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Tar Heel Service Day

This year, Carolina alumni and friends will participate in Tar Heel Service Day on University Day, Oct. 12. Can’t participate on Saturday? Not to worry, all projects from Monday, Oct. 7, to Sunday, Oct. 13, will be recognized. You’ll not only be doing a good thing and making an impact, but when you sign up a project, you’ll be sent cool Carolina swag, too.

Check out the list of projects in your area or sign up a project with your friends and family. If you sign up your project by Oct. 3, you’ll be sent a Tar Heel Service Day cooling towel.

Register a North Carolina Project | Register a U.S. Project (excluding N.C.) | Register an International Project

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.

2019 Tar Heel Service Day Projects

North Carolina Projects

County: Alamance
City: Burlington
Date: Oct. 12 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Alamance Regional hospital ER
Organization website: Alamance Regional hospital ER
Project description: Deliver goodies to the staff.

County: Alamance
City: Mebane
Date: Oct. 13, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Paws4ever
Organization website: paws4ever.org
Project description: We will socialize pets, walk dogs, assist staff in any way they need us.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Paula Poe (919) 621-0274

County: Brunswick
City: Holden Beach
Date: Oct. 7, 8 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Remove inappropriate items from the beach.
Project description: Clean debris from the beach.

County: Cabarrus
City: Concord
Date: Oct. 9, 9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Cooperative Christian Ministry
Project description: We will volunteer at the food pantry.
For more details and to join this project: Call Johnny Carroll 704.668.7561

County: Carteret
City: Morehead City
Date: Oct. 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Ocracoke Island
Organization website: N/A
Project description: Accepting donations for Dorian relief

County: Catawba

City: Hickory

Date: Oct. 12, 9 – 10 a.m.

Service beneficiary: Carolina Caring

Project description: Assist with hospice patients.

County: Chatham
City: Siler City
Date: Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Chatham Habitat for Humanity
Organization website: chathamhabitat.org
Project description: We will be working on multiple single-family homes in various stages of construction. Tasks will vary, and all work will help create more affordable homes in Chatham County!
For more details and to join this project: tarheels.chathamhabitat.volunteerhub.com

County: Chatham
City: Pittsboro
Date: Oct. 13, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge
Organization website: http://piedmontrefuge.org/
Project description: Join us for Animal House Cleaning at Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge. We will be working to provide our rescued farm animal residents beautiful and clean dwellings. Cleaning their homes is a very physical task—we do a lot of pushing, pulling, lifting, bending down, standing up, etc. It’s also a great way to meet and interact with our goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and ducks!
For more details and to join this project: Contact info@piedmontrefuge.org

County: Cumberland
City: Fayetteville
Date: Oct. 10, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Seth’s Wish
Organization website: https://www.facebook.com/sethswish/
Project description: We will collect items for Seth’s Wish snack pantry.
For more details and to join this project: Email Teri at teri.ballough@gmail.com or find more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/505592306923782/

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Oct. 12, 8 a.m – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Health ,  Kids, Women,
Project description: “Cover the Heels” project donating 100 pair of socks to kids, women and homeless

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Oct. 12, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Be Healthy Ministries Inc
Organization website: www.behealthymin.weebly.com
Project description: Book Project on Community Preparedness

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Oct. 12, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Goodwill Community Farm/Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
Organization website: https://www.gcfglobal.org/volunteer
Project description: Volunteers assist with seeding, planting, cultivating and harvesting the farm
For more details and to join this project: Email Alexa Kennedy (alexaken@alumni.unc.edu) for additional details.

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Oct. 12, 1 – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local families
Project description: We will deliver care packages and homemade baby blankets to families with newborns.

County: Forsyth
City: Winston Salem
Date: Oct. 7, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Second Harvest Food Bank
Organization website:
secondharvestfoodbank.org
Project description:
Help sort eggs and repackage eggs for distribution to 27 different food banks.
For more details and to join this project:
Email shbergma@gmail.com

