United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders Host Basic Needs Kits Drive, Entire Community Invited to Volunteer

Greensboro, NC (May 4, 2021) – United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders invites members of the public to host “Basic Needs Item” drives.

“The volunteer leadership of United Way Young Leaders was inspired into action after learning that every night in Greensboro more than 900 people go to sleep homeless. Basic needs kits are a simple way to provide practical help to individuals experiencing homelessness,” said Lauren Forbis, Marketing and Communications Manager at United Way of Greater Greensboro.

Everyone is invited to host a “Basic Needs Item” drive with their family and friends, neighborhood, office or place of worship. Interested community members can simply assemble their kits and drop them off at United Way by May 20. Kits will be delivered to community partners for distribution to local people experiencing homelessness.

An Amazon Wishlist is also available at unitedwaygso.org/volunteer for those unable to assemble kits but still interested in supporting this important effort. Items can be shipped to United Way of Greater Greensboro c/o Lauren Forbis at 1500 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro NC 27405. Items must be delivered by May 10, 2021.

To sign up to host a drive, visit unitedwaygso.org/volunteer. A toolkit of helpful tips and a listing of needed items are available on the same web page.

Young Leaders are a donor affinity group of United Way of Greater Greensboro.


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