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Tar Heel Service Day

Thanks to everyone who rolled up their sleeves to #ServeCarolina from Saturday, Oct. 8 to Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Nearly 1,000 alumni and friends served more than 4,800 hours in honor of University Day. Tar Heels participated in 97 service projects throughout the United States and internationally. From Chapel Hill to Mexico, Tar Heels refurbished schools, planted flowers, delivered meals and much more.

Check out the photo gallery from Tar Heel Service Day 2016.

Stay tuned for the 2017 dates, and in the meantime, check out 100 ways you can serve for project ideas.

See below for all the group projects that occurred in 2016

Projects in North Carolina

Listed alphabetically by county.

County: Alamance
City: Burlington
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., 3 – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Police and fire departments and an elderly neighbor
Project description: A volunteer will be baking and delivering cookies to local police and fire departments, and then helping weed flower beds at an elderly neighbor’s home.

County: Brunswick
City: Leland
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 10 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Local community
Project description: Volunteers will clear debris on local roads.

County: Buncombe
City: Asheville
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: MS Community of WNC – National MS Society
Project description: For many living with multiple sclerosis, having assistance with projects around the home means so much. Come join us on MS Service Day! You will have the opportunity to work with a team of volunteers to assist individuals and families living with MS. Projects may include yard work, cleaning, painting, light repairs and organizing.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Leslie Newman at mscommunitywnc@gmail.com or (828) 772-4920 to sign up, or visit www.mscommunitywnc.org for more information.

County: Cabarrus
City: Concord
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Share the Harvest Farm
Project description: We will be picking produce from the Share the Harvest Farm to support local food pantries and nonprofits.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Cabarrus County Carolina Club website to learn more and sign up.
This project is sponsored by the Cabarrus County Carolina Club

County: Chatham
City: Siler City
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 12 | 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Boys and Girls Club
Project description: Volunteers from the Fearrington Village Carolina Club will be collecting donations and delivering items to the Boys and Girls Club after-school program. Volunteers will also read to students from kindergarten to third grade. 
This project is sponsored by the Fearrington Village Carolina Club

County: Craven
City: New Bern
Date: Monday, Oct. 10 | 9 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Craven County Clean Sweep
Project description: Volunteers will clean up garbage along a half mile stretch of road in New Bern, N.C. 
For more details and to join this project: Contact Nathaniel Jaime ’03 at (919) 864-1484.

County: Craven
City: Trent Woods
Date: Sunday, Oct. 16 | 2 – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Colonial Capital Humane Society
Project description: We will hold a lemonade and bake sale at Meadows Family Park supporting the Colonial Capital Humane Society. Volunteers are needed to provide lemonade, baked goods and/or to help work the stand on Sunday, Oct, 16.
For more details and to join this project: Please call Georgiana Bowman Bircher at (252) 671-9506 to provide lemonade, baked goods, or to volunteer to work the stand.
This project is sponsored by the Twin Rivers Carolina Club

County: Cumberland
City: Fayetteville
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Presentation for the local community on fire safety
Project description: Volunteers are sponsoring a fire education day at a local mall. Topics include fire safety, informing children of fire hazards and how to protect and be safe during a fire.
For more details: Contact Martin Denning ’79 at kimdenning1227@yahoo.com.

County: Durham
City: Durham 
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9 | 2 – 6 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Diaper Bank of NC
Project description: Kidcycle is our largest fundraiser for the Diaper Bank of NC. It is a seasonal consignment sale and 100% of the proceeds benefit the work of DBNC. Volunteers will be checking out shoppers and cashiers. The event will last a week long and we need about six volunteers each day, so there are plenty of volunteer opportunities.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Diaper Bank of NC at Info@ncdiaperbank.org to sign up or get more information.

County: Durham
City: Durham 
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: SEEDS in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteer activities will include cleaning the building, weeding, mulching, making/maintaining garden paths, planting, restoring wood furniture, etc. at DIG (Durham Inner-City Gardeners). 
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Weekend of Purpose Volunteer Sign-Up webpage.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Durham
City: Durham 
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Habitat for Humanity of Durham in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will work on a Habitat House. The work may include crawlspace sealing, wall framing, roofing, siding, interior and exterior trim, painting, cleaning or landscaping.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Weekend of Purpose Volunteer Sign-Up webpage.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Durham
City: Durham 
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Local students, educators and refugees
Project description: Volunteers will read books to refugees in the local community. A volunteer will also Skype in from Beijing to read books in three languages during the event.

