LINC Inc. depends upon the generosity of donors like you to continually improve and expand our programs and services, and our impact.

There are many ways to support LINC, Inc.

Find the method of giving that fits your personal giving priorities and situation, whether through an outright donation via check or online gift, an in-kind gift of items from the LINC Wish List, or a myriad of real property, and planned giving options.

You can support LINC Inc. through an out-right donation, event sponsorship, or gift of an item from the LINC Inc. Wish List. If you would like to discuss a monetary gift, donation of real property, or explore planned giving opportunities, contact our Director of Development.

Your gift – whether large or small – will help improve the lives of formerly incarcerated individuals and African American youth, and help them productive members of the community.

Gifts to LINC, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.

LINC, Inc. offers a variety of ways to make a donation. You can make a contribution to the campaign that matches your contribution goals, or contact the development office for assistance.

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Ways to Donate

Annual Campaign

Through the generosity of donors like you, LINC, Inc. continues to improve and expand our programs and services, as well as expand social enterprise efforts. LINC’s Residential and Supportive Programs reach hundreds of individuals and impact hundreds of families every year, and have a compounded positive effect in our community.

Suggested Donor Levels:

LINC Angel | $25-$100

LINC Patron | $100 – $499

LINC Underwriter | $500 – $999

LINC Benefactor | $1,000 – $2,499

LINC Champion | $2,500 +

YOU will make a difference in someone’s life with your gift to the LINC Annual Fund. Your dollars will be immediately put to work to help justice-system involved individuals and youth turn their lives around and become productive members of the community.

Click DONATE NOW at the top of the page to make a secure online donation.

You can also mail your donation to LINC, P.O. Box 401, Wilmington, NC 28402.

Fundraising events, like the Annual Milestones Dinner, provide another way for supporters to participate in the work that LINC is doing through sponsorships, ticket purchases, and gifts to the annual campaign.

Buy-a-Brick Campaign

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If you would like to make both a donation and a motivational gift to LINC Inc., you can participate in the Buy a Brick campaign. Your purchase of a brick or paver will help LINC “Pave the Pathway to Freedom.”

The memorial walkway of inspiration is located at the M.E. Roberts Transitional Living Campus, and serves as a daily reminder of family and community support for the efforts our residents are making to turn their lives around.

This permanent walkway will serve as an acknowledgement to our residents and their families that many support them on their journey to become productive members of our community.

Your brick or paver is custom-ordered to include an inspirational saying, the name of a loved one in whose honor you are making the gift, or with your own name.


4″ X 4” bricks… $50

8″ X 8” pavers… $100

To order your brick/s or paver/s directly from Bricks R Us, click here. Your online order will be shipped from Bricks R Us to LINC Inc.

Wish List Purchases and In-Kind Donations




Help LINC welcome new residents when you shop the MER Resident Welcome Items wishlist at

You can also donate items from the LINC Wish List help support programs and social enterprises with much-needed household items, tools, equipment, furniture, and everyday necessities.

Donated items can be new or gently used.

Drop-off can be arranged by calling 910.332.1132. If you need larger items picked up, we are happy to help.

You can also opt to donate a gift card from from one of the following retailers:

Suggested In-kind Donations:

Make an in-kind donation of any of the items that LINC and MER Campus residents regularly need:

Personal Items:

  • Clothing, especially workwear, business, and business casual for men & women
  • Underwear, undershirts, socks, pajamas
  • Shoes, especially workboots
  • Hygiene items – soap, deodorant,
  • Oral hygiene items, shampoo, lotion, etc.

Residential Items:

  • Kitchen goods
  • Pots and pans
  • Casserole dishes/cookware
  • Non-perishable food
  • Plates, Bowl, Cups
  • Flatware
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven mitts and pads
  • Furnishings
  • Lamps
  • End/Accent Tables
  • Bedside Tables
  • Storage Containers
  • Bookshelves
  • Small Dressers
  • Household Items
  • Blankets
  • Quilts and comforters
  • Pillows
  • Clothes hangers

Urban Farm Items:

  • Lawn Care/Farm Equipment
  • Buckets
  • Work Gloves
  • Plant pots (all sizes)
  • Buckets
  • Riding Lawn mower
  • Weed wackers
  • Tiller (manual or motorized)
  • Treated and untreated wood, various sizes
  • Construction materials

Don’t take construction project waste to the dump. Contact Bill Warren, farm manager, to talk about how you can donate and save disposal fees.

Donations are tax-deductible to extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. LINC Inc., which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will provide you with a receipt for tax purposes.


LINC, Inc. programs benefit immensely from the input and efforts of volunteers from Wilmington and greater Cape Fear area. There are unlimited volunteer opportunities with LINC, Inc.’s youth program, adult re-entry program, within the M.E. Roberts Transitional Living Campus, and on the LINC Urban Farm.

If you are interested in volunteering, download the volunteer application, complete it, and email as an attachment to Volunteer applications may also be dropped off at the LINC Inc. mail office at 222 Division Drive.


Make reentry, case management, or peer support your career choice. Find the opportunity and training that will help you support second chances.

LINC, Inc. employees and volunteers are a vital part of achieving our goals for the community. Our staff play key roles in the agency.

LINC is committed to its vision and purpose by means of solution-focused, person-centered approaches while cultivating integrity, responsibility, and mastery of the skills of work and life for both employees and volunteers.

Employees are guaranteed a workplace that:

  • Understands the challenges and opportunities of workplace diversity
  • Helps avoid discrimination
  • Makes diversity a priority
  • Makes sure everyone is trained for their role and continues to learn and develop skills
  • Provides uniform expectations for all employees
  • Promotes an open-door policy at all levels of the organization
  • Protects employee rights
  • Promotes compliance and prevention
  • Creates a respectful and dignified work environment for all

For information on current job openings at LINC, please inquiry via email to