“Project Celebrate”

Serve the Need Executive Board is moving forward with “Project Celebrate”.
“Project Celebrate” will celebrate teachers this school year (2021-2022) by giving ten $25 Visa gift cards to ten (10) Title I schools, totaling 100 gift cards. We recognize that all schools, teachers and support staff make an incredible impact in the lives of our youth. However, as an initial effort, we have selected 10 Title I schools because of their additional work in educating students from disadvantaged areas, hence the job requires so much more of teachers.
Serve the Need members such as yourselves would give what you could toward this project.  Our organization would match the funds (dollar for dollar) that it receives.
The committee would then purchase the 100 Visa gift cards in May in order to take them to the following Title I schools prior to the end of this school year. Visa gift cards were chosen because of their use nearly everywhere and its use is not limited to a particular product or store.
Title I Schools Selected:
Selma Elementary                                  Selma Middle
Smithfield Selma High School                  West Smithfield Elementary
Cooper Academy                                    South Smithfield Elementary
Benson Elementary                                 Benson Middle
Four Oaks Elementary                             Four Oaks Middle
The gift cards will be personally taken to principals at these schools with a letter from Serve the Need suggesting that they be raffled to staff, making the distribution of the cards from STN fair and without an arduous selection process.
Income                                                       Expenses
Donations.                        1,500*            Purchase gift cards     2,500
STN Matching.                   1,500              Fees, shipping, misc.     500
Total Income.                   $3,000             Total Expense             $3,000
*Per Lisa Gainey, First Baptist Church of Smithfield has committed $500.
Clayton Women’s Club and Horne Memorial UMC have voiced interest in supporting this project as well.
To give your donation to this project, please send a check made to Serve The Need and mail to PO Box 1016, Clayton, NC  27528  ATTN: Project Celebrate.
OR you may click on the following link and make your donation online with a debit or credit card.
Link:  http://www.servetheneedjc.org/donate/
To designate funds to this project, in the “In Honor Of: ” box, please type:  Project Celebrate
The deadline to give is April 30, 2022.  Your contribution IS tax deductible.  Our organization is a 501(c)3 Non-profit.
If you have ANY questions about this project, please call Tom Ricks at 919-333-8399


Our mission: “What we do by ourselves matters; What we do together, really makes the difference.” “When we give we get back.”


Duane Raver Prints Still Available

You can still obtain your very own Duane Raver print.  Just make a contribution of at least $100 to Serve The Need in Johnston County and you can choose one from 4 prints by Duane Raver.  They are:
The Wigeon
dimensions are 23×20

The Turkey
dimensions are 25×19

The Wood duck
dimensions are 26×20

The Quail
dimensions are 23×20

Please contact either Tom Ricks at 919-333-8399  or  Melissa Dooley at 919-218-4010 to obtain YOUR print today!

Please don’t forget Amazon Smiles when online shopping with Amazon.  Our organization receives 5% of qualifying purchases that YOU make when you shop through Amazon Smiles.  This is a great way for Serve The Need to receive much needed dollars and it’s so simple!
In order for Serve the Need to get credit for Amazon Smile purchases, please do the following BEFORE you log into Amazon as you normally would:
#1-  login to Amazon using www.smile.amazon.com  (this is important)
#2 – click the “Get Started” button
#3 – provide your email login and password that you normally use for Amazon
#4 – click on the supporting tab at the very top of the page
#5 – add Serve The Need in Johnston County — our # is 26-4254444.
#6 – That’s it.  You are now logged into your Amazon account benefitting Serve The Need.
NOTE:  Your Amazon benefits follow you when you log into smile.amazon.com.  They don’t change and you will still receive all of your Prime benefits and can view your past purchases, etc, as you normally would.  The only thing that changed, is you are now supporting Serve The Need.  You will need to log into Amazon using the URL – www.smile.amazon.com each time in order to benefit Serve The Need.  If you don’t login this way, our organization will not get the benefits.