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Sunday, Oct. 16 | 3 – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Durham Big Sweep
Project description: Volunteers will be removing trash, smothering woodland wildflowers and recycling.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Michael Pollock ’04 at michael_pollock@yahoo.com or (919) 544-7397.

County: Durham
City: Durham
Service beneficiary: Homebound individual that cannot afford hired assistance
Project description: Individual volunteers weekly to mow yard, complete household chores, go grocery shopping and do chores for a homebound person that needs assistance.
To get involved with a similar project: Visit A Helping Hand online to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

County: Durham
City: Durham 
Date: Ongoing
Service beneficiary: The local community and local and global partners
Project description: Writing a book on Justice and Crime Prevention coupled with Mental Health Reform. 
For more details: Contact Stephanie Grey ’10 at snursegrey@aol.com.

County: Guilford
City: Greensboro
Date: Thursday, Oct. 13 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local assisted living and nursing home facilities
Project description: Volunteers will deliver several cases of MyThreeSons Gourmet pimento cheese products to local assisted living and long term care facilities. If supplies last, they will also deliver to local fire stations.
For more details: Contact Cheryl Barnett ’92 (DDS, ’95 MS) at
cherylbarnett66@gmail.com.

County: Jackson
City: Sylva
Date: Thursday, Oct. 13 | 10 a.m.
Service beneficiary: American Red Cross
Project description: Volunteers will donate blood at a local American Red Cross blood drive.
To get involved with a similar project: To find a blood drive near you or to host a blood drive, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org.

County: Lee
City: Sanford
Date: Thursday, Oct. 13 | 9 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Christians United Outreach Center
Project description: C-Step students (students who are transferring to Carolina after two years at Central Carolina CC) will be packing food into backpacks for Backpack Pals, a local program which sends food home over the weekend to families that need it.

County: Lenoir
City: Kinston
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Young Women of Promise
Project description: Members of the Kinston High School Class of 1976 will hold an inter-generational social with seniors in the Kinston High School Class of 2017 as part of their 40-year high school reunion. “Let Them See What They Can Be” will allow dialogue and encouragement to the aspiring college students who will graduate high school in June 2017.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Theresa Williams ’80 at (252) 295-8476.

County: McDowell
City: Marion
Date: Monday, Oct. 10
Service beneficiary: Grace Community Church
Project description: Dover Insulation employees will participate in clearing gutters, a fallen tree, and gutters at a park/green space that is utilized by the community (but one which is maintained by the adjoining church). We will perform maintenance for the church as needed on this day.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Laura Dover ’92 at lauradd@doverinsulation.com.

County: Mecklenburg
City: Charlotte
Date: Friday, Oct. 16 | 3 – 7 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
Project description: Volunteers will prepare and serve dinner to the homeless residents of the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Malinda Cobb ’92 at tylersuncmom@bellsouth.net.

County: Mecklenburg
City: Charlotte
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 9:30 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Samaritan’s Feet
Project description: Volunteers will be processing shoes in the Samaritan’s Feet warehouse. We are also asking our volunteers to donate $10.00 per person or bring a new pair of tennis shoes with them to donate to help us in our efforts to provide shoes around the world.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Charlotte Carolina Club website to fill out a waiver and contact Suzanne Cowden ’85 at s.cowden@hotmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the Charlotte Carolina Club

County: Montgomery
Cities: Biscoe, Star
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 10 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Local police and fire departments
Project description: Volunteers will bring cookies to local police and firefighters.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill 
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 to Friday, Oct. 21
Service beneficiary: Food Bank of Central & Southeastern NC
Project description: The UNC Employee Forum’s Community Service Committee is hosting a campus-wide food drive, kicking off during the Oct. 8 Employee Appreciation Football Game. Bins will be placed in various departments/offices throughout campus during the drive.

