We share these to inspire you and to give you hope.

  • May 31 One Church distributed cards of encouragement to Food Lion shoppers.

  • June 8 The Farm to Family Food Program distributed fresh produce to 3,123 individuals or families. Produce distribution will continue every Monday at 10am outside of the Maxwell Center.

  • June 8 Gypsy Bean Café hosted Partnership for Children during their Mission Monday event.

  • June 9 Trinity Missionary Baptist Church held a nonperishable food distribution.

  • Goldsboro Fire Department shared 5-year-old Madelyn Hinnant’s book about firefighters and is encouraging others to read or submit their work to be read.

  • Butterball donated several cases of turkey burgers to the Wayne Uplift Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Shelter.

  • George Franklin donated funds for Wayne Uplift Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program to purchase masks and hand sanitizer for staff and shelter residents, in memory of his daughter Ashely Ward.

  • The Goldsboro Family YMCA, in partnership with Wayne County Public Schools, has delivered over 18,000 meals to students.

May 26th Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1086 Hwy 111 S. in Goldsboro, will be distributing one bag of nonperishable

May 19th ONE Church fed those who work in barbershops and salons

Impact Teens delivered encouragement cards around the community.

Make a Difference Food Pantry serves hot meals, sandwich bags, and produce bags Mondays, Wednesdays at Fridays at New Hope Friends Church from 5:00-6:00 PM. They also serve at Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church from 5:00-6:00 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays. They serve hot meals on Wednesdays at Brogden United Methodist Church from 5:00-6:00 PM and hold a food distribution at the location every third Saturday from 10:00-11:30 AM. They serve hot meals Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:00-1:00 PM at Make a Difference Food Pantry. At that location they distribute food and baby supplies Thursdays from  2:00-5:30 PM.

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May 20th The Bridge fed lunch to the 300 correctional officers at Neuse Correctional.

May 20th Judah Arts and Worship Center provided free “Creativity in COVIDity” healing art boxes and masks to families. 

May 21st Deeper Life Church ministries distributed 100 baskets to seniors containing cleaning supplies, paper products, and reusable masks.

 

Two Sundays a month The Bridge serves lunch at the Community Soup Kitchen site and at Fordham House.

Community Crisis Center, located at 607 S. Slocumb Street in Goldsboro, serves lunch Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00-2:15. They also offer a food pantry and hygiene bags from 12:30-3 pm.

 

Every Monday at 10:00 A.M.  June-August the Three in One Family Center will be distributing boxes of vegetables near the Farm Credit Farmers Market at the Maxwell Center.

 

ECA Town and Country Group donated 80+ face masks to be distributed to organizations in the community.

4th Medical Group at SJAFB collected food donations to be distributed to organizations throughout the community. 

Last week Chicago Bulls point guard Alec Jacoby “Coby” White provided dinner for the night shift at Wayne UNC Health Care.

 

Wayne Community College is offering four 4-week Google Meet classes at no cost to the community. Visit the college’s website for more information.

 

Wise Guys is offering a free, online summer program on Teen Male Healthy Relationships. Visit chsnc.com/wiseguys for more information

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May 19th ONE Church, located at 118 S. Berkley Street in Goldsboro, is feeding all personnel from barbershops, salons, and nail technicians 10-12.

May 19th Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1086 Hwy 111 S.,   is holding a drive-through food box distribution from 5:00-6:30 PM.

 

May 19th Cornerstone Church is holding a food bank from 10-12 at the Norwayne Alumni Building on Sycamore Street in Fremont. May 15th One Church held a parade in celebration of Hospital Week.

 

The City of Goldsboro donated masks to Goldsboro Host Lions Club.

 

Impact Teens is preparing to shower nursing homes with cards of encouragement.

 

Hope for Goldsboro donated lunch to Goldsboro Police Department.

