Service Opportunities

Hurricane Florence Response

October 6
Let's Do Lunch & Rise Against Hunger
Habitat - Presbyterian Build Work Day

October 20
Habitat - Presbyterian Build Work Day

November 17
Habitat - Presbyterian Build Work Day

All Service Related Events

Collections

Sock and Underwear Collection in September
Basic necessities are hard to come by for many people. In the month of September, we will collect packaged new men's, women's and children's socks and underwear. All sizes are needed. The adult items will go to Oak City Outreach, and the children's items will to to Note in the Pocket. Please place items in the marked crate in The Connector. Questions? Contact Carolyn Younger.

NC Reads Initiative
During the week of September 24th, the White Memorial Weekday School, will be collecting new and gently used books to support the NC Reads initiative. Bins will be available for collection outside the Weekday School office. These books will be distributed to preschoolers and elementary students. As we look to increase the percentage of students reading on grade level, access to books at home from birth plays a key role.

Emergency Need for Large Size Diapers
The Diaper Train, located at St. Saviour’s, has lost its supply resource for diapers and they are trying to meet the unexpected shortfall. The urgent need is for sizes 4, 5 and 6. Please diapers in the collection crates in the connector.

 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, except in July. 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

Let’s Feed the Animals
Companion Animal Ministry is collecting dog and cat food for the SPCA of Wake County’s AniMeals program. The SPCA will give your donations to Resources for Seniors to distribute to home-bound seniors and disabled adults. Your participation will help local citizens in need from having to choose between feeding their pets or paying bills, buying medicine or buying enough food to feed themselves and their families. Donations of dog and cat food can be put in the CAM/SPCA collection tub in The Connector.

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 and 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.

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

Urban Ministries of Wake County Needs You
Urban ministries has an immediate need for volunteers in these areas: front desk greeters, food pantry volunteers and access-to-care interviewers. The agency seeks to meet the many needs of those who are in crisis, or in need of food or medical care. Spanish speakers are especially needed. Go to the Urban Ministries website at www.urbanmin.org to find out more and fill out a volunteer application.

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT NEEDS
Drivers Needed: As our refugee family has settled into Raleigh, we have regular needs to help provide transportation to and from activities for the family’s children particularly. If your family is interested in providing regular transportation for ongoing children’s activities (school, pre-school at WMPC, etc.) please contact Tyler Craft.

Seeking Activities for Refugee Family Children:
As our refugee family settles into their new life, they are frequently looking for ways to engage the family’s children in activities outside of school. The family has a 13 year old girl, 9 year old boy, 3 year old boy, and newborn boy. If your family is interested in having these wonderful children join you at an activity, please reach out to the Refugee Resettlement Committee by contacting Tyler Craft.

Angel Food Ministry
Looking for a way to get involved at White Memorial? If you want to volunteer your time to deliver meals or simply like to cook, please consider giving your time to the Angel Food Ministry. We are part of Martha Ministry, and we provide meals to church members in times of need.

Contact Laura Bryant or Jean Williams for more information about getting involved.

Martha Ministry: Transportation
For transportation needs or for more information about volunteering to provide rides for those in need please contact Jean Williams, Parish Nurse.

Step into Something New
Are you interested in volunteering in a meaningful way, to make an impact on someone’s journey towards stability? If so, StepUp has just the opportunity for you! StepUp Ministry is looking for Co-Partners for our Life Skills Program, where participants learn skills including budgeting,
goal setting and relational development. The goal is stability in all aspects of life over the long term. Not sure whether you’re ready to commit? Come see Life Skills in action on a Tuesday or Wednesday night. Please contact us at
or 919-781-0156 if you are interested in touring!

Ushers and Greeters Needed
Are you looking for ways to become more involved in church? Do you enjoy and care about people? Do you possess a servant’s heart? Then we want YOU to help as an Usher or a Greeter! Join fellow members as we welcome and greet one another at each Sunday Service. No special skills required. Contact Amy Claprood by email or at 919-834-3425, ext. 210, to volunteer.

Opportunities at Saint Saviour’s Center
The Diaper Train serves families with babies on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Volunteers are needed to distribute diapers from 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on these days. You can volunteer weekly or as available. For more information, contact Lisa Ives at 919-833-6400, ext. 222, or .

Flower Shuttle
Do you like flowers? Consider delivering flower arrangements from the Flower Shuttle at Raleigh Moravian Church on Tuesday mornings. The arrangements are used as centerpieces for Meals on Wheels lunches at the Center and as door prizes for seniors to enjoy. Volunteers rotate weekly and usually deliver once each month. 

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 p.m. and the older students is 4:30-5:50 p.m. The center is located at 1103 Parker St.
Contact: Gloria Johnson