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Greensboro Oyster Roast – Safe at Home

Honorary Chair: Leslye Tuck

With the safety of our guests as our top priority and with the uncertainty of large gatherings in the future, we have made the difficult decision to cancel and not reschedule the 2020 Greensboro Oyster Roast.

To continue meeting the needs of clients, we are launching a campaign entitled Oyster Roast – Safe at Home, which will run through June 15th. Our agency has remained open during the pandemic and is working in new ways to keep local families safe and healthy.

Even though we are unable to come together for a live event, we are relying on the support of our friends in the Greensboro area to help meet the community’s ongoing needs. Your participation as a Host or Sponsor is more important – and more appreciated – than ever!

About the Oyster Roast

The 2019 Oyster Roast raised more than $343,000 to support Family Service’s programs in Greensboro. Last year the agency directly served 19,555 local children and adults, at its offices or in clients’ own homes, and touched the lives of thousands more through its community outreach and education programs.

Safe at Home

This year, we are encouraging our supporters to remain Safe at Home. However, we know that many in our community are not so safe. In fact, the issues that we address – domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and financial stability – are only worsened by social isolation and economic struggle:

  • Domestic Violence – calls to law enforcement for domestic disturbances are up by approximately 30%. Victims are often stuck at home with their abusers, unable to formulate a safe plan of escape.
  • Child Abuse – professionals who work directly with children (including teachers, and Family Service’s caseworkers) are normally able to keep an eye out for warning signs of abuse or neglect. Now, their contact with children is severely limited.
  • Mental Health – social isolation can lead to depression, anxiety, grief or stress. Family relationships are strained, and workers may be facing long hours under difficult circumstances.
  • Financial Stability – everyone is impacted by the economic slowdown; many have lost their jobs or are unable to pay bills on time. Mortgage delinquencies are on the rise.

Hosts and Sponsors

Individual Hosts and Sponsors will be recognized on the Oyster Roast program, taking the place of the usual event invitation (mailed to 2,600 homes in the Greensboro area).

Hosts and Sponsors may choose to display an Oyster Roast yard sign showing their support.

Sponsors at the Bronze level and above will also be recognized on the Family Service of the Piedmont website and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn) and in the Family Service newsletter (mailed to 3,500 individuals, businesses and organizations throughout Guilford County). Top sponsors will be acknowledged in media coverage.

Sign up as a Host or Sponsor by June 15th to be listed in the Oyster Roast Program.

Download the Sponsor Information Packet

THANK YOU for your support as we remain Safe at Home so that others may to do the same!


Enter to win one of 2 fabulous raffle items:

#1 Roberto Coin Yellow Gold Sunburst Pendant

Donated by

Value: $1,980.00
18k yellow gold sunburst pendant featuring .23cttw white diamonds from the Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures Collection. Necklace measures 18″ in length.

#2 7-Night Myrtle Beach Vacation
Simply Meg’s Gift Bag

Donated by
Amy and Mitchell Paul

Enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, pool, tennis courts, and Myrtle Beach coastline from virtually every room of this luxuriously appointed, oceanfront two-bedroom condominium at MAISONS-SUR-MER.
Mutually agreed upon dates to be determined during 2020 or 2021.

PLUS Simply Meg’s gift bag including:
Ah-Dorned gold neoprene bag
Twine & Twig shell necklace
Swig life metal wine insulator
Cream open wrap sweater by Wooden Ships

Vacation Value: $ 1,400
Gift Bag Value: $533

Raffle Tickets: $25 Each or 5 for $100

Raffle to be drawn on June 15th. You need not be present to win.


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Greensboro Oyster Roast
Safe at Home

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
Willie and Lisa Bullock
Molly and Jeb Burns

Gold Sponsors
Lindsey and Frank Auman
Buchanan Printing & Graphics
Columbia Forest Products
Leah and David Edgerton
Fifth Third Bank
Fink’s Jewelers
Kristy and Harley Garrison
Penny and John Lee Graves
The Guild of Family Service of Greensboro
The Cam and Margaret Hall Foundation
Hawthorne Residential Partners
Milly and Charles King
Dr. Michael J. Mango, DDS
Amy and Mitchell Paul
Piedmont Natural Gas
Samet Corporation

Silver Sponsors
Julie and Jay Brennan
Cruise Planners – Ginny Maurer
Diversified Trust Company
Eastwind Development
Gary Jobe Builder, Inc
Laura and Robert Green
Fay and Mike Hoggard
Horizon Tool, Inc
Dina and Burney Jennings
Marcia and Orton Jones
Jaime and Justin Kilby
Charisse and Phil Kleinman
Lincoln Financial Group
Mercedes Benz of Greensboro
Jeanne Miles
Pest Management Systems, Inc.
Piedmont Direct Mail
The Pink Door
Lori and Tyler Richardson
Diana and Thomas Stuckey
Lauren Tilley Interiors
Lesley and Marshall Tuck
Kelly and Congressman Mark Walker
Sally and Jim Weeks
Whitener Foundation
Preston and Robert Young

Bronze Sponsors
Adams Electric Company
Caren and Larry Appel
Carol and Jason Bohrer
Louise and Lee Bristol
Frances and Frank Bullock
Barbara and Dan Caffrey
Carlton Scale
Carruthers and Roth
Classic Construction of NC, Inc.
Lauren and Chad Cook
Tiffany and Scott Crenshaw
Lisa and Nathan Cressman
Alison and Bobby Ellington
Forbis & Dick Funeral Service, Inc.
Peggy and Tom Glaser
Lynda Gordon Interiors
Jane Gorrell
Got You Floored
Greensboro SWARM
Ice Age Management
Innovative Kitchens & Baths
Irving Park Art & Frame
Jill Wilson and Marc Isaacson
Doris Kiser
Knight Carr Interiors
Ginni and Al Lineberry
Leslie and J.J. Marus
Matthews Mobile Media
Allison and Bill Morrisette
Alicia and Don Noone
Mindy and Chad Oakley
Karen and Kevin Otey
Elizabeth and Phil Payonk
Donna and Ryder Perkins
Donna and Don Pulitzer
Claudia and David Reich
Replacements, Ltd.
Susan and Freddy Robinson
Deanna and Michael Shannon
Simply Meg’s
Ellen and Sig Tannenbaum
Katherine and Mike Weaver
Well-Spring Retirement Community
Jacalyn and Brantley White
Jill and Thomas White
Rhoda and Jay Winepol
Wolfe Homes

Download the Sponsor Information Packet