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Tar Heel Service Day

Carolina alumni and friends will participate in Tar Heel Service Day events from Friday, Oct. 12, to Sunday, Oct. 14. Refurbish schools, plant flowers, deliver meals and this year, think about how you can help in the Hurricane Florence recovery process. Sign up to host a project. All project coordinators who sign up by Oct. 4 will receive reusable Tar Heel Service Day totes, stickers and certificates.

Tar Heel Service Day projects can be big or small, from one person to 100 people. Check out 100 ways you can serve for project ideas.

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Projects in N.C.

Listed alphabetically by county.

County: Alamance
City: Burlington
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Alamance Regional Hospital Emergency Room
Project description: A volunteer with bake cookies for the staff.

County: Alamance
City: Mebane
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: City of Mebane Police and Fire Departments
Project description: Tar Heels will make banana pudding and serve it to both departments to thank them for their service during Hurricane Florence.

County: Alamance
City: Saxapahaw
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 11 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: The Village of Saxapahaw
Project description: Volunteers will walk the trails around the Haw River in Saxapahaw and pick up trash and debris.

County: Bladen
City: Tar Heel
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Local community
Project description: Tar Heels will clean up along the highways in the community.

County: Buncombe
City: Asheville
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Asheville Fire Department and Asheville Police Department
Project description: Volunteers will bake cookies for the firefighters and police officers in appreciation for what they do for the City of Asheville.
For more details and to join this project: Contact terry.white1@gmail.com.

County: Buncombe
City: Fairview
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: Elderly neighbors
Project description: Volunteers will perform yard work (raking leaves, picking up limbs and trimming shrubs) for elderly neighbors.

County: Cabarrus
City: Concord
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 8 – 11:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Share the Harvest Farm
Project description: We will be cleaning and packing sweet potatoes as well as some maintenance work. Wear your “get dirty” clothes and bring your gloves and sun protection. UNC alumni, their families and friends (children with an accompanying adult) are welcome and encouraged to volunteer. The project will be located at the Share the Harvest farm at 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, NC 28027. It is behind McGill Baptist Church, at the corner of Poplar Tent Road and George Liles Parkway.
For more details and to join this project: Contact David Jones ’82 at davidcjones31339@gmail.com or sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4ea8a823a4f58-tarheel2.
This project is sponsored by the Cabarrus County Carolina Club

County: Camden
City:Camden
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: Camden County Public Library
Project description: An alumnus will give a free, educational talk to the public on the mysterious death and disappearance of Nell Cropsey in Elizabeth City in 1901.

County: Carteret
City: Morehead City
Date: Friday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Local fire departments and Hurricane Florence relief efforts
Project description: Volunteers will be unloading truckloads of supplies sent to Morehead City for hurricane relief.

County: Chatham
City: Pittsboro
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Chatham Habitat for Humanity
Project description: We are currently building three Habitat homes in Pittsboro. Volunteers will work on various tasks related to the end-stages of building as we prepare to dedicate two of our homes in November. A lunch break will be included.
For more details and to join this project: Please email Rachel Horowitz ’18 at rachelh@chathamhabitat.org or call 919-542-0794.

County: Chatham
City: Pittsboro
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Chatham Habitat for Humanity
Project description: C-Step Students from CCCC will be aiding Habitat for Humanity in building and working on a home.

County: Craven
City: New Bern
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 – Saturday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: The New Bern Relief Fund; Hurricane Florence recovery efforts
Project description: On Friday, we plan to help with set up and ticket taking at the New Bern Mumfest Concert. 100 percent of proceeds go to The New Bern Relief Fund. On Saturday, we will work with Temple Church in New Bern to provide physical labor for those still struggling to heal from the hurricane. #TarHealing
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Twin Rivers Carolina Club Facebook page to learn more and RSVP.
This project is sponsored by the Twin Rivers Carolina Club

County: Cumberland
City: Fayetteville
Date: Friday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Seth’s Wish
Project description: Volunteers will collect items for donation to Seth’s Wish, which helps feed and clothe the homeless in Fayetteville.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Devon Newton ’92 at devonnewton@ymail.com.

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Durham 911 Centers
Project description: Volunteers will put together and deliver care packages for 911 telecommunicators.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Denise Pratt ’85 at 919-475-1126.

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 10 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: N.C. Big Sweep
Project description: Volunteers will be removing trash at Burdens Creek Bluff (behind the Falls Pointe Apartments) or between Highway 54 and Euclid Road.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Michael_pollock@yahoo.com for more information.