All alumni and friends of the University are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the George Watts Hill Alumni center located near the corner of Stadium Dr. and Ridge Rd. See map for detailed directions. A bin will be located in the lobby of the building Oct. 8-21.
For more details about this project: Visit unc.edu/food4alldrive or contact Katie Musgrove ’15 at kmusgrov@email.unc.edu.
This project is sponsored by the UNC Employee Forum’s Community Service Committee

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill 
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
Project description: Come swing a hammer with Habitat! Join us as we frame walls in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill. All volunteers will be creating affordable housing for local families in Orange County. No experience is required.
For more details and to join this project: Create an account and register for the event at http://communityvolunteers.orangehabitat.volunteerhub.com. For more information, contact Christine Abernathy at cabernathy@orangehabitat.org.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Monday, Oct. 10
Service beneficiary: Inter-Faith Council Food Pantry
Project description: Volunteers will drop off food donations at the IFC food pantry.
To get involved with a similar project: Visit the Inter-Faith Council online to learn more about donations and volunteer opportunities.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Thursday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Local police and fire departments
Project description: Volunteers will be delivering several cases of homemade pimento cheese to Chapel Hill fire and police departments.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: United Solar Initiative (USI)
Project description: We are looking for volunteers for the Lug-a-Jug event at Southern Community Park. Volunteers will help set up the event in the morning and clean up the event in the afternoon. We will also need volunteers to help direct and encourage participants along the course.
For more details and to join this project: To learn more about the event, check out this video. To register a team or donate to the cause, visit the USI website. To volunteer, please contact Charlie Egan ’16 at cegan@unitedsolarinitiative.org.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill 
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: UNC School of Nursing Mentor Program Kickoff
Project description: UNC School of Nursing alumni will be volunteering their time to be mentors to current nursing students. The Mentor Program Kickoff will include an orientation and “speed matching” with students.
For more details about this project: Contact Katisha Paige ’98 at Katisha_Paige@unc.edu.
This project is sponsored by the UNC School of Nursing Alumni Association

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Sunday, Oct. 16
Service beneficiary: North Carolina Botanical Garden
Project description: Volunteers will be helping to advocate composting to the community during an event at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill and Mebane
Date: Ongoing
Service beneficiary: Paws4Ever and PORCH
Project description: We will be collecting animal/pet food and human food to be delivered to Paws4Ever shelter and PORCH.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Emma Dehne at emma_dehne@med.unc.edu.

County: New Hanover
City: Wilmington
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15
Service beneficiary: Local food pantries
Project description: The Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach Carolina Club will be hosting a food drive during their UNC vs. Miami game watch event. All who bring at least five non-perishable items will receive a raffle ticket for Carolina swag.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach Carolina Club website.
This project is sponsored by the Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach Carolina Club

County: Pitt
City: Greenville
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina
Project description: Volunteers will help build luminary kits for the Ronald McDonald House’s annual fundraiser.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Kendra Paiz ’99 at kendrawindley@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the Eastern N.C. Carolina Club

County: Randolph
City: Randleman
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 16 | 11 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Local residents
Project description: Children will ready to the elderly, homebound and local individuals in need daily throughout the week.

County: Rowan
City: Salisbury
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 16
Service beneficiary: Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary
Project description: Volunteers will collect, sort and sell aluminum cans throughout the week and will donate the total money earned to the Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, a no-kill animal sanctuary that provides all needed veterinary care for homeless dogs and cats and helps animals find lifetime homes through adoption services.
For more details and to join this project: To help, contact Lora Owen ’94 at Lowen@carolina.rr.com.

County: Transylvania
City: Brevard
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: UNICEF
Project description: Volunteers will hold a bake sale in the community to raise funds for UNICEF.

County: Vance (also Granville, Wake)
City: Henderson (also Oxford, Raleigh) 
Date: Sunday, Oct. 9 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local police and firemen
Project description: Volunteers, including Aubrey Thompson’s 10th grade class, will bake and deliver goodies to local police and fire stations.
For more details and to join this project: Contact project leaders Alicia Blankenship ’12 and Aubrey Thompson at (919) 482-6159.

County: Wake
City: Cary
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 16
Service beneficiary: The Diaper Train
Project description: Volunteers will collect diapers, wipes and children’s books for the Diaper Train, which provides diapers for families in Wake County who cannot afford them. The Diaper Train serves about 1,000 babies a month. Mothers should not have to choose between food and diapers for their babies.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Laurie Hayes from Cary High School at (919) 460-3549 (school) or (919) 418-0602 (mobile).

County: Wake
City: Cary
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 9 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Town of Cary and Town of Apex
Project description: We will be cleaning up litter at Lake Pine in Cary, N.C.
For more details: Contact Caryn Reid ’92 at reidjc@mindspring.com.

