The Cary Scavenger Hunt: Donate to Earn Extra Points


Cary, NC — CaryCitizen has strong ties with our area non-profits. Two of these organizations will be accepting donations during our morning check-in at the Cary Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Dorcas Ministries will be collecting non-perishable food items, and Kramden Institute will have a van to take your used electronics and computers.

Donate – It’s the Right Thing To Do!

Teams that register in advance can earn extra points when they come with donations.

Besides earning extra points, it’s a great way to aid two wonderful organizations that help folks in need right here in our community.

Elllen Frazier of Dorcas Ministries will b accepting donations of non-perishable food at the 2015 Cary Scavenger Hunt

Ellen Frazier of Dorcas Ministries will be accepting donations of non-perishable food at the 2015 Cary Scavenger Hunt

Bring Non-Perishables…

Dorcas Ministries, located in Cary at 187 High House Road.

Dorcas has been helping people in transition since 1968. They provide a food pantry, a thrift store, career counseling and assistance with paying bills. Teams that bring non-perishable food items will earn as many as 50 extra points for bringing up 10 items to our morning check-in.

Cari Delmariani of Kramden Institute will collect used computers, cel phones and peripherals  and giving teams a tax receipt

Cari Delmariani of Kramden Institute will collect used computers, cell phones and peripherals

…& Used Electronics

Kramden Institute is just up NC 55 at 4915 Prospectus Drive in Durham.

They refurbish used computer equipment with an army of volunteers and give these computers to children who do not have access to a computer in their homes. They also train the kids how to use the and do minor repairs and upgrades and accept used electronics, which they can then sell for scrap and make some cash to offset their operating costs.

Arrive in the morning with used computers, CPU’s, monitors, cell phones or peripherals, and Kramden will give you a tax receipt that can be used to add extra points to your final score. Laptops and cell phones can net teams 100 extra points each!

Monitors, hard drives and networking equipment can give teams 50 extra points each, and peripherals like mice, keyboards and cables are valued at 10 points each.

Donations Accepted at the Morning Check In

Items MUST be brought in the morning – teams cannot go shopping during the day and bring items to the finish. Dorcas and Kramden will only have tables present during the morning check-in area. CaryCitizen cannot accept these donations during the afternoon.

Plan ahead if you think you would like to do this!

Win-Win for All

Donating at our event is a win-win for everyone. You will help kids get new computers. The food pantry will be well-stocked as they head into their busiest season.

Teams can earn extra points and get tax receipts, too!

The Cary Scavenger Hunt helps to connect the community in many ways, and helping non-profits is just way. Learn about the town you call home during this exciting one-day adventure!

Event Details

The Cary Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop in Downtown Cary

  • Morning check-in – 8:30-9:15 am
  • Teams depart – 9:30 am
  • Teams return – 1:30 pm
  • Winners announced – 3-3:30 pm

Register now – registration is $50 for a team of 4


Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos from CaryCitizen files.