Community Partners | Spring 2012

1K FOR 1KID

Aldersgate UMC, Durham, gave $6,140 in February.

Rock/indie band The Avett Brothers of Concord gave $1,000 in December.

Burgaw UMC gave $1,000 in May.

Cedar Grove UMC, Mebane, gave $1,000 in November.

Robin Collier was inspired to make her own 1K FOR 1KID collection jar last summer after MHC President/CEO Bruce Stanley spoke at First UMC, Sneads Ferry. She brought the jar to church weekly and eventually raised $750, which was topped off by a Vacation Bible School collection to make a $1,000 church-wide gift.

Duck UMC gave $1,000 in May.

United Methodist Women of the Elizabeth City District gave $1,000 after hearing from Daniel, 15, who entered our Chowan home as a repeat juvenile offender. Daniel is scheduled to go back to his family in June with new skills and refocused priorities.

Richlands UMC gave $5,225 in April.

Horne Memorial UMC, Clayton, gave more than $2,000 in May.

ACTIVE SUPPORT

Bethlehem UMC, White Oak, part of the Bladen Charge, gave $2,770 from the annual Fore the Lord golf tournament, held in October at Carolina Sands.

Dede Britt, pastor of Fremont UMC, raised nearly $1,100 this spring with a missions walk to support MHC.

The 13th annual Hunter Snow Memorial Tennis Tournament, held in April at the North Hills Club, Raleigh, raised $5,000 for MHC.

The Junior Women’s Club, Raleigh, donated $500 from the BaySix Southern 5K Classic in May.

Wrightsville UMC, Wrightsville Beach, donated more than $3,330 from its annual Son Run in April to benefit MHC and other charities.

CAMPAIGN COUNTS

North Carolina State Employees’ Combined Campaign raised nearly $14,500 for MHC. Tell your state-employed friends that MHC is charity #1588.

Combined Federal Campaign raised more than $4,900 for MHC. Tell your federally employed and military friends that MHC is charity #28619.

INTO THEIR HANDS

Circle 3 at Edenton Street UMC, Raleigh, donated 52 backpacks stocked with books and school supplies to Jordan Center children leaving for kindergarten.

The Junior Women’s Club, Raleigh, collected school supplies and delivered 21 backpacks for younger children in MHC care.

Marvin UMC, Fayetteville, collected socks, T-shirts and underwear for our children.

Mission Possible Kids (MPKids) and GLOW Kids at Spring Hill UMC, Lillington, collected hygiene products and donations toward 1K FOR 1KID.

FUN FOR A CAUSE

Educational Data Systems Inc., a workforce development services company, sponsored the MHC Adoption Party in Raleigh for three families in November.

Three churches hosted foster care appreciation dinners in May: United Methodist Women of Millbrook UMC in the Raleigh District, Farmville UMC in the Greenville District and Oleander UMC in the Wilmington District.

FROM THE HEART

St. James UMC, Greenville, hosted the May 24 Home with a Heart luncheon for MHC supporters in the Greenville area. Our appreciation goes out to all who made this event a success—table captains and organizers, volunteers, guests and donors. It was a great opportunity to share our stories and introduce teens who benefit from living in our multipurpose homes, including Jimmy and Daniel.

Ten-year-old Logan of Apex sent $142.39 from his “generosity jar” in December. Logan’s mom says he saved portions of his allowance and gifts to help other kids “feel family love like he does.” He decided to give the money to MHC after hearing President/ CEO Bruce Stanley speak at his church, Apex UMC.

An anonymous donor gave $1,000 through the Triangle Community Foundation to help transport 15-year-old James from MHC’s Jacksonville home for dually diagnosed youth to a Florida treatment center specializing in adolescents with severe mental illness and developmental disabilities.

CLOSE TO HOME

Progress Energy Finance Department employees spread mulch and planted flowers at the North Hills home in April.

Quintiles employees volunteered at the Jordan Center in November, sealing wooden playground equipment, erecting birdhouses and washing toys.

Trinity UMC, Jacksonville, has embraced MHC’s program for young people dually diagnosed with mental illness and developmental delays. In December, the congregation supplied refreshments for a daylong staff event and paid for Christmas gifts to kids in residence over the holidays. Trinity also pledged $200 monthly in 2012 and invited an employee to speak at MHC Sunday services in February.

PASS THE PLATE

Friends of MHC at Edenton Street UMC, Raleigh, donated $500 from When Pigs Fly—Missions Happen, an April barbecue benefit.

Sunrise UMC, Holly Springs, donated $1,150 from a barbecue fundraiser “in loving support of the kingdom work that you are doing as you continue to serve the needs of children and families.”

United Methodist Men of Millbrook UMC, Raleigh, raised $1,710 with an April barbecue chicken fundraiser.

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

Once again, our children and teens did not want for toys or love at Christmas thanks to the generosity of MHC friends and partners. We are grateful to each of you for helping to make the holiday a little brighter for our kids, many of whom struggle during the season. Thank you for helping to deliver some extra cheer to their lives. See the full list of our “Christmas angels.”