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Tar Heel Service Day

Thanks to everyone who rolled up their sleeves to #ServeCarolina from Thursday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Oct. 15.  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. 

Stay tuned for the 2018 dates, and in the meantime, check out 100 ways you can serve for project ideas.

2017 Photo Gallery
See below for all projects that occurred in 2017

Projects in North Carolina

Listed alphabetically by county.

County: Alamance
City: Burlington
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: An elderly neighbor
Project description: An alumna will paint her elderly neighbor’s porch railing.

County: Buncombe
City: Asheville
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: The North Carolina Outward Bound School
Project description: Volunteers on the Board of Trustees will be meeting and planning for the North Carolina Outward Bound School.

County: Buncombe
City: Black Mountain
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Black Mountain Home for Children
Project description: Volunteers will be assisting with their annual Fall Festival, which is a major fundraiser for the organization, which does so much to help children who are in the foster care system.

County: Buncombe
City: Black Mountain
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 2 – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center
Project description: We will clear trash, weeds and leaves from “Valley in the Alley.” We will also pull weeds from mulch beds and add mulch as needed.

County: Brunswick
City: Boiling Springs Lake
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 18 |5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Service beneficiary: New Hope Clinic
Project description: New Hope Clinic provides free health care to uninsured, low-income residents of Brunswick County. Three volunteers (all UNC dental hygiene graduates) will assist in the dental clinic for the evening. Patients come from all over the county to take care of their dental emergencies. There they are treated with respect and care.

County: Cabarrus
City: Kannapolis
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Cooperative Christian Ministry
Project description: We will be painting the inside of a four-room duplex located at 1107 Kentucky Ave., Kannapolis, N.C. 28083. The project is open to all volunteers, but it is best suited for high school ages and above.
For more details and to join this project: Learn more on our website and sign up online here. Contact David Jones ’82 (’83 MAT) at davidcjones31339@gmail.com or 980-622-6859 for info.
This project is sponsored by the Cabarrus County Carolina Club

County: Caldwell
City: Granite Falls
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: Pet Partners
Project description: We will be collecting and delivering pet food, toys and other items to help those fostering pets for Pet Partners.
For more details and to join this project: Email Staci Wilson ’99 at swilson@cvcc.edu.

County: Carteret
City: Emerald Isle
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 15
Service beneficiary: Local beach
Project description: We will do a clean-up on the local beaches.

County: Caswell
City: Pelham
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 – Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: Hickory Grove Methodist Church and community
Project description: Volunteers will be preparing for stew, serving meals and helping clean up. The Cairo Carolina Club leader will also be donating Egyptian-made items for community sale.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Earlene Gentry ’71 at egkjune29@hotmail.com or 336-394-3274.
This project is sponsored by the Cairo Carolina Club

County: Chatham
City: Pittsboro
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | noon – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Carolina Tiger Rescue
Project description: Volunteers will be collecting items for animal enrichment at the Chatham County wild cat sanctuary.

County: Cumberland
City: Fayetteville
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 7 – 9 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Operation Inasmuch
Project description: We will assist Operation Inasmuch with their Breakfast Program for the homeless. Volunteers will help set tables, greet family members, serve breakfast and assist with clean up.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer at https://goo.gl/forms/WaIFgi9zQMqxQMjl2. Please note that this volunteer shift is limited to the first 10 people who sign up. Please contact Deidra Debnam ’11 with any questions at ddebnam@alumni.unc.edu.
This project is sponsored by the Cumberland County Carolina Club

County: Cumberland
City: Fayetteville
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | noon – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Citizens of Haiti
Project description: Volunteers will be collecting clothes and shoes to send over to Haiti.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Cordelia Challenger at 910-527-4903.

