Events

Host an Event for Streetreach:  
Are you hosting an event in which you'd like to donate part of your ticket sales? Are you a restaurant or retail store looking to contribute a portion of your proceeds? Would you like to collect cash donations to help the homeless, hungry and hurting? Are you a restaurant that would like to donate prepared food for an outreach?   Imagine how you, your church, school, social club or company can start something small, or start something large; either way, we need your help!    


October 26:  County-wide Diaper Drive - Many needy children, parents and grandparents need your help. We are asking everyone to set a bin out at their church on this Sunday to collect diapers size newborn-5.  We pray you will consider helping us make the next change possible.  
For more information contact: Pat Sturgis @ 253-0899, Lynda Marlowe 880-5517 

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November  2014:

Turkey Drive 2014

You can help put a turkey on every table in our community.

Who Gets the Turkeys?

Streetreach partners with numerous agencies including churches, schools, DSS, and non-profits to bring Thanksgiving into the homes of people in need. We also distribute 30 Thanksgiving food baskets. 

YOU can help!

  1. Donate frozen turkeys (12lbs or larger) at the BHM office -1009 Hewett Rd., Supply 8 a.m. to 12 noon Monday & Wednesday / or call (910) 842-2711 for pick-up
  2. Give cash toward a turkey. The average turkey costs between $15.00 and $20.00. 
  3. Host a drive with friends, colleagues or your church and collect turkeys and needed canned food items for Thanksgiving.
  4. Tell your friends
  5. Turkeys will be distributed to needy families on Sunday, November 23rd

November 7:  Diaper distribution at Liberty Tabernacle from 10am-11am.  

November 8:  Veteran' s Dinner-Proceeds go to provide transportation for disabled servicemen fro Ft. Bragg and Camp Lejeune to go home for Christmas. For information and tickets call Paul Mumane (910)575-6059

November 12-14:  In-Prison Events scheduled for the holidays 

NHHAW TWITTER SIZENational Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, and a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.

November 16-22:  National Hunger & Homeless Week-Raise Awareness

This Fall 2014, in observance of Hunger and Homeless week, we will be creating a 7 Ways in 7 Days campaign to raise awareness to the issue of homelessness, generate support from community members and advocate on behalf of the clients we serve each year.
Our 7 Ways in 7 Days campaign will take place during the entire week of November 16-22. Community members will have the opportunity to take specific actions each day during the week that will support the mission of Streetreach and demonstrate their commitment in the fight to end homelessness. We are calling the community to take action in 7 ways:
  1. Learn about the invisible problem of homelessness in Brunswick County by looking on our website (www.bcstreetreach.org)
  2. Give us 7 suggestions as to ways to help prevent homelessness. 
  3. For 7 straight days, give up something and donate those funds to the homeless. 
  4. For 7 days Collect $5 McDonald's, Taco Bell or Subway cards and place in a Thanksgiving Card for those on the streets.
  5. For 7 days collect sleeping bags for those living on the streets.
  6. For 7 days Volunteer at one of the local food pantries.
  7. For 7 straight days pray for the hungry and homeless among us. 
Saturday, November 22:  FREE Thanksgiving Dinner, Pastor Mark Hooten & New Fondation Church Of God 5526 Calhoun Drive,  Southport  Serving begins around 11:30am.  All are Welcome!

 Sunday, November 23:  Distribution date for Thanksgiving Baskets 
  This Thanksgiving let those of us who have much and those who have little gather at the welcome table of the Lord. At this blessed feast, may rich and poor alike remember that we are called to serve one another and to walk together in God’s gracious world. With thankful hearts we praise our God who like a loving parent denies us no good thing.

Today and every day, it pleases God for us to sit as brothers and sisters as we share the bounty of the earth and the grace God has placed in each blessed soul. For this we all give thanks and praise to our loving and gracious God.


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 December:   

    

ANGEL  TREE  CHRISTMAS:      Every year we organize a festive holiday celebration for families of inmates, children that are homeless  or at-risk of homelessness, providing a much-needed respite from the daily challenges of poverty in some of our counties most disadvantaged neighborhood
Pulling off a party of this size is no small feat. It takes the hard work and dedication of many volunteers, sponsors, and donors to make the magic happen. You can get involved by:
  • Coordinating a Toy Drive in your office, neighborhood, or place of worship. We need hundreds of new, unwrapped new toys for children ages infant to 17. We'll wrap them and deliver them!
  • Becoming a sponsor. Are you a business who would like to sponsor the holiday party with either an outright monetary donation or an appropriate gift in kind? 
  • Gift Cards of any amount are always needed for the poor children to purchase needed shoes and clothing items for school.
  • Dropping off a NEW bicycle for a needy kid at Building Hope Ministries, 1009 Hewett Rd., Supply.
  • Always need coloring books & crayons, kids mittens, candy bags, and stuffed stockings! 
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    Volunteers prepare food bags & serve 'hot' meals each week across several counties

  •  Each week Garry & The Street Team distributes lunch bags & cases of bottled waters  to the homeless living in the desolate areas of the county. 
  • 724 bagged lunches distributed last year  (2013)  - Many "Thanks" to the ladies of Ocean Ridge, Winding River, and Building Hope for providing.
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HELP FOR THOSE THAT SERVED US!

Street Team is currently collecting items for the homeless Vets across the Tri-County area
(new sleeping bags, $5 food restaurant cards, new backpacks) 


October 11...Streetreach will be serving Dinner in the Park for those that served us! 
Baked ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls

November 11th - Veterans Day Dinner 

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Street Watch -  Photos

Local veterans with post traumatic stress and also many with mental issues wide up  homeless in our county. Streetreach offers them friendship, wellness checks, tangible clothing items and Streetreach also distributes food packages & bottled waters for them to wash with, cook with and drink year round.   We are making every attempt to get them off the streets and into housing. (Southport / Ash area)
                           
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