• Join us for the 30th Honor Card Luncheon

    Join Bill Mangum and friends for the 30th anniversary kickoff of the holiday Honor Card on Tuesday, October 31, to celebrate this wonderful annual tradition. The luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 617 N. Elm St., in Greensboro. Seating is limited and reservation are required by Tuesday, October 24. RSVP […]

  • Leading local fight against hunger

    Greater Greensboro CROP Walk Steering Committee Chair Gary Owens knows what it’s to like to feel hungry — that’s why he’s spent much of his life working to prevent others from feeling those familiar pangs of having to go without. When Gary was in elementary school, his family struggled to put food on the table. […]

  • A Family Ascending

    This August will mark two years since the day L.J.’s life turned upside down. “It’s a day I will never forget,” she says, wiping away tears. “It was the first day of school. The sun was shining through the windows. And then there was a knock on my door. Two police officers were outside, telling […]

  • Groove Jam breaks new record

    They say one act of giving gives way to subsequent acts of kindness. In Rich Lerner’s case, that age-old saying held true. The local musician decided to start Groove Jam — an annual music festival showcasing local bands and benefitting Greensboro Urban Ministry – after attending fellow musician Warren Haynes’ own music festival in Asheville […]

  • BB&T work at GUM's Pathways Center

    BB&T Lighthouse Project at Pathways Center

    BB&T Lighthouse Project shines at GUM each year, as corporate volunteers turn out to make a difference across our community. The Dealer Commercial Services Team at BB&T chose Pathways Center for its Lighthouse Project recently and created a beautiful outdoor space for the 16 families staying in our shelter on North Church Street. Missy Stewart, […]

  • Angel’s Revival

    Angel Baptist came to Greensboro Urban Ministry after facing the challenges of substance abuse and unhealthy relationships. She is a resident at Partnership Village, a community where women, men and families with children who have experienced homelessness can find support, structure and community as they get back on their feet. “At Partnership Village, I’m learning to […]

  • 2016 Ministry Report

    Please take a moment to read our 2016 Ministry Report and learn more about our work in the greater Greensboro area.

  • ‘Everybody Rejoiced With Me’

    Everardo Jaimez came to Greensboro Urban Ministry in November 2015 after a serious workplace injury prevented him from continuing to work in construction. Everardo, who has extensive customer service work experience, got into road construction after he was laid off from his position with an insurance company. While working on the road site, Everardo fell […]

  • Taking My Life Back

    When I came to Greensboro Urban Ministry, I was a pastor and a military veteran, yet I had no home. I felt like nobody cared, and my heart was so broken. I looked at the resources available to me, and I said, ‘I’m going to embrace what they have here for me.’ I began working […]

  • A Life Elevated

    This time of year takes me back to a New Year’s not so long ago. I moved one cold day — to the backseat of my ’98 Buick. I huddled inside a quilt my godmother made for me and started the car engine as often as I dared to try to stay warm. I landed […]

About Us

Greensboro Urban Ministry’s mission is to express the love of God to people in need through practical action in the Greater Greensboro area. We have served the Greensboro community since 1967.

Poverty is an equal-opportunity destroyer. Lack of food, funds and affordable housing create true disasters in the lives of our guests. Our goal is to be there first with them to help them dig out of the rubble and return to stability as quickly as possible.

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Executive Director Myron Wilkins is inviting our community to help us meet a special challenge for this year’s 30th anniversary of the Honor Card. You can order Honor Cards online or purchase them at a number of locations around the city. Listen above and learn more here about how you can get involved in this important project to fight homelessness and hunger in our community.

Join us for the 30th Honor Card Luncheon

Join Bill Mangum and friends for the 30th anniversary kickoff of the holiday Honor Card on Tuesday, October 31, to celebrate this wonderful annual tradition. The luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 617 N. Elm St., in Greensboro. Seating is limited and reservation are required by Tuesday, October 24. RSVP […]

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Leading local fight against hunger

Greater Greensboro CROP Walk Steering Committee Chair Gary Owens knows what it’s to like to feel hungry — that’s why he’s spent much of his life working to prevent others from feeling those familiar pangs of having to go without. When Gary was in elementary school, his family struggled to put food on the table. […]

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#FeedGSO

It’s time to #FeedGSO!