County: Cumberland
City: Fayetteville
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity
Project description: Construction Volunteer Shift: We will assist Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity with a construction project. The shift date and time are confirmed; work site location and task details will be provided closer to the shift date.
For more details and to join this project: Register for volunteer shifts at http://unccccc.fayettevillenchabitat.volunteerhub.com. Please note that this volunteer shift is limited to the first 10 people who sign up. Please contact Deidra Debnam ’11 with any questions at ddebnam@alumni.unc.edu.
This project is sponsored by the Cumberland County Carolina Club

County: Cumberland
City: Fayetteville
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity
Project description: ReStore Volunteer Shift: Volunteers will attend a mandatory ReStore Volunteer Orientation at 11 a.m. before assisting with retail tasks such as merchandise cleaning and organization, customer assistance, unloading donations, etc.
For more details and to join this project: Register for volunteer shifts at http://unccccc.fayettevillenchabitat.volunteerhub.com. Please note that this volunteer shift is limited to the first six people who sign up. Please contact Deidra Debnam ’11 with any questions at ddebnam@alumni.unc.edu.
This project is sponsored by the Cumberland County Carolina Club

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 3 – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local community and wildflowers
Project description: Volunteers will pick up trash on Burdens Creek Bluff or east of Euclid Road in Durham. This project is also aligned with the N.C. Big Sweep program in October.
For more details and to join this project: Email Michael Pollock ’04 at michael_pollock@yahoo.com.

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Project description: Student Alumni Association members will volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Durham.
For more details and to join this project: This project is open to all active SAA members. SAA members can get more details and sign up online here.
This project is sponsored by the GAA’s Student Alumni Association

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Durham Central Park; IC Youth Ministry
Project description: Youth Ministry leaders and students will be cleaning up a local park in Durham. This involves removing trash, planting small bushes and flowers, trimming brushes and mulching.
For more details and to join this project: Email Amy Cole ’12 at coleac@live.unc.edu.

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: A Helping Hand
Project description: Provide care to seniors and individuals with disabilities to help them maintain self-sufficiency, quality of life and the highest level of independence. Tasks may include delivering meals, raking leaves and general housekeeping.
For more details and to join this project: This project was registered by and will be completed independently by an individual, but you can also volunteer with A Helping Hand by visiting http://ahelpinghandnc.org/opportunities/volunteer.

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Durham Habitat for Humanity 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. This project is for volunteers age 16 and up.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Durham County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Recent child refugees from Somalia
Project description: A group of volunteers has coordinated a project which will teach the children the entrepreneurial skills they need to start their own business and incorporate technology such as Google Analytics to help them to keep track of their business revenue, investors, capital, advertisements, customer demographics, and expenses.

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: IFFS Geer Street Learning Garden in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will help with gardening tasks. This project is open to volunteers age 11 and up. Any volunteer under the age of 18 need to be supervised by an adult.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Durham County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Durham
City: Durham
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 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. This project is open for volunteers of all ages; any volunteer under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Durham County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Forsyth
City: Clemmons
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Winston-Salem Rescue Mission
Project description: The Winston-Salem Carolina Club will help clean up and organize at the Clemmons Food Pantry in honor of University Day and Tar Heel Service Day.
For more details and to join this project: Please contact Myra Aargaard-Espersen ’79 at tarheelbread@bellsouth.net.
This project is sponsored by the Winston-Salem Carolina Club

County: Forsyth
City: Winston-Salem
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program)
Project description: Volunteers will be training to learn more about Medicare to help those in need of services from SHIIP.

County: Forsyth
City: Winston-Salem
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 5 – 9 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Winston-Salem Rescue Mission
Project description: The Winston-Salem Carolina Club is hosting a benefit dinner at Hickory Tavern. A percentage of all bills will be donated to Winston-Salem Rescue Mission from 5 to 9 p.m.
For more details and to join this project: Please contact Myra Aargaard-Espersen ’79 at tarheelbread@bellsouth.net.
This project is sponsored by the Winston-Salem Carolina Club

County: Forsyth
City: Winston-Salem
Date: Sunday Oct. 15 | 1:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: CROP Hunger Walk
Project description: The Winston-Salem Carolina Club is putting together a team for the CROP Hunger Walk, which will take place at Corpening Plaza. Pledges and sponsorships support Church World Service to aid in alleviating hunger and providing disaster relief in the U.S. and internationally. Locally, funds go to Crisis Control and Sunnyside Ministries.
For more details and to join this project: Please contact Myra Aargaard-Espersen ’79 at tarheelbread@bellsouth.net.
This project is sponsored by the Winston-Salem Carolina Club

County: Forsyth
City: Winston-Salem
Date: Sunday Oct. 15
Service beneficiary: Red Cross and Humane Society
Project description: A volunteer will donate blood to Red Cross and take pet food to Humane Society.

