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 Committee Organizational Meeting
Mark you calendar and join us for an organization meeting for the newly formed Service Committee on August 24.  Come to Geneva Hall at 10:30 a.m. to plan for the fall. Areas of focus will include a day of service, Stop Hunger Now, Thanksgiving/Christmas, and educational opportunities on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Contact Michelle Jeutter or Gloria Johnson at 834-3425, ext. 207 with questions.

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)

School Supplies Needed
School supply deals will start soon, so stock up and help those who have a hard time making ends meet. Always needed are three ring binders of all sizes, composition and spiral notebooks, paper, pens/pencils/erasers, and back packs for girls and boys. Bring them to Gloria Johnson's office in W301.

Stop Summer Hunger
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC’s Stop Summer Hunger Program is a community-wide food and funds drive to raise awareness of childhood hunger and support summer feeding programs. Some
of the highly requested items are listed below. Pop-top items or microwave cups are preferred-no glass, please! Drop off items in the marked bins in the Connector.
Grains: graham and/or animal crackers; light popcorn; individual cereal boxes
Protein: spaghetti and meatballs; ravioli; beefaroni
Fruit: canned fruit/fruit cups in light syrup; dried fruit: raisins, plums, cranberries, applesauce
Miscellaneous: fat-free, sugar-free pudding cups; 100% juice

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 garden@alliancemedicalministry.org 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 shayes@saintsaviourcenter.org.