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Join the parade in celebration of National hospital week. Meet in the parking lot in front of Wayne Learning Center at Wayne Community College at 6:30 A.M. May 15th. Decorate your vehicle, play music, and wave signs. A police escort will direct us to and around the hospital.  United Way of Wayne County has partnered with One Church is planning a community-wide cheer parade in celebration of Hospital Week.

 

May 12th Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1086 Hwy 111 South in Goldsboro, is hosting a drive-thru food distribution from 5:00-6:45 PM.

May 14th Deeper Life Church Ministries will be distributing Breakfast Blessing Bags for 300 essential workers.

Rosewood First Baptist Church donated snack bags to the staff at UNC Women’s Clinic.  

St. Luke United Methodist Church took bags of snacks to hospital staff.

Wayne County student, Tyler Ostendorf, and volunteers from Rye Always Fresh installed Park and Learn signs at various Wayne County Public Schools.

Rosewood First Baptist Church sent flowers to various doctor’s offices in an effort to spread cheer.

The Wayne County Health Department has six full-time nurses dedicated to contact tracing and has nurses dedicated to Neuse Correctional and congregate living facilities where outbreaks have been reported.

Seventh-Day Adventist Church, on the corner of Lee and Mulberry in Goldsboro, serves lunch every Wednesday from 11 AM-1 PM. Taj Polack assists with the delivery of meals to Waynesboro and Kirkwood.

 

Wayne County Public Library Staff has donated comfort straps and masks to several local organizations.

 

Local artist, Duffy Fleming is donating 50% of the sale of pieces from her 2019 art collection to United Way of Wayne County and Salvation Army.  Purchases can be made at 3flemingos.com

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May 5 from 5-6:45 PM Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1086 Hwy 111 Hwy South in Goldsboro, will host a drive-thru nonperishable food distribution.

 

Higher Calling Ministries, located at 600 N. Madison Avenue in Goldsboro, will serve carryout meals every 4th Wednesday from 6-7:30PM.

 

Eagle Scout Thomas Sumner installed “thank you” signs at feeding sites and childcare providers around the county. The signs were decorated by Boys & Girls Club students (photo attached).

 

Great Harvest Bakery donated loaves of bread to You Need Help. They are also offering a free cookie when you donate cleaning supplies to be distributed to local childcare providers.

Duke Energy donated sanitizer and masks to first responders.

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Adla Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen serves around 700 meals every other Tuesday starting at 2:00 P.M. They are located at 612 South Breazeale Avenue in Mount Olive (photos attached).

 

Thursday night Wayne County Public Schools turned their stadium lights on at 8:20 PM to recognize senior athletes.

 

First Baptist Church Women of Hope continues to sew masks for childcare staff. 

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Feeding the Frontlines: Daniels and Daniels partnered with Wayne Community College to feed healthcare workers. Partnership for Children partnered with the Salvation Army to feed childcare staff. Seattle Seahawks player Jarran Reed fed 2nd and 3rd shift hospital staff. Photos can be viewed here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Q7UAdCFd2D3KWMa_LWukpm-srK1HY_Gy

 

Homefront Room Revival, First Baptist Church, Rosewood First Baptist Church, and Stephanie Harris sewed fabric masks for childcare staff.

 

Guardian ad Litem volunteers continue to check on the children virtually, making sure each child in the court system’s best interests are protected and assuring any unmet needs are met.

 

P.T.’S Old Fashioned Grille and Vailhouse Oyster Bar &  Grille are supporting the Community Soup Kitchen by donating a meal for every meal or $5 gift card purchased at one of the restaurants. 

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Chuck and Will Futrelle of Culligan Water donated bleach to local child care centers.

Boy Scout Trotter Sumner installed #parkandlearn signs around Goldsboro. 

Boy Scout Vismai Taneti built and installed a little free library near the Goldsboro Family YMCA playground.

First Baptist Church of Goldsboro prepared 250 care packages to show support and appreciation to employees of Neuse Correctional Institution.

Patricia Velasco made masks over spring break for school nutrition staff.

April 22nd Seventh Day Adventist Church provided a free lunch.

