Strokes of Hope Charity Art Auction to benefit homeless families

Jacksonville, NC – United Way of Onslow County’s CAN-DO (Community Advisory Network Developing Onslow) Homeless Coalition will host its first Strokes of Hope Charity Art Auction March 2 from 11-7PM at Northwoods United Methodist Church.

United Way

Benefiting the Solutions for Stability Initiative, a program which works to rapidly rehouse homeless families with children, the art show will showcase and allow attendees to purchase art by local artists and children within the school system. Art on display will depict the artist’s interpretation of what “Hope” looks like.

Last year, 406 homeless children were identified in the Onslow County School System, which doesn’t include non-school aged children and their parents. Proceeds from the event will help build self-sufficiency and assist with resources to house local families.

Strokes of Hope Flyer

The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 per person, excluding children, at the door. This event will include light food, music and the opportunity to purchase art

More information is available at or by calling United Way at 910-347-2646.


About United Way of Onslow County: United Way of Onslow County is a locally based organization dedicated to strengthening lives, helping people, and improving community conditions in our local community.  We convene and collaborate with partners from across the community – nonprofits, government, business, and volunteers – to create opportunities for a better life for Onslow County’s most vulnerable residents.  We support community programs and initiatives that help those in need and prevent problems from happening in the first place.

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