County: Guilford
City: Browns Summit
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary
Project description: Volunteers will work on our outside learning areas and will plant and clear outdoor areas.

County: Guilford
City: Greensboro
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 – Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: Civitan International; Guilford County Special Olympics
Project description: A volunteer with Civitan club will be supporting the Guilford County Special Olympics and helping to update their practice facility.

County: Guilford
City: Greensboro
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: City of Greensboro Police Department
Project description: We will deliver pimento cheese dips and snacks to stock the break room of our local police department to show gratitude and appreciation.
For more details and to join this project: Please email mtsgourmet@gmail.com with subject line “Volunteer”.

County: Guilford
City: Greensboro
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Sedgefield Elementary School
Project description: Sedgefield is a Title I school, and we will be working with their assistant principal (a UNC alumna!) to spruce up the teacher lounge and work space. Additionally, we will welcome donations of materials for the beautification of the space and/or personal hygiene (travel/small sized) and/or clothing items to be distributed to the students.
For more details and to join this project: Please email the Greensboro Carolina Club at gsocarolina@alumni.unc.edu.
This project is sponsored by the Greensboro Carolina Club

County: Guilford
City: High Point
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Southwest Guilford High School
Project description: Individuals will be cleaning the high school parking lot after a football Friday.

County: Halifax
City: Halifax
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: WIA Ministries
Project description: Volunteers will clear debris and plant flowers.

County: Harnett
City: Angier
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 10 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Oak Hill Living Center
Project description: We will be going to the nursing home to celebrate birthdays with the residents, bringing gifts and simply taking time to visit with them.

County: Harnett
City: Buies Creek
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 6 – 10 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Harnett County community and medical students
Project description: Volunteers will supervise first- and second-year medical students in a free clinic.

County: Henderson
City: Hendersonville
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 1:30 – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Blue Ridge Humane Society
Project description: An alumnus will be volunteering at an animal shelter and washing toys, food bowls and cat pans, walking dogs and stocking the food pantry.

County: Johnston
City: Clayton
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 | 9 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Cleveland Elementary School
Project description: An alumna will volunteer in a kindergarten classroom.

County: Lee
City: Sanford
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 | noon – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: CUOC BackPack Pals Program
Project description: C-Step students will be working with BackPack Pals of Lee County to provide lunches for students who are served free or reduced lunch and do not have access to meals over the weekend.

County: Lenoir
City: Kinston
Date: Friday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Local individuals in need
Project description: A group will be collecting personal hygiene products and distributing them to those in need in the community.

County: McDowell
City: Marion
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 | 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Project description: Dover Insulation staff members will hold a service project on Friday, Oct. 13.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Laura Dover ’92 at 828-273-5858.

County: Mecklenburg
City: Charlotte
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Trips For Kids Charlotte
Project description: Dover We will wash and work on bicycles at the Trips For Kids Recyclery. The bikes will be offered for sale to fund the activities and bicycle rides for Trips For Kids Charlotte, an organization that provides bikes for kids from disadvantaged neighborhoods.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Paula Fricke at info@tripsforkidscharlotte.org.

County: Mecklenburg
City: Charlotte
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 | 4 – 8 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
Project description: A group of volunteers will  cook and serve dinner for approximately 200 men that are residents of the shelter.

County: Mecklenburg
City: Charlotte
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9:30 a.m.
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 on the 14th. We can have up to 40 volunteers. 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: All volunteer spots for this opportunity have been claimed. To learn about other service opportunities with the Charlotte Carolina Club, please contact Suzanne Cowden ’85 at s.cowden@hotmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the Charlotte Carolina Club

County: Mecklenburg
City: Charlotte
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | noon – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local preschool
Project description: A group of volunteers will collect children’s books and sponsor a picnic for a local preschool.

County: Nash
City: Red Oak
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 – Sunday, Oct. 15
Service beneficiary: Red Oak Fire Department
Project description: An alumnus will be taking baked goods to the Red Oak Fire Department and thanking the firefighters for their service to the community.