Carolina Club Sponsor: Winston-Salem Carolina Club
County: Forsyth
City: Winston-Salem
Date: Oct. 10 through Oct. 13, various times. See below.
Service beneficiary: H.O.P.E. (Help our People Eat)
Organization website: https://hopews.org
Project description: On Thursday, October 10, from approximately 3-5 pm, we will set-up (stage) food and materials in order for later volunteers to assemble meals.
On Friday, October 11, from 9-11 am, volunteers will pick up fresh produce and bread from local business partners.
On Saturday, October 12, we will assist H.O.P.E. by shuttling meal ingredients to local churches for assembly (9-11 am), prepare meals and bag produce ( 9:30-11:30 am), and deliver food to two sites (10:45 am-12:45 pm).
On Sunday, October 13, W-S Carolina Club volunteers will deliver food to children and families at sites along two routes (12 noon until 4:00 pm).
For more details and to join this project: Contact Myra Aargaard-Espersen at (tarheelbread@bellsouth.net) (336)830-1602

County: Forsyth

City: Winston-Salem

Date: Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Service beneficiary: Julian Gibson Elementary School

Project description: We will be bringing donated clothes for the clothes closet and organizing it.  If there is any time left we will do some campus clean up.

For more details and to join this project: Dawn Cain-Fulp, 336.655.2828

County: Greene
City: Snow Hill
Date: Oct. 10, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Greene County Schools
Project description: Greene County has no paid fire departments to provide fire prevention and safety talks to our children. We will be in grades PreK-3 on Oct. 10&11th to provide fire and life safety education to approximately 1000 students. This will be done by a group of volunteer firefighters from different departments throughout our county.
For more details and to join this project: Call Jeremy Anderson 252-560-9211

Carolina Club Sponsor: Greensboro Carolina Club
County: Guilford
City: Greensboro
Date: Oct. 9, 6 – 8 p.m. and Oct. 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Out of the Garden Project
Project description: Volunteers have two opportunities to serve.  They may either assist with sorting/packing food in warehouse on 10/9/19 from 6-8pm and/or they may assist with food distribution at Foust Elementary school on 10/13/19 from 10am-12pm .  Volunteers are asked to plan to stay for the entire 2 hour shift and they are required to wear closed toe shoes. Volunteers under the age of 16 are welcome but a parent or guardian must be present. Sign up information may be found on the Greensboro Carolina Club website and FB page.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Kara Milton at 336-340-3040

County: Guilford
City: Browns Summit
Date: Oct. 10, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary
Project description: We will work on school beautification.

County: Lenoir
City: Kinston
Date: Oct. 10, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Project description: Community clean up and collection of items for school children

County: Macon
City: Franklin
Date: Oct. 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Appalachian Animal Rescue Thrift Store
Organization website: http://www.appalachiananimalrescuecenter.com/
Project description: Help sort donations, clean premises
For more details and to join this project: Text Linda at 706-380-3714

County: McDowell
City: Marion
Date: Oct. 11, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Family in our community in need of a roof
Organization website: www.doverinsulation.com
Project description: We will install a new roof.

County: Meckenburg
City: Charlotte
Date: Oct. 8, 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local Fire Station
Project description: Delivering Cookies to Firestation

County: Mecklenburg
City: Charlotte
Date: Oct. 11, 3 – 7 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
Organization website: https://www.mensshelterofcharlotte.org/
Project description: We will prepare a meal and serve the residents of the Men’s Shelter.

Carolina Club Sponsor: Charlotte Carolina Club
County: Mecklenburg
City: Charlotte
Date: Oct.12, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Samaritan’s Feet
Organization website: http://charlotteheels.com/event/tar-heel-service-day-oct-12/
Project description: We will work in the warehouse to process shoes and pack them to be shipped.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Suzanne Cowden at s.cowden@hotmail.com

County: Mecklenburg
City:  Charlotte
Date:  Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Individual with Multiple Sclerosis
Project description:  Building a wheelchair ramp for access to home.

County: Nash
City: Red Oak
Date: Oct. 12 2 – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Nash County Parks & Recreation
Project description: My family and I will clean up at a local park.

County: Mecklenburg
City: Charlotte
Date: Oct. 13, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Salvation Army Center of Hope Women and Children’s Shelter
Project description: I will be making Brownies for a women and children’s shelter dinner.

