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Bladen County United Way’s Day of Caring coming soon

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United WayBladen County United Way’s, “Day of Caring” is approaching soon! The special event will be on Friday, November 6th starting at 8 am at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market.

Barbara Knight, with the Bladen County United Way made the announcement, “We have the materials to build 6 wheelchair ramps, what we need is volunteers and tools to help build the ramps. Our goal is to pack 150 food bag for student backpack.” 

Food may be dropped off at Cape Fear Farmers Market on Friday. Visits to over 200 residents at the nursing homes will be made that day as well. 

Please continue to encourage your school, church, work or civic teams to come out and help or collect food for the backpacks. Please remember to bring in your food  items for students.  Following is a list of items that will work well in a backpack.

This food will be packed and distributed to students by our local schools.

All food will be collected from the site on Thursday, November 6.    Volunteers will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, November 7, at Cape Fear Farmers Market in

Elizabethtown to pack food bags.  In addition, volunteers will also build eleven wheelchair ramps.     A skilled craftsman has been assigned for each team to work on the ramps.

This would be a great time to pick up a new skill or provide your skills for a very good community need.


Type of items needed for Backpacks

       Hygiene items

  • Soap, Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, wash cloth,  hair shampoo, hair conditioner, feminine items, body wash, comb/brush hand sanitizer

Food Items

  • Peanut Butter
  • Chicken Noodle soup (pop top)
  • Jelly
  • Pop Tarts
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Cup of Noodles
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Snack size Fruit cups (pop top)
  • Spaghettios/Raviolis
  • Small boxes of Real fruit Juice
  • Chili
  • Protein Bars
  • Cereal (sugar-free)
  • Non-refrig milk – rice or soy milk
  • Complete pancake mix (just add water)
  • Tuna fish/Chicken (pop top can or package)
  • Tuna helper

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