County: New Hanover
City: Wilmington
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | noon – 6 p.m.
Service beneficiary: A local family
Project description: Volunteers with a local church will spend the day with a translator from Manaus, Brazil and will provide meals for a family with medical needs.

County: Orange
City: Carrboro
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Assisted Living and Nursing Home in Carrboro
Project description: Volunteers will visit with nursing home residents.

County: Orange
City: Carrboro
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: TABLE in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will prepare and pack bags of food.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Orange County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Orange
City: Carrboro
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: TABLE
Project description: Volunteers with the UNC AMA chapter will be helping to provide healthy food to local children by preparing and bagging food at table.
For more details and to join this project: Email Prosper Amponsah at prosper_amponsah@med.unc.edu.
This project is sponsored by the American Medical Association chapter of the UNC School of Medicine

Counties: Orange (and Alamance)
Cities: Chapel Hill (and Mebane)
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: PORCH and Paws4Ever
Project description: Volunteers at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center will be collecting food and other donations for both organizations and delivering them to them.
For more details and to join this project: Drop donations at Thurston Arthritis, 3300 Thurston Building, 3rd floor. Contact Emma Dehne at emma_dehne@med.unc.edu for more information.
This project is sponsored by the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary: SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals
Project description: A volunteer will bake a cake for the residents and volunteer staff at the SECU House.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: Helping Paws UNC
Project description: Volunteers will help walk dogs, clean cages, and other tasks that Helping Paws needs assistance with.
For more details and to join this project: Contact UNC Helping Paws.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Local students interested in STEM
Project description: A student will volunteer with a program that engages young women in math, science and engineering.
For more details and to join this project: To get involved with similar projects, contact FEMMES on campus or Triangle Women in STEM.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Book Harvest
Project description: A group will be collecting gently used and new children’s books and money over the course of two weeks and will donate to Book Harvest on Oct. 12.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: American Red Cross
Project description: Members of the UNC campus community will donate blood at a Red Cross blood drive at Rams Head Rec Center.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up individually through the Red Cross.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local students
Project description: A group will be teaching U.S. History to students not able to take history classes or not having classes offered.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Masonic Home for Children (Oxford, N.C.); Masonic and Eastern Star Home (Greensboro, N.C.)
Project description: Lux Libertas 772 A.F. & A.M. has been approved to receive its Charter on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Old West. The newest N.C. Masonic Lodge has been organized for those Master Masons with an affinity for Carolina. We have begun selling $50 light blue neck ties and bow ties to benefit our charities including the N.C. Masonic Foundation and other local, state and national organizations.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Friday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Local Animal Shelter
Project description: Volunteers will feed, walk, and take care of animals in local Chapel Hill shelters.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Chanler Chuman ’21 at (919) 935-2623.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Friday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: UNC Chapel Hill
Project description: Volunteers will help clean up campus.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Abbey Biedrzycki ’21 at abbeybie@live.unc.edu.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 15
Service beneficiary: Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts
Project description: Participants (current UNC students and families) will donate emergency supplies for Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts during Carolina Family Weekend.
For more details and to join this project: Learn more about Carolina Family Weekend and registration on the New Student and Family Programs website.
This project is sponsored by UNC New Student and Family Programs

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Carolina Cupboard in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will help with food sorting, packaging, and distribution at the food pantry.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Orange County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Hope Gardens in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will help with gardening tasks. Volunteers must wear appropriate clothing (including clothes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes).
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Orange County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 8 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Ackland Art Museum
Project description: Volunteers will install an art exhibit at Ackland Art Museum.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Greek Sustainability Council
Project description: Volunteers will pick up trash and recycle cans after football tailgates.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 3 – 7:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: SECU House, Chapel Hill
Project description: Undergraduate Rural Medicine Program students and two  faculty members will cook and serve a meal for the SECU House as part of Tar Heel Service Days.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Service beneficiary: N.C. Diaper Bank
Project description: The Kappa Kappa Gamma Chapel Hill Alumnae Association will be having a diaper drive with its members.

County: Orange
City: Chapel Hill
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 – Sunday, Oct. 15
Service beneficiary: UNC Children’s Hospital
Project description: A volunteer will be making sock monkeys for the children’s hospital.

