It’s On! Mother’s Day Challenge

Mother's Day Art

The Mother’s Day Challenge is on for 2018, and we’ve got exciting news: Thanks to your support last year, you’ve inspired more donors to sweeten this year’s pot. In May 2017, we asked you if you could double a $10,000 anonymous challenge gift – and you answered with about $11,600 in donations! This caught the […]

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Blue Jean Ball

Half a century ago, a handful of Greensboro congregations sat down in the basement of Grace United Methodist Church with a question: How can we work together to better serve those in our community who are hurting and in need? From that conversation and the work of thousands of volunteers over the years, the Greensboro […]

#FeedGSO Food Drive, April 13-14

Local grocery stores, News 2 Food 2 Families, Well-Spring Retirement Community and three dozen congregations are teaming up with Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM) for the spring #FeedGSO Community Food Drive on April 13 and 14, 2018. Shoppers can easily contribute nonperishable food items to GUM’s food pantry on those days by adding a few items […]

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 […]

White Flag Warming Centers Open

This weekend, White Flag Warming Centers will be open to give people living outside refuge from dangerous cold. The Interactive Resource Center, (IRC) lead agency for this critical project, is flying the white flag outside the day center at 407 E. Washington Street. The YWCA and Greensboro Urban Ministry will work with IRC to coordinate […]

BB&T Lighthouse Project at Pathways Center

BB&T work at GUM's 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 […]

‘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 […]