Multi-Agency Urgent Needs Donation Drive

COVID-19 Response

Saturday May 30 – Sunday May 31

11:00 am – 3:00 pm both days

Donations will support 12 partner agencies
Volunteers are needed

Only urgent needs will be collected,
click below for details or to volunteer
Thank you so much!

Recently we reached out to over 40 of our partner agencies in the community to understand how we could help them during this coronavirus pandemic. The following agencies responded with critical needs that would help their clients and guests better weather this storm. Because our parish is full of incredibly generous, deeply faithful and deeply caring people who, in the tradition of St. Francis, are forever focused on others less fortunate, we put this multi-agency donation drive together.

All of the needs listed below are urgent and for safety reasons, neither the agency nor our parish can receive anything but what is listed. Monetary gifts are very welcome and can be dropped off at the same time as the donations.   

Please pre-sort your donations into separate bags based on the items, so food in one bag, paper products in another, cleaning supplies, etc.

Please presort your donations (see below for actual items needed):
– Non-perishable food
– Paper Products
– Cleaning Supplies
– Personal protective supplies
– Amazon wish list
– Monetary donations

 

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle repurposes fresh, edible and nutritious food from local restaurants, stores and gardens and transports it to those in need. In addition to emergency food, the IFFS empowers people with economic access and job skills through culinary classes, mobile markets, nutrition education and community gardens to help break the cycle of poverty in a 7 county area around the Triangle.  They are in urgent need of canned vegetables, fruit, soup, chicken, tuna, beans, rice, pasta and pasta sauce, cereal boxes, oatmeal and bags of beans.

Interact  is dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic and sexual violence in Wake County and as such is saving and rebuilding lives and securing safer futures for victims and survivors and their families. Interact is in urgent need of shelf stable meals, cleaning supplies, hand soap and sanitizer, toilet paper and paper towels, and prepaid mobile phones with loaded minutes.  They also have an amazon wish list if you would like to donate this way

Family Promise of Wake County works to transform the lives of families experiencing temporary homelessness by providing support services and moving them into safe, affordable, permanent housing in our community.  They are in urgent need of toilet paper, paper towels, clorox wipes, mailing stamps, diapers size 6 and twin size blankets. They are also in urgent need of monetary donations.
They do have an Amazon wish list as well.

St. Francis Brown Bag Ministry prepares and delivers 84 brown bag lunches every Saturday to the residents of Morehead Hills, a low-income senior citizen apartment community in Durham. They are in urgent need of non-perishable, individually-wrapped snacks such as: fruit cups, applesauce, crackers, granola/breakfast bars, soft desserts, brown paper lunch bags, sandwich baggies, and disposable gloves.

Church World Services with the mission to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, comfort the aged and shelter the homeless, continues this work every day as they welcome new refugee families into our country and supports families who have already been resettled in our community.  They are in urgent need of cleaning supplies, dish soap, laundry soap, toilet paper, napkins, tissues, paper towels, and they could also use adult and children’s books and coloring books to help with learning English.  

Catholic Parish Outreach provides emergency food assistance to over 8,000 people a month as an expression of our Gospel call to love our neighbors and our social mission of the Church.  They are in urgent need of jars of peanut butter, cans of vegetables, soup, fruit, fruit juice, tuna, other meats, pasta and pasta sauce, boxes of Mac and Cheese, hamburger helper, instant dry milk, and crackers. Bags of dried beans. Infant formula and stage 1, 3 or graduates baby food, diapers size 4-6 and baby wipes.  Hand sanitizer, hand soap, toilet paper and laundry soap.

 

The Hope Center at Pullen provides young people aging out (18 years old) of foster care in Wake County with the resources and support needed to become self-sufficient adults.  They provide financial support, needed supplies, as well as classes in building healthy relationships, financial skill building, mental and physical health, communication skills as well as everyday life skills like cooking, cleaning and grocery store shopping as they transition to independence.  They are in urgent need of non-perishable food supplies, paper products and essential items a young adult needs to transition to their own home.

Oak City Cares is a multi-services center connecting individuals and families at risk of, or currently experiencing, homelessness to coordinated services that create a path to stable housing and renewed hope. They are in urgent need of supplies.  But to protect their guests, staff and volunteers they are only taking supplies through their Amazon wish list.  Click here to help.

Urban Ministries of Wake County works to renew lives and restore hope to individuals and families experiencing poverty by providing food and nutrition through their food pantry, laying the foundations of home through the Helen Wright Center for Women and by promoting health and wellness through their Open Door Clinic. The clinic is in urgent need of cash (checks) donations for home health medical equipment as they have had to transition to tele-health appointments only. 

US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is part of a nationwide effort to help the world’s most vulnerable people immigrate to the US to rebuild their lives and break through social, cultural, and economic barriers.  After often 20+ years living in refugee camps and working through a multi-year vetting process, families arrive with only a few suitcases. These families are in urgent need of baby wipes, diapers – size newborn, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, new baby/toddler car seats, as well as donations of fabric, elastic, and ribbon to sew cloth protective masks.


North Raleigh Ministries provides individuals and families in crisis with food, financial and other crucial assistance.  They are in urgent need of jars of peanut butter and jelly, cans of tomatoes, tuna, other meats, pasta and pasta sauce, boxes of instant dry potatoes, stuffing, rice, cereal.  Cooking oil, sugar, flour, paper towels, plates, napkins, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene products.


Thank You So Much!!

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