Holiday Honor Card

At the Urban Ministry Center, we have a holiday tradition that honors the true spirit of the season. Each year we select a piece of art created by one of the members of our ArtWorks 945 program to feature on a holiday card, available for donations that directly benefit our neighbors. This year, consider our Holiday Honor Card instead of traditional gifts for your friends, family and clients. A donation given in their honor directly supports our ministry of providing life-sustaining services and life-changing programs to poor and homeless people in Charlotte.

Many folks ask what is the right donation, but we leave that up to our donors. One guideline would be to spend whatever you would spend on a gift. We can say, however, that the average donation per card is nearly $20, with the top donation received last year of $1,000 per card.

Your purchase of our 2016 Honor Card is a direct investment in God’s people. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? We will sign and mail them on your behalf. It’s such a convenience and our gift to you.

*If paying online please note that your donation is for an honor card order in the “special purpose for your donation” field. 

For more information or if you have any questions, call 704-926-0621.



About the artist: David Alan Goldberg


David Alan Goldberg is an outgoing and engaging individual, a local artist full of life who is enjoying the stability that comes with having been housed for over five years now. A decade after his father passed away he endured a period of homelessness that he says he wouldn’t wish on anyone. But he maintained his lifelong love of art, making posters for the local music scene and creating mail art for friends and random strangers alike. Eventually he found his way to the Urban Ministry Center and our ArtWorks 945 program. Working with UMC staff he got his own apartment — a wonderful step forward for David, or DAG as he is well known by his friends. He found that UMC enriched his life by providing a place to make his art and fostered new friendships. This year’s honor card art, entitled “Snowglobe,” was done with watercolor, acrylic paint and felt-tip pen. Its vibrant and cheerful colors are a reflection of his personality and style. This is David’s expression of a vision of peace, love and unity for his community this holiday season.