County: Wake
City: Cary
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 9:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Service beneficiary: “Cary It Green” project, DIY Home Energy Assessment & Efficient Lighting
Project description: Volunteers from the “Cary It Green” project will host classes at the Cary Arts Center on energy efficient lighting and the new lighting label, how to conduct a DIY home energy assessment of your home, and how to on save energy costs. Light snacks will be provided, and all attendees will receive two LED lightbulbs. 
For more details and to attend these classes: Contact Angela Jankowsky ’07 (MEd) at (919) 412-3129.

County: Wake
City: Holly Springs
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 12 | 5 – 8 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Holly Springs Fire Department
Project description: Volunteers will provide dinner and a note of thanks for the Holly Springs Fire Department.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Kelly Anderson Yaeger ’95 at kmaunc@aol.com.

County: Wake
City: Holly Springs
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Urban Ministries of Durham
Project description: Volunteers will be putting together hygiene packages, soliciting donations of gently used men’s clothing and new underwear for men, women, and children.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Susan Tyler ’16 (MAC) at susanntyler@gmail.com.

County: Wake
City: Raleigh 
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 8 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Burkett Farm in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Activities may include digging sweet potatoes, harvesting and washing produce, weeding and mulching. All volunteers will sign a waiver upon arrival. Snacks will be provided, and you are encouraged to bring your own water bottle.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Weekend of Purpose Volunteer Sign-Up webpage.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh 
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 8 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Interfaith Food Shuttle in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will help with gardening tasks at the Camden Street Learning Garden. The Garden will prepare to flip for the fall season. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Weekend of Purpose Volunteer Sign-Up webpage.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh 
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 8 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Interfaith Food Shuttle in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will help with setting up, handing out and cleaning up food at the Martin Street Mobile Market. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Weekend of Purpose Volunteer Sign-Up webpage.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh 
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Salvation Army of Wake County in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will help set up the Christmas Warehouse/Toy Shop. Volunteer activities may include putting up boxes for angel families, decorating windows or other tasks. 
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Weekend of Purpose Volunteer Sign-Up webpage.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh 
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Interfaith Food Shuttle in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will help with general farm work including weeding and harvesting at the Tryon Road Teaching Farm. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Weekend of Purpose Volunteer Sign-Up webpage.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh 
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Method Child Development Center in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteer activities include spreading mulch, pressure washing play structures, cleaning out the garden beds, fixing a garden fence, painting old tires to become planters on our main playground and washing/fixing outdoor toys.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Weekend of Purpose Volunteer Sign-Up webpage.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh 
Date: Thursday, Oct. 13 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: BackPack Buddies
Project description: Volunteers will collect and deliver food for local children through the area Backpack Buddies program.
To get involved with a similar project: Visit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s BackPack Buddies webpage to learn about hosting a food drive.

County: Wake
City: Wake Forest
Date: Sunday, Oct. 9 | 9:30 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Purr Partners
Project description: Join us for a 5K and one mile fun run/walk benefiting Purr Partners. Volunteers are also needed to help collect donations of cat/kitten items and to assist event coordinators.
For more details and to join this project: To volunteer, contact Hoa Diaz ’91 at msd28405@aim.com. To register for the 5K or for more information, visit the Purr Partners event page.

Projects Outside North Carolina (U.S.)

Listed alphabetically by state.

State: Alabama
City: Birmingham
Date: Sunday, Oct. 9 | 2 – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: First Light Shelter
Project description: Volunteers will provide a “movie day” for the current residents including children along with food and drinks.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Rupa Kitchens ’95 at (205) 907-4123.

State: California
City: Irvine and Newport Beach
Date: Monday, Oct. 10 – Wednesday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Local police departments, fire departments and animal shelters
Project description: Ann Cleland ’50 will deliver cookies and other treats to police and fire departments and will donate dog food to animal shelters.

State: California
City: Richmond
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 9
Service beneficiary: YES Nature to Neighborhoods
Project description: Volunteers will spend the weekend helping a low-income local family enjoy a family vacation weekend at family camp in the Redwood Forests.

State: California
City: Sacramento
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15
Service beneficiary: American River Parkway Foundation
Project description: We will remove debris from the American River Parkway to improve water quality and the overall health of the river ecosystem.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Jordan Powell ’13 at jpowell@arpf.org; Please use subject line “UNC Service Day 10/15”.

