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For the past nine years, local churches, businesses and members of the arts community have come together to throw a free citywide Christmas party that features live music and arts performances, original work by local artists, a make-your-own toy workshop and, Santa Clause. Last year, 1,200+ volunteers welcomed over 10,000 guests for an evening of celebration and community at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem.
Now, as plans are underway for the nineth annual Christmas for the City party and Love Out Loud outreach, organizers say the events are needed more than ever. The entire city is invited to this free Christmas party at the Benton Convention Center, 301 W. Fifth Street, on Thursday, December 21, 2017, 4-9pm. The Venue will be packed inside and out with activities for all ages including:
- A variety of community-wide choral and instrumental groups
- Kids room with toy workshop, arts and crafts projects and Santa Claus
- Multiple performance areas throughout the Benton Convention Center and out onto Cherry Street
- Poetry slam featuring local artists and musicians
- Opportunities throughout the building to connect with non-profits and ministries of our city
- The Table invites EVERYONE in the community to share a meal together in solidarity
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 January 31, 2018 in
Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas. Volunteers will be organized into groups of four or five and in two shifts, 8pm-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.
Volunteers will assemble at Samaritan Ministries 414 E NW Blvd, W-S, NC
For more information or to register to volunteer, contact Kathleen
Wiener at Kathleen.Wiener@uwforsyth.org or 336.721.9378.