Greensboro Urban Ministry’s food pantry helps many men, women and families with children who struggle with food insecurity. The pantry’s shelves remain stocked thanks primarily to your generous donations! Twice a year, GUM works with congregations and grocery stores for the weekend #FeedGSO food drives. The fall #FeedGSO food drive will be Oct. 20 and […]

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Weaver House Director and social worker Michael Pearson

Through Quilt, Weaver House Director Pieces Together His Past

Behind Weaver House Director Michael Pearson’s desk stands a reminder of jobs past, of inspirations still present, of trials and tribulations turned into triumphs – stitched together in the form of a quilt.

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Tutor brings ‘heart of a servant’ to Partnership Village

Simone Boney wants to dedicate her life to helping disadvantaged populations. So far, she’s off to a great start. Before she started applying to medical school, before she became a tutor at Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Partnership Village, before she even arrived in Greensboro, she knew she wanted to help others. “I have always had a […]

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Kids Fit Club gets Partnership Village’s youngest residents moving

Paul Gilmer gets out of the car, sets down an amp and the music starts pumping. Suddenly, the kids at Partnership Village who had been relaxing in the shade snap to attention. It’s time for the Kids Fit Club to begin.

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GUM clients get a taste of food pantry recipes

Bisquick, canned pumpkin and a dash of cinnamon — turns out, those simple ingredients commonly found in Greensboro Urban Ministry’s food pantry make some great pumpkin muffins.

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A Family Ascending

This August will mark two years since the day L.J.’s life turned upside down. “It’s a day I will never forget,” she says, wiping away tears. “It was the first day of school. The sun was shining through the windows. And then there was a knock on my door. Two police officers were outside, telling […]

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At Pathways, A Family’s First Portrait

Photo of Dave Dulaney (above) taken by Will Hayes.  “Ok, y’all ready?” Dave Dulaney tells the Pathways Center residents – a family of three — posing in front of a white canvas not to be startled by the camera’s flash. The boy’s young friend, sitting at a nearby table, smiles mischievously. “Alright, one, two, three.” The camera […]

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Sponsorship Spotlights Client Successes

Rhett Blanchard knows a good deal when he sees one – and the Flow Buick-GMC of Greensboro general manager says his decision to donate funds to Greensboro Urban Ministry was one of those. “We have donated money in the past to nonprofits where I feel like the money didn’t stay local or help people directly,” […]

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Groove Jam breaks new record

They say one act of giving gives way to subsequent acts of kindness. In Rich Lerner’s case, that age-old saying held true. The local musician decided to start Groove Jam — an annual music festival showcasing local bands and benefitting Greensboro Urban Ministry – after attending fellow musician Warren Haynes’ own music festival in Asheville […]

Learn More

Frazier Elementary’s Penny Drive against Poverty

Frazier Elementary School showed that a penny may be small, but pennies – plural – can be powerful … and heavy. From March to May of this year, students in Frazier’s ACES (Afterschool Care Enrichment Services) program enthusiastically collected coins as part of a penny drive for the homeless. Each student made a personal bank […]

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Swarming Together to Serve Greensboro

The Greensboro Swarm recently kicked off its Swarm Summer of Service at Greensboro Urban Ministry. Swarm staff members served lunch, helped stock the pantry and brought items out to food pantry customers. “People are supporting us on the court. We want to support them off the court,” said Kat Kienle, the Greensboro Swarm’s manager of […]

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BB&T work at GUM's Pathways Center

BB&T Lighthouse Project at Pathways Center

BB&T Lighthouse Project shines at GUM each year, as corporate volunteers turn out to make a difference across our community. The Dealer Commercial Services Team at BB&T chose Pathways Center for its Lighthouse Project recently and created a beautiful outdoor space for the 16 families staying in our shelter on North Church Street. Missy Stewart, […]

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