State: California
City: San Diego
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 16
Service beneficiary: Homefront San Diego
Project description: Homefront always needs store gift cards: Walmart, Target, Von’s, Albertsons, Ralph’s, etc. The San Diego Carolina Club will be collecting gift cards for Homefront during Tar Heel Service Days. If you prefer, checks can be made out to the San Diego Navy League, with “Homefront San Diego” in the check memo line. Feel free to get your friends and family involved! Thank you!
For more details and to join this project: Bring donations to the San Diego Carolina Club’s UNC vs. Miami football game watch on Oct. 15, or contact Sherri Wilkins ’97 for more information or to mail donations to her.
This project is sponsored by the San Diego Carolina Club

State: Colorado
City: Colorado Springs
Date: Sunday, Oct. 9 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local community
Project description: Volunteers are hosting an “Ally 101” to educate the community on how to be a good ally to marginalized populations.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Brianna Keen ’04 at SJBri@hotmail.com.

State: Colorado
City: Denver
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Urban Peak
Project description: Volunteers will be working on a variety of tasks including putting up shelving, assembling flower boxes, hanging up Urban Peak informational materials and pictures, sorting donations, helping on the building grounds and distributing flyers.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Nathan Stern ’09 at nsternco@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the Denver Carolina Club

State: Connecticut
City: Hartford
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 8 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Hartford Marathon
Project description: We will cheer on Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon participants at Elizabeth Park in Hartford.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Meredith Ward ’10 at meredithwarddpm@gmail.com.

State: District of Columbia
City: Washington, D.C.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 9 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Food for All DC
Project description: The D.C. Carolina Club will be packing and delivering meals for Food for All DC, a nonprofit that strives to provide food to low income home-bound residents in need. Their clients are generally elderly citizens, handicapped, or single mothers with young children. The operation is entirely volunteer operated, with the assistance of federal and other agency grants.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the D.C. Carolina Club website to learn more and to sign up to help. For more information, contact Tracey Melnick ’95 at temelnick@aol.com.
This project is sponsored by the D.C. Carolina Club

State: District of Columbia
City: Washington, D.C.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 4 – 10 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night event
Project description: The D.C. Carolina Club will be volunteering at the Light the Night Walk. Volunteer duties may include unloading and organizing materials, handing out participant shirts, cheering on walkers, acting as tent concierge for teams, running games in the Kids Zone, handing out food and beverages and cleanup of the walk site.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the D.C. Carolina Club website to learn more, and sign up to help here. For more information, contact Tracey Melnick ’95 at temelnick@aol.com.
This project is sponsored by the D.C. Carolina Club

State: Florida
City: Jacksonville
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 8:30 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Seamark Ranch
Project description: We will be helping to make preparations for Seamark’s annual community open-house event, “A Day at the Ranch,” to be held the following Saturday, Oct. 22. Tar Heel Lance Haney ’79 is the Volunteer Coordinator for Seamark Ranch.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Beth Holley at holleyba@gmail.com to sign up to volunteer.
This project is sponsored by the Jacksonville Carolina Club

State: Florida
City: Orlando
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida
Project description: We will be assisting at the Boys and Girls club thrift store. We will be stocking shelves, sorting donations, hanging clothes, and cleaning donations.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Orlando Carolina Club website to learn more and contact BJ Price ’95 at bjprice@gmail.com to sign up.
This project is sponsored by the Orlando Carolina Club

State: Georgia
City: Atlanta
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Foster Care Support Foundation
Project description: We will assist with a variety of activities to help refresh the shopping aisles with clothes, toys, bikes, etc. Please bring a donation of kids clothes (any size) or toys.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer at tinyurl.com/tarheelserviceday2016 or contact Kenny Monteith ’92 at kennymon@mac.com for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Atlanta Carolina Club

State: Georgia
City: Atlanta
Date: Saturday Oct. 8 – Saturday, Oct. 15
Service beneficiary: Suthers Center for Christian Outreach
Project description: We run an outreach center where we give out food, emergency assistance and clothes to the poor.
For more details: Visit the Suthers Center website.

State: Georgia
City: Dunwoody
Date: Sunday, Oct. 16 | 1 – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Cancer patients in the community
Project description: We will be preparing and providing healthy, delicious meals for patients currently undergoing cancer treatments.
For more details: Contact Cathy Harrison ’82 at charrisonbewell@mindspring.com.

