Community Service Opportunities

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. New community service opportunities are listed below.


Community Service Success Stories

Your blood donations given at the First Presbyterian Red Cross Blood Drive in June are now helping hospital patients at the the following hosiptals: 

Duke University Medical Center, Columbus Regional Healthcare System, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Wake Forest University, and VA Medical Center – Fayetteville. Thank you!


First Presbyterian contributed over 90 First Aid Kits to the New Hanover Disaster Coalition for their hurricane preparedness kits. Thank you for your donations. Kits will be distributed this Saturday, July 11th beginning at 9 a.m at the following locations:

Harbor United Methodist Church, 4853 Masonboro Loop Road in Myrtle Grove

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 514 College Road near UNCW



Community Service Opportunities

Grandparent Support Network:

The Grandparent Support Network (GSN) is a peer support group for grandparents providing full-time care for their grandchildren.

Donations for GSN, our longtime mission partner and friends, will resume this Thursday, July 16th. Let’s come together and show our support through donations of food and household items.

Perishable, healthy items such as fruits, vegetables, eggs, dairy, sliced meats, etc. are encouraged.

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. Please note that all donations must be in their original packaging. Gently used items are not being collected at this time.

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:

  • Flashcards, workbooks, other educational items for K-12
  • Small prizes for children
  • Paper cups
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Trash bags
  • Hand soap
  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo
  • Bath tissue
  • Paper towels

Calling all Gardeners:

We are building a list of organization where you can donate fresh produce from your home garden. More organizations will be listed through the summer, so please check in often. This week you can donate any extra produce from your garden to Grandparent Support Network at the YWCA, 2815 South College Road Wilmington, NC 28412 location on Thursday morning between 8:30 am and 10:00 am.

Share Cape Fear:

Please visit Share Cape Fear at to learn of other meaningful volunteer and donation opportunities in our Cape Fear region.

Please email questions or comments to Nikki McLaurin.