Service Opportunities

December 2
Let’s Do Lunch

December 2
Rise Against Hunger

December 4
Help Wrap Presents for Children

December 18
Help Provide a Holiday Meal for the Salvation Army

December 17, 18 or 19
Volunteers Needed for Poinsettia Delivery to Home-bound Members
Each Christmas members of White Memorial take poinsettias from the sanctuary decorations and deliver them to our home-bound members who can no longer attend worship. If you have some time on December 17 after worship or December 18 and 19 during the workday, please stop by the sacristy and take one of the plants. Names and addresses with enclosure cards will be ready for you in the sacristy. If you have time for even one visit, that would be a great help. To sign up or ask questions, please call Judy Pidcock at 919-834-3424, x238 or Sarah Clapp at 834-3424, x210.

All Service Related Events

Collections

Christmas Turkey Dinner Collection
December 10

Healthy Kids Kit for Haiti
Join in this holiday outreach project! The goal is to assemble 500 Healthy Kids Kits between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.

2 Ways to help:

  1. Fill a one-gallon zip lock with the items listed below and drop off in marked Connector crates.
  2. Bring individual items listed and place in the marked Connector crate for StepUp children to fill bags as a service project.

One toothbrush, regular size tube toothpaste, wash cloth, hand towel, bar of soap, several band aids, pair of nail clippers, large tooth comb, one small toy that will fit in zip lock.

If you are interested in joining the 2018 Haiti trip to deliver health kits, please contact Gloria Johnson.

StepUp Christmas Shop
Children love to pick out items for parents or special adults in their lives. This is the seventh year of the Shop for Parents Store, to be held on Tuesday, December 5. Each StepUp child has the opportunity to pick out several gifts and have them wrapped. We need your help with items for men and women: holiday-themed items, pot holders, dish towels, gift sets, gloves/scarves, wallets, ties, tools kits, flashlights/batteries, candles, or any item that would make a great gift for a child to choose (new items only). Bring items to Gloria Johnson’s office in the Witherspoon Building, W301, by Friday, December 1.

Light Up the Night
StepUp Ministry is helping program participants have a great Christmas. Christmas trees are being provided, but they need your help with new lights, ornaments, hooks and extension cords to decorate the trees and light up the night. Please place these items in the collection crates in The Connector by Friday, December 1st. 

Hurricane Disaster Relief
If you would like to make a contribution to hurricane relief in Texas, Florida or Puerto Rico, please make a check out to White Memorial and designate disaster relief in the subject line. Our contributions will go to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, which works with local agencies in effected areas of devastation. The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will be sending food relief to Texas in the near future, so please take food donations to the Food Bank drop-off bins at 1924 Capital Blvd. Raleigh, NC. Specific items needed: Pop-top cans of fruit, veggies, beans, meat and soups, household items (detergents/cleansers) hygiene items, peanut butter, paper products, cereals, and rice or pasta.

Clothing Closet
This ministry collects good, usable seasonal clothing and linens on the first and third Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. - 5:50 p.m. in W100. Children’s clothing is especially needed. The items collected are then distributed to agencies to help those in need.

Contact: Paula Williams or Cornelius and Charlotte Swart

Oak City Outreach Collection 
Help the WMPC Young Adults collect donations for Oak City Outreach. Items needed are: bars of soap, wash cloths (dark colors), lotion, shaving cream, deodorant (men and women), toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, cough drops, tissue (individual packs), lip balm, disposable razors, over the counter pain relievers. Items need to be travel size and unopened/unused. Drop off items in marked bins located in The Connector. Contact Robert Galloway with questions.

Eyeglasses Needed
WMPC is collecting your eyeglasses (prescription or readers) for the seminary in Wroclaw for use in their mission work in under-served areas of Eastern Europe. A collection box marked for Eyes and Ears Ministry is in The Connector. Questions? Contact Siobhan Millen.

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. For additional information contact Martha Connor.

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.

Wheels4Hope - Donated Cars Changing Local Lives
Wheels4Hope is a faith-based, car donation program dedicated to helping economically challenged families and individuals by providing them reliable, affordable vehicles. Wheels4Hope takes donated cars, staff and volunteers repair them, and we place them with qualified recipients who are referred by Partner Agencies.

Ways to support Wheels4Hope:
• Car Donations
• Volunteer your time and skills

For more information go to wheels4hope.org or call 919-832-1941.

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.

Volunteers Needed

Meals on Wheels Needs You
Meals on Wheels provides hot lunches five days a week to those who are unable to get out or care for themselves. This is the only contact some recipients have with the outside world. Delivery time is typically between 10:30 and 12:30 and takes around 90 minutes. They are in need of drivers on the first Wednesday and Friday, second Monday and the third and fourth Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For information on volunteering, contact
919-833-1749 or wakemow.org.

Make a Difference to a Child
Mayview Learning Center is located within our Oberlin Road community, and it is in need of your help. Tutors are needed once a week to work with children and youth to complete their homework and work on math skills. The time commitment for K-3 is 3:15-4:25 and the older students is 4:30-5:50. The center is located at 1103 Parker St. and Geraldine Leach is the Center Director. Reach her at 919-834-5663 (1:00-3:00 p.m.). If you would like to visit and see the center before making a commitment contact Gloria Johnson.

Volunteers Needed at StepUp!
StepUp Ministry builds stability in lives through Employment and Life Skills. With larger class sizes in Jobs, Life Skills and Alumni, we have many new opportunities for you to share your talents, gifts and time. StepUp has immediate needs for more volunteers to serve as children’s helpers on Tuesdays or Thursdays, co-partners and summer meal servers (great group opportunity!). Please contact StepUp’s Volunteer Coordinator, Suzanne Templeton, to volunteer!

Ushers and Greeters Needed
Ushering and greeting for a worship service is a great way to serve the church and extend hospitality to members and visitors alike. A deacon will greet you each Sunday and show you what to do. Opportunities are available at OnPoint@1704 in Pickard Hall at 11:00 a.m., and for the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services in the sanctuary. Contact Sarah Clapp by email or at 919-834-3425, ext. 210, to volunteer.