This year is the 30th anniversary of The Honor Card, designed by artist William “Bill” Mangum. Since 1988, program has raised more than $6.9 million for people in need in North Carolina.
You can purchase Honor Cards at several sites in Greensboro (please see list below) and on our website here.
This year’s theme, Rise Up, is a challenge to the entire community to come together to address homelessness in the greater Greensboro area.
For a minimum $5 donation per card, buyers receive a beautiful card that is given in the person’s honor at the holidays – and 100% of the donation goes directly to help the homeless and hungry in their community. Expenses for the production of the card are underwritten by Mangum, an anonymous donor and the Wells Fargo Foundation.
In Greensboro, Honor Cards are available beginning in early November at sites around the city, including Greensboro Urban Ministry, William Mangum Gallery, and through several congregations and retail stores. Cards can also be purchased on the Greensboro Urban Ministry website.
Last year at Greensboro Urban Ministry, the Honor Card raised more than $272,000. This year, the goal is to raise $300,000 in honor of the 30th anniversary. “I’d love to see the community step up and create a banner year for the Honor Card, not only to support our critical work at GUM, but also to say to Bill Mangum that this community appreciates his drive and dedication, and together we are changing lives,” Wilkins said.
In 1988, Bill created the first Honor Card for Greensboro Urban Ministry. The image, “Not Forgotten,” sold 5,000 cards and raised a record-setting $52,000. Since then, the Honor Card Program has raised more than $4 million to support Greensboro Urban Ministry’s guests who are experiencing homelessness, hunger and poverty. Below, Bill tells the compelling story of the Honor Card behind the Honor Card:
During the holiday season, Honor Cards are available for a minimum donation of $5 apiece. You can purchase cards online or at participating stores (please see below). You can share cards to friends and family to let them know that a gift has been made in their honor to support Greensboro Urban Ministry’s work in the community.
Where to find The Honor Card
Beginning in early November, Honor Cards will be available at the following locations in Greensboro: