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)

Chili Sale 2015
Loaves and Fishes Ministry's famous chili sale is happening again this year! Quarts of vegetarian and meat chili will be available. Pickup is on Friday, January 23, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., and Saturday, January 24, from 9:00 a.m.-noon at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4921 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. The chili is $12 a quart. Pay when you pick up your chili. To order, contact Loaves and Fishes Executive Director Joe Burmester at 919-231-4687 or The deadline for placing orders is January 18. Loaves and Fishes Ministry is a nonprofit serving at-risk children in our community. White Memorial has supported this ministry for many years with a community service grant.

Sweat Shirts Needed
Extra Large Sized sweat shirts are needed for those who are outside in the cold. Bring them by Gloria Johnson's office in W307. We are hoping to get 300 to pass out to the homeless. Contact Steve Coker with questions at or 919-917-3319.

January is National Soup Month
January is National Soup month, so take advantage of the BOGO's and stock up on soup. Soup makes a warm meal, and those that have meat are especially needed. Place in the crate starting in January.

StepUp Needs Your Driving Skills!

Imagine making the commitment to attend a weekly program that can change your life, only to have to endure a one to two hour trip home on the bus with your children. That is what some of our StepUp participants face when they sign up for our Life Skills and Job Friends classes, and we are looking for volunteers to help. StepUp needs active members of the church between the ages of 30-65 and with a driver’s license in good standing, to drive the church van to transport our participants and their children home each week. The volunteer role will include a brief training by church staff on how to operate the van, departing the church on Tuesday nights at 8:15 for a one - hour route delivering participants home, and returning the van to the StepUp parking lot. This is a great opportunity for people who want to work in pairs, or for a group that wants to take on a long - term project, and StepUp will provide detailed directions for the best route. This transportation is critical for some of our participants and you could make the difference in their ability to complete the program. For more information, or to sign up, please contact Kathleen Hofstadter at Thank you for supporting StepUp!

Alliance Medical Ministry Opportunities
Find service opportunities with Alliance Medical Ministry as of August 2014.

Pinto and Kidney Beans Needed
Urban Ministries has many requests for pinto and kidney beans. Please help by putting items in the collection crates in the connector.

Saturday Mornings: “Can You Dig It?”
You are invited to join the “Busy Bees” at Alliance Medical Ministry. There is work to do in their community garden each month. Contact Carina Saavedra at to find out the work days. AMA provides compassionate care for our working neighbors by providing health care.

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.

StepUp needs your help!
We are currently in need of 2-5 volunteers to help with set up, serving and clean up of the meals during the Jobs Workshops held twice each month. This opportunity requires volunteers to be on site from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on either Monday at First Baptist Church, Wednesday at First Baptist Church, or Friday at Edenton Street UMC of the Jobs Workshop Weeks held twice each month. This is a wonderful opportunity for small groups interested in getting hands on experience with StepUp Jobs participants.

There is also a need for help with food during the weekly Job Friends meetings at First Presbyterian Church. Three to five volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up the meal served each Wednesday night are needed from 5:30-6:45 p.m. while we serve those still looking for employment.

For more information, or to get started as a volunteer, please contact
Kathleen Hofstadter or Anna White. Either can also be reached at 919-781-0156, ext. 111.

Wake Relief Needs
Basic toiletries are needed for clients who come to Wake Relief for emergency food. They need body wash, shampoo, dental supplies, and lotion. Place in the marked crates in the connector.

Wake Relief Needs Monthly Help
Wake Relief, located at St. Saviour's Center in Glenwood South, is a hunger ministry that supplies a week's groceries to families in crisis. They need help filling bags for families on:

First, Second & Third Tuesday - 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Fifth Monday (usually around 4 times per year) - 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Fifth Tuesday (usually around 4 times per year) - 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Fifth Wednesday (usually around 4 times per year) - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Only two hours a month is a small time commitment with huge rewards. Email
Alison Gugenheim, or call her at 919-881-9771.

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.

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 and fruit are always needed.

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