Winter Emergency Overflow Shelters

For the past five years, we have partnered with Greensboro Urban Ministry and several other churches to help provide emergency overflow shelter to over 100 men and women in our community.  This year Grace Community Church is proud to once again be a part of the WE! Program. This year we are opening up our space for 12 men.

How many male overnight volunteers are needed?
Each night we need 2 men to stay at the overnight shelter. Currently, we have 3 additional churches that are partnering with us, so if we had 32 men volunteer one night per month for four months, our need would be covered. To sign up as an overnight volunteer, visit the WE! Shelter page on The City Plaza.

Since this is a Men’s Shelter, is there anything women can do?
Of course! Each day there are many volunteer needs such as providing a bagged breakfast, Welcome Hosts in the evening, providing dinner every night except Wednesday.  We have an online calendar available for these slots, and would like to get a head start lining up overnight volunteers and meals. To sign up as a greeter or meals volunteer, visit the WE! Shelter page on The City Plaza.

How can I sign up?
Volunteer registration is done through The City. Registration is free, and your information remains private with Grace.
To sign up as an Overnight Volunteer or as a Greeter, click here.
To volunteer for Meals or Snack Bags, click here.
You may also visit the WE! Shelter page on The City Plaza.

Are there items that are needed for the shelter?
YES! Here is a list of items that are needed. You may place them in the hallway (outside the church office) in the clear container marked WE! Shelter.

Clothing
Thick gloves (outdoor)
Wool toboggans
Men’s undershirts (sizes L-XL)
Warm socks
Men’s pajama pants (sizes L-2XL)
Men’s boxers (sizes L-2XL)

Toiletries
FULL SIZE ITEMS ONLY!!
Chapstick
Shaving cream & razors
Deodorant
Shampoo
Body wash (rather than bar soap)
Toothpaste
Washcloths
Bath Towels

Miscellaneous
Twin comforters (new)
Ponchos
Small umbrellas

Non Perishable Food
Fruit cups
Granola Bars
Juice boxes (100% juice)
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Non-Dairy Powdered Creamer (not flavored)
Instant Oatmeal
Instant Grits
Hot Chocolate packets
Microwave popcorn
Coffee (regular/decaf)
Peanut Butter Cracker Packs
Cheese and Cracker Packs