NCSSO, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and charitable organization whose purpose and mission is to serve the underprivileged, vulnerable and impoverished in our society. Based on the tenets of “LOVE ALL – SERVE ALL” and “HELP EVER – HURT NEVER,” we provide free medical and dental services, meals and clothing (among other types of assistance) to benefit the members of our community who are most in need. The organization strives to promote spiritual growth by supporting programs tolerant of all faiths and religions. NCSSO, Inc. also supports opportunities for spiritual education for youth, instilling in them the values and importance of service to others and love of all regardless of ethnic or religious background. We also partner with like-minded charitable organizations who share our mission in order to amplify the beneficial impact we can have on our community.
With hearts full of gratitude, we are happy to announce that our goal of $20,000 has been surpassed! With your generosity, NCSSO was able to raise $25,000, including matching funds. These funds have been given to the Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina and Interfaith Food Shuttle. We are able to provide for 123,000+ meals to the people facing food insecurity. Thank you for everyone who supported us and being an example and inspiring us.
KEY SERVICE PROJECTS SUPPORTED BY NCSSO
Protective Face Mask project
To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, volunteers are stitching cloth masks, over 1600 to date. Masks have been donated to churches, community groups, long term care facilities and homeless shelters in the Triangle. Masks have also been delivered to other areas of NC as well as other states hard hit by the pandemic. This was featured on WRAL, click here to watch the video
Healthcare Day Service
Every year, in collaboration with Raleigh Sai Center and Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, NCSSO supports “Free Healthcare Day”. Free vision exams and eyeglasses, consultations with physician, basic blood screening, women’s health services, flu shots and STD screening, health assessments and sports physicals are offered. In addition mobile showers and haircuts are also offered.
Every third Saturday, volunteers prepare a healthy breakfast at the South Wilmington Street Center for about 130 people which is served at 6 AM. Breakfast includes a grilled cheese sandwich or pancakes, fruit salad, cereal or oatmeal, milk, and orange juice.
In collaboration with Wake Smiles, and Raleigh Sai Center the quarterly “Free Dental Day” provides patients with free consultations with a dentist, cleanings, fillings, and extractions.
Each month, volunteers meet to stitch pillows for cancer patients at the Rex Hospitals in Raleigh, NC. About 350 pillows are sewn and donated annually.
Brown Bag project
Every fourth Sunday of the month, volunteers prepare bag lunches which are distributed to several shelters in the Triangle.
In September 2019, category 5 hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas leaving tens of thousands without shelter or power. In affiliation with the Sathya Sai International Organization, NCSSO purchased tarps, sleeping bags and food for victims of the storm. Many families lost all their possessions. To make Christmas brighter and more joyful for affected children, NCSSO purchased toys for children of all ages so they could be delivered in time for Christmas.
Rise Against Hunger
As partners of Rise Against Hunger and Raleigh Sai Center, NCSSO participates in the annual event of preparing 10,000 meals for distribution to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.