The evening of March 3: Tickets onsale now!
It's the tenth anniversary of Empty Bowls our signature special event, and this year, our goal is to raise $100,000, the most money ever, to offer food, shelter and a future to very poor and homeless neighbors through Urban Ministries of Durham. You'll have the chance to sample soups prepared by more than a dozen local chefs (restaurants to be announced in February) and vote for your favorites. Local artists and artisans are making hundreds of hand-crafted bowls, and you can choose a ticket that allows you to select one to take home. The family-friendly evening (kids 6 and under admitted free for soup only) lets you have a great time with friends and learn a little bit more about the work UMD to feed, clothe and shelter your neighbors. Learn more and buy your tickets right now!
Your doorbell rings. A man needs your help. Will you answer?
We ended homelessness for 237 people in one year.
We welcome neighbors in need regardless of ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or disability. Our programs end homelessness by giving neighbors emergency shelter and case management to help them overcome such barriers as unemployment, medical and mental health problems, and addiction. We welcome more than 6,000 people each year who come seeking food, shelter, clothing and supportive services through these main programs:
Community Shelter for men, women, and families who need a safe emergency place to sleep. We offer case management to all shelter clients through our Journey Programs.
Community Café serves 3 meals a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to shelter guests and anyone who is hungry.
Food Pantry and Clothing Closet distribute groceries and clothing to very poor and homeless neighbors.
You can now play SPENT, our online game about surviving poverty, on phones and tablets
Gifts that give twice.
Connect yourself and your friends with everyday things that enable food, shelter and a future for our clients. From tampons to teddy bears, drug test urine cups to deodorant, cans of vegetables to caseworkers, naming rights are available at namesforchange.org -- the most interesting and meaningful gift they'll get this year.
Many thanks to McKinney for developing the site. Now, please do your part: use it and share your certificate of naming rights, like this one, where everyone can see it!
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