January Newsletter

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A Circle of Light

It’s 7 p.m. at Grace Community Church, and the Wednesday dinner for the Glenwood community is ending. Twelve of the dinner guests bypass the parking lot and head into the Weaver Extension (WE) site next door. The WE site is a shelter partnership with Greensboro Urban Ministry that provides a safe bed for 12 men […]

Fed. Sheltered. Safe.

WE site shelters keep more men and women safe on the coldest nights of the year.

From Dec. 1 through March 31 each year, Greensboro Urban Ministry partners with congregations to provide 70 more shelter beds for homeless men and women. These Weaver Extension (WE) sites are keeping more people fed, sheltered and safe this winter. The cost for Urban Ministry to provide the Weaver Extension (WE) program will be approximately […]

Through Quilt, Weaver House Director Pieces Together His Past

Weaver House Director and social worker Michael Pearson

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.

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,” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Triad Event Fights Food Insecurity

Run on the Runway 2017

Registration is open for the PTI 5k/10k Run on the Runway event on June 3 at Piedmont Triad International Airport. It’s one of the most unique spots you’ll run in our area! Picture yourself on a Saturday morning in a place you’ve only seen through a plane window. Buses take you out early for the […]

Food Lion donates 3,225 pounds of food

Food Lion donated 3,225 pounds of food to the pantry today. Mike Wilkes (right), Alamance Church Road store manager, and Rita Robinson (center), from corporate community relations, even stayed to help us stock the shelves. Food Lion Feeds brings hunger relief to the community year-round. We greatly appreciate this generous donation!

Celebrating generous potters

Join us Friday evening to celebrate the local potters who create and donate the beautiful bowls featured at Greensboro Urban Ministry’s annual Feast of Caring. The Pottery Pop-Up, a one-night show hosted by the Center for Visual Artists, will share the work of some of the many artists who give their time and talent to support […]