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Friday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Be Healthy Ministries
Project description: Through the Disaster Ministry at Be Healthy Ministries, volunteers will create comfort kits and provide resources, including information on mental, physical, spiritual and environmental health, to communities affected by disaster.

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 7 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Autism Society of N.C.
Project description: We will run a giveaway tent at the Triangle Run/Walk for Autism. We will help people register for a drawing and will give away t-shirts and fans to help raise awareness.
For more details and to join this project: Visit this link to see other volunteer opportunities with the Triangle Run/Walk for Autism.

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Durham Rescue Mission Men’s Shelter and local K-12 children
Project description: “Cover The Heels” will provide socks to Durham Rescue Mission Men’s Shelter. In addition, we will donate socks to needy kids and show the kids how to paint Tar Heels.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Kecia West ’87 at kejenkins19@gmail.com or 919-451-1481.

County: Forsyth
City: Winston-Salem
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Wake Forest Baptist Health
Project description: A volunteer will be helping patients with activities of daily living and moving.

County: Forsyth
City: Winston-Salem
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 9 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: City of Winston-Salem
Project description: We will be cleaning up trash along an abandoned railroad track along Stratford Road.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Cherryelscurry@hotmail.com.

County: Gaston
City: Gastonia
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 11 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: The Cathy Mabry Cloninger Center: A Domestic Violence Shelter
Project description: Volunteers will collect needed supplies and deliver to the shelter.

County: Guilford
City: Browns Summit
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 11 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary
Project description: Volunteers will work on a school clean-up and beautification process.

County: Guilford
City: Greensboro
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Out of the Garden
Project description: Volunteers will be packing donated bakery items and distributing food to food desert areas and neighborhoods.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Kara Milton ’97 at 336-340-3040.
This project is sponsored by the Greensboro Carolina Club

County: Guilford
City: Greensboro
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Southeast Guilford Civitan Club and Special Olympics of North Carolina
Project description: Volunteers with a Civitan club will be building bocce courts for the Guilford/Greensboro Special Olympics team to host a regional invitational event.

County: Guilford
City: High Point
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 1 – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: City of High Point
Project description: A volunteer will clean up debris at the Deep River Park and on Skeet Club Drive.
For more details and to join this project: Call or text Maria at 336-580-2391.

County: Lenoir
City: Kinston
Date: Friday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Local community
Project description: Volunteers will clean up around their local community in Kinston and will clear debris.

County: McDowell
City: Marion
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 – Saturday, Oct. 13 | 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local families and  households in need
Project description: Dover Insulation employees will be replacing and installing roofs for disadvantaged members of our community. This work will be done in coordination with a local church, Grace Community Church.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Laura Dover ’92 at 828-273-5858.

County: Mecklenburg
City: Charlotte
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Empowherment
Project description: A Tar Heel will volunteer with girls in grades 6-12 at an annual summit.

County: Mecklenburg
City: Charlotte
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 9:30 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Samaritan’s Feet
Project description: We will clean and prepare shoes that will be shipped to those in need. Each volunteer will need to complete a waiver, which is located here: www.samaritansfeet.org/waiver. Please take a few minutes to complete this before arriving. We can have up to 25 volunteers. We are also asking our volunteers to donate $10 per person or to 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: To RSVP, please email Suzanne Cowden ’85 at s.cowden@hotmail.com. For more details on this project, please visit the Charlotte Carolina Club’s website.
This project is sponsored by the Charlotte Carolina Club

County: Nash
City: Red Oak
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14 | 9  a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Nash County Parks and Recreation
Project description: A Tar Heel will clean up any trash on the fields and in the park areas and discard.

County: Onslow
City: North Topsail Beach
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Residents of Topsail Island
Project description: Volunteers will be helping with clean-up, repairs and restoration of houses on the island due to damages incurred from Hurricane Florence.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: N.C. Cancer Hospital
Project description:Law students, alumni, and local attorneys will put on a clinic for the UNC Cancer Pro Bono Legal Project, and cancer patients, survivors and caregivers will have advanced directives prepared.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Neighbor with a physical disability
Project description: A Tar Heel will prepare and cook meals according to dietary needs and will portion, label, freeze and deliver to her freezer for use as needed.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Public safety agencies and hospitals in the 28 N.C. counties most impacted by Hurricane Florence
Project description: Volunteers will be sending cards and notes of appreciation and encouragement to the medical staff, firefighters, EMS personnel and first responders in the affected areas.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Richard and Heathe Ashe at richard.w.ashe@gnail.com or hrashe2016@gmail.com.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | noon – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Carolina Tiger Rescue
Project description: Volunteers are collecting items for their donation list for volunteers to use during other service projects. Donation items include toilet paper, paper towels, disposable latex gloves, storage and trash bags, bug spray, sunscreen and tools.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14 | noon – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Get Real and Heel
Project description: Get Real and Heel helps breast cancer patients and survivors improve their health through exercise and group therapy. Volunteers will clean the main workout room and the women’s locker room. In addition, the GAA is collecting donations to provide Clorox wipes, tissues and Lysol, items the program is in need of.
For more details and to join this project: For more details, visit the event webpage, and sign up to volunteer or donate here.
This project is sponsored by the UNC General Alumni Association