County: Orange
City: Hillsborough
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Nursing homes
Project description: Volunteers will be taking homemade cookies to nursing home residents along with a visit from service dog Ace.

County: Pasquotank
City: Elizabeth City
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Riverside Historic District of Elizabeth City, N.C.
Project description: Volunteers will provide pansies for planting within the Riverside Historic District.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Don Cherry ’73 at 252-338-2993.

County: Pitt
City: Greenville
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Ronald McDonald House
Project description: Volunteers will participate in various projects around the house.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Don McGlohon ’84 at 252-714-1077 or don@mcglohonco.com.
This project is sponsored by the Eastern N.C. Carolina Club. 

County: Randolph
City: Asheboro
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local parks
Project description: A group will clear debris at local parks and recreation centers.

County: Randolph
City: Asheboro
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 2 – 6 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Local nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Project description: A group will be volunteering at local assisted living facilities, providing company and reading to residents.

County: Rockingham
City: Reidsville
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 | 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary: L.E.A.F. Center
Project description: Volunteers will assist in morning activities including fun facts and trivia, movement, walking group, and bingo and cooking group.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Faye Crawford at 336-432-5819.

County: Rowan
City: Salisbury
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 – Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary
Project description: Freshen up flower beds at Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary. Plant pansies after clearing away summer plants there. Also, we will assist the “CAN TEAM” by helping to collect aluminum drink cans for recycling. The money earned from recycling the cans will go to help pay for vet care for the animals at Faithful Friends-pay for immunizations, spay and neuter, and whatever else is needed such as food.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Lora Owen ’94 at Lowen@carolina.rr.com.

County: Wake
City: Apex
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 9 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Towns of Apex and Cary
Project description: A group will clean up trash around Lake Pine.

County: Wake
City: Cary
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Wake Med NICU and The Diaper Train
Project description: Faculty and students at Cary High School are knitting hats for newborns in the hospital and collecting diapers and wipes for the Diaper Train.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Laurie Hayes ’84 at Cary High School: 919-418-0602.

County: Wake
City: Cary
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 10 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Faith Homes (group homes for those who are unable to live independently)
Project description: Volunteers will be baking and delivering cookies for the residents and staff of two family care homes.

County: Wake
City: Cary
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Wake County Public School System
Project description: In helping to implement a new “Backpack Buddy” program, volunteers have provided meals for children in the school system whose families have difficulty putting food on the table. For some of these children, the meals they eat at school are the only hot meals they get all day. Due to sensitive nature of preserving confidentiality, this project is not open to additional volunteers.

County: Wake
City: Cary
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Burkett Farm in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteer activities may include digging sweet potatoes, harvesting and washing produce, weeding and mulching. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Wake County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Cary
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: Assisted living facility
Project description: An alumna and her children will make cards for the residents of an assisted living facility. They will also raise money to purchase crossword books and colored pencils to hand out to the residents.

County: Wake
City: Cary
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Hearing Loss Association of America
Project description: Volunteers will participate in the N.C. Walk4Hearing to support local and national organizations supporting adults and children with hearing loss.
For more details and to join this project: Register or donate online here.

County: Wake
City: Knightdale
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Wellington Rehab Center
Project description: We will play Bingo with the residents and deliver lap blankets.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Margaret Reader ’79 at 919-272-6486.

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Service beneficiary: A mourning family
Project description: A family will prepare and deliver dinner to a family that recently lost their father.

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Friday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Elderly neighbors
Project description: A group will trim bushes, rake leaves, mow the grass and clean the sidewalk and driveway for elderly neighbors.

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 7:30 – 10 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Fleet Feet Marathon Training Program
Project description: Volunteers that serve as mentors for the Fleet Feet Marathon Training Program  will be cheering on around 100 runners that will be running their first half marathon distance as part of training.

