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Our mission: “Improving lives through service and collaboration in Johnston County”. This Thanksgiving, Serve the Need in Johnston County, Inc. – in partnership with area businesses, churches, civic organizations and over 100 volunteers, served over 3000 meals to Johnston County residents.

This annual event caught the attention of WRAL News, who broadcast live from the event. In case you missed it, this is the video from their broadcast along with a nice write-up. We’re so thankful to our members and all those that helped to make this extraordinary event possible! “What we do by ourselves matters; What we do together, really makes the difference.” “When we give we get back.”

Clayton community comes together for Thanksgiving meal :: WRAL.com

$2500 Grant Awarded to Serve The Need in Johnston County

Serve The Need of Johnston County  has been awarded a grant of $2500 from the Johnston County Unrestricted Endowment Fund, according to Royal Williams, President of Serve the Need.
The Johnston County Unrestricted Endowment Fund is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).
The grant will be used to construct handicapped ramps and small home repairs for those without the necessary funds to build it themselves.
“We are so excited and pleased to be a recipient of this grant, as this will assist us in helping larger groups of people in need of handicapped ramps and small home repairs.” Stated Serve The Need President, Royal Williams.  “Johnston County will be better off from now on with the addition of this grant money.”
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made $116 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $222 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org

Serve The Need in Johnston County receives a portion of your purchase when you visit Smile.Amazon.com.
Whenever you wish to purchase any item on Amazon, please visit https://smile.amazon.com/ and click on Serve The Need in Johnston County in order to support our organization.  Please visit the smile.amazon website for complete information on how to link your Amazon account to Serve The Need.  Thank You!

9 to 3 Project Delivers Books

On May 17th, Brenda Evans and Lois Stephenson delivered over 450 books to Selma Middle School.  Brenda and Lois are members of the 9to3 Project committee and volunteer their time and talents to helping support the children of Selma Middle.  From 9am to 3pm, no child is without the help they need to succeed in school.

If you are interested in joining the 9to3 Project committee, please contact Brenda Evans at 919-243-8514

Clayton Steakhouse Fundraiser


Serve The Need in Johnston County will be having a fundraising luncheon at the Clayton Steakhouse in Downtown Clayton.  Purchase tickets in advance at the Steakhouse. Questions?  Call Tom Ricks – 919-333-8399