County: Randolph
City: Asheboro
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 1 – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Balfour Elementary School
Project description: Volunteers will clean up the playground at the school.

County: Rowan
City: Salisbury
Date: Friday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary
Project description: Volunteers will collect aluminum cans in Rowan County, sort them and sell them at a local recycling buyer to earn money for the animals’ care at Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary.
For more details and to join this project: Email Lora Owen ’94 at Lowen@carolina.rr.com.

County: Vance
City: Henderson
Date: Friday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Aycock Elementary School
Project description: Volunteers will clean, prune and weed the courtyard at the school.

County: Wake
City: Apex
Date: Friday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Wake Med NICU
Project description: A group of staff and teachers at Salem Middle School will knit hats to donate to the NICU.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Laurie Hayes ’84 at hayeshistory@gmail.com.

County: Wake
City: Cary
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 – Saturday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Communities in and around Jacksonville, N.C.
Project description: Volunteers will be collecting supplies for families impacted by Hurricane Florence. Supplies can be donated and we will deliver to families in Jacksonville. Supplies include: diapers, personal toiletries, non-perishable foods (canned goods, snack foods), baby wipes, batteries, paper towels, unopened socks, ziplock bags and small first aid kits.
For more details and to join this project: To donate items, email elyse.darling@gmail.com.

County: Wake
City: Cary
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: The Town of Cary
Project description: Volunteers will pick up litter in the community.

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 8 – 9 a.m
Service beneficiary: Breast cancer survivors
Project description: Volunteers and high school seniors will provide a donut breakfast in a school cafeteria to area breast cancer survivors.

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 7 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: American Cancer Society
Project description: Volunteers will be supporting cancer survivors during the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event and clean-up.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Dorothea Brock ’02 at dbrock3@hotmail.com.

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Carolina Cavalry
Project description: Volunteers will be loading trucks and transporting supplies to Eastern N.C. for Hurricane Florence recovery.

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14 | 2 – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Sunrise of Raleigh Senior Living
Project description: Volunteers will visit residents and paint fingernails, read with residents and set up for dinner.

County: Wilson
City: Various
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 – Saturday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Adopt-a-Highway program
Project description: Volunteers will be clearing roadside trash in Wilson County.

Projects Outside N.C. (U.S.)

Listed alphabetically by state.

State: Alabama
City: Birmingham
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Meals on Wheels
Project description: A local Tar Heel volunteers regularly with Meals on Wheels. They are always in need of extra runs, and she will do one in honor of University Day on Oct. 12.
For more details and to join this project: Call Betsy Faucette ’60 (’62 MSW) at 205-967-3288 if you are interested in joining and riding along. The need for volunteers is great, and they are searching for more regular volunteers as well.

State: Arkansas
City: Fort Smith
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Hope Humane Society
Project description: A volunteer will be organizing a drive to photograph every one of the shelter’s 300+ dogs by professional photographers, as well as offering professional photos of shelter alumni for a donation to the shelter.

State: California
City: Chula Vista
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14 | 7 – 9 a.m.
Service beneficiary: San Diego County
Project description: On Saturday, Oct. 13, there is an event happening on one of our beautiful beaches – South Bay Pride and Art and Music Festival. Like any good time, sometimes trash gets left behind and people forget about some of their belongings. We hope to bring a team out to the beach the next day to ensure it is clean before the start of Sunday’s beach time.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Krysta Messier ’14 at Krysta_Messier@yahoo.com.
This project is sponsored by the San Diego Carolina Club

State: California
City: Milpitas
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14 | noon – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Humane Society Silicon Valley
Project description: A Tar Heel will volunteer and help with socializing dogs up for adoption and introducing them to potential adopters.