County: New Hanover
City: Kure Beach
Date: Oct. 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Fort Fisher
Project description: Cleaning up debris along the shoreline.
For more details and to join this project: Text Emma Howe, 919-619-5731

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Oct. 8, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: InterFaithCouncil
Project description: Prepare and serve lunch at IFC Community Kitchen

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Oct. 8, 12 – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Wonder Connection
Project description: We will be preparing activity kits to bring to UNC Children’s Hospital.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Oct. 9, 6 – 8 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Parkview Health & Rehabilitation Center
Project description: We will meet with residents and play Bingo with them after their dinner.
For more details and to join this project: serene_ahmad@med.unc.edu

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Oct. 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center patients and their family members
Organization website: https://ncprobono.org/volunteer/find-pro-bono-opportunities/details/?opportunity=50
Project description: The UNC Law Cancer Pro Bono Project provides legal assistance to cancer patients at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The program serves oncology patients and their family members with information and assistance about financial and health care

 County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Oct.12, 9a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Culbreth Middle School
Project description: Grounds Cleanup: we will weed, plant, edge, spread mulch, and clear the school grounds. Also paint the entryway sign and either repair or demolish a wooden fence.
For more details and to join this project: Rebecca Buzzard 919-240-8028

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Oct. 12, 12 – 2:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: School of Nursing
Project description: We will be holding mock interviews for nursing students
For more details and to join this project: Contact this email –gwenws@nc.rr.com

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Oct. 12, 12 – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Carolina Tiger Rescue
Organization website: carolinatigerrescue.org
Project description: Collecting items for animal enrichment at the Chatham County wild cat sanctuary.

County: Orange
City: Hillsborough
Date: Oct. 12, 8 a.m – 12 p.m or  1 -4:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Habitat for Humanity
Project description: The GAA will host a group build service project with Habitat for Humanity Orange County. Volunteers can sign up for an 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. start time.
For more details and to join this project:To sign up, email servecarolina@unc.edu with your build preference.

County: Randolph
City: Seagrove
Date: Oct. 12, 8 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: YMCA volunteers
Project description: Bringing waters and snacks to say thank you to YMCA soccer coaches who volunteer their time to lead our youth in positive, skill building sport.

County: Rockingham
City: Reidsville
Date: Oct. 7, 8 – 10 a.m.
Service beneficiary: L.E.A.F.
Organization website: L.E.A.F.
Project description: Will assist with activities involving clients.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Faye Crawford at 336-432-5819

Carolina Club Sponsor: Cairo Carolina Club
County: Rockingham
City: Pelham
Date: Oct. 12 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Community; local church
Project description: I will serve meals and participate in clean-up for event; also donating baked goods for sale as well as Egyptian items from our Cairo Club.

County: Rowan County
City: Salisbury
Date: Oct. 1 – Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary
Organization website: www.faithfulfriendsnc.org
Project description: Will collect aluminum cans for Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary over a two week period to be recycled to earn money to pay for spay, neuter, medicine, and food for dogs and cats waiting for forever homes thru adoption.
For more details and to join this project: Email Lora at Lowen@carolina.rr.com

County: Vance
City: Henderson
Date: Oct. 9 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Henderson Fire Department
Project description: We will supply baked goods and treats to local firemen.
For more details and to join this project Email: pbarrier@vcs.k12.nc.us

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Oct. 8, 6 – 8 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local area runners
Project description: I will mentor a group a runners. The plan is to go on one of the local greenways to run a few miles and pick up any trash we encounter on our route.

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Oct. 8, 4 – 7 p.m.
Service beneficiary: LocalHope Foodbanks
Project description: Collecting and sorting food for Wake County Food Bank

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Oct. 12, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
Project description: We will sort food and/or package food for the Food Bank
For more details and to join this project: Please sign up here: http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=getinvolved_volunteer

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Oct. 12, 2 – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: NC Food Bank
Project description: Sort and package food
Carolina Club Sponsor: Eastern NC Carolina Club

County: Wake
City: Garner
Date: Oct. 12, 2– 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Tears Foundation
Organization website: http://thetearsfoundation.org/
Project description: Making memory butterflies, making posters and signs for upcoming rock and walk event
For more details and to join this project: Contact Ncarolinachapter@thetearsfoundation.org for more details

County: Wake
City: Holly Springs
Date: Oct. 12 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Knots of Love
Organization website: https://www.knotsoflove.org/
Project description: Knitting a beanie for a cancer patient
For more details and to join this project: douglass.payne@gmail.com

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Oct. 13 2 – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: You Can Vote
Organization website: youcanvote.org
Project description: We will register voters and provide early voting schedules for the upcoming local elections. You Can Vote is a completely nonpartisan, non-profit organization focused on registering and educating eligible North Carolina voters. As the Raleigh organizer for YCV, I would love to meet fellow Tar Heel alums while we help folks register to vote and make their plan to vote in municipal elections. We will start with a quick training, then head out into the community.
For more details and to join this project: Contact jennifer@youcanvote.org for more information and to RSVP.