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Boys & Girls Club in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will spend the morning at the Boys & Girls Club. This project is open to volunteers of all ages, but anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Wake County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteer tasks may include sorting and repackaging bulk food items and helping our partner agencies pick up food. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and any volunteer under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Wake County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Frankie Lemmon School & Development Center in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will spend the morning helping at the Frankie Lemmon School & Development Center, a child development center that welcomes children ages 3-5 with and without disabilities.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Wake County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: IFFS Camden Street Learning Garden 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. This project is open to volunteers of all ages; any volunteer under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Wake County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: IFFS Food Shuttle Farm in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will help with tasks at the Food Shuttle Farm. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old; any volunteer under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Wake County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
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. This project is open to volunteers of all ages, but anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Wake County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Raleigh City Farm in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteer tasks may include shoveling, watering plants, weeding, raking and harvesting. This project is open to volunteers of all ages; any volunteer under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Wake County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Salvation Army Family Stores (Tryon Road) in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will sort and organize items in the Salvation Army Family Store on Tryon Road. This project is open to volunteers age 14 and up; anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Wake County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Salvation Army Family Stores (Wake Forest Road) in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers will sort and organize items in the Salvation Army Family Store on Wake Forest Road. This project is open to volunteers age 14 and up; anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Wake County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteers may spend time in the homes doing arts, crafts or music with residents or completing a beautification project on the property. This project is open to volunteers age 14 and up; anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Wake County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Well Fed Community Garden in partnership with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
Project description: Volunteer tasks may include spreading mulch and compost, weeding, transplanting seedlings, building trellises and preparing beds for planting. This project is open to volunteers of all ages; any volunteer under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer on the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s Wake County volunteer page. Please contact Kelli Raker at kelli@jamiekirkhahnfoundation.org for more details.
This project is sponsored by the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, in memory of Jamie Kirk Hahn ’06

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Partnership Elementary
Project description: Volunteers will plant flowers, clean up trash, beautify grounds and help build a little library.

County: Wake
City: Raleigh
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C.
Project description: A family will be collecting canned foods for the food bank.

County: Watauga
City: Boone
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 2 – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Boone Fire Department
Project description: An alumnus will bake cookies and take them to local firefighters.

County: Wayne
City: Mount Olive
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 1 – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: First United Methodist Church
Project description: Volunteers will be helping with a Kids’ Day at a pumpkin patch that raises funds for First United Methodist Church in Mount Olive. The event will include a Pickle Train, face painting, games, stories and pumpkin decorating for kids free of charge. Proceeds sponsor mission projects with FUMC-Mount Olive.

Projects Outside North Carolina (U.S.)

Listed alphabetically by state.

State: Arizona
Cities: Phoenix
Date: Thursday Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Blood drive
Project description: An alumnus will donate blood during a blood drive at their workplace. To find a blood drive near you, visit the American Red Cross or United Blood Services websites.

State: California
Cities: Irvine and Newport Beach
Date: Thursday Oct. 12 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Newport Beach Police and Fire Departments; Irvine Police and Fire Departments; Irvine Animal Shelter
Project description: Two volunteers (and a dog) will be donating and bringing food to the Newport Beach Police and Fire Departments, the Irvine Police and Fire Departments and the Irvine Animal Shelter.

State: Colorado
City: Denver
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Inner City Health Center
Project description: An alumnus will provide volunteer medical services in a pediatric office.

State: Colorado
City: Denver
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Denver Parks and Recreation, Denver area residents
Project description: We’ll participate in a “Put the Beds to Bed” project with Denver Parks and Recreation, working on and winterizing the flowerbeds in Washington Park. Following the service event, the Denver Carolina Club will host a cookout nearby in the Park.
For more details and to join this project: See event details and RSVP on our Facebook page or contact Jessica Anders ’09 at JAndersnc@gmail.com with questions.
This project is sponsored by the Denver Carolina Club

State: Connecticut
City: Darien
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 11 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Royle Elementary School
Project description: The Royle Elementary School Garden is in need of rescue and repurpose. We will lend a hand in its clean up and preparation of the beds for winter.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Shannon Silsby ’93 at 203-273-2323.

State: District of Columbia
City: Washington
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 7 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Alzheimer’s Association
Project description: Alumni will be raising money, recruiting team members and walking in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Mildred Webber Holmes ’78 at mildred.webber@gmail.com.

