Due to Covid-19, UMD will not operate the Toy Shop this year. Gifts for shelter residents, including gift wrap bags, will be available for purchase on November 14th.

Help For The Holidays

It’s the season of giving! Partner with Urban Ministries of Durham to help our neighbors in need share in the festivities.

Maximize your impact by collaborating with us on holiday projects that go the extra mile to fight poverty and end homelessness! Working together ensures that we all uphold UMD’s core values of respect, collaboration, and accountability.

How to get involved this holiday season

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Purchase specific gifts for adults staying in our shelter (highest need)

UMD hosts a holiday party and it’s important that the adults staying in the shelter are included in the festive season by receiving gifts of necessities during the holidays.

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Donate wrapping supplies

More info coming soon.

Purchase gifts for our toy shop

UMD hosts a toy shop for the nine families staying in our Community Shelter. We also open up the shop to adult clients seeking to provide a gift for a special child in their life and to those who visit our Food Pantry and Clothing Closet. 

Food Pantry & Clothing Closet

Stock up the Food Pantry with Holiday Foods

- Baking items (flour, sugar, cake and muffin mixes)
- Eggs
- Coffee
- Cranberry sauce
- Canned hams
- Stovetop stuffing

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Buy Holiday Honor Cards

Use cards as your annual greeting cards or as an alternative gift for loved ones. $5/card / Avail Nov. 28-Dec 22nd.
Contact Megan Harrison
[email protected] or EXT 5282

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