The world is full of negative news right now. However, the United Way of Wayne County would like to highlight the good that happens when our community pulls together. This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the good happening in Wayne County, but United Way hopes it serves to remind us that there is always good. The goal is to make it easier for us to see the good. To continue this effort, United Way asks that organizations continue to share what they are doing with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 919-735-3591. See below for today’s good deed report.
- Glenn Royster, Department Chair for Information Systems Technology at Wayne Community College used Simulation and Game Design’s 3D printer to create over 150 mask straps for our local medical staff.
- The Women of Hope, the Wayne County Extension Service and many First Baptist Church individuals have contributed several hundred masks to the staff at O’Berry Center. (Photo attached)
- The Wayne Memorial Hwy 55 partnered with their corporate office and Hwy 55s in Pikeville and Princeton provided an Easter meal for every employee at Wayne UNC Healthcare.
- Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation created a Small Business Relief Fund to support downtown businesses in need.
- Great Harvest Bread donated loaves to Salvation Army that they were able to use in the Men’s Shelter and at their perishable food distribution.
- LaFevers Dental Team donated breakfast food and personal hygiene items to the Salvation Army’s Shelter.
- The staff Vailhouse Oyster Bar and Grille made Easter cards for the residents at Brookdale on Berkley.
- Goldsboro Family YMCA, Boys & Girls Club and WAGES are partnering together to serve meals to Club kids and continuing the YMCA’s delivery of meals to WCPS students.
- Salvation Army is operating feeding sites for children during Wayne County Public School’s spring break April 14-17. The feeding sites will remain at their current locations. Thank you to the County and local restaurants for making this possible.
- Rebuilding Broken is continuing to operate as a feeding site. Parents must notify Rebuilding Broken Places by 5pm the day before if they wish to pick up a meal for their child. They can do so by emailing Fran Smith at email@example.com.
- United Way of North Carolina activated the UWHELPSNC COVID-19 fund. This statewide fund will be distributed to local United Ways and will increase their capacity to meet basic needs. Please choose “UW of Wayne County” when you make your donation. The link to donate is: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/On0MvA?vid=631to The link is also available at unitedwayne.org and on the United Way of Wayne County NC Facebook page.
- Summer Flowers is leading a volunteer team in creating headbands with buttons for hospital staff. This style of headband allows masks to be attached by the buttons and saves strain on the ears. If you would like to donate material or buttons please firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Homefront Room Revival is making headbands with buttons for hospital staff. If you have a sewing machine they can borrow or if you’d like to volunteer with them, please contact Kate Tinsley email@example.com
- Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to assemble food boxes. Volunteers will work independently and be provided gloves. Please call 919-735-4811 to volunteer.
- Child care centers have an urgent need for scan thermometers. They CAN accept used scan thermometers. Please take donations to the bins in front of The Partnership for Children located at 800 N. William Street in Goldsboro. If you have a lead on in stock thermometers please call 919-735-3371.
- We are searching for a grocery store that will allow childcare centers to come shop before opening to the public. They are desperately low on whole milk and cannot remain open without it.
- Childcares are low on cleaning supplies. Monday-Friday there is a drop-box in front of the Partnership for Children. 800 N. William St Goldsboro
- Share your story of how COVID-19 has impacted child care in your life with our policymakers:zerotothree.org/coronavirusstories.
- The Governor is asking for healthcare professionals who can volunteer to sign-up here: https://terms.ncem.org/TRS/
- 4-Day Movement is collecting canned vegetables and fruit, canned chili, canned ravioli and spaghetti, rice, bottled water, boxed milk and 15 or16 quart clear plastic boxes. These items are used in the their “Food with Favor Boxes”. Donations can be dropped off at Barnes Jewelers (502 B. Eastgate Drive Goldsboro) between 11:30AM-3:30PM Monday-Friday.
- You can donate a loaf of bread through Great Harvest Bread to be used to make sandwiches for school kids and others in need. Loafs are a flat $6 and can be purchased over the phone 919-288-2401 or online under the Breads section: http://goldsboronc.greatharvestbread.com/
- Wayne Pregnancy Center is seeking donations of baby supplies and formula in addition to full sized toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Please call 919-583-9330 Monday-Thursday 9-5 and Friday 9-12.
- Nonperishable food donations and personal hygiene items are continuing to be accepted by the Salvation Army located at 610 N. William St in Goldsboro during their hours of operation.
- Nonperishable food, Ziploc bags and disposable takeout containers are continuing to be accepted by the Community Soup Kitchen at 112 W. Oak Street during their hours of operation.
- 3HC needs sanitizing wipes, gloves and masks. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to donate.
- Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County is making weekly grab and go activity kits for their members. Donations of crayons, markers, pencils and notebooks are being accepted. Please call 919-735-2358 to arrange drop-off.
Community Partner Updates:
- 2-1-1 is a reliable resource to connect residents to social services. It is also the number to call for assistance and resources related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. NC residents can text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19.
The Women of Hope, the Wayne County Extension Service and many First Baptist Church individuals have contributed several hundred masks to the staff at O’Berry Center.