State: District of Columbia
City: Washington
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 6:30 – 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Service beneficiary: SOME (So Others May Eat)
Project description: We will be serving breakfast and lunch to the homeless.
For more details and to join this project: Learn more and sign up here on the D.C. Carolina Club’s website.
This project is sponsored by the D.C. Carolina Club

State: Florida
City: Clearwater
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Belleair Elementary, a school with 95 percent of students below poverty level
Project description: We will collect school supplies and money to provide food for a Pack-a-Sack program, and we will recruit volunteers to read with non English speaking children.

State: Florida
City: Fort Lauderdale
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 8 – 10 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Local beaches
Project description: We will take bags and clean up debris left over from Hurricane Irma and general beach debris and waste that has washed up in order to protect our sea life and residents who life here.
For more details and to join this project: Email Jason Hughes ’96 at freshmanagement@aol.com or text 954-226-9771.

State: Florida
City: Jacksonville
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 8:30 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Trinity Lutheran Food Pantry
Project description: We will clean out refrigerators and freezers after outages during Hurricane Irma. We will also organize dry food. Please bring an item to donate and wear closed-toe shoes.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Ann Freeman at jacksonvillecarolinaclub@gmail.com or -904-860-5257.
This project is sponsored by the Jacksonville Carolina Club

State: Florida
City: Melbourne
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 – Sunday, Oct. 15
Service beneficiary: Brevard Rescue Mission
Project description: We will be collecting items needed for families that are breaking the cycle of homelessness.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Frieda Martin ’88 at fltarheels@cfl.rr.com.

State: Florida
City: Naples
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 | 7:30 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Samaritan’s Purse
Project description: We are working to provide Hurricane Irma relief in the Naples area. We will clear debris and do some structural work.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer for hurricane relief projects online here: https://spvolunteernetwork.samaritanspurse.org/hurricane-irma-response/

State: Florida
City: Orlando
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 5:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: FCSports Foundation Summer Camp
Project description: At the Feast on the 50, alumni clubs compete for the most spirited tent, provide giveaways and compete in alumni games, e.g. football toss. This event benefits FCSports Foundation Summer Camp, which improves the quality of life for residents in the neighborhoods around the stadium. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 on the day of the event. Kids 10 and under are free! The Orlando Carolina Club is looking for volunteers to help set up and strike in Alumni Village and participate in alumni games.
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Feast on the 50 website to learn more, and meet at the UNC tent to volunteer and play games with the Orlando Carolina Club.
This project is sponsored by the Orlando Carolina Club

State: Florida
City: Sanford
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Historic Hopper Academy
Project description: Volunteers will help renovate a 100-year-old school building that will be used as a community center. Volunteer tasks include interior painting of windows and trim and grading of dirt around the perimeter of building.
For more details and to join this project: Email HopperAcademy@yahoo.com.

State: Georgia
City: Atlanta
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Department of Veterans Affairs
Project description: An alumnus will be working with the Atlanta VAMC volunteer department spending time with long term care veteran patients in the system. Additionally, he will be reaching out to area veterans over the phone.

State: Georgia
City: Atlanta
Date: Friday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Red Cross
Project description: We will donate blood and time to local Red Cross organization.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Courtney Lynn ’00 at carolinaqt2g@gmail.com or 305-775-4568.

State: Georgia
City: Atlanta
Date: Friday, Oct. 13
Service beneficiary: Local preschool
Project description: A group of volunteers will collect books for preschool children.

State: Georgia
City: Atlanta
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | immediately following the UNC vs. UVA football game
Service beneficiary: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
Project description: Alumni volunteers will fill Carolina backpacks with school supplies and a note of encouragement. The backpacks will be boxed and shipped to low-income students in the Houston area affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The local Boys & Girls Club will receive the donation and manage the distribution.
For more details and to join this project: Learn more or donate to help us get backpacks and supplies here on the Atlanta Carolina Club website. Questions? Contact Raquel Hudson ’92 at 770-845-5642 or raquelhdsn@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the Atlanta Carolina Club

State: Georgia
City: Atlanta
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 7 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Feed the Homeless Project
Project description: We will help with early morning food distribution in downtown Atlanta.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Lesley Cogburn ’87 at Lfcogburn@yahoo.com.

State: Georgia
City: Atlanta
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: Riverside Neighborhood Association
Project description: Alumni volunteers will help clean up a local neighborhood.