State: Illinois
City: Chicago
Date: Sunday, Oct. 9 | 10:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Project description: For the fourth year in a row, the Chicago Carolina Club will be serving 40,000 runners as they cross the finish line of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Last year, there were more than 10,000 charity runners that participated on behalf of more than 170 local, national and global causes. Join us as we salute all the runners by volunteering at the finish line beer station – you might see a few Tar Heel marathoners throughout the day too!
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer by visiting this website by Monday, Oct. 3. For more information, contact Meredith Alenky ’07 at meredith.alenky@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the Chicago Carolina Club

State: Illinois
City: Marion
Date: Sunday, Oct. 9 | 3 – 6 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Aldersgate Youth Basketball Program
Project description: Volunteers will prepare the gym and volunteers for the start of basketball practices. Glass backboards will be cleaned, new nets will be installed, and all basketballs will be inflated to proper pressure. Volunteers will also organize coaching aids and make copies of sign up sheets and waiver forms.
For more details: Contact Raymond Cagle ’78 at ray_cagle@uncbusiness.net.

State: Maryland
City: Baltimore
Date: TBD
Service beneficiary: TBD
Project description: The Baltimore Carolina Club will be participating in Tar Heel Service Day 2016. Details coming soon.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Baltimore Carolina Club website or contact Elsbeth Markie ’04 at elsbethkmarkie@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the Baltimore Carolina Club

State: Massachusetts
City: Boston
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 15 | UNC football game time
Service beneficiary: Local food pantry/organization
Project description: The Boston Carolina Club will be collecting nonperishable food items and goods for a local organization at the club’s game watch parties for UNC vs. VT and UNC vs. Miami.
For more details and to join this project: Find game watch party details on the Boston Carolina Club website.
This project is sponsored by the Boston Carolina Club

State: Massachusetts
City: Boston
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: People Making a Difference 
Project description: In partnership with PMD’s STEM Education Service Project, volunteers will build models and boxes for new tRNA and protein science kits that provide “hands on” ways for middle and high school students to learn about biological processes like DNA replication.
For more details and to join this project: Learn more on the Boston Carolina Club website and sign up by Oct. 10 at http://www.pmd.org/s/101516.htm.
This project is sponsored by the Boston Carolina Club

State: Minnesota
City: Minneapolis
Date: Sunday, Oct. 16 | 6 – 8:30 a.m., noon – 2:30 p.m., 5 – 7 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local homeless shelter
Project description: We will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to a homeless shelter.
For more details: Contact James Works III at works3rd@icloud.com.

State: New York
City: Dewitt
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 1 – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Dewitt Food Pantry
Project description: We will sell lemonade and baked goods to raise money for the Dewitt Food Pantry and collect food items.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Alison Kessler ’94 at ahkessler@twcny.rr.com.

State: New York
City: Massapequa
Date: Thursday, Oct. 13 | 4 – 8 p.m.
Service beneficiaries: Massapequa Fire Department, Amityville Fire Department, Nassau County Police
Project description: Volunteers will bake cookies and brownies and deliver them to local firehouses and police stations.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Kim Brown ’91 at (516) 761-5536 or kaydeebee469@hotmail.com.

State: New York
City: New York
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Stanley Isaacs Senior Center
Project description: We will be delivering hot meals to homebound elderly residents.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the New York Carolina Club website or contact Andy Siegel ’93 at andy_unc@yahoo.com to sign up.
This project is sponsored by the New York Carolina Club

State: Ohio
City: Cincinnati
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 10:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Matthew 25: Ministries
Project description: Volunteers will be sorting, counting, packaging, and putting donated goods on pallets ready for shipment to various parts of the world. A morning’s work will typically produce enough finished materials to help hundreds of people in need in the U.S. and around the world. Volunteers will be assigned and trained on a specific work station when they arrive.
For more details and to join this project: Contact the Cincinnati Carolina Club at cincinnaticarolinaclub@gmail.com to sign up.
This project is sponsored by the Cincinnati Carolina Club

State: Ohio
City: Cleveland
Date: Sunday, Oct. 9 | 3 – 6 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland
Project description: Volunteers will serve dinner to 55 families (approximately 100 people) staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. Volunteers are also purchasing the ingredients for this meal.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Cleveland Carolina Club website or email CLECAROLINACLUB@gmail.com to sign up or donate.
This project is sponsored by the Cleveland Carolina Club

State: Pennsylvania
City: Philadelphia
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 11 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Cradles to Crayons
Project description: We will be volunteering at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory warehouse and inspecting, sorting, and packaging all new and like-new donations into customized “KidPacks” donations for local children in need.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Philadelphia Carolina Club website to learn more and to register. 
This project is sponsored by the Philadelphia Carolina Club

