Community Service Committee Opportunities and Collections Listing

The Community Service Committee educates about community needs and provides service opportunities, on and off site, for our congregation. Contact Michelle Jeutter or Gloria Johnson.

Community Service
Are you a White Memorial member who is active in our community? Do you volunteer in the non-profit sector of Wake County? We would love to hear from you. Please Contact  
Michelle Jeutter or Gloria Johnson.

Service Opportunities and Special Collections (most recent at top of list)

Help deliver poinsettias in the sanctuary to our homebound members who can no longer attend worship. If you have time December 20 after worship or December 21 and 22 during the workday, please stop by the sacristy and take one of the plants. Names and addresses with enclosure cards will be on hand. Questions? Contact Judy Pidcock at 919-834-3424, ext. 238

Wanted! 300 Turkey Dinners

WMPC will collect turkey dinners and fixings on December 13 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Drive up to Carol Copeland Courtyard and someone will unload your donations. Dinners will go to local food pantries, StepUp Ministry and the Mayview/Oberlin community. Items needed:
     1 frozen turkey or ham
1 jar or can gravy 
1 box instant potatoes
1 large can green beans               
1 box dressing
1 can cranberry sauce
1 large can sweet potatoes
1 large can fruit
Contact Gloria Johnson at 919-834-3425, ext. 208, or email questions.

Thanksgiving Meal Service Project
Share a holiday meal with older adults who are alone this season. Saint Saviour’s Center will host its annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner for senior residents of Carriage House on November 26 at 5:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to bring a dish and dine with residents. This is a joyful event for all. For more information, contact Sharon Hayes at 919-833-6400, ext. 201 or The Pie
Buy a pie for Thanksgiving and support Alliance Medial Mission and StepUp Ministry. Pies are on sale now and will be available for pickup November 23. To order visit

White Memorial + Daniels Middle School = Partnership
WMPC is asking members to stock Daniels’ food pantry, which supplies food students may not otherwise have over the weekend. We need individual portions of canned fruits, vegetables, pastas,
canned meats and 100% juice boxes. Leave items in the Connector. Help is also needed delivering these donations to the school. To help, contact Kay and Joe Parryhill.

Tutors are needed for the ESL (English as a Second Language) students who function on a kindergarten/first grade level and need help in basic math and reading skills. Students will be tutored during their lunch period once a week. If you can commit to come weekly or every other week, contact Flo Durway.

Volunteer at Saint Saviour’s Center
Fall is a great time to begin new adventures. The following programs at Saint Saviour’s Center have volunteer openings beginning in September.

Diaper Train needs Volunteers
The Diaper Train needs someone to organize diaper drives and children’s book drives. They also are looking for volunteers to assist families at the check-in desk Tuesday and Thursday mornings. To learn more, contact Allene Adams or Cameron Ellerbe.

Wake Relief has openings for the following shifts:
3rd, 4th and 5th Mondays of the month from 1-3 p.m.
1st and 5th Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.
5th Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon
2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays from 10 a.m.-noon
Contact Tina Glover to sign up for one or more shifts.

Healthy Living for Seniors
The Healthy Living for Seniors program is starting a new discussion group called Aging Gracefully. Facilitators are needed to lead topics, including Humor, Forgiveness, Positive Relationships, Prayer/Meditation, Financial Management, Active Lifestyle, Nutrition and Health. For more information, email Sharon Hayes or call at 919-833-6400, ext. 201.

Food Needed
Remember that food is always needed in our local pantries. When shopping pick up a couple of extra cans to place in the crate in the Connector. Canned meat, pasta, pinto beans, kidney beans and fruit are always needed. No glass or open containers please.

Toiletries Needed
The Young Adult Class has an ongoing relationship at Oak City Outreach Center downtown. It is a place where the homeless are served meals on the weekends. Sample size items are great, so when you are traveling this summer remember those hotel toiletries are ideal. Our group goes once a month for relationship building and providing needed items. Contact James Fenwick with questions. You can leave the items in the connector.

School Supplies Needed
Take advantage of those school supply deals. Our goal is to help parents meet the needs of their children who must have supplies to participate in class. This year we have adopted Daniels Middle School. Almost 50% of the student population at Daniels receives free or reduced lunch. The items needed are listed below. Place items outside Gloria Johnson’s office in W301 or in the crates in the Connector.