State: District of Columbia
City: Washington, D.C.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 10 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Service beneficiary: SOME (So Others May Eat)
Project description: SOME helps the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. They meet the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and health care. Heels will be assisting with their lunch service, helping prepare and serve food.
For more details and to join this project: Learn more on the D.C. Carolina Club’s website and email dccarolinaclub@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the D.C. Carolina Club

State: Florida
City: Jacksonville
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Trinity Lutheran Food Pantry
Project description: Tar Heels will donate items, clean the service space, organize pantry items, organize, clean and assist however needed.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Beth Holley at jacksonvillecarolinaclub@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the Jacksonville Carolina Club

State: Florida
City: Vero Beach
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 7 – 10 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Military Moms Prayer Group
Project description: The Military Moms Prayer Group is an interdenominational group of women whose mission is to support our troops deployed around the globe through weekly prayer and holiday outreach drives. Our club members will be donating items to be boxed and shipped to local military men and women serving overseas.
For more details and to join this project: Please contact Kelly Brown at brownkellyjean@gmail.com or 772-538-8770.
This project is sponsored by the Treasure Coast Carolina Club

State: Florida
City: Winter Park
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14 | 6 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Operation Gratitude
Project description: We will gather to write letters to service members and first responders.
For more details and to join this project: Meet at the Winter Park Band Stand on Park Avenue in Winter Park at 6 p.m. We will find a spot to write our letters nearby. Learn more on the Orlando Carolina Club website.
This project is sponsored by the Orlando Carolina Club

State: Georgia
City: Atlanta
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | noon – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Atlanta Community Food Bank
Project description: Volunteers will support the Atlanta Community Food Bank by supporting the food rescue, sorting and helping with the packaging process for food that will support Georgia area families and those impacted by recent disasters.

State: Georgia
City: Atlanta
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Atlanta Fire Station #19
Project description: Volunteers will bake and serve muffins and apple cider to firefighters.

State: Georgia
City: Augusta
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: The Lydia Project
Project description: We will spend the morning cleaning the inside of the Lydia House. The Lydia House provides a free place to stay for women with any type of cancer who travel to Augusta for treatment. We will also be collecting items all weekend from The Lydia Project’s Need List. The Lydia House is located at 1396 Interstate Parkway, Augusta.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Evelyn Kitchens or Heather Kitchens ’92 at chkitchens1@gmail.com or text 706-288-9929.

State: Georgia
City: Augusta
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: The Lydia Project
Project description: We will collect donated supplies needed for “Lydia Totes” that include lotions, small tissues, note cards, pens, stamps and bottled water. The Lydia Project provides free services to women any where facing any type of cancer. Every woman served receives a handmade, designer “Lydia Tote” filled with encouraging items and Lydia’s copyrighted journal. Although each tote is unique in design, all are carried by a purple handle that is a visual bond between women coping with cancer.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Harrison Bartley at hbartley101@gmail.com or Jennifer Boyd Morgan ’93 at 706-495-2059.

State: Georgia
City: Cumming
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 8 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Bert’s Big Adventure
Project description: Volunteers will be making pancakes to serve at a fundraising breakfast for Bert’s Big Adventure, which sends children with chronic and terminal illnesses to Disney World with their families.

State: Georgia
City: Norcross
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Children wanting to learn tennis
Project description: Volunteers will host a beginner-level tennis clinic for kids who are interested in picking up the sport.

State: Georgia
City: Smyrna
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Belmont Hills Elementary School
Project description: Volunteers will mentor, tutor, assist with homework, pass out snacks and help with classroom activities.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Alessandra Richardson at alemsalg@gmail.com or 305-215-4741.
This project is sponsored by the Atlanta Carolina Club

State: Illinois
City: Chicago
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Cradles to Crayons
Project description: We will sort and clean donations to help Cradles to Crayons better provide local children with the basic essentials they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up online with pre-registration code a0RC000000Zs1gO.
This project is sponsored by the Chicago Carolina Club

State: Maryland
City: Baltimore
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14 | 2 – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Citizens of Baltimore City and Baltimore County
Project description: Volunteers will be holding a voter registration drive for eligible voters in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

State: Maryland
City: Silver Spring
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: A Wider Circle
Project description: Volunteers will assist with unloading/loading and sorting donated items.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Lynn O’Brien ’85 at lynnobrien87@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the Howard and Montgomery Counties (Md.) Carolina Club

State: Michigan
City: Ypsilanti
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Growing Hope
Project description: We will be volunteering at Growing Hope, an Ypsilanti-based organization dedicated to helping people improve their lives & communities through gardening and healthy food access. This will be an outdoor workday on Growing Hope’s urban farm just 15 minutes from Ann Arbor, so come prepared to get dirty!
For more details and to join this project: Sign up online. There are limited spaces available, so all volunteers must register in advance.
This project is sponsored by the Ann Arbor Carolina Club

State: Minnesota
City: Minneapolis
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local homeless shelter
Project description: Tar Heels will volunteer at a homeless shelter to feed residents and to play bingo with them.

