Community Partners | Fall 2014

FUN FOR A CAUSE
Members of the Army National Guard Support Maintenance Shop, Raleigh, donated $1,020 from the sixth annual Intercession Golf Tournament to benefit MHC. The event was held Aug. 28 at Reedy Creek Golf Course near Four Oaks.

Thirteen-year-old Bailey of Raleigh donated $500 in July from her “charity ball” birthday party. Adopted as an infant, Bailey wanted her party to be an occasion to give back, so she collected donations to MHC in lieu of birthday gifts.

The Greater Triangle Chapter of ISES and President Mica Parekh chose MHC for this year’s $500 Trinity Awards charitable donation. Methodist Orphanage alumni Billy and Peggy Griffin accepted the gift on behalf of MHC on June 17.

Johnston County Girl Scout Brownies and Daisies Troop 1859 donated $300 from bake sales at the Farm and Community Market in Clayton.

St. Mark’s UMC, Raleigh, hosted the annual Hackley Education and Learning Program Luncheon on July 18. The event celebrates MHC’s students as they prepare for a new school year.

The Silk Hope Charge UMM (Mt. Vernon UMC, Siler City; Sapling Ridge UMC, Pittsboro) donated $2,700 in September. This was the third consecutive annual gift by the men, who organized a
spring barbecue and a fall fish fry.

Swansboro UMW donated $500 from its Ladies’ Tea in June.

Swansboro UMC donated $5,000 from its Sept. 27 5K for the Kids, drawing more than 150 runners, walkers and supporters.

Trinity UMC, Wilmington, donated $700 from an Aug. 10 pancake breakfast.

1K FOR 1KID
Brownings UMC Vacation Bible School, Mount Olive, donated $1,000 in August. The children collected a 1K FOR 1KID offering each day and at the commencement of VBS.

St. Mark’s UMC Vacation Bible School, Raleigh, exceeded its 2K FOR 2KIDS goal with a $2,300 gift in July. The children brought in pennies on Monday, nickels on Tuesday, dimes on Wednesday, quarters on Thursday and dollars on Friday.

The Westwood UMC Children’s Church Group, Goldsboro, raised $1,000 with a spaghetti fundraiser and presented the gift at the Oct. 12 children’s service.

INTO THEIR HANDS
Christmas in July & Pack the Backpack: Our church partners came through again with their summertime tradition of donating back-to-school supplies, hygiene products and toys. Special thanks to Benson Memorial UMC, Raleigh; Christ UMC, Chapel Hill; Covenant Circle UMW, North Raleigh UMC; Devon Park UMC, Wilmington; Louise Circle UMW, White Plains UMC, Raleigh; Pine Valley UMC, Wilmington; Southport Trinity UMC; Seaside UMC, Sunset Beach; Victory Church, Raleigh; Wakefield UMC, Raleigh; Wesley UMC, Riegelwood; Wesley’s Chapel UMC, Elizabethtown; Wesleyan Chapel UMC, Wilmington; and Winborne UMC, Raleigh.

The Children and Youth Music and Arts Campers at Edenton Street UMC, Raleigh, wanted to do something for MHC in connection with their production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat.” On Aug. 27, they donated 78 gift cards colorfully attached to a coat-shaped cardboard cutout.

Good Samaritan House of Wesleylan Chapel UMC, Wilmington, donated clothes, swimwear and towels to help a teenager in our in-home services program attend a two-week mountain camp.

Journey Bags: Children who are removed suddenly from their homes often come to MHC empty-handed. Journey bags filled with hygiene products and small gifts are a comfort to them. We
are thankful for the donation of these bags by Johnston County Girl Scout Brownies and Daisies Troop 1859 and Apex UMC (Faith in Action weekend).

The Louise Circle UMW of White Plains UMC, Cary, and All Saints’ UMC, Raleigh, donated bedspreads, shams and sheets to our North Hills Transitional Living Home.

Mandolin restaurant, Raleigh, donated $300 from its “Little Spring Art Reveal” benefit in April. Featuring the artwork by Jordan Center preschoolers, Mandolin donated 5% of brunch and
dinner sales on Easter Sunday.