Who is my neighbor?
Communities of need include the poor, the vulnerable, the elderly and the young, those living on the edge of society or at risk, both educated and uneducated, white and non-white, those with
financial means and resources, and those without. It includes those who are spiritually educated and
practiced, and those whose daily survival depends on God’s provision alone. It includes Christian and
non-Christian, because need has no economic, geographical, spiritual, age or financial boundaries.
Need born out of isolation, peer pressure, loneliness, and a desire to connect and contribute, are all
just as valid as the needs for basic necessities of life. At WLF, we’ve found that when we connect
those with resources to those with physical, spiritual and emotional needs, both parties have heart-
felt needs that are filled. We want to encourage the establishment of lasting relationships that make
us all whole and that heal our city.
Wilmington Leadership Foundation serves the greater Wilmington area by connecting leaders with
communities of need, by changing lives and through community transformation.
Wilmington is richly populated with leaders throughout her churches, local government, philanthropic
organizations, and community-based non-profit organizations. They provide resources through
their leadership, time, talent and financial means. Wilmington Leadership Foundation, through
its initiatives and programs, seeks to connect these leaders with communities of need. For the
volunteers that get involved in helping, there is nothing quite so humbling as being used as God’s
hands and feet in the ministry of helping others. It touches your heart in a very special way, leaving
you and our city forever changed for the better.