Community Partners | Fall 2013

1K FOR 1KID

Led by Rev. Karen Crutchfield, residents of Cypress Glen Retirement Community, Greenville, gave more than $3,000—enough to ensure annual care for three children—after attending MHC’s Home With A Heart luncheon in May.

Horne Memorial Vacation Bible School

Horne Memorial Vacation Bible School

« Horne Memorial UMC, Clayton, donated more than $3,100 in July. The children in Vacation Bible School raised more than $2,000 toward the gift and made 160 prayer bears for our children. A generous congregational offering completed the donation.

Duke Energy Progress and its Employee Giving campaign contributed more than $75,700 through individual and matching gifts.

Karen Roberts and Jordyn

Karen Roberts and Jordyn

Go Realty and its sales team in Durham have donated $2,400 in the past year. The associates gave $50 for every sales transaction they made, and the company matched their contributions. The organizing force behind Go Realty’s generosity is office manager Karen Roberts, whose love for her adopted niece, 5-year-old Jordyn, inspires her to give back. “I can’t imagine life without this little girl. Her energy and love of life is contagious,” Roberts writes on her blog. “My hope and prayer is for all children to find a forever home.” »

In memory of Tibbie Roberts of Morehead City, First UMC Morehead City collected $15,000 for Methodist Home for Children. Roberts was a 1976-82 member of the MHC Board of Directors and a champion of causes related to the health, education and welfare of children and women.

Wakefield UMC, Raleigh, raised $2,255 for our children. The youth collected $1,255 in April and the church matched $1,000.

FUN FOR A CAUSE

Army National Guard Support Maintenance Shop

Army National Guard Support Maintenance Shop

« Members of the Army National Guard Support Maintenance Shop, Raleigh, donated $1,000 from the fifth annual Intercession Golf Tournament to benefit MHC. The event was held Sept. 5 at Reedy Creek Golf Course at Four Oaks.

Hayes Barton United Methodist Men

Hayes Barton United Methodist Men

Marshall Parker and United Methodist Men at Hayes Barton UMC, Raleigh, organized a pancake breakfast in June and raised nearly $1,200. »

Highland UMC Lemonade

Highland UMC Lemonade

 

The youth at Highland UMC, Raleigh, raised more than $440 in May at their annual lemonade stand to support MHC. »

Kindred Hearts Circle at Holland’s UMC, Raleigh, donated nearly $2,000 through its Kindred Hearts Classic golf tournament. The 10th annual tournament was played May 4 at Riverwood Golf Club in Clayton.

Niyah, Miss NC Princess

Niyah, Miss NC Princess

« Seven-year-old Niyah, a rising 2nd grader and newly crowned Miss North Carolina Princess, visited the Jordan Center in July. She read Green Eggs and Ham and Camilla, the Cupcake Fairy to a class of our 4-year-olds, and donated 100 books she’d earned through her pageant work. Niyah and her family are familiar with MHC through their church, Soapstone UMC in Raleigh.

Friends of Pat Witt of Raleigh donated $425 to Methodist Home for Children in lieu of gifts for her birthday this year.

Youth and Children’s Ministries at Millbrook UMC, Raleigh, raised nearly $2,000 with an April fun run, an MHC wristband campaign and “change a life” coin collection jars.

INTO THEIR HANDS
Benson Memorial UMC, Raleigh, donated a child’s bike, gift cards, school supplies, linens and small appliances through its Christmas in July collection.

Cape Fear Grange

Cape Fear Grange Gazebo

« Cape Fear Grange provided the building supplies and the labor to construct a 12-by-12 gazebo and a 12-by-24 deck for the Robeson County multipurpose home. The teens love the new spaces and use them for reading, counseling and hanging out.

Cape Fear Grange Deck

Cape Fear Grange Deck

 

 

 

The Harbor District of the N.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church donated school supplies for dozens of children through our Pack the Backpack program. Many thanks to Crossroads UMC, Fayetteville; Devon Park UMC, Wilmington; Harry Hosier UMC, Fayetteville; Pine Valley UMC, Wilmington; Seaside UMC, Sunset Beach; Smith Chapel UMC, Mount Olive; Trinity UMC, Red Springs; Wrightsboro UMC, Wilmington; and Wrightsville UMC, Wrightsville Beach.

The OWLS (Older, Wiser, Lively Seniors) of Hampstead UMC, Hampstead, collected 525 pairs of colorful, fun socks for our children through their “Sock It To Me” campaign.

Tom Taylor, Robeson County Commissioner and owner of The Bargain House, Lumberton, donated eight sets of dressers, desks and chairs to the Robeson County multipurpose home. Taylor had visited the home on a recent tour and wanted to help the teens he met there.

Backpack Donations

Backpack Donations

« Wakefield UMC, Raleigh, donated 85 backpacks and box-loads of school supplies in September. Youth in the church also collected stuffed animals, organizer Charles Kiser says, “to comfort children who are in crisis or who have been placed in uncomfortable situations.”

Wilson Temple UMC, Raleigh, collected backpacks and school supplies for our children returning to classes.

CLOSE TO HOME

More than 100 volunteers at Hayes Barton UMC, Raleigh, hosted a spectacular luncheon for our HELP students and their guests in July. Many thanks to organizer Jackie Abbott and the church’s Outreach Committee for creating this celebration of our students as they pursue their higher education goals through the Hackley Education and Learning Program. The event was a beautiful culmination of volunteers’ prayers, financial gifts and hours of shopping, cooking, baking, decorating, setting up, serving and cleaning up.

Legacy Center Playground Renovation

Legacy Center Playground Renovation

The Legacy Center’s Team NC144 » completed an extensive makeover of the Jordan Center playground for 3- to 5-year-olds in June. The leadership-development team solicited supplies and worked around the clock Father’s Day weekend to complete the project, valued at $40,000. Thanks to the efforts of more than 80 volunteers, our preschoolers have a remodeled greenhouse and new storage shed, child-friendly ground cover, an expanded sandbox with fossil toys, a sunflower garden along with other flowers and improved play structures.