County: Wilkes
City: North Wilkesboro
Date: Oct. 7, 10 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Wilkes Senior Center
Project description: Teach Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention.
For more details and to join this project: Kenneth Foster at 336-984-1038

County: Wilson
City: Wilson, NC
Date: Oct. 6, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Wilson inner city residents.  St Timothy’s Church
Project description: We will serve inner city residents breakfast at a local soup kitchen.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Bill Hemby at bhemby@levelfouradvisors.com volunteers would arrive at St Timothy’s Church downtown Wilson to serve meals.

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

State:  Califonia
City:  Durham
Date: Oct. 11, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary:  Durham Little League
Project description:  We will be cleaning the Durham Dayton park of trash and debris where the Little League fields are located. Repairing holes in the batting cage nets.
For more details and to join this project:  Call Adam Stephens at 530-570-8725

Carolina Club Sponsor: Los Angeles Carolina Club Eastside
State:  California
City:  Pasadena
Date:  Oct. 11, 4 – 6 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Pasadena Ronald McDonald House
Organization website:  https://rmhcsc.org/pasadena/
Project description:  The new branch of the Los Angeles Carolina Club (Eastside) will provide a Carolina-style BBQ meal for the children and families staying at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House.
For more details and to join this project:  Email claire.a.glidden@gmail.com.

State:  Colorado
City:  Lafayette
Date: Oct. 12, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Local neighborhoods
Project description:  Provide books to Free Little Libraries and pick up litter and recycling along town trails.

State:  Florida
City:  Jacksonville
Date:  Oct. 12, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Trinity Lutheran Food Pantry
Project description: We will volunteer at Trinity Lutheran Food Pantry.
For more details and to join this project:  http://jacksonvillecarolinaclub.com/event/tar-heel-service-day-saturday-october-12th-9am-noon/

State:  Florida
City:  Lake Wales
Date:  Oct. 12 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Lake Kissimmee State Park
Project description:  We will clear hiking trails throughout the park.

State:  Florida
City:  Pensacola
Date: Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Escambia County Animal Shelter
Organization website:  https://myescambia.com/our-services/animal-services/animal-shelter/donate
Project description:  Provide needed supplies for animals.
For more details and to join this project:  Email Monica Beck at mbeck2@uwf.edu

State: Florida
City:  Orlando
Date:  Oct. 12, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Human Rights Campaign
Project description:  Volunteer Human Rights Campaign Booth at Orlando Pride Parade
For more details and to join this project:  hrc@hrc.org

Carolina Club Sponsor:  Tampa Bay Carolina Club
State:  Florida
City:  Tampa
Date:  Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary:  Metropolitan Ministries
Organization website:  https://metromin.volunteerhub.com/lp/UniversityofNorthCarolinaAlumni/
Project description:  The Morning Volunteer Opportunity includes volunteering in our Kitchen, Community Garden, Environmental Services, Thrift Enterprise and Clothing Warehouse.
For more details and to join this project:  We have a maximum of 15 slots to fill. If anyone is interested in joining us, they should register using the link provided above. Mike Carson can be reached at michaelcarson.jdmba@gmail.com.

Carolina Club Sponsor:  Atlanta Carolina Club & Atlanta Kenan-Flagler Business School Alumni
State:  Georgia
City:  Atlanta
Date:  Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  M. Agnes Jones Elementary School
Project description:  Mural painting, organizing storage closets, general school beautification
For more details and to join this project:  Contact Raquel Hudson at 770-845-5642

State:  Georgia

City:  Ball Ground

Date:  Jan. 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Service beneficiary:  Individual with Multiple Sclerosis

Project description:  Building a wheelchair ramp for access to home

State: Georgia
City:  Cumming
Date:  Oct. 8, 3 – 7 p.m.
 Service beneficiary:  Start With One Kenya
Organization website:  https://www.startwithonekenya.org 
Project description:  We will be preparing hygiene and educational kits for the children in SWOK’s school. SWOK was founded by Bill Coble, UNC Class of 1984!!