State: Georgia
City: Augusta
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 | 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: The Lydia Project
Project description: We will spend the morning cleaning the Lydia House. The Lydia House provides a free place to stay for women with any type of cancer who travel to Augusta for cancer treatment. The Lydia House is located at 1369 Interstate Parkway, Augusta, Georgia 30909.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Emma Kitchens at emmakitchens@earthlink.net or Heather Kitchens ’92 at 706-288-9929.

State: Georgia
City: Norcross
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: Local children
Project description: We will be teaching underprivileged kids how to play tennis.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Andrew Yeh at andrewy@threadhcm.com.

State: Georgia
City: Savannah
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 6:30 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Family Promise of Greater Savannah and Heads Up Guidance Services
Project description: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is hosting a 5K/10K with all proceeds going to two nonprofits: Family Promise, which supports homeless families with children, and Heads Up Guidance Services, which provides counseling and guidance for those in need. A UNC alumnus is the race director. All are welcome.
For more details and to join this project: To volunteer or to register to run, contact James Brawner ’92 at James.Brawner@armstrong.edu.

State: Illinois
City: Marion
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Project description: Volunteers will help with the church grounds and interior cleanup. This includes getting the gym ready for the upcoming youth basketball program and other projects the church needs completed for fall.

State: Iowa
City: Iowa City
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 10 a.m.
Service beneficiary: United Action for Youth
Project description: Volunteers will be donating gently-used clothing to United Action for Youth.
For more details and to join this project: Individuals can drop off donations at 410 Iowa Ave., Iowa City.

State: Louisiana
City: New Orleans
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Junior League of New Orleans
Project description: Volunteers with the Junior League of New Orleans will help sort at a diaper bank.

State: Maryland
City: Baltimore
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 4 – 8 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Baltimore Station
Project description: We will be preparing and serving dinner at the Baltimore Station for those in need.
For more details and to join this project: To RSVP, email Elsbeth Markie ’04 at BaltimoreTarHeels@gmail.com. If you aren’t available to serve, please consider making a dish or bringing a suggested item and dropping it off. There is a sign up for meal prep through this online poll; please include your name and email address in the space for name before you select the item you are bringing.
This project is sponsored by the Baltimore Carolina Club

State: Maryland
City: Silver Spring
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: A Wider Circle
Project description: A Wider Circle provides basic items for the home including furniture, linens, kitchen items and toys for people who are trying to overcome poverty. We will help sort donations, restock shelves and assist clients in selecting items.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Lynn O’Brien ’85 at 301-675-8787 or lynnobrien87@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the Montgomery/Howard Counties (MD) Carolina Club

State: Massachusetts
City: Boston
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 3:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: The Haley House
Project description: The Boston Carolina Club will be collecting goods for the Haley House during the UNC vs. UVA game watch at Tony C’s in Fenway.
For more details and to join this project: Email Aime Macdonald ’98 at aime.goldberg@gmail.com or follow plans on the Boston Carolina Club Facebook group.
This project is sponsored by the Boston Carolina Club

State: Minnesota
City: Eagan
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Feed My Starving Children
Project description: We will pack food packets that will feed malnourished children across the globe.
For more details and to join this project: Sign up to volunteer online here. Contact Toria Boldware ’00 with questions at TCBoldware@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the Minneapolis Carolina Club

State: Minnesota
City: Minneapolis
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Project description: Volunteers will be serving breakfast and lunch to the homeless, giving out gift cards, playing bingo and offering free haircuts and foot care.

State: Mississippi
City: Jackson
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Homeless shelters
Project description: Volunteers with the nonprofit Gleaners will be sorting donated food for distribution to local homeless shelters and half-way houses.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Hallie Heiter ’11 at hallie_bailey@uncbusiness.net.

State: Missouri
City: St. Louis
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | noon – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Homeless shelters
Project description: We will collect money and resources to buy blankets and coats for homeless people for the upcoming winter.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Megha Shah ’12 at Megha.shah112@gmail.com.

State: New Jersey
City: New Brunswick
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Christ Church
Project description: Volunteers will be preparing and painting a 100-year-old iron fence.
For more details and to join this project: Contact John Ager ’83 at jager@optonline.net or 609-731-4330.

State: New Mexico
City: Albuquerque
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Grieving families
