December - Meals on Wheels Lasagna Project
Sunday, December 24, 10:00 a.m. - Everyone is encouraged to participate in Unity’s holiday tradition of providing lasagna lunch for over 200 homebound seniors. Sign-ups for lasagna makers and drivers are available in the foyer. The lasagna recipe is available in the foyer and on our website: www.unitywil.com.
We are trying something a bit different this year as so many wish to assist. We will have eight stations in the Fellowship Hall for packing the lasagna, with six people at each station. We will have runners and lid decorators and we will need people to prepare about 27 lasagnas. Yes, we will be packed in, but it will be a joyful time of celebrating our love for others.
Collection of Books for Homes of Hope-India, Homes of Hope, founded by Paul Wilkes of Wilmington, supports nine orphanages in India for girls and a school for both girls and boys. Volunteers list books for resale on Amazon.com to raise funds. Additionally, some books go to children and libraries in India and to those serving in our military. You can drop your book donations off in the church office.
Collection of Box Tops for Education— We collect the Box Tops for Education coupons found on many General Mills products. Roland-Grise Middle School PTA receives ten cents for each box top. A jar is located on the foyer table for the coupons. We have donated $170 in box tops to date.
Collection of School Supplies for children in Pender, Bladen and New Hanover counties.
Habitat for Humanity-making and serving lunch to 30+ Habitat workers.
Good Shepherd Ministries - collecting toiletries and personal care supplies. Good Shepherd Ministries provides sleeping, eating and showering facilities for the homeless in our greater community. Each day they support over 200 people.
Nourish NC - Thank you for your donations of packaged food items to provide Summer take-home boxes for children in New Hanover and Brunswick counties.
Intentional Acts of Kindness - Unity of Wilmington filled a giant blank board with postings of your not-so-random acts of kindness during the month of April. Rev. Mindy challenged each one of the peeps to come up with their contributions of good works to the greater good of our community and our world!
Yard Sale - Unsold goods from our Annual Yard Sale were distributed to the following organizations: clothing to Good Shepher Ministries, books to Homes of Hope, bedding to disAbility Resource Center and to make pet beds for local shelters, and household items to Salty Paws Animal Thrift Store. The Rescue Mission of Cape Fear picked up the rest. Whew and thank you!
"Soup-er" Bowl Sunday - Donations of canned and boxed soups collected February 5th went to Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
Meals on Wheels Lasagna Lunch for 300 homebound seniors
‘Socktober’ is the name of our project to collect socks for the Homeless Shelter.
Making Angels for Lower Caper Fear Hospice Center: Crafted angels were placed in guest rooms to serve as loving guides for their journey home.
Collection of food for the Food Bank of Eastern NC.
Focus on Intentional Acts of Kindness throughout our local community.
Valentines for Vets: Notes of gratitude for those recuperating in the Fayetteville VA Medical Center.