we can’t do this by ourselves. So, we value our relationship with our partners and we welcome the opportunity for new ones!