The world is full of negative news and 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 by emailing email@example.com or calling 919-735-3591. See below for today’s good deed report.
- May 26th Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1086 Hwy 111 S. in Goldsboro, will be distributing one bag of nonperishable food per car.
- May 19th ONE Church fed personnel at barbershops and salons (photos below).
- Impact Teens delivered encouragement cards around the community.
- Make a Difference Food Pantry serves hot meals, sandwich bags and produce bags Mondays, Wednesdays at Fridays at New Hope Friends Church from 5:00-6:00 PM. They also serve at Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church from 5:00-6:00 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays. They serve hot meals on Wednesdays at Brogden United Methodist Church from 5:00-6:00 PM and hold a food distribution at the location every third Saturday from 10:00-11:30 AM. They serve hot meals Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00-1:00 PM at Make a Difference Food Pantry. At that location they distribute food and baby supplies Thursdays from 2:00-5:30 PM.
Opportunities to Do a Good Deed:
- Donors can text “helpaneighbor” to 44-321 to contribute to United Way of Wayne County’s Disaster Relief Fund.
- Give blood June 5th at the Maxwell Center from 11:00-6:00.
- Day of Action is coming soon! We will be collecting reusable masks and personal hygiene kits as well as asking interested program participants to adopt a senior buddy.
- Child care centers have an urgent need for cleaning supplies, masks and scan thermometers. Please take donations to the bins in front of The Partnership for Children located at 800 N. William Street in Goldsboro.
- 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 contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Homefront Room Revival is making masks for airmen. If you have a sewing machine they can borrow or if you’d like to donate supplies to them, please contact Kate Tinsley email@example.com
- 4-Day Movement is collecting canned vegetables and fruit, canned chili, canned ravioli and spaghetti, rice, bottled water, boxed milk and 15 or 16-quart clear plastic boxes. These items are used in their “Food with Favor Boxes”. Donations can be dropped off at Barnes Jewelers (502 B. Eastgate Drive Goldsboro) 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. Loaves 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 needed by the Salvation Army located at 610 N. William St in Goldsboro during their hours of operation.
- Nonperishable food, fruit, snacks, bottled water, Ziploc bags, disposable takeout containers, face masks and hygiene kits are needed 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 are being accepted. Please call 919-735-2358 to find out what materials are needed each week and arrange a drop-off.
- Sydney’s Book Club is looking for readers, social media gurus, graphic designers, writers and researchers. Email email@example.com to express interest.
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.