State: Pennsylvania
City: Pittsburgh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Friends of the Riverfront
Project description: We will be cleaning up litter, removing graffiti, removing invasive species of plants and planting native species of plants along Pittsburgh’s riverfronts.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Abir Chatterjee ’11 at abirc22@gmail.com for information on how to join this project.
This project is sponsored by the Pittsburgh Carolina Club

State: South Carolina
City: Mount Pleasant
Date: This project has been postponed due to damage from Hurricane Matthew. Please stay tuned for a new date.
Service beneficiary: Soldiers’ Angels
Project description: Volunteers will be packing lunches for disabled and homeless veterans with the local Soldiers’ Angels program. Join us at Liberty Tap Room as we collect supplies and pack boxes. We are aiming to fill 20 to 40 lunches.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Charleston Carolina Club website for more details, or contact Hooper Schultz at hooper@charlestonmag.com
This project is sponsored by the Charleston Carolina Club

State: South Carolina
City: Columbia
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 10 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Salvation Army
Project description: Volunteers will be assisting at the Salvation Army Family Store.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Columbia Carolina Club website for more details and to download a volunteer waiver, or contact Jennifer Pender ’98 (’03 MD, ’04 MPH) at jenpen@alumni.unc.edu.
This project is sponsored by the Columbia Carolina Club

State: Tennessee
City: Memphis
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Agricenter International
Project description: A variety of activities exists for volunteers, who will work on making the Agricenter Harvest Festival a success. The event benefits Agricenter International, a non-profit dedicated to agricultural research, education, and conservation.
For more details and to join this project: To RSVP or get more information, contact Roxane Coche ’13 (PhD) at roxanecoche@gmail.com, and sign up at http://www.agricenter.org/harvestfestival.
This project is sponsored by the Memphis Carolina Club

State: Tennessee
City: Nashville
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 12 | 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Nashville Rescue Mission
Project description: Volunteers will be serving dinner at the Nashville Rescue Mission.
For more details and to join this project: To sign up, can email Mary-Claire Spencer ’14 at maryclairespencer@gmail.com
This project is sponsored by the Nashville Carolina Club

State: Texas
City: 
Bryan
Date: 
Saturday, Oct. 8 | 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary:
Bryan ISD
Project description:
Helping to run a large middle school volleyball tournament, including scorekeeping and logistics.

State: Texas
City: 
Coppell
Date: 
Monday, Oct. 10 | morning
Service beneficiary:
Local police department
Project description: 
Volunteers will deliver baked treats to the local police station in Coppell, Texas.
For more details and to join this project: 
Contact Nancy Tao ’91 at (972) 896-8898.

State: Texas
City: 
Dallas
Date: 
Thursday, Oct. 13 | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Service beneficiary:
17th Annual Heart of Gold Foundation Golf Tournament
Project description: 
We can use volunteers from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for any times you can make it. Duties will include set-up, registration, course monitoring and breakdown at the end of the event.
For more details and to join this project: 
Contact Sid Davis ’78 at dfwcarolinaclub@gmail.com to sign up to volunteer or visit the Dallas/Fort Worth Carolina Club website to learn more or register for the tournament.
This project is sponsored by the Dallas/Fort Worth Carolina Club

State: Texas
City: Elgin
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Down Home Ranch
Project description: Volunteers will participate in the annual Texas Chainsaw Manicure. Tasks include hauling debris and lumber to a trailer that carries it to a processing site: chipper, cutting, splitting or burning wood and debris. This project protects the ranch from wildfire danger and is done in coordination with the forestry service. Volunteers should bring long pants, long sleeve shirts, boots, work gloves and hats.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Robert Page ’90 at rcpageiv@alumni.unc.edu.
This project is sponsored by the Austin Carolina Club

State: Texas
City: Fort Worth
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Humane Society of North Texas Trick or Trot
Project description: Join the Texas Tar Heels team for a timed 5K run or untimed 1K walk and fun run on the banks of the Trinity River.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Dallas/Fort Worth Carolina Club website for more details and to sign up.
This project is sponsored by the Dallas/Fort Worth Carolina Club

State: Texas
City: Houston
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Santa Maria Hostel
Project description: Volunteers will assist the victims of various abuses including substance and domestic violence with arts and crafts. Insightful discussion about life skills will be shared.
For more details and to join this project: Please contact Tawana Feimster ’95 at tfeim@hotmail.com for details and volunteer opportunities.