Chiropractic Advantage compiled a guide of Downtown Goldsboro merchants who are open and selling.

Campbell medical students, completing their clinical in Goldsboro, are collecting donations to benefit Wayne Pregnancy Center. (flyer attached)

St. Andrews Episcopal Church placed banners of inspiration at Dillard Middle School of Excellence.

McDonald’s will offer free Thank You Meals, between Wednesday, April 22 and Tuesday, May 5 to healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters, and paramedics who show their badge.

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Trinity Mission Baptist Church is holding a drive-thru food distribution on April 21 from 5-6:45 P.M. They are located at 1086 Highway 111 S. in Goldsboro.

Sheetz announced the expansion of the Kidz Meal Bagz program providing free food to help children and families in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal Bagz will be available at all 600 Sheetz locations and will be available daily, while supplies last. The Meal Bagz include a turkey sandwich, chips, and a drink. Families interested in taking advantage of the free program can go to any Sheetz location and ask an employee for a meal at the register or through the drive-through.

Last week, Bethel Church delivered a bin of snacks to each department at Wayne UNC Healthcare. Bethel partnered with others to complete this project, including Troop 3 at First Presbyterian Church. 

11-year-old, Kenna Jackson, provided 50 bagged lunches to truck drivers. To learn more about Kenna: https://newsargus.com/news/14843/hope-in-crisis-young-girl-feeds-hungry-truck-drivers-during-covid-19-crisis/.

Little River Fire Department held a fire truck parade Saturday to boost morale during the quarantine.

Seattle Seahawks player and Goldsboro native, Jarren Reed, donated to United Way of Wayne County, Goldsboro Family YMCA and Salvation Army of Goldsboro.

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Boy Scout, Thomas, and UWWC volunteer, Jessica Bravo, installed yard signs designating “Park and Learn” sponsors. 

In the Goldsboro Family YMCA parking lot, Boy Scout Steven drew a sidewalk chalk obstacle course for young children to play with. Children are welcome to try out the course as long as they practice social distancing.

 

Several Wayne Community College employees and partner teachers in Wayne County Public Schools have been 3D printing bands that reduce skin and ear irritation from the elastic straps on medical masks. They have provided more than 2,100 of the bands to more than a dozen medical and care facilities throughout the county as well as enough to Wayne County Emergency Medical Services for all EMTs and Paramedics to have one. Through these combined efforts, 1,310 bands were delivered to Wayne UNC Health Care's Materials Management Department and 12 went to its pharmacy. The printers used have been the schools', including those of the WCC Business and Computer Technologies Division and WCC Mechanical Engineering Department, but also personal 3D printers such as those belonging to Wayne Business and Industry Center Executive Director Craig Foucht.

The Arts Council of Wayne County arranged for five talented local artists to create chalk art messages of thanks and inspiration at the employee entrance of Wayne UNC Healthcare this Friday and periodically throughout the rest of the quarantine. Several of the artists also will be painting for employees to enjoy. 

 

Goldsboro Family YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, and WAGES are partnering together to serve meals to Club kids and continuing the YMCA’s delivery of meals to WCPS students.

 

Salvation Army is operating feeding sites for children during Wayne County Public School’s spring break April 14-17. The feeding sites will remain at their current locations. Thank you to the County, local restaurants, and volunteers for making this possible.

 

Rebuilding Broken is continuing to operate as a feeding site. Parents must notify Rebuilding Broken Places by 5pm the day before if they wish to pick up a meal for their child. They can do so by emailing Fran Smith at fsmith@rbpcdc.org.

 

Thanks to our compassionate community members, we have been able to collect 128 units of blood in Wayne County since March 23rd. Each blood donation has the potential to save three lives so these donors have the potential to save 384 lives!

 

Accucopy donated coloring sheets to WAGES and the Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County.

 

Summer Flowers is leading a volunteer team in creating headbands with buttons for hospital staff. This style of the headband allows masks to be attached by the buttons and saves strain on the ears. They have completed 250 headbands and are continuing to create more. If you would like to donate material or buttons please contact summer.flowers@unchealth.unc.edu.

