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Point in Time Homeless Count

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Intake Coordinator / Greeter

For more information call Kindra R. Speech, EITC Program Manager at Experiment in Self-Reliance, Inc.  336.722-9400 Ext.450

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ESR has volunteer opportunities for Intake Coordinators/Greeters with the EITC Program through VITA.  The Intake Coordinator/Greeter is responsible for assuring that every client is aware of all the services that are available to them in a timely manner.  Also, the Intake Coordinator/Greeter oversees client sign-in, assists clients in the completion of the Client Intake Sheet, and directs clients to on-site complementary services when appropriate.  The Intake Coordinator reports to the Site Coordinator.

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Martin Luther King Day (Week) of Service @ United Way of Forsyth County
Jan 21 @ 8:30 am – Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm
Martin Luther King Day (Week) of Service @ United Way of Forsyth County

In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service.Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.”

The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

This year United Way of Forsyth County, in observance of the MLK Dy of Service  is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank for a canned food drive to help support the increased need for food in light of the Government Shutdown.  Beginning January 21 and going through Friday January 25th from 8:30-5:00 pm each day the United Way of Forsyth County will be collecting canned foods at their office at 301 N. Main Street, Winston Tower, 17th tower.

Cindy Gordineer, President and CEO notes, “We know that many of the projects started on the Day of Service engage volunteers beyond the holiday and impact our community year-round . In light of the increased need for food, we hope this project will give additional support to our partners at Second Harvest”.

For more information contact Tahja Gaymon, Engagement Manager,tahja.gaymon@uwforsyth.org.



Carnival Time Opening Reception @ Enrichment Center
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Carnival Time Opening Reception @ Enrichment Center

Join our partners at the Gateway Gallery for the opening reception of CARNIVAL TIME, featuring the Artists of Gateway Studios and special guest artist, Martina Moore.

Music by Emile Worthy and Friends. Refreshments by The Enrichment Center’s Culinary Arts team, plus award-winning wine served by our friends from RagApple Lassie Vineyards.

This exhibit will be on display through March 14.

Gateway Gallery at The Enrichment Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 4pm, and by appointment. Proceeds from sales benefit The Enrichment Center’s programs and pay a commission to the artists.

For more information call 336.837.6826.

Point in Time Count @ Samaritan Ministries
Jan 30 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 31 @ 4:00 am
Point in Time Count @ Samaritan Ministries

The Homeless Point-in-Time Count is a one day, un-duplicated count of sheltered and un-sheltered homeless individuals and families in Forsyth County. The count helps determine the extent of homelessness in our community. The data collected is used to plan services for the homeless throughout the year.


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