2011 HOLIDAY WISH LIST
1. THANKSGIVING NEEDS
Please purchase turkey, hams, and chickens by Friday, November 18 for our clients. Deliver to the Urban Ministries Food Pantry at 1390 Capital Blvd. (27603).
2. DECEMBER HOLIDAY BASKETS/BOXES for Neighbors in Need
MAIN COURSE: $25 Gift Card from Food Lion for a turkey, ham, or chicken
SIDE DISHES: Stuffing, potatoes/ yams, cranberry sauce, canned fruit, canned vegetables, biscuit mix, cream of mushroom soup
DESSERT: Cake mix, prepared icing, pie filling
(Many people/groups bring the food items in a box wrapped in holiday paper or in an actual basket…feel free to be creative!) Please deliver by Friday, December 16 to the Food Pantry at 1390 Capital Blvd. (27603).
Please contact Josephine Charles, Pantry Manager, at 919.256.2170 with questions about holiday food deliveries.
3. “ALTERNATIVE GIFT GIVING” IDEA — Holiday Honor Cards!
Are you looking for a meaningful way to celebrate the people in your life during the winter holidays and provide assistance to struggling families at the same time? Urban Ministries Holiday Honor Card program enables you to extend holiday greetings while making a minimum $5 donation to Urban Ministries in the names of family, friends, clients or co-workers. Special thanks to North Carolina artist William Mangum and Wells Fargo for making the cards possible. Go to www.urbanmin.org to view all the holiday card options.
Please contact Kelly Leonhardt at 919.256.2187 or email email@example.com for more information on ordering or selling honor cards.
4. CASH DONATIONS
Please consider making a cash donation to Urban Ministries – 94 cents of every dollar goes directly to client services. With the lingering economic climate, Urban Ministries has never been so lean – we have nothing left to cut from our budget, and we do not want to reduce services to clients in need! To make a donation, please contact: Danita Morgan, Director of Development, at 919.256.2172 or email Dmorgan@urbanmin.org . You may also make a donation online at www.urbanmin.org.
5. GIFT CARDS AND MEALS FOR HELEN WRIGHT CENTER FOR WOMEN
Urban Ministries Helen Wright Center for Women provides emergency and transitional housing, meals, and comprehensive social services that help homeless women move into stable housing and employment. The Helen Wright Center needs gift cards to Target, Sam’s Club, or Wal-Mart for supplies needed throughout the year. In addition, gift cards to Domino’s Pizza (for last-minute meal cancellations) are welcome. Cards may be purchased and brought to our headquarters at 1390 Capital Blvd. (27603). Gift cards are gladly accepted throughout the year. Please contact Kathleen Donahue at 919.256.2166 for further information.
2012 MEAL CALENDAR – Hot meals are provided to the Helen Wright residents every night of the year. On weekends, breakfast and lunch are provided as well. Breakfast and dinner are served to 36 women, and approximately 20 women eat lunch. For further information on preparing and serving meals at the Helen Wright Center in 2012, please contact Laura Ridgeway, Outreach Coordinator, at 919.256.2168 or email Lridgeway@urbanmin.org.