Saturday 28 Mar 2020


United Way’s Good Deeds Report For March 26

The world is full of negative news and United Way of Wayne County would like to highlight the good that happens when our community pulls together. This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the good happening in Wayne County, but United Way hopes it serves to remind us that there is always good. To continue this effort, United Way of Wayne County asks that organizations continue to share what they are doing with us by emailing [email protected] or calling 919-735-3591. See below for today’s good deed report.

Good deeds:

  • March 27 New Hope Friends will provide one hot meal and one bagged lunch per person from 5:00PM-6:00 PM. Their address is 4451 Hwy 70 East. Goldsboro.
  • March 27 BridgePoint Civil and Aaron’s Restaurant are partnering to donate and deliver meals to our community’s elderly and disabled people.
  • March 31 Trinity Missionary Baptist Church will be distributing one bag of nonperishable food per car from 5:30-6:45PM. Their address is 1086 Hwy 111 S. Goldsboro.
  • Great Harvest Bread donated lunch for the kids and staff at Small World Day Care.
  • Starbucks surprised essential personnel at Salvation Army and Goldsboro Police Department.
  • Rebuilding Broken Places continues to feed 300+ children each weekday with the help of the Housing Authority.
  • Wayne County Public Schools continues to operate 10 feeding sites. They Goldsboro Family YMCA continues to serve as the transportation partner.

Opportunities to Do a Good Deed: 

  • United Way of North Carolina activated the UWHELPSNC COVID-19 fund. This statewide fund will be distributed to local United Ways and will increase their capacity to meet basic needs. Please choose “UW of Wayne County” when you make your donation. The link to donate is: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/On0MvA?vid=631to The link is also available on the United Way of Wayne County NC Facebook page.
  • Child care centers have an urgent need for scan thermometers. They CAN accept used scan thermometers. Please take donations to the bins in front of The Partnership for Children located at 800 N. William Street in Goldsboro.
  • The Governor is asking for healthcare professionals who can volunteer to sign-up here: https://terms.ncem.org/TRS/
  • Share your story of how COVID-19 has impacted hild care in your life with our policymakers:zerotothree.org/coronavirusstories.
  • 4-Day Movement is collecting canned vegetables and fruit, canned chili, canned ravioli and spaghetti, rice, bottled water, boxed milk and 15 or16 quart clear plastic boxes. These items are used in the their “Food with Favor Boxes”. Donations can be dropped off at Barnes Jewelers (502 B. Eastgate Drive Goldsboro) between 11:30AM-3:30PM Monday-Friday.
  • Wayne UNC Healthcare is seeking donations of critical medical supplies. Supplies can be dropped off at Wayne Community College (front of campus, facing Wayne Memorial Drive-look for tent) March 24-March 28 from 10:00 AM  to 3PM. The hospital’s most urgent needs are N95 masks, surgical masks, surgical masks with a shield and nasal swabs for medical use. A list of other needed items can be found: https://www.wayneunc.org/about-us/news-media/2020/wayne-unc-health-care-seeks-donations-of-masks-other-critical-me/?fbclid=IwAR3C3HxnwP9ki326u_j_5KH_zBcK82yplJFwjHycmW3Yt1AZ1dZvoeob3O0
  • You can donate a loaf of bread through Great Harvest Bread to be used to make sandwiches for school kids and others in need. Loafs are a flat $6 and can be purchased over the phone 919-288-2401 or online under the Breads section: http://goldsboronc.greatharvestbread.com/
  • We are searching for a grocery store that will allow childcare centers to come shop before opening to the public. They are desperately low on whole milk and cannot remain open without it.
  • Wayne Pregnancy Center is seeking donations of baby supplies and formula in addition to full sized toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Please call 919-583-9330 Monday-Thursday 9-5 and Friday 9-12.
  • Childcares are low on cleaning supplies. Monday-Friday there is a drop-box in front of the Partnership for Children. 800 N. William St Goldsboro.
  • Nonperishable food donations and personal hygiene items are continuing to be accepted by the Salvation Army located at 610 N. William St in Goldsboro during their hours of operation.
  • Nonperishable food, Ziploc bags and disposable takeout containers are continuing to be accepted by the Community Soup Kitchen at 112 W. Oak Street during their hours of operation.
  • 3HC needs sanitizing wipes. Please deliver to 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive.

Community Partner Updates: 

  • 2-1-1 is a reliable resource to connect residents to social services. It is also the number to call for assistance and resources related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. NC residents can text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19.
  • Literacy Connections is offering Story Time Online at 7pm on their Facebook page:facebook.com/literacyconnectionsofwaynecounty.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County is offering virtual programs for Club members. Parents must complete an Online Consent Form before kids can participate. Learn more at bgcwayne.org/online.
  • WAGES’ s office is closed to visitors but staff are available by phone.

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