    Back-Packs (large to accommodate big binders)
    Computer Flash drives (at least 1MB)
    Sheet Protectors (10 pack)
    Colored Pencils
    Colored Markers
    Ink pens-blue, black, and red
    #2 Pencils
    Hand held pencil sharpeners
    Pencil Pouch
    Glue Sticks
    3 Ring Binders (1” and 2”)
    Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
    Hole Re-enforcements
    Two Pocket Folders
    Tab Dividers
    Composition Notebooks
    Combinations Locks (no key or name locks)
    Jumbo Book covers
    Boxes of Tissues
    Hand Sanitizers

StepUp Volunteers Needed

StepUp Ministry encourages multi-generational family success. We put strong focus on developing the whole family. We need your help with the youngest members of our families. Want to make a positive impact in the life of a child and in the life of a hard working parent? Volunteer with our newborns through four-year-olds. We are looking for six nursery volunteers to help us on Tuesday or Thursday nights from 5:30-8:15 p.m. If you or someone you know can help, please email Colisha Gilbert or call at 919-781-0156, ext. 102.

StepUp Ministry is also looking for volunteer seamstresses to hem slacks and jacket sleeves or add buttons to men’s interview clothing. If you can volunteer a few hours several times a year, please contact Carolyn Johnson. for Hope-Cars Changing Lives
Wheel4Hope has received the donation of four cars from WMPC members for 2015. More individuals and their families are waiting for an affordable and dependable vehicle. There are several ways you can help: Donate a vehicle and receive the value of the car for tax purposes. Spread the word about the organization. Volunteer to help drive and/or repair donated caress. Provide financial support. Help change lives, one care at a time. For more information go to or call 919-832-1941.

Habitat for Humanity Presbyterian Build
Our current project for Habitat is working with other local Presbyterian churches. This is a great time to meet others in the area that share a common sense of mission and believe in affordable housing for all. The leaders are Dave Bennett or Jim Farthing.

Friendship Fund Volunteers Needed
WMPC provides First Presbyterian Church in downtown Raleigh with $12,000.00 a year for their Friendship Fund. This fund helps individuals/families with past due rent or utilities. The goal is to help the working poor who have experienced a crisis. They also offer referrals for services and suggestions on how to reduce expenses. They need our help with meeting with clients to discuss and review the household’s income and determine the amount of aid that can be provided. Appointments are scheduled to meet with clients on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Contact Carol Anne Moehring, Director of Outreach, at 919-833-4070 or via email. 

Use Your Sewing Skills for a Good Cause
GG’s Closet, a part of StepUp Ministries, serves the men in the Jobs Program every other week by providing them interview-appropriate business attire. These men are actively trying to improve their life situations by obtaining employment, and it is the mission of GG’s Closet to help them interview with confidence by looking their best. GG’s closet needs volunteer seamstresses who are willing to do minor alterations such as hemming and altering the waists of pants. We meet two Wednesdays each month at 1:00 p.m. and are located in the Koger Center off of Glenwood Avenue near the Beltline. The altered clothing is delivered to the Jobs Workshop at Edenton Street UMC the following day, where it is distributed to the men for their mock interviews on Friday. Volunteers providing this service make the difference between someone receiving an ill-fitting hand-me-down and someone receiving interview clothing that actually fits! If you enjoy sewing and serving others, please consider this important opportunity to volunteer with StepUp and GG’s Closet!

SAFEchild Service Opportunity
SAFEchild, a non-profit child abuse prevention agency, seeks volunteers to assist with answering phones and light office work. Flexible hours. Training provided. For more information please contact Linda Raynor via email or call 919-743-6140. Medical Ministry Opportunities
We invite you and your congregation to join the "Busy Bees" at Alliance Medical Ministry. Alliance provides compassionate care for our working neighbors by providing primary health care for Wake County adults. Alliance's holistic approach to patient care includes a wellness program that features nutrition, health and exercises classes. Our Community Garden is a major part of our wellness program; we have 20 boxes (12’ x 3’ each), three 50 foot rows of flex space, and open beds for blueberry and strawberry bushes. Last year, Alliance harvested over 2,100 pounds of produce from our garden! Our mission is achieved with the help of our incredible, dedicated volunteers (“Busy Bees!”). There are lots of ways to participate, see how you can be a part! The Garden Launch is March 28, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Contact Carina Saavedra at for more information.

Recycle Your Eyeglasses
Please donate eyeglasses (prescription, readers, sunglasses, cases). First Presbyterian Church in Raleigh will share the eyeglasses during an upcoming Medical Mission Trip to Bolivia. A collection box is in the Witherspoon Lobby next to the receptionist's desk.

Furniture Emergency
The Green Chair is in desperate need of furniture and household items. They have had a record number of referrals over the past several months. Please go to their  website to find out how to donate. They are located on Capital Blvd. close to downtown.

Yarn Needed
Saint Saviour's Center is collecting yarn for a senior knitting and crocheting group. All types and colors of yarn are needed. Drop off donations at 616 Tucker Street, Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or bring yarn to Gloria Johnson's office in W301. For details, contact Sharon Hayes at 919-833-6400 or