Outreach

UPCOMING EVENTS

Are you interested in reaching out and serving the community at large? The Outreach Team selects various service projects throughout the year to involve and unite volunteers from Unity of the Triangle. There is “something for everyone” including middle and high school youth. Volunteers may serve one project or many depending on your time and talents.

If you would like to volunteer for an event, please contact Karen Thorsen, Outreach Coodinator, at kthorsen1434@gmail.com.

Below is a list of outreach organizations with whom we partner.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Help build a home. Click here to register (required to volunteer with the organization).

SHEPHERD’S TABLE SOUP KITCHEN

Four times a year, Unity members help prepare and serve lunch to Raleigh’s homeless at the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen. The kitchen is in the basement of the Church of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Hillsborough St in Raleigh. The kitchen operates with approximately 5,000 volunteers a year, along with two full-time employees. It serves free, hot, and nutritious meals to over 275 men, women and children each day. This has been a joyous  Outreach program for our church members and we all look forward to our chance to serve.

Click here for more information.

THE FOOD BANK OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN NC

Unity of the Triangle has committed to three Saturdays a year to volunteer at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.  Sorting through sweet potatoes, apples, or separating meats in the refrigerator room has given us all a new appreciation for those grocery stores in our area that so generously donate food. The three hours seem to race by and give us time to meet other volunteers and share fellowship with them.

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CLOTHING DRIVE (SERVING DISPLACED CHILDREN IN LUMBERTON, NC)

Last Fall, Hurricane Matthew ripped through Robeson County, NC. Lumberton was flooded by the waters of the Lumbar River, and numerous families who lived in rented homes were left homeless. They were forced to move to motels along the I-95 highway…living only on the second floors because the first floors were becoming dangerously filled with mold. Some Unity Outreach members journeyed there to meet with Pastor Veronica McNeill of the Greater Restoration Ministries Church to see if there were ways we could help. She was able to give us the names of 81 children and in the true generous spirit of Unity, members purchased new school clothes and shoes for the children. What joy to begin a new school year feeling that someone cares enough about you to help you feel sharp!

BAREFOOT SUNDAY: SOLES 4 SOULS

The floods in West Virginia in the spring of 2016 gave us the chance to reach out to some of the needs of the residents in Clendenin. BAREFOOT SUNDAY, called members of Unity to purchase shoes for the residents as our gift to their recovery. A van loaded with a few hundred pairs of shoes took off for the main distribution center there. It was heart breaking to see the devastation caused and learn of the work to be done to rebuild. The army of volunteers repairing homes, roads, and offering food made our hearts glad to be a part of this mission.

Click here for more information.

UNDIE SUNDAY (HEALING TRANSITIONS)

For the past two years around Valentine’s Day, Unity has collected items of underwear for the men and women at the two Healing Transitions (formerly Healing Place) programs in Raleigh. Our local campuses have received recognition nationwide for rehabilitating the greatest number of people who needed help in breaking habits of addiction and homelessness. We asked how we could help and were told that so often people offer gloves, hats, and scarves for the winter. No one ever offers underwear and socks. UNDIE SUNDAY this year brought in over 800 items to share with the folks at Healing Transitions, filling the Unity foyer with bras, panties, briefs, socks, and T-Shirts! Truly a Valentine gift from the heart.

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A STITCH IN TIME

Have fun getting together to use your creative juices to sew, quilt, knit or crochet items such as totes for walkers, hats for cancer patients, and more.

CASA DE TODOS

Casa de Todos is a shelter for abused and neglected children ages three to twelve in Juncos, Puerto Rico. Our Associate Pastor, Ana Quintana brought the needs of this shelter to the attention of the class Spiritual Dialogs at Unity. The shelter is mainly sponsored by the human services programs in Puerto Rico and by the Catholic Church. Their greatest needs are financial for supporting teachers, caregivers, cooks, and those working at the shelter. A handful of women who are finding a safe haven from domestic abuse there, have started a bakery and sell cakes and cookies to bring in income. For the past two years the Spiritual Dialog class has sent Casa $1,000.00 worth of Walmart gift cards to give the children for new clothes. The shelter will now be under the umbrella of the Unity Spanish Ministry, and further Outreach efforts will be designed through this loving group.

MIGRANT FARMERS’ DINNER

Provide meals and serve migrant workers; held in the summer. Click here for more information.

Phone: (919) 832-8324
Fax: (919) 615-3260
5570 Munford Road
Raleigh, NC, 27612