 

Homefront Room Revival plans to create 350 headbands with buttons for hospital staff. If you have a sewing machine they can borrow or if you’d like to volunteer with them, please contact Kate Tinsley kate@homefrontroomrevival.org

 

Thank you, Sherry Aycock, Linda Everhart, Martha Bryan, and many other individuals for donating fabric.  You are part of the solution!

 

Higher Calling feeds the community every 4th Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 PM at 600 N. Madison Avenue in Goldsboro.

 

Best Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Salvation Army partnered together to serve meals.

 

Community Crisis Center provides carryout lunch Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00-2:00 PM. Pantry food bags are available upon request. Those needing emergency assistance Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays should email Hgdccenter@yahoo.com. They are located at 607 S. Slocumb Street in Goldsboro.

 

WAGES continues to ensure Head Start/Early Head Start children are served nutritious meals, including home delivery of meals for families without transportation. They are also providing families with diapers and wipes. WAGES is assisting recently laid-off workers with support in filing for unemployment benefits.

 

Salvation Army will operate feeding sites for children during Wayne County Public School’s spring break April 13-17. The feeding sites will remain at their current locations. Thank you to the County and local restaurants for making this possible.

 

Rebuilding Broken Places will close 4/10 and reopen as a feeding site 4/13. Parents must notify Rebuilding Broken Places by 5pm the day before if they wish to pick up a meal for their child. They can do so by emailing Fran Smith at fsmith@rbpcdc.org.

 

Thank you to all of the businesses and organizations that signed up to be “Park and Learn” Sponsors. Those organizations can be found here: https://www.unitedwayne.org/superheroes.

April 7 Trinity Missionary Baptist Church (1086 Hwy 111 S. Goldsboro) will be distributing one bag of nonperishable food per car from 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

The City of Goldsboro will light the Holly Street Water Tower during the COVID-19 State of Emergency as a symbol of hope.

 

Franklin Bread Company donated loaves of bread to the 4 Day Movement. They were able to distribute the bread and share it with Community Soup Kitchen.

Pine Forest United Methodist Church held a drive for the Community Soup Kitchen. 

 

Goldsboro firefighters are sharing videos of them reading stories on Facebook. They hope to continue reading stories and expand the program to include skits and general fire safety education tips.

 

Homefront Room Revival is sewing fabric masks for healthcare workers.  

 

An anonymous “good deed doer” decorated the windows at Eagle’s Pointe assisted living facility.

Vailhouse Oyster Bar and Grille and P.T.’s Old Fashioned Grill made bagged lunches for the Community Soup Kitchen

Sydney’s Book Club provided the Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro with 400 books to distribute to children living in their properties.  

The Sheetz in Rosewood (2829 US HWY 70 W. Goldsboro) is providing free bagged kids meals all day, while supplies last. Meals include a turkey sandwich, chips, and a drink. Families should ask an employee at the register for the meal.

 

Starbucks donated pastries to Wayne UNC Healthcare and is providing free coffee to medical workers.

Literacy Connections is offering Story Time online at 7:00 pm on their Facebook page:  facebook.com/literacyconnectionsofwaynecounty

Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County is offering virtual programs for Club members. Parents must complete an online consent form before kids can participate.  Learn more at bgcwayne.org/online

March 27 Bridgepoint Civil and Aaron's Restaurant are partnering to donate and deliver meals to our community's elderly and disabled people.

March 31 Trinity Missionary Baptist Church (1086 Hwy 111 S. Goldsboro) will be distributing one bag of nonperishable food per car from 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

Great Harvest Bread donated lunch for the kids and staff at Small World Day Care.

Rebuilding Broken Places continues to feed 300+ children each weekday with the help of the Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro.

Starbucks surprised essential personnel at the Salvation Army and the Goldsboro Police Department with some special treats.

