Meals on Wheels Lasagna Project
Volunteers are needed for this one-day project to feed 325 homebound seniors. Every year, we bake 27-32 full-sized lasagnas to add to store-bought peaches and salad to make a special Christmas meal. Please let Wendy know via email if you can bring a lasagna here and/or help with the meal packing. 9:00 am on Tuesday December 24th!
September - November
Embacing the Bahamas
A generous collection effort was made to support the immediate needs of those in the Bahamas who were impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Peg Ostby and Amber Law facilitated the collection and shipping of items essential to daily living. Yea team!
Christmas in July Project
Thank you to all who participated in the opportunity to return to your childhood years and to make a difference in a local family’s 2019 Christmas season.
Unity of Wilmington was proud to be a partner in this endeavor with Wrightsboro United Methodist Church. Unity's team is being led by Johnny Johnson who is assisted by Linda Kuharcik, Cynthia Rogers, and Dean Gattone.
Unity Urban Ministerial School Stole Project
We crafted 40 ceremonial stoles for new ministers, faculty and staff of the Urban School. Unity of Wilmington purchased fabric and furnished a pattern. Thank you to Liz Greenwald for taking the lead on this project and to the mighty tailors: Patsy Hartz, Pam Coble, Lainie Mauger and Liz Greenwald.
Help Center of Federal Point
We supported the Help Center of Federal Point with a donation to their Fundraising Auction in July.
Smoke Alarm Distribution Project
Thank you to all who came out to support the greater Wilmington community - and thank you to Sis Tyler for her leadership!
Collection of Box Tops for Education— We collect the Box Tops for Education coupons found on many General Mills products. Coddington Elementary School PTA receives ten cents for each box top. A jar is located on the foyer table for the coupons. We have donated more than $200 in box tops to date.
Unity of Wilmington supported Good Shepherd’s ‘restoration to health commitment’ by collecting OTC medications and first aid supplies. These included but are not limited to: Tylenol, ibuprofen, aspirin, cough drops, antacids, Band-Aids, cortisone cream, ace bandages, lip balm, antibiotic ointment, tape and gauze.
Many thanks for those who donated socks - hundreds of pairs of sock - warm sock, colorful socks, wool socks, athletic socks, fuzzy socks! Coordinated by the Rose Family, we were able to support our homeless community keep their feet warm and safe this winter.
Baby Shower collection of items such as diapers, newborn clothing and supplies for the Kelly House, a non-profit therapeudic home for women with substance use disorders who are pregnant or have infants up to six months old.
Collection of Household Items for Good Shepherd's Ashely Center, a transitional housing for Vets moving into permanent housing after being homeless.
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 in February went to Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
Meals on Wheels Lasagna Lunch for 300 homebound seniors
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.