State: Missouri
City: St. Louis
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Commemorative Air Force – Missouri Wing
Project description: We will volunteer at the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show by selling U.S. flags to attendees to support the Missouri wing of the Commemorative Air Force. We will also provide transportation for disabled attendees and will direct attendees viewing aircraft at the static display.
For more details and to join this project: Email Taylor at taylor9211@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the St. Louis Carolina Club

State: New Jersey
City: Ewing Township
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 7 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: HomeFront Family Campus
Project description: We will be serving breakfast for the families at HomeFront’s Family Campus. UNC alumni volunteers will be providing the breakfast, which means that we will be developing the menu along with serving the food. There are cooking stations available for those who wish to cook on site, and volunteers can certainly prepare items in advance. During breakfast, our group will also set up tables with activities for the children at the center, such as games, puzzles, etc. While we are hoping to get as many alumni participants as possible, for those alumni who are unable to participate, we may also collect donations of raincoats and umbrellas for the families. Children are also welcome to volunteer with us. Homefront Family Campus is located at 101 Celia Way, Ewing Township.
For more details and to join this project: Please email Kimberley Wilson ’91 at cjcc.communityservice@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the Central Jersey Carolina Club

State: New Jersey
City: Morristown
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center, Inc.
Project description: Hunger Walk 2018 is fundraiser to help Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center in Morristown, NJ. Participants help raise funds by walking 5K through town while learning about hunger in our community.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Heidi Griffee at heidi@cskmorristown.org and learn more at cskmorristown.org.

State: New York
City: New York
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Citymeals at the Stanley Isaacs Senior Center
Project description: Volunteers will deliver meals to homebound seniors on foot within walking distance of the senior center. Volunteers should wear weather appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes. This project will occur rain or shine.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Andrew Siegel ’93 at andy_unc@yahoo.com or visit the New York Carolina Club’s website.
This project is sponsored by the New York Carolina Club

State: New York
City: Poughkeepsie
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Dutchess Outreach
Project description: Volunteers will attend and work at the Taste Against Hunger fundraising gala.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Beth DeFiglio at 845-452-3180.

State: Ohio
City: Cleveland
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 9 a.m.
Service beneficiary: A Place at the Table, Trinity Cathedral
Project description: The Trinity urban farm annually grows over 2,000 pounds of fresh produce which is contributed to the Place at the Table, a weekly hot lunch served to over 250 people in downtown Cleveland. We will be harvesting vegetables and greens, planting winter crops, and performing farm maintenance at the farm, located at the corner of East 35th Street and Cedar Road in Cleveland.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Steve Roberts ’80 at sjr@ix.netcom.com.

State: Oklahoma
City: Prague
Date: Friday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Homeschool Book Shack
Project description: Volunteers will pick up donations, unload boxes, and organize the library of homeschool curricula and readers for easier access.

State: Pennsylvania
City: Philadelphia
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14 | 3 – 6 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Broad Street Ministry
Project description: Volunteers make the difference between merely providing a meal and helping to create a community. Without our fantastic and faithful volunteers, the meal service at the Hub of Hope would be devoid of meaning. We invite you to serve and care as a volunteer, and offer an invaluable space, filled with warmth and hospitality, to our most vulnerable neighbors. Located at 1431 Sub-concourse John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia.
For more details and to join this project: Registration is limited. Please sign up online here and enter the join code “JOINPCC” (all upper case); this will automatically add you to the Philly Tar Heel group so you will be able to register for the event.
This project is sponsored by the Philadelphia Carolina Club

State: South Carolina
City: Charleston
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 9 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Sullivan’s Island (Beach Clean-Up)
Project description: We will be gathering to pick up litter and debris on the beach at Sullivan’s Island.
For more details and to join this project: RSVP on Facebook and learn more on the Charleston Carolina Club’s website.
This project is sponsored by the Charleston Carolina Club

State: South Carolina
City: Charleston
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 – Sunday, Oct. 12 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. each day
Service beneficiary: Pelham Falls Neighborhood
Project description: We will be priming and painting the Rusty River Trail gate and pressure washing a 120′ wood railing. We are also planning 13 projects for a neighborhood work day and purchasing supplies.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Ben at 864-905-6589.