State: Texas
City: San Antonio
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | Time TBD (depending on UNC vs. Miami game time)
Service beneficiary: Southwest General Hospital
Project description: Volunteers will collect basic clothing items for homeless men and women being discharged from the Southwest General Hospital which serves half of the community-funded inpatient psychiatric patients in Bexar County, Texas.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the San Antonio Carolina Club’s Facebook page for more details or contact Bob Barnhardt ’67 at rsbarnhardt@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the San Antonio Carolina Club

State: Virginia
City: Norfolk
Date: Friday, Oct. 14 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Project description: Volunteers will be raising money for Light the Night Walk in Norfolk with a Painting Party fundraiser.
For more details: Contact Christine Ladd ’01 at chrismsladd@hotmail.com.

State: Virginia
City: Richmond
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 9 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: American Heart Association Richmond Heart Walk
Project description: Volunteers will be walking in the event or supporting participants by cheering on walkers/runners, giving out water bottles, etc., while raising money for the American Heart Association.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Marci Linas ’77 at eyeball202@aol.com or (804) 382-1988 to join.
This project is sponsored by the Richmond Carolina Club

State: Virginia
City: Suffolk
Date: Sunday, Oct. 9 | 7:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary: The Chas Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will be helping with registration and along the course at the Chas Foundation 8K Race & 5K Walk Run to Support Mental Health Care in Hampton Roads. Volunteers should wear UNC apparel or a Carolina blue shirt, and volunteer shifts will begin by 7:30 a.m. 
For more details and to join this project: Contact the Hampton Roads Carolina Club leaders at hrheels@gmail.com to sign up to help or if you are interested in donating or participating. For more details, follow along on the Hampton Roads Carolina Club Facebook group.
This project is sponsored by the Hampton Roads Carolina Club

State: Virginia
City: Virginia Beach
Date: Monday, Oct. 10 | 10 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Chesopeian Colony residents
Project description: Volunteers will be working on beautification of the Chesopeian Colony front entrance by clearing debris and weeds.
For more details: Contact Kevin Ladd ’99 at chrismsladd@hotmail.com.

State: Washington
City: Seattle
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 | 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Chicken Soup Brigade
Project description: Volunteers will be organizing and packing meals for individuals living with chronic conditions.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer online here. For more information, visit the Seattle Carolina Club website.
This project is sponsored by the Seattle Carolina Club

Projects in Other Countries

Listed alphabetically by country.

Country: Canada
City: Greater Vancouver, British Columbia
Date: Sunday, Oct. 16 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Service Beneficiary:
Seniors and Elder Centers in the Greater Vancouver Area
Project Description: Volunteers will provide fresh flowers for local elder or senior centers in local communities.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Pam Garcia ’08 at pgarcia@alumni.unc.edu.

Country: Mexico
City: Ensenada
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8 | 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (additionally, Friday, Oct. 7 | 5 – 10 p.m.)
Service Beneficiary: Dental Care for Children, project in a small village near Ensenada, Mexico
Project Description: Dental Care for Children is a nonprofit run by Dr. Charles Tozzer ’80 (DDS) that facilitates 18 free dental clinics a year in the U.S., Mexico and Haiti. During this project, Dr. Tozzer’s group will serve 75 to 100 dental patients, both children and adults.
For more details: Visit the Dental Care for Childen website.

Country: Thailand
City: Bangkok
Service Beneficiary: Flat 2 Preschool Renovation, supported in part by the Human Development Foundation (Mercy Centre) and Local Health Care Initiatives
Project Description: The Service Day will include soliciting donations at an event and the hands-on refurbishment of a school building in a low-income area. Fundraising will support two efforts: refurbishing part of the school located in a low income area of Bangkok, and donation to local health care initiatives.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Mike Markels ’85 (MBA) at michael.markel.iii@gmail.com, Vorada Thangsurbkul ’97 (MBA) at jia.vorada@gmail.com or Charles Blocker ’92 (MBA) at cblocker@invision-capital.com.
This project is sponsored by the Thailand and Indochina Carolina Club

Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement throughout the year. Check out the UNC Center for Public Service’s website, or follow along with them on Facebook.

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Jennifer joined the GAA team in February 2016, and she is thrilled to be back in Chapel Hill! She is a huge sports fan, and you can often find her cheering on her favorite teams: Tar Heels, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, checking out the newest restaurants in town and spending time with her friends, family and fiancé.