Christmas Honor Card: CALL FOR ARTISTS!

We Need Artists Like You! 

Help us put God's love into action by designing a piece of art to be featured on this years 2018 Christmas Honor Card. Artwork should represent Rowan Helping Ministries' mission and it's 32-year history of serving Rowan County Neighbors in need. Please see the attached flyer for submission guidelines. All artwork is due by September 7th at 5 pm. 

The Christmas Honor Card, a holiday tradition for two decades, is a wonderful way to recognize a friend, teacher, co-worker or family member by making a minimum donation of $5.00 in their honor to Rowan Helping Ministries.  Christmas Honor Cards are carried in many retail and bank locations in Rowan County.

What's stopping you? Submit your art today!


Why Give In July?

The Answer Is Elizabeth.

Last summer, 69-year-old Elizabeth got a call from her 90-year-old mother asking for help. Elizabeth's mom was having surgery in New York and there was no one to care for her afterward.

For you and me, this would be an easy decision- go care for your mom and Elizabeth felt the same way. However, she survived on a small fixed income and the trip would use up what little money for had for monthly bills. When she got back in July, there was a notice that her electricity would be disconnected, during the hottest time of year. Elizabeth came to Rowan Helping Ministries for help.  

This is why your support of Why Give In July is so important!

Our Crisis Assistance Network helped Elizabeth pay her past due electricity bill and ensured she would be able to eat for the month. Many others in our community are faced with similar problems during the summer, whether it is to buy medicine or food, or where to sleep.


  • 1,051 individuals and families with $255,053 in assistance. This included past due rent, utilities, medical, dental, prescription medications and so much more.
  • • 2,667 men, women, and families received groceries from our Food Pantry to keep them from going hungry.
  • 1,059 individuals found shoes, clothes, and other items at our Clothing Center

Your generosity and kindness are not taken for granted. On behalf of all those you will help this summer, we THANK YOU in advance for your gifts and for helping put God's love into action.



You're Invited to Feed The Need! A Rowan Helping Ministries' Food for Thought Program Fundraiser 10/16

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More about the Lee Bros

Ticket cost: $65/person

Snacks ($250-$499): Includes 2 complimentary tickets
Breakfast ($500-$999): Includes 4 complimentary tickets, 1 autographed Lee Bros. Cookbook
Lunch ($1,000-$2,499): Includes 6 complimentary tickets, 1 autographed Lee Bros. Cookbook
Dinner: ($2,500-$4,999): Includes 8 complimentary tickets, 4 complimentary raffle tickets, 1 autographed Lee Bros. Cookbook, and 1 reserved table for 8 guests at the event
Sustainer: ($5,000-$9,999): Includes 10 complimentary tickets, 5 raffle tickets, 1 autographed Lee Bros. Cookbook, 2 reserved tables for 10 guests at the event
Benefactor: ($10,000+): Includes 12 complimentary tickets, 6 raffle tickets, 1 autographed Lee Bros. Cookbook, 2 reserved tables for 12 at the event, and complimentary transportation for 4 guests to the event.


The Hope Calendar

The Hope Calendar is an ongoing campaign which will help provide nearly 100,000 meals in Jeannie's Kitchen over the next year. Won't you consider sponsoring a meal in honor of someone special in your life? Sponsor a supper in honor of a dear friend or breakfast in memory of a beloved relative.

More than 24,000 men, women, and children in Rowan County have trouble putting food on the table. They live in constant uncertainty, not sure where their next meals will come from. Your gifts keep Jeannie's Kitchen operating 7 DAYS A WEEK, 3 MEALS A DAY. Rowan County citizens who have a home but struggle to make ends meet are welcome to enjoy a hot noon meal. 

When you give a gift of $50 of more, you will receive our 2018 HOPE Calendar, a wonderful tradition enjoyed by friends of Rowan Helping Ministries. Contact Karen Taylor at 704-637-6838 ext. 100 or email for more information or to become a sponsor today!


Why Give In July 2017

The answer is Alice and Jack.
For some, July means summer vacation. For many others in Rowan County, like Alice and Jack, it means struggling to make ends meet. 
Last month, 75-year-old Alice asked Rowan Helping ministries for help purchasing a window air conditioner because the central air system in her home was broken and she could not afford to fix it. While the intense heat of summer can prove to be troublesome for everyone, it was having an especially negative impact on Alice's asthma. With the help of caring individuals and donors like you, Alice received a voucher to purchase a window unit to keep her cool and improve her breathing. 

Now that school is out, Jack's kids are home for the summer and the bills have doubled. With more mouths to feed and bodies to wash, Jack began to wonder how he could possibly afford his growing grocery and water bills. Rowan Helping Ministries offered financial assistance for the family to prevent their water from being disconnected. They were able to get groceries from our Food Pantry and eat lunch in Jeannie's Kitchen to make their income stretch further.

Our annual "Why Give in July" Campaign is designed to raise funds to help neighbors like Alice and Jack when they are in need.

Last summer donations to this campaign helped:

  • 885 families with $215,000 in financial assistance. This included rent assistance, utilities, medical, dental, prescription medications and other needs.
  • Families make 250 visits to our Food Pantry to keep from going hungry
  • Clients make 1380 visits to our Clothing Center to help their income stretch further

Please consider donating any amount to Rowan Helping Ministries so that we can make a difference for people like Alice and Jack!
Checks can be mailed and made payable to:
Rowan Helping Ministries
226 North Long Street, Salisbury NC 28144


We want to thank our "Why Give in July" Sponsors!
Innospec Performance Chemicals
Sandy & Judy Goodman
David B. Jordan
Tim & Ellen Messinger
Edward & Susan Norvell
Mark & Jane Ritchie

Donor Highlight

Rowan Helping Ministries is blessed to be a part of such a benevolent community full of individuals willing to fight to end hunger and homelessness in Rowan County. As the summer months come to an end and the holiday season is fast approaching, we just wanted to take the time to recognize some recent noteworthy donations to our organization. There are so many ways to get involved and be a part of our cause, ranging anywhere from financial contributions to volunteering to serve a meal. We are able to thrive and prosper thanks to people like you!