20 Feb
  • By Jordan Hewitt
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Empathy and Respect for Others

The first thing you need to know is I’ve spent a great deal of my life learning about animals. Which is why I was so surprised, as a Tour D’Coop Host, when the 2nd and 5th and 21st person to visit my coop asked me the exact same thing—“How do you get eggs without a […]

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30 Jan
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From Volunteer to Family

Have you ever just tried to Google “volunteer opportunities” for nurses? It’s amazing how few you can find that aren’t advertisements to go abroad or a plea for monetary donations. I searched for what seemed like months. I asked other nurses. I looked through web site after web site. I can’t even tell you how […]

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24 Jan
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I’ve Learned

My involvement with Urban Ministries came unintentionally. After years of working in a major corporation in the administrative field I felt I deserved to take it easy. I wasn’t looking to spend my time “giving back”. But then, our church had a guest speaker, Peter Morris from Urban Ministries of Wake County. As I listened […]

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11 Jan
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Eliminate the Latter and Amplify the Former

The progress that we have made in the pantry, our clients will continue. Our progress will only be amplified by our clients, because now they have the opportunity to do so. Client-choice is the term in the nonprofit field that refers to a food pantry operating in a way where clients are given the option […]

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10 Nov
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7 #GivingTuesday Opportunities

1. Give a family a week’s worth of healthy groceries For just $25 you can feed a family for a whole week. You’re not just feeding them unappetizing, but you can provide them with fresh produce, frozen meats, and food they’ve selected for themselves. > 2. Give the opportunity of health $50 allows us to […]

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19 Oct
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13 Reasons to Attend Stone Soup Supper

1. Start Your Holiday Shopping Early That’s right! What would Stone Soup Supper be without a potter’s village?! The Triangle Potters Guild will be on-site with some of their finest pottery! One piece of pottery comes with each adult entry plus there will be more on site for purchase! 2. You’ll Experience Tastes of the […]

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21 Jun
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5 Things People Are Saying About Client Choice

Just a few weeks ago, Urban Ministries’ Hunger and Nutrition program switched from being a pantry that pre-bags food for hungry families to a pantry that allows clients to choose their own groceries. Here’s what people are saying: 1. Reduces Waste Allowing families choose their own groceries shows up to a 50% reduction in the […]

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23 May
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10 Things That Happen When You Attend Tour D’Coop

Tour D’Coop is a one-day community tour throughout Wake County that educates visitors about keeping hens, while also inspiring prospective urban farmers. The Tour raises needed funding to continue programs working to alleviate poverty by eliminating hunger, providing quality healthcare, and a pathway home for the homeless. 1. You get to Hang out with Chicks […]

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18 Apr
  • By Jordan Hewitt
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7 Ways to Grow a Sustainable Garden

1. Pollinate Naturally with Bumble Bees Natural pollination using bumblebees is an effective way of increasing crop production and reducing labor through more efficient pollination. Also, many crops are well suited to natural pollination with bumblebees. 2. Practice Crop Rotation “The goals of crop rotation are to help manage soil fertility and also to help […]

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08 Apr
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7 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer

1. Your time is worth an estimated $23.07 per hour That’s right, according to the Nonprofit Times, your time is worth $23.07/hr. More specifically, Urban Ministries of Wake County estimates that in-kind gifts and volunteerism allow the agency to deliver more than $9 million in services on a budget of less than $2 million. The […]

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