Community Service Opportunities

 

First Presbyterian Church Community Blood Drive

All blood types are urgently needed.

Register HERE Now for our Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 11:00 am – 4:00 pm in Boney Hall or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

For donor eligibility questions please call 1-866-236-3276.
Thank you for your support!


Our Congolese family has been directly affected by COVID-19. We want to offer our love and support during this difficult time by sending them cards offering words of  hope and encouragement. Please join us in this effort by dropping cards at the church office this Monday through Wednesday (June 1st – 3rd) There will be a receiving basket on the volunteer desk in the front church office. You can also drop cards in the mail slot in the side door of the church office. Thank you for helping to bring smiles and comfort to our Congolese friends during this challenging time.

 


 

Thank you for supporting our community outreach efforts and for helping the people of the greater Wilmington community as we all face the challenges of COVID-19 together. Please continue to visit our website, as it will be updated with new service opportunities on an on-going basis. Though most current service opportunities consist of donating items or funds, there are hands-on service opportunities now available through The Salvation Army of Cape Fear.

 

A limited number of Volunteer opportunities are now available.  If you would like to donate bagged lunches, or assist with organizing produce on Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina delivery days- contact Dottie at 762-2070 for more information.

 

The Salvation Army of Cape Fear provides assistance to those in need throughout Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender counties. Please visit their website to explore the many other ways you can support their service programs: The Salvation Army – Doing the Most Good

Grandparent Support Network:


Thank you to those who dropped off donations at the YWCA on Thursday! Grandparent Support Network was able to assist 19 families this week from First Presbyterian Church drop off donations. Your donations for GSN families are greatly appreciated.

 

Please continue to support our long-time mission partner. Before COVID-19 changed our weekly routines, First Presbyterian provided a weekly meal for approximately 30 Grandparent Support Network families. Those families still need our help.

All donations must be in their original packaging. Gently used items are not being collected during the pandemic due to health concerns. Donations of household items would be greatly appreciated, especially paper towels, toilet tissue, napkins, and plastic cutlery. Diapers are no longer needed at this time.

Because donated items will be distributed on Thursdays directly after collection, perishable items such as fruits, vegetables, eggs, dairy, sliced meats, etc. are acceptable. Please see list below. Please drop donations at the YWCA 2815 South College Road Wilmington, NC 28412 location on Thursday mornings between 8:30 am and 10:00 am.

Food Items:

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Jarred pasta sauces
  • Canned and dried beans
  • Fresh or canned vegetables
  • Fresh or canned fruit
  • Meat
  • Kid-friendly snacks
  • Juice
  • Eggs/butter/cheese
  • Soup
  • Crackers/chips/snacks
  • Oatmeal
  • Popcorn

Household Items:

  • Paper cups
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Trash bags
  • Hand soap
  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo
  • Bath tissue
  • Paper towels

One Stop Drop-off: 

Please consider donating needed supplies at the One Stop Drop-off located at 3151 S. 17th Street, in front of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Business Center. These items will directly support our local healthcare workers and our local families in the Cape Fear region. Please see the list of items accepted below. Click to enlarge.

Share Cape Fear:

Please visit Share Cape Fear at https://sharecapefear.org/ to learn of other meaningful volunteer and donation opportunities in our Cape Fear region.

Please email questions or comments to Nikki McLaurin.