A Special Blend is Coming to High Point!

In 2016, Deedee Ungetheim strolled into a coffee shop in Wilmington, NC that would change her life. Bitty and Beau’s, a coffee shop that first started in Wilmington to employee individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDDs), was unlike any place Deedee had ever been before.  “I was thrilled to see people have meaningful employment,” Deedee…

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Empowering Voices: Mega Mission Ministries

When Douglas McCollum was a freshman at High Point Central High School, he learned first-hand the kind of empowerment that sharing your voice on stage can offer. When he started writing poetry and eventually joined the Greensboro-based slam poetry team, Gate City Youth Slam, Douglas began traveling around the country performing spoken word poems that…

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Feeding Our Neighbors: Burns Hill Food Pantry

Big problems aren’t unsolvable, they just require a little more creativity, a little more time, and a lot more collaboration. Over the years, our High Point community has faced a very big problem – food insecurity. The USDA defines food insecurity as reduced quality and variety in diet, as well as disruption to regular food…

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Home is Home: Pinnacle Affordable Housing Program

First-time homeowner, Deborah McBee stands in the front yard of her house, surrounded by a bank chairman, a developer, a real estate agent, and a bank community partnership manager. Before 2020, Mrs. McBee had never owned a home and didn’t think she ever would.   “I’ve been through a lot,” she admits wryly, wearing the…

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Volunteers to Leaders: the Junior League of High Point

The Junior League of High Point. The 2020-2022 president, Rebecca McCarter stands in the center. It’s no secret that High Point is an incredibly generous community. From ending food insecurity to raising future leaders, to providing health care, to providing warmth to those in need, to much, much more – High Point is full of change…

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Regardless of Means: Hope Food Co.

Before Scott Newton planted HopeCity church, he was simply a pastor looking for ways to serve the community of High Point. So on Friday nights, Scott and his friend, David Byerly, would cook hotdogs, load them into his car, drive down to the corner of Washington Street and Centennial Street, and hand out food until…

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A Simple Gesture: A Big Impact

David Lees has never struggled with food insecurity.   “I live in North High Point, and I can be at two Harris Teeters, two Food Lions and a Publix within about three and a half miles,” David says. “I’ve never had to worry where my next meal will come from, but I’m unique.”  While David knew that High Point, NC…

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10 Ways to be a Good Neighbor 

A woman puts a dollar bill in a tip jar at 83 Custom Coffee in High Point, NC.

  What does it mean to be a good neighbor? Is it simply a smile and a wave to the people who live in the homes besides yours? Is it just a gesture of kindness to someone on your street? It can be all of those things – but we think it’s even bigger than that.   We…

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Adding Color to High Point’s World: Wild and Free 

When you step into the Arc of High Point’s Wild and Free facility, you have no idea what kind of flurry of activity you may find. There may be someone serving coffee, a kiln for ceramic art being fired, gardeners tending to a multitude of raised beds, a group of people playing arcade games, a creative brainstorm happening around a movie screenplay, or…

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Planting Seeds of Hope: Growing High Point 

Carolina Vasquez hands out food from the Growdega

One of our favorite things to discover in our city are the men and women enacting change. When they see the gaps in our community, they choose to be the good, and get busy making a difference so that all of our neighbors can thrive in High Point.   With the team at Growing High Point, you don’t have to…

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