Serving the Homeless
Unhoused individuals in the Durham community are provided with non-perishable food items, personal hygiene items, personal protective equipment for COVID and clothing (socks, hats, gloves).Volunteers assemble to pack non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, PPE and clothing items. After assembly, the packages are counted and packed in containers for distribution to the homeless.
Summer block parties in the community provide an opportunity for fellowship and intergenerational story-telling about Walltown's legacy. A team of volunteers (5-7 persons) is required to plan and secure the venue, activities, equipment, food, vendors and clean-up for this event. The timeline for working on this initiative is four (4) months prior to the month of June, under the direction of the Outreach Coordinator for Walltown Neighborhood Ministries.
Each Christmas Walltown Neighborhood Ministries pairs 400 community partners with children to buy Christmas presents that guardians can share on Christmas morning. Volunteers are needed to secure required items for Angel Tree recipients. Activities may involve securing food items, gift cards, clothing items, delivery to sick, shut in and hospitalized programs and wrapping gifts. Hours and the number of volunteers vary based on the number of Angel Tree recipients.