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 […]

Mother’s Day Challenge — You Did It!

Mother's Day Art

Thank you for helping us meet the Mother’s Day Challenge! This special online challenge event raised $11,601, more than doubling our anonymous donor’s original gift. You remember the story: A donor approached us earlier this year with a generous donation and a challenge: Can you make this gift go twice as far? We said: We’d […]

#FeedGSO Drive: 71,950 pounds!

#FeedGSO

Food and cash donations are coming in from last weekend’s #FeedGSO Spring Community Food Drive, and we’re excited to share that your support is pushing our totals well ahead of Spring 2016! As of April 25, our food and cash donations total and equivalent of 71,950 pounds of food that will go to feed hungry […]

Miss Thelma’s Last Thursday

Longtime volunteer Thelma Stevenson

Thelma J. Stevenson, known around GUM affectionately as Miss Thelma, cooked her last lunch today in Potter’s House Community Kitchen. After 30 years, she’s hanging up her apron and retiring. Miss Thelma started cooking in her home and delivering food for our guests in the 1980s. When GUM’s building at 305 W. Gate City Blvd. […]

Awesome Food Pantry Support!

Supporters from across Guilford County, and as far away as New York State, have responded to the call to help Greensboro Urban Ministry replenish its food pantry shelves. We are excited to share that your response to our appeal brought in 48,514 pounds of nonperishable food and $47,800 in cash donations in January. The cash […]

GUM Sees Record Food Requests, Seeks Your Help

With less than a week’s supply of food on the shelves, Greensboro Urban Ministry’s executive director is turning to the community for help. “We have less than one week’s supply of food on our pantry shelves. We don’t want to suspend emergency food assistance, but that may be GUM’s only choice. Our ability to help […]

‘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 […]

July Program Highlights

Greensboro Urban Ministry’s staff and volunteers work daily to help those who are poor and hurting in our community find help, hope and long-term solutions. We see need expressed in so many faces, young and old, healthy and ailing, angry and devastated. What we see most is a person looking back at us who is […]

Getting Connected

Judy Newlin

A guest post from longtime volunteer Judy Newlin: I became involved 18 years ago with Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM) when the Girl Scout troop I led provided weekly babysitting for a young mother who was a GUM client and a student in nursing school. Our help gave her time to study and ultimately helped her […]