State: South Carolina
City: Hilton Head Island
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 |10 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: St. Andrew By-the-Sea Methodist Soup Kitchen
Project description: We will volunteer at the soup kitchen.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Jo Ann Green ’62 at 843-683-5444.

State: South Carolina
City: Mauldin
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14 | 2 – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Mauldin Fire Department
Project description: Volunteers will bake and take trays of brownies to the fire department.

State: South Carolina
City: Spartanburg
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 8 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Senior citizen in the community
Project description: Volunteers will rebuild a deck for a senior citizen.

State: Tennessee
City: Memphis
Date: Sunday, Oct. 14 | 1:30- 3:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Wolf River Conservancy
Project description: We will be meeting at Memphis Made Brewery (768 South Cooper St.) for a “pop-up volunteer” project. We will be helping the Conservancy assemble gifts and supplies for their upcoming fundraiser.
For more details and to join this project: Please RSVP on Facebook or contact Kelsey Hamilton ’10 at kelsey.m.hamilton@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the Memphis Carolina Club

State: Tennessee
City: Nashville
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 6 – 10 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Those affected by Hurricane Florence
Project description: We are having a donation collection to benefit the victims of Hurricane Florence. Bring a donation and watch the VT football game with us at Double Dogs – Sylvan Heights.
For more details and to join this project: Please contact jaclynavara@gmail.com. Visit the Nashville Carolina Club website for details.
This project is sponsored by the Nashville Carolina Club

State: Utah
City: Ogden
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 8 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Ogden City
Project description: We will be clearing overgrown paths at Glassman Pond.
For more details and to join this project: Please contact Corinne Bigler ’17 at corinnecobrien@gmail.com – we’d love to have you join us!

State: Virginia
City: Alexandria
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Middle school children
Project description: Volunteers will be purchasing food and school supplies and assembling “weekend bags” for children who receive free and reduced meals in one middle school.

State: Virginia
City: Reston
Date: Friday, Oct. 12 | 4 – 10 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Project description: Tar Heels will be assisting in the Light The Night Walk. Light The Night funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today! We will be doing a range duties from cheering on walkers, handing out shirts, running games at the kid zone.
For more details and to join this project: Learn more on the D.C. Carolina Club’s website and email dccarolinaclub@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the D.C. Carolina Club

State: Virginia
City: Richmond
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Richmond Folk Festival
Project description: We will be helping keep the Richmond Folk Festival alive by volunteering on the “bucket brigade” which collects donations at the festival. Every “drop” counts! There are also opportunities to help with tear down and safety escorts; please be in touch with Marci if you would prefer that role.
For more details and to join this project: Please contact Marcy Linas ’77 to get involved at mblinas@gmail.com or 804-382-1988 .
This project is sponsored by the Richmond Carolina Club

Projects in Other Countries

Listed alphabetically by country.

Country: Mexico
City: Ensenada
Date: Multiple dates in October
Service beneficiary: Dental Care for Children
Project description: Dentists and volunteers will be setting up a portable dental clinic and seeing about 100 patients for much needed free dental care to the people of district 89, one of the poorest areas of Ensenada.

Country: New Zealand
City: Auckland
Date: Friday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Mt. Roskill Fire Station
Project description: Baking and delivering cookies for firefighters.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Hannah Cope ’07 at Hannah.cope@hoxtonsquare.nz or 0064273000281.

Country: New Zealand
City: Dunedin, Otago
Date: Friday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: New Zealand Foundation of the Blind
Project description: A Tar Heel will read and record the editorial from the local paper on Friday for NZFOB hearing-impaired clients to listen to from their own phones.

Country: Thailand
City: Bangkok
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13 | 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Camillian Home for Children Living with Disabilities
Project description: Tar Heels will provide fun, games and treats for the children living at Camillian Home.
For more details and to join this project: Contact AlexC@kenan-asia.org, wcharlesblocker@gmail.com or jia.vorada@gmail.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.

In 2017, nearly 1,000 alumni and friends served more than 4,000 hours in honor of University Day. Tar Heels participated in 165 projects throughout the United States and internationally. From New Mexico to New Zealand, Tar Heels refurbished schools, planted flowers, delivered meals and more – all in honor of University Day. 

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Jennifer Chandler '12
Coordinator of Outreach for Clubs, Alumni and Families
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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 husband, friends and family.