Wayne County Public Schools continues to operate 10 feeding sites for children with breakfast and lunch.  Now going to an everyday schedule (except Spring break April 10 to 17).  The Goldsboro Family YMCA continues to serve as the transportation partner taking the food to those who have no transportation to pick up the food.

March 21 the Goldsboro Elks Lodge (#139) partnered with the Salvation Army to make over 50 emergency non-perishable food boxes and hygiene bags.

Sydney’s Book Club partnered with Trinity Missionary Baptist Church so that families picking up non-perishable food can also receive books for their children.

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne and a Dudley resident was able to donate unopened medical supplies to Wayne UNC Health Care.

The Dollar General on Patetown Road made gift bags for seniors who were regular customers. The bags contained personal hygiene items.

Goldsboro Rotary made donations to both the Salvation Army and the United Way of Wayne County to help with the COVID-19 response.

The Purple Turtle Workshops in Mount Olive offered more than 150 free unfinished puzzles for kids to paint while they are out of school.

New Hope Friends will provide one hot meal and one bagged lunch per person on March 24, March 25, and March 27 from 5:00 PM-6:00 PM. Their address is 4451 Hwy 70 East. Goldsboro.

March 24 Trinity Missionary Baptist Church will be distributing one bag of nonperishable food per car from 5:30-6:45 PM. Their address is 1086 Hwy 111 S. Goldsboro.

Wayne County Center of NC Cooperative Extension is partnering with food distribution sites to provide educational resources and recipes to families picking up food.

Rebuilding Broken Places continues to feed 300+ children each weekday and Wayne County Public Schools continues to operate 10 feeding sites.

March 24 Trinity Missionary Baptist Church will be distributing one bag of nonperishable food per car from 5:30-6:45 PM. Their address is 1086 Hwy 111 S. Goldsboro

4 Day Movement, in partnership with Cornerstone Church, Barnes Jewelers, and Movement Mortgage, will be delivering Food with Favor boxes that contain food, inspirational sayings, and personal hygiene items

Franklin Bakery donated bread to the Salvation Army which they were able to deliver to Kirkwood Retirement Community.

March 16 Bethel Church, Ken’s BBQ, and K &W Cafeteria partnered together to feed medical staff and families in nearby communities. They are also collecting greeting cards for rehab and nursing homes.

March 18 and 19 Thank you to everyone who donated to Fill the Pantries (aka: Fill the Theatre) at The Salvation Army and Community Soup Kitchen

March 18 Trinity Missionary Baptist Church ( 1086 Hwy 111 South) held a non-perishable food distribution at their church.  and will hold another pick-up service on March 24th from 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

New Hope Friends provided meals March 18 and will provide one hot meal and one bagged lunch per person March 20, March 24, March 25, and March 27 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  They are also providing meals to first responders in Wayne County and are accepting food and monetary donations to continue this service.  The address is 4451 Hwy 70 East. Goldsboro.

The Salvation Army is collecting and distributing non-perishable food and supports the needs of families with Backpack Buddies.

Wayne County Public Schools and Rebuilding Broken Places are continuing to operate feeding sites for children.

Sydney’s Book Club partnered with Make a Difference Pantry and Rebuilding Broken places to distribute books along with the bagged meals for children.

Goldsboro Family YMCA staff started providing transportation of meals for families who were unable to get to the transportation site. Families needing assistance in this manner should continue to call UWWC at 919-735-3591.

Goldsboro Housing Authority staff are delivering meals to the children living in their properties.

Literacy Connections has moved their Little Free Library outside and encourages visitors to take a free book, puzzle, or coloring book. 2001 E. Ash St- Building D Goldsboro.

Wayne County Public Library is offering a curbside library. Please call 919-735-1824 for details.

Make a Difference Pantry continues to serve and distribute food in the Mount Olive area. For more information, call 919-252-2696

53 childcare centers remain open in the community.

Wayne Pregnancy Center is operating as a crisis center for families with babies. For more information, please call 919-583-9330.

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