IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR CUOC THRIFT STORE:
The CUOC Super Thrift will close Tuesday March 17th . Thrift Stores are not “essential” right now and we desire to protect our staff and volunteers. We look forward to seeing shoppers when the store re-opens, hopefully in May and the threat of spreading the virus is over. Thank you to our regular shoppers and please be watching FB, and the Courier Tribune for re-opening dates and times!
IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR PANTRY PICKUP PROCEDURES:
Beginning Wednesday March 18th, Christians United Outreach Center will begin a drive thru pantry at 930 South Fayetteville St. Monday and Tuesday from 10am to 3pm, Thursday 12pm to 6pm, and Friday 10am to 2pm. The parking lot will be roped off so that you know where to line up. Please remain in your car until it is your turn to load your food. If you have a fever or cough, send someone in your place with a letter of permission to pick up on your behalf signed by you. It is important to other families and to you that we keep our staff and volunteers safe. Thank you!
Join us Thursday, January 30 from 11 am to 2 pm at Sunset Avenue Church of God Family Life Center, located at 900 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. We will be having our annual “All You Can Eat” Brunswick Stew served with crackers/cornbread, tea/water, and a dessert for $8. Quarts are available, theses freeze well! Buy in Bulk and Save. Pre Orders may be arranged by calling (336) 625-1500 before noon on Wednesday, January 29. Any orders not picked up by the 31st wil be frozen to preserve quality. Delivery available for quart and to-go plate orders over $100.
Plates To-Go and Quarts will be available until 5:30 pm.
Quarts To-Go Price List:
(Savings of $5 for each 3 purchased!)
Celebrate 25 Years of Serving Randolph County with us!
CUOC serves all of Randolph County with services for family in financial crisis. Services include: a food pantry including remote food distributions to nine locations away from our building to families and individuals who may not be able to come into Asheboro to get the food they need. Typically, each household receives enough food to last one week; medical assistance by loaning various types of medical equipment for as long as someone may need it, assisting with emergency needs for life sustaining medications, and assistance with research and completing paperwork required to apply for on-going RX needs through indigent pharmacy programs. We operating a Neighbors Helping Neighbors program that helps elderly, poverty and disabled families receive help with minor car and home repairs so they can remain independent as well as other basic needs not covered by other local programs. CUOC helps with utility, rent, and mortgage payments when people are in crisis due to circumstances outside their control. Through our voucher programs we help with clothing for children and adults when they can’t afford to purchase them, and, household and furniture items when a family is able to go from homelessness to rental property, has had to flee domestic violence, or has to move for reasons outside their control and other crisis situations. We offer financial literacy training open to our clients and the general public. In addition to the “normal” areas of assistance, it would not be out of the ordinary for us to purchase work boots so someone can start a new job, pay for a final exam when a student has a promise of a job once they take the final exam, or to provide a gas voucher so someone can get to work until they receive their first paycheck. CUOC does provide assistance to the homeless providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for single parent homeless families through Project Independence and an occasional “bus ticket home” or shelter referral for single adults.
In our 25 years of service 32,467 Randolph County families have received help at least once while in financial crisis. Some of our families in poverty will and do get help on a monthly basis if they don’t have the income to provide food for themselves or their families. We touch lives over 25,000 times each year which means someone has food for a week, someone has utilities for a month, someone receives financial literacy training for a lifetime, someone receives homeless assistance for a “season” of their lives and when all is said and done, in a year at least 25,000 times, someone has had help they need! We use between 22,000 – 25,000 volunteer hours each year to support our programs.
To celebrate all CUOC has accomplished in the past 25 years, and to say thank you to our donors, voluteers, shoppers, and employees, we will host a party in downtown Asheboro in Bicennial Park on Saturday, September 7th from 2pm to 6pm. Donors and voluteers are welcome to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before Aug. 30, 2019 at noon to secure a ticket for Lexington BBQ meal. Games, entertainment, and fun for all ages. Bring your own chair.
Our new website is finally up. We’ve worked hard to get a beautiful new site ready and we’re proud to show it off. Thanks for reading our blog. We have lots of great blog posts in the works. Please check back or contact us now to find out how we can help you.