State:  Georgia
City:  Peachtree Corners
Date:  Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Local residents
Organization website:  N/A
Project description:  Rake leaves and clear debris from neighborhood sidewalks

Carolina Club Sponsor: Chicago Carolina Club
State: Illinois
City: Oak Park
Date: Oct. 12, 1 – 3:45 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Greater Chicago Food Depository
Organization website: http://chicago.unc.alumnispaces.com/event/tar-heel-service-day-2/
Project description: We will be repacking donated food and other products in the GCFD warehouse.
For more details and to join this project: Please contact our Service Chair Troy Simpson (troysimpson96@gmail.com) for more details.

Carolina Club Sponsor:  Baltimore
State:  Maryland
City:  Baltimore
Date:  Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Baltimore International Academy
Organization website:  http://baltimore.unc.alumnispaces.com/event/baltimore-tar-heel-service-day-2019/
Project description:  Cleaning, painting of the school and grounds
For more details and to join this project:  N/A

Carolina Club Sponsor:  Montgomery-Howard County Carolina Club
State:  Maryland
City:  Silver Spring
Date:  Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  A Wider Circle
Organization website:  https://awidercircle.org/
Project description:  Assisting a wider circle with administrative tasks as directed.
For more details and to join this project:  Email me, Lynn O’Brien at lynnobrien87@gmail.com

State:  Maryland

City:  Olney

Date:  Oct. 12, 2 – 4 p.m.

Service beneficiary:  Students in an Alexandria City public school

Project description:  We will assemble weekend food baskets for children in need.

State:  Minnesota
City:  Minneapolis
Date:  Oct. 12, 6:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Homeless
Project description: Serve breakfast and lunch to homeless shelter and offer BINGO with prizes

State:  New Jersey

City:  Highland Park

Date:  Sept. 28, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Service beneficiary:  Christ Church, New Brunswick

Organization website:  http://www.christchurchnewbrunswick.org/

Project description:  Painting perimeter fence and maintaining the grounds

For more details and to join this project:  John Ager, 609-731-4330

State: New York
City:  Brooklyn
Date:  Oct. 12 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Local senior citizens
Project description:  We will clean and organize homes.

State:  New York
City:  Dewitt
Date:  Oct. 12, 1 – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Dewitt Food Pantry
Project description:  Food drive and bake sale
For more details and to join this project:  Email Ahkessler@twcny.rr.com

Carolina Club Sponsor:  New York Carolina Club
State:  New York
City:  New York
Date:  October 12, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Citymeals
Organization website:  https://www.citymeals.org/
Project description:  We will deliver hot nutritional meals to homebound seniors.
For more details and to join this project:  Visit http://chapelapple.org/ to learn more.

State:  Ohio
City:  Cleveland
Date:  Oct. 12, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary:  Lutheran Men’s Ministry; Trinity Episcopal Cathedral’s Place at the Table Hunger Program
Project description:  We have harvested over a ton of organic produce to feed our hungry neighbors this year at the Trinity Farm at East 35th and Cedar Road in Cleveland. We will continue to harvest until frost, and put the garden to bed for next Spring. We have dirt and compost to move, beds to weed, tomato cages to put away, and plenty of other projects to finish before Winter. We work rain or shine (but not thunderstorms).
For more details and to join this project:  Call Steve Roberts ’80 with any questions at 216 952-6116

State: Ohio
City: Lewisburg
Date: Oct. 12, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: The community of Brookville, Ohio
Project description: Help clean up from Memorial Day tornadoes and start moving people into new and renewed homes. This project will be going on the 3 months but I will dedicate that day.
For more details and to join this project: Email John Hines johnhines23@gmail.com

State: Oklahoma
City: Sparks
Date: Oct. 12, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary: The Homeschool House
Organization website: https://www.facebook.com/homeschoolhouseok/
Project description: We will be putting the final touches on the building before opening to the public.  Lawn mowing and landscaping, paint touch up, curtains & decor, and organizing the classrooms, crafts, and book areas for classes.
For more details and to join this project: homeschoolshack@gmail.com

State:  Pennslyvania
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary:  Achieve Now Coaching
Organization website:  www.achieve-now.com
Project description:  I will be a reading coach for a Philadelphia 2nd grade student from 10/8/19 to 5/12/20, one hour every week (9:30-10:30 am, every Tuesday).

State: South Carolina
City: Greenville
Date: Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local Fire Department
Project description: My family will cook brownies and take to our local fire department.

