The Lochren Family thinks it’s so important to give back to their community and foster an environment of encouragement, support and success for all those who want to work for it. The Lochren Foundation was created in this spirit, with the hopes of serving local, aspiring young business owners who could use financing, mentorship and encouragement along the way.

Currently we deeply invested in a number of campaigns to support our region and the families that make up our community. Please take a look at the efforts below to review what we are working to achieve and reflect on our efforts so far.


Backpack Campaign

In the first quarter of 2023, The Lochren Foundation completed our first backpack campaign to provide local children in our community basic school essentials. We collected and donated over 60 backpacks and filled them with school supplies, designated for local children in Chatham County, NC. This quickly turned into a full-fledged backpack drive… we are now partnering with the Wake County HeadStart program and the Diaper Bank of North Carolina to donate an additional 375 backpacks filled with school supplies directly to children in our local community. These will be delivered in time for the start of the school year in early September 2023.

Diaper Bank of North Carolina

We are also supporting the efforts of the Diaper Bank of NC which is an amazing local organization doing incredible work for our local families. Please consider donating diapers, wipes, feminine products or adult incontinence products directly to their donation sites or to our offices in Knightdale and Pittsboro. The Lochren Foundation has so far donated $500 worth of diapers and wipes to this organization in 2023 and is helping distribute about 75 backpacks filled with school supplies on one of their local delivery units this August. Learn more about this incredible program here


Chatham County Head Start Christmas Gift Campaign

We donated over $3,000 worth of Christmas gifts to 108 children who are a part of the Chatham County Head Start program. Learn more about the Head Start program here:

Duke Children’s Hospital Christmas Donations

The Lochren Foundation and their supporters donated over $1,000 worth of Holidays gifts to the Children at Duke Children’s Hospital in Durham so the children who are admitted during the holidays would have something to open.


Chatham County Head Start Shoe Campaign

In late 2021, The Lochren Foundation completed one of our initial campaigns to cloth local children in our community that were in need of basic essentials. We collected and donated over 60 pairs of shoes designated for local children in Chatham County, NC.

Support Through Kidscope

The Lochren Foundation donated $3,000 in Dec 2021 to cover a years’ worth of therapy for one child in need at KidScope. Please read more about their wonderful organization here:

We hope to raise $10,000 in 2022 for this organization. If you would like to donate to this campaign specifically, please let us know in the memo of your check or in the notes section on PayPal.