News

An Evening of Arts to Benefit ACAC

John Love and the Doug Burns Big Band Present:

A Century of Sinatra!
Sunday, December 13th • 7:30 pm
McCrary Theatre, Elon University
Tickets: $10 • Call 336-278-5610 to reserve

& across the hall:

“Portraits of Hope” A Photo Exhibit
See the faces and hear the stories of poverty and perseverance in Alamance County

Isabella Cannon Room
Performing Arts Center. Elon University
December 13, 2015— February 23, 2016

Join us as we unveil the art for the 2015 Honor Card. Honor cards are the perfect way to send your holiday wishes to your family and friends while supporting ACAC's work to house the homeless and feed the hungry.
 

Thursday, November 5th
Paramount Theater
128 E. Front St., Burlington, NC
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

 

Each year, Greensboro artist William Mangum creates a beautiful holiday greeting card to support the work of NC homeless shelters. Honor Card sales provide the single largest source of income for ACAC annually....

Welcoming guests from all over the community to tour our newly renovated kitchen on Thursday, September 24th was such a joy. We loved showing it off, and we are so proud to be a part of a community that made it happen! Below is an article written after the event by Times-News reporter Anna Johnson.

When Liz Rowe entered the kitchen of Allied Churches of Alamance County, she could barely believe her eyes.

“I love it,” said Rowe, a former Allied Churches volunteer and board member. “It’s like a whole different place, and I feel like it’s a part of my...

Let’s Celebrate! 

Join us to celebrate our newly renovated commercial kitchen! Come and enjoy light refreshments while touring the new kitchen and dining room. We will also reflect on the incredible community effort to feed our hungry neighbors without pause during the kitchen closure.


Open House: Thursday, September 24th, 4pm - 6pm


This long overdue project will ensure that ACAC can now adequately serve the hundreds of people that eat here each day. It would not have been possible without the support of many community members that...

After launching an urgent plea for support in preparation for a total kitchen renovation, Allied Churches of Alamance County has surpassed a $45,000 goal in just one month’s time. The organization’s “Stack the Plates” campaign set out to cover the costs of 15,000 meals for community members in need during an eight-week renovation.

Currently, ACAC’s lunch and dinner community meals serve an average of 300 people per day. The free daily meals have become a necessary provision in one of Burlington’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. Funding from the City of Burlington’s Community...

Allied Churches of Alamance County (ACAC) will soon begin a kitchen renovation. This is good news for ACAC and good news for hundreds of shelter guests and community members that eat here every day. However, with that good news comes a new challenge. We will not be able to prepare and serve food from our kitchen for eight weeks, from July 6, 2015 – August 31, 2015.

We estimate that it will cost more than $40,000 to bring in prepared food from commercial kitchens during this eight week period. ACAC will serve approximately 15,000 meals...

Beginning in January of 2015, United Way of Alamance County, Allied Churches of Alamance County(ACAC) and DeBoer & Gabriel Properties entered into a partnership to address the issue of affordable housing in Alamance County with an innovative solution. ACAC’s Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Program seeks to house individuals and families in stable, safe homes; assisting the new tenants in case management and rental assistance for the first four months. As the largest and only emergency shelter of its kind in the county, ACAC has taken the lead to work towards ending homelessness as we know it...

On a blue lanyard that Jan Bowman uses to unlock doors throughout Allied Churches of Alamance County, one small silver key sticks out.

“Take keys for example,” she said. “That means ownership, and we sometimes take that for granted. … I carry this key with me because it’s symbolic of ownership and the little things.”

Bowman, 55, was recently hired as the program director for ACAC, overseeing the shelter, kitchen and food pantry staffs. She’d previously served as the program specialist through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act program, a federal law that “...

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Relief isn’t always the most common feeling during a trip to the dentist, but a few dozen people who visited Fuller Dental Practice on Saturday felt that emotion.

They came from the Allied Churches homeless shelter, and were given cleanings, fillings, and extractions free of charge.

James King, who has been living at the shelter for about a month, was even fitted for dentures. He has been wanting to get some since he lost his teeth about 15 years ago, but could never afford the approximately $3,000 cost. The shelter and dental practice teamed up to cover...

As part of a community service project headed up by Leadership Alamance participants, 40 Allied Churches shelter residents were treated to a fine dining experience on April 19th. The ACAC dining room was converted into a five-star restaurant for the evening, complete with flowers, music, waitstaff, and filet mignon! Several community donors contributed to the event, which fulfilled its purpose beautifully; making every resident feel special and respected.

Leadership Alamance participant Leanna Giles expressed her excitement prior to the dinner, "Everyone in our group is confident in...

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