While we will continue to provide street outreach in our city, we have dreams of a Day Center and Tiny Home Community in Fayetteville. So many men and women living on our cities streets just need a chance to prove themselves, and we want to give them that chance. The people who live in the community will be the ones who run the community. You can help us reach this goal! You can easily donate through PayPal by clicking here. If you are interested in receiving one of our sponsorship packets please go here to our contact page and let us know.
Our Backpack Program
Seth's Wish has teamed up with The Capitol Encore Academy, a public charter school in Downtown Fayetteville. The students range from Kindergarten to 7th grade. At the end of every week, students who are struggling with food insecurity get to take home meals and snacks to get them through the days they are out of school. During the 2016-1017 school year there are 55 students who take advantage of our program.
Meet the Seth's Wish Team
Seth’s Wish has an amazing team! We are 100% volunteers, no paid staff. Since Seth made his wish years ago, we have been lucky enough to have some great people join us. We’d like to introduce you to our team.
Lindsey is Seth’s mom, and couldn’t have been prouder when he made his wish to help others. Seeing how much this cause affected her son, she knew she had to act, and work with Seth to help others. It started out small, and as more and more people offered to help, Seth’s Wish took off and hasn’t stopped since.
Lindsey moved to Fayetteville with her family in 2007. She has 3 children, her oldest attends Appalachian State in Boone, North Carolina.
Lindsey runs the Backpack Program, a program of Seth’s Wish, at The Capitol Encore Academy, a public charter school in Downtown Fayetteville. There are currently 55 children that take advantage of this program, receiving food every week. This is the school that Seth and his younger brother currently attend, so Lindsey is also active in the FEO. She has an office at the school where students and their parents have access to clothing, shoes, food, and anything else they might need.
Candace Gayle Beatty
Candace has strong family roots here in North Carolina. Her grandfather was a long-time auto parts business owner here in Fayetteville and her grandmother was well known in the community for teaching piano at Faye Langdon’s School of Music. Candace currently attends UNCP, and is in the grad program studying Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling.
Candace has been with us since 2015 and is very passionate about our cause and the people that we help. She is constantly going above and beyond for the men and women that live on the streets of our city, taking personal interest in many of them. She has helped with enrollment in school and job hunting many times.
As our Director of Public Affairs, Candace has no problem meeting new people and getting our message out there. It is safe to say, she has never met a stranger.
Noah is Lindsey’s husband, and moved his family to Fayetteville in 2007 to pursue a job offer. He works for the Department of Defense on Fort Bragg Army Base, and served in the United States Navy. In 2005 Noah graduated with his Business Management Degree and Marketing Certificate.
While working and supporting his family, Noah handles a lot of the behind the scenes work for Seth’s Wish. He is responsible for Seth’s Wish being a part of the Combined Federal Campaign for the first time in 2016, something we are very proud of.
We met Felix when he walked up to us one day while we were serving out on the street, he jumped right in to help, and he has been a part of our family ever since. He has been in the Army for over a decade, and has always been drawn to help others. While in Kosovo with the Army, he provided laptops and tablets to the students at 2 schools with the highest GPAs and perfect attendance.
Since Felix has stated working with us, he has formed a close relationship with many of the men downtown, and is somewhat of a mentor to quite a few of them. He pushes them to strive for better. At the same time, he is compassionate to their circumstances, and is the first to jump in and help when we must move tents to a new location or make sure someone gets a shower before an important day. He is literally a life-line for some of the men living on our city streets.
Seth is currently in 6th grade at The Capitol Encore Academy, where his brother is also in 2nd grade. He loves art and being creative, which makes The Capitol Encore Academy the perfect school for Seth.
Without Seth and his wish, none of us would even be here. He has a huge heart and is always looking for ways he can help others. Seth has been interviewed for his school newsletter about his wish to help others and loves getting the word out on how his schoolmates can help. Some of his friends from school, and even his teachers, have come out and helped us deliver food and other things to the men and women downtown.
Nikki lives in Fayetteville with her husband and 2 children. She works as a substitute teacher in Cumberland County, and is also an amazing baker. She found Seth’s Wish in 2015 after reading a story about Seth in The Fayetteville Observer. She started out baking desserts for us to take out during our weekly meals on the streets, now she is part of the team.
Not only is Nikki instrumental in our day to day tasks, but also with forming relationships with local grocery stores that now provide food to us on a regular basis. She is always willing to get her hands dirty and jump into whatever we have going on.
Mary has lived in Fayetteville for 16 years, and is currently a full-time college student. She will be graduating this spring, and is planning to attend Veterinary School to become a Large Animal Veterinarian.
Mary is fortunate enough to be able to work with some other amazing charities besides Seth’s Wish, and every one is lucky to have her. Her bubbly personality and caring nature is evident in the way she treats the men and women we help. Mary has also been instrumental in forming connections with student clubs at Methodist University.