State:  South Carolina

City:  Hilton Head Island

Date:  Oct. 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Service beneficiary:  Jasper County Animal Rescue

Project description:  Provide needed supplies for animals

For more details and to join this project:  Jo Ann Green   843-683-5444

State: South Carolina
City: North Myrtle Beach
Date: Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Hope’s Kitchen
Project description: Distributing food for homeless, veterans, and low income individuals.
For more details and to join this project: Hopeskitchenmission@gmail.com;  Cheryl Kiser  cdean517@gmail.com

Carolina Club Sponsor:  Charleston Carolina Club

State:  South Carolina

City:  Charleston

Date:  Oct. 12, 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Service beneficiary:  Beachgoers – local and visiting

Organization website:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/CharlestonCarolinaClub

Project description:  We will perform a beach sweep between along the busiest section of the IOP Beachfront. Trash bags and gloves provided, as well as some (limited) trash-grabbing devices. If you have one, please bring it with you! All ages welcome – under 16 must be with an

For more details and to join this project:  Whitney Bridges: whitneybridges@gmail.com 843-300-7223

Carolina Club Sponsor:  Charleston Carolina Club
State:  South Carolina
City:  Isle of Palms
Date:  Oct. 12 and 13, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary:  Beachgoers – local and visiting
Organization website:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/CharlestonCarolinaClub
Project description:  We will perform a beach sweep between along the busiest section of the IOP Beachfront. Trash bags and gloves provided, as well as some (limited) trash-grabbing devices. If you have one, please bring it with you! All ages welcome – under 16 must be with an adult.
For more details and to join this project:  Contact Whitney Bridges via the contact info below. Email – whitneybridges@gmail.com or Phone -843-300-7223

State:  South Carolina
City:  Ridgeland
Date:  Oct. 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Jasper County Animal Rescue
Project description:  Provide needed supplies for animals
For more details and to join this project: Jo Ann Green @ 843-683-5444

State:  South Carolina
City:  Spartanburg
Date:  Oct. 11, 12 – 2:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  SCDMH
Project description:  Provide fire safety information.

Carolina Club Sponsor:  Minneapolis Carolina Club
State:  Minnesota
City:  Minneapolis
Date:  Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Feed My Starving Children
Organization website:  https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=EG7N80
Project description:  We will pack food kits to to countries that need nutritious meals
For more details and to join this project:  Email Toria C. Boldware tcboldware@gmail.com or join above.

Carolina Club Sponsor:  Nashville Carolina Club
State:  Tennessee
City:  Nashville
Date:  Oct. 10, 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Nashville Rescue Mission
Organization website: https://nashvillerescuemission.volunteerhub.com/lp/umcalumniclub/
Project description:  Join us in providing HOPE by serving a hot meal! Activities will include food preparation, serving, cleaning, sorting and organizing, and/or dining room assistance.
For more details and to join this project:  Email uncnashville@gmail.com

Carolina Club Sponsor:  Austin Carolina Club
State:  Texas
City:  Austin
Date: Oct. 8, 6 – 8 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Helping Hand Home project
Organization website: https://www.helpinghandproject.org/
Project description:  Plant flowers boxes and pots.
For more details and to join this project:  Email louise.mcnutt@alumni.unc.edu

Carolina Club Sponsor:  UNC Alumni ATX Chapter
State:  Texas
City:  Austin
Date:  Oct. 10, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Central Texas Food Bank
Organization website:  https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/
Project description:  UNC Alumni ATX Chapter will be volunteering for the Central Texas Food Bank (6500 Metropolis Dr. Austin, TX 78744) on October 10 from 6pm-8:30pm. This is a great opportunity for networking with alums while making a difference in the community. Don’t forget to wear Carolina Blue! (Important note: they will not let you participate if you have a sleeveless shirt, open-toed shoes, or are more than 30 minutes late.)
For more details and to join this project:  Spots are limited – click here to read more details and join in: https://cafb.volunteerhub.com/event/index/8497785 (click Sign Up to create a volunteer account & register for the shift). Contact group organizer zkaylor@gmail.com for any questions!

State: Texas
City:   Bellaire
Date: Oct. 11 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: US Veterans
Organization website: Tranquilitydentalspa1.com
Project description:  The team at Tranquility Dental Spa will sponsor and volunteer to provide free dental screenings for veterans to prepare them for free-of-charge dental services during Veterans Day week. The services provided will include exams, cleanings, restorations, extractions and root canals.
For more details and to join this project:  Dr. Feimster 832-930-7727 or tfeim007@gmail.com

State:  Texas
City:  Bryan
Date:  October 12, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Davila Middle School Volleyball
Organization website:  N/A
Project description:  Donate my time to work the scoretable/scorebook for their annual tournament.

