Homelessness is a challenge for nearly every community. The homeless need emergency care, affordable housing, health care, education and spiritual encouragement. The Honor Card program is an annual campaign to raise awareness and funds to meet the needs of the homeless.
In 1988 artist William Mangum was asked to lend his artistic and publishing assistance to Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Honor Card program. He created an image called Not Forgotten. It was warmly embraced and sold 5,000 cards, raising a record setting $52,000 for various outreach programs. During the Holiday Season, Honor Cards are available for a minimum donation of $5 each. Individuals who purchase Honor Cards send them to friends and family, indicating that they have been honored by a donation to Greensboro Urban Ministry. All proceeds go directly to our organization.
Personally touched by the needs of the homeless, Bill has been an advocate, donating his artistic skills and publishing gifts to make The Honor Card program one of the most well run and leveraged charitable programs in the country. Within each beautiful painting is the subtle image and story of the needy. For 15 years, Bill personally underwrote the production of the Honor Card program. In that short period of time, more than $1,000,000 was raised for Greensboro Urban Ministry’s various programs to support the needy in that community. As the Honor Card program reaches its 25th anniversary, over $4,000,000 has been raised to support homeless agencies in cities across North Carolina.
Learn more about artist William Mangum.
For more information please call 336.553.2656 or email us.
To order online, please click HERE and select “William Mangum Holiday Honor Card” as your gift designation.
Beginning November 21, Honor Cards will be available at the following locations in Greensboro:
Want to give your business associates and/or employees something different this holiday season?
For a donation of $5 per card (and minimal imprinting charges) you can send a holiday card with your company’s special message inside — deadline is Oct. 18, 2013
Please click here to download our Holiday Honor Card Imprint Brochure.
For more information please call 336.553.2641 or email us.