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EVENTS

Jul
26
Wed
Homeless Point-in-Time Count
Jul 26 @ 9:00 pm – 4:00 am
Homeless Point-in-Time Count
The Homeless Point-in-Time Count is a one day, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in Forsyth County. The count, coordinated by United Way of Forsyth County and the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Continuum of Care, helps determine the extent of homelessness in our community. The data collected is used to plan services for the homeless throughout the year.
 
Volunteers are needed to help with the identification and counting of
people who are sleeping outside on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 in
Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas. Volunteers will be organized into groups of four or five and in two shifts, 9pm-12am and 1am-4am. Organizers will be assembling bags of necessities to hand out to homeless men and women and are seeking donations of individual tissue packets, sun screen, bottled water, canned foods with pop-tops or pre-packaged food, and plastic utensils.
 
For more information or to register to volunteer, contact Kathleen
Wiener at Kathleen.Wiener@uwforsyth.org or 336.721.9378.
Register here:
Jul
30
Sun
International Friendship Day
Jul 30 all-day
International Friendship Day

The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

The resolution (A/RES/65/275) places particular emphasis on involving young people, as future leaders, in community activities that include different cultures and promote international understanding and respect for diversity.

 

http://www.un.org/en/events/friendshipday/

Aug
12
Sat
United Way and FamilyWize Prescription Card Distribution Event @ Wentz Memorial Church
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
United Way and FamilyWize Prescription Card Distribution Event @ Wentz Memorial Church

United Way of Forsyth County and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, are partnering to distribute prescription cards to residents of Forsyth County.

“No one should be forced to choose between paying for food, rent or medicine because of the high cost of prescriptions. That’s why we’ve partnered with FamilyWize to distribute free prescription savings cards to residents in Forsyth County” said Cindy Gordineer, President and CEO of United Way of Forsyth County.

FamilyWize cards can immediately lower the cost of medicine by an average of 42 percent or more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card at their local pharmacy, customers save on the cost of their prescription medicine, no strings attached.
“So many people are struggling with the high cost of medicine and need help right now. The FamilyWize card can provide immediate savings on prescription medicines, with no paperwork or forms to fill out,” said Susan Gilmore, Executive Director of Community Engagement of FamilyWize.

The FamilyWize prescription savings card can be used by anyone, including people without insurance and people with insurance but have high deductibles. The FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card has unlimited use, does not require any personal information from the user and has no eligibility criteria.

To take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers, consumers can print a card from FamilyWize.org, can call 1-800-222-2818 and request a card to be sent to them, or can download the free FamilyWize app. Staff members from United Way of Forsyth County will be on hand to distribute cards at The Health Fair which will be August 12th at Wentz Memorial United Church of Christ from 11-3.

Aug
19
Sat
World Humanitarian Day
Aug 19 all-day
World Humanitarian Day

It’s a day to pay tribute to all people affected by humanitarian crises and those who lost their lives in humanitarian service. It’s a day to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.

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