• Thanks for a successful #FeedGSO food drive

    Thanks to your support, this spring’s #FeedGSO Community Food Drive raised 65,325 pounds of nonperishable food and $4,663.77 in cash donations for the food pantry. Local grocery stores, News 2 Food 2 Families, Well-Spring Retirement Community and three dozen congregations teamed up with Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM) for the spring #FeedGSO Community Food Drive on […]

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    BB&T Lighthouse Project at 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 […]

  • Beating Crisis Together

    Like many young men from his generation, Harold dropped out of high school to help support his family, taking a job as a custodian and grounds maintenance employee with Guilford County Schools where he worked for twenty-nine years. Harold married, had a family, and purchased his family home. It was a happy life, with Harold […]

  • Perseverance

    The common cold – annoying, exhausting, but rarely life changing. Not so for James Massey. James Massey spent years working in the restaurant industry, working his way into management. A dedicated employee, he frequently worked 60-80 hour weeks. As he puts it, he “couldn’t ask [his] employees to do something he wasn’t willing to do […]

  • Poetry in Motion

    Clement Mallory’s love of language led him to a new beginning of hope and service with kids at Partnership Village, a housing community with supportive services for men, women and families getting back on their feet after experiencing homelessness. A poet by trade, Mallory learned at a young age the importance of reading and literacy […]

  • Overcoming Trauma

    Crystal, a bright student who received high marks, was just a semester away from her medical assistant’s degree when she experienced a life-changing trauma that caused a bout of severe depression. As a result, Crystal dropped out of school, lost her job, lost her housing, and found herself at Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Weaver House Singles […]

About Us

Greensboro Urban Ministry’s mission is to express the love of God to our neighbors in need by offering food, shelter and solutions. Our vision is stable lives for our neighbors. 

We have served the Greensboro community since 1967.

Poverty is an equal-opportunity destroyer. Lack of food, funds and affordable housing create true disasters in the lives of our guests. Our goal is to be there first with them to help them dig out of the rubble and return to stability as quickly as possible.

Learn more about us by reading our website, the latest news in our homepage News Tab section, our Recent Posts at the bottom of each page, and on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

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Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Corporate Sponsors provide important support  and awareness-raising for our events and special campaigns. Hover your mouse over the corporate logo to see which events each sponsor is participating in to support the work of Greensboro Urban Ministry in our community!

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It’s On! Mother’s Day Challenge

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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Thanks for a successful #FeedGSO food drive

Thanks to your support, this spring’s #FeedGSO Community Food Drive raised 65,325 pounds of nonperishable food and $4,663.77 in cash donations for the food pantry. Local grocery stores, News 2 Food 2 Families, Well-Spring Retirement Community and three dozen congregations teamed up with Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM) for the spring #FeedGSO Community Food Drive on […]

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January Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter! Source: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Thank-you-for-making-an-impact-on-poverty-in-Greensboro–.html?soid=1118460152764&aid=kSbqyFlotBY

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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 […]

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

Fed. Sheltered. Safe.

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 […]

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Greensboro Urban Ministry staff and volunteers performed carols at this week's holiday party.

Season’s Blessings

At Greensboro Urban Ministry, we value working with you, our supporters, to create a circle of light into which our guests can step to find help and hope. Here are a few moments from our holiday season. Hover your mouse over each photo to read more about each image. We wish people of all faiths […]

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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 […]

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Holiday Pottery Sale at Urban Ministry, 12/5-12/7

Are you looking for a great holiday gift and an opportunity to help people in need in Greensboro? Join us for the Holiday Pottery Event @ Urban Ministry! The three-day event runs from Tuesday, December 5, through Thursday, December 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Greensboro Urban Ministry Board Room, at the […]

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Honor Card 30th Sponsorship

Flow Buick GMC has signed on as Presenting Sponsor for the Honor Card 30th Anniversary Season. General Manager Rhett Blanchard presented a check for $10,000 to artist William Mangum and Greensboro Urban Ministry Executive Director Myron Wilkins today. “We are so pleased to be the Presenting Sponsor for the 30th season of the William Mangum […]

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Feast of Caring on November 16

Thursday, November 16 is Feast of Caring day. Please join us for this wonderful tradition to kick off the holiday season. Feast of Caring Express will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, at First Baptist Church, 1000 W. Friendly Ave. Musical guest will be Turner Battle. Dinner will be […]

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An Honor Card Challenge!

An anonymous donor has given us a $3,000 challenge gift to encourage you and others to give an online gift this week to the 30th anniversary  William Mangum Honor Card fundraiser this year. You can make a gift of any size now on our website and you will receive a beautiful Honor Card for every $5 you donate. […]

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Pottery Pop-Up

One Night Sneak Peek!

Pottery Pop-Up for the Feast is First Friday, Nov. 3. Get a sneak peek at the beautiful handcrafted pottery created for our annual Feast of Caring events. Center for Visual Artists is hosting the event at the CVA Gallery at 200 N. Davie St. in the Greensboro Cultural Center. Many of the pieces were created […]

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Join us for the 30th Honor Card Luncheon

Join Bill Mangum and friends for the 30th anniversary kickoff of the holiday Honor Card on Tuesday, October 31, to celebrate this wonderful annual tradition. The luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 617 N. Elm St., in Greensboro. Seating is limited and reservation are required by Tuesday, October 24. RSVP […]

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Leading local fight against hunger

Greater Greensboro CROP Walk Steering Committee Chair Gary Owens knows what it’s to like to feel hungry — that’s why he’s spent much of his life working to prevent others from feeling those familiar pangs of having to go without. When Gary was in elementary school, his family struggled to put food on the table. […]

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