State:  Texas
City:  Coppell
Date:  Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Metrocrest Services
Organization website:  https://www.metrocrestservices.org
Project description:  Collect donated food, personal hygiene and cleaning products and deliver to Metrocrest Services Food Pantry

Carolina Club Sponsor:  Dallas-Fort Worth Carolina Club
State:  Texas
City:  Dallas
Date:  Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Bonton Farms
Organization website:  https://bontonfarms.org
Project description:  Projects and chores at the farm vary by season and conditions, but typically, they range from milking and walking goats to planting seedlings and setting up tomato lines.
For more details and to join this project: Please email dfwcarolinaclub@gmail.com to volunteer and ask for more detail

State:  Texas
City:  Houston
Date:  Oct. 13, 8 – 10 a.m.
Service beneficiary:  City of Houston
Project description:  Durham Street Cleanup
For more details and to join this project: Call Douglas Markham, 713-202-2277, meet at north end of bridge over White Oak Bayou.

Carolina Club Sponsor: San Antonio Carolina Club
State: Texas
City: Universal City
Date: Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary: San Antonio Food Bank
Project description: Collect food for the San Antonio Food Bank
For more details and to join this project: Email Bob Barnhardt at rsbarnhardt@gmail.com

State: Virginia
City:  Alexandria
Date:  Oct. 12 2 – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Students in an Alexandria City public school.
Project description:  We will assemble weekend food baskets for children in need.

State:  Virginia
City:  Mechanicsville
Date: Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Goodwill & Animal Shelter
Project description:  Day of donations to charities in our new county of residence
For more details and to join this project:  vwlevy@alumni.unc.edu

Carolina Club Sponsor:  Richmond Carolina Club
State:  Virginia
City:  Richmond
Date:  Oct. 12, 3 – 6:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary:  Richmond Folk Festival
Organization website:  https://www.richmondfolkfestival.org/
Project description:  We will be on the Richmond Folk Festival’s Bucket Brigade collecting donations that make a “drop in the bucket” to keep the Richmond Folk Festival going year-after-year free of charge.
For more details and to join this project:  Email rvaheels@gmail.com for more information.

State: Washington
City: Olympia
Date: Oct. 8, 10 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: American Red Cross
Project description: Donate blood.

Carolina Club Sponsor:  Seattle Carolina Club
State: Washington
City:  Seattle
Date:  Oct. 12, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary:  Food Lifeline
Organization website:  https://foodlifeline.org/
Project description:  We will organize and package meals for distribution to food banks, shelters, and meal programs in Western Washington.
For more details and to join this project:   For more information, contact David Mayer ’94, club community service coordinator, at davidlm1268@msn.com. Details also available @ http://seattle.unc.alumnispaces.com/event/community-service-food-lifeline/

International Projects

Carolina Club Sponsor: Thailand and Indochina Carolina Club
Country: Thailand
City: Bangkok
Date: Oct. 5, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: House of Blessing Foundation
Organization website: hobf.or.th/public/
Project description: We will play games and do recreational activities with the children under the care of the House of Blessing Foundation. The Foundation supports children born in prisons whose parents are unable to take care of them. To conclude the day, we will lead a charity auction for bakery goods made by the children to raise money for the Foundation.
For more details and to join this project: Email alexcoclanis@gmail.com

Country: New Zealand
City: Auckland
Date: Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Mt Roskill Fire Station
Project description: We will hold a cookie drive.
For more details and to join this project: Email hannahlouisekidd@yahoo.co.uk

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.


Thanks to everyone who rolled up their sleeves to #ServeCarolina 2018 over 700 Carolina alumni and friends served more than 3,400 hours in honor of University Day. Tar Heels participated in 93 projects throughout the United States and internationally. From New York to New Zealand, Tar Heels refurbished schools, delivered meals, helped with hurricane relief efforts and more – all in honor of University Day.

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Point of Contact

Jack Ahern
Coordinator of Alumni Networking and Outreach
919-962-3582
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Jack joined the GAA in January 2018 and focuses on club scholarships, career services and outreach. He loves connecting people and helping them reach their goals. In his free time, Jack enjoys running while listening to his favorite Dungeons and Dragons or bad movie podcasts. Jack is also on an epic quest to find N.C.’s best cheeseburger.