Honor cards are a different way for you to give a present to your friends or loved ones: Instead of a physical object, you give a card that reflects a gift to a charity. The gift to the charity is in the name of your friend or loved one, so they know that a local organization has been supported in their honor. At New Garden Friends Meeting, we have selected a few local organizations to support through honor cards. You can order each card from us with a donation of $5.00, and you will then send the card to the person you wish to honor. There will be two opportunities for “drive thru” pickup and payment at the Meeting House for those who would like to use that option. Sunday December 13, 1:00pm – 3:00 pm and Wednesday, December 16, 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
Additionally people can order the cards directly from Cathy H Hamilton. 336.601.0304 or email with “HONOR CARDS” in the subject line at email@example.com. All cards are $5.00 per card from all organizations. Preferred payment by check and must be made out to EACH INDIVIDUAL ORGANIZATION. We are organizing volunteers to deliver the cards and receive payment that are ordered on-line or by phone OR orders can request to be picked up at Drive Thru events. The cards we are featuring this year are described below. We have used descriptions provided by the organization, either from the card itself or from their website.
BackPack Beginnings’ mission is to deliver child-centric services to feed, comfort, and clothe children in need. Serving over 12,000 children annually, our vision is a community of healthy and well-nurtured children. “All futures need a strong beginning.” https://backpackbeginnings.org
Greensboro Urban Ministry serves the homeless, hungry, and poor in the community by bringing a variety of aid to people in need. With two shelters, housing programs, a community kitchen, food pantry, case management, and chaplaincy services, the organization’s mission is to express the love of God to our neighbors in need by offering food, shelter, and solutions. https://greensborourbanministry.org/
New Arrivals Institute
Assisting refugees and immigrants with self-sufficiency and US Citizenship through education. The Refugee New Arrival School was developed in the late 1990’s to meet the needs of refugees living in Guilford County. NAI provides a variety of services that includes English Language Training, cultural orientation, health literacy and more. https://newarrivalsinstitute.org/
Quaker House is a manifestation of the Friends’ Peace Testimony. Based in Fayetteville, NC, home of Ft. Bragg, Quaker House provides counseling and support to service members who are questioning their role in the military; educates them, their families, and the public about military issues; and advocates for a more peaceful world. https://quakerhouse.org/
Reading Connections transforms our community by improving literacy and providing educational equity for people of all ages, empowering them to navigate changes in an increasingly complex world. https://readingconnections.org/
The Salvation Army of Greensboro
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Excerpted from the cards: “For over a decade, Judy Meyler has masterfully captured beautiful Christmas scenes for The Salvation Army of Greensboro, NC. The piece for 2020 is entitled ‘The Heart of Christmas’ and testifies how the Reason for the Season can never be covered.” The card from 2019 is titles “The Surprise.” We are offering honor cards from this year and last year’s cards as well. Please specify which of the two cards you are ordering. https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/greensboro/
Faith Action International House
The more we know one another the more likely we are to care about one another.
The more we care about one another, the more likely we are to serve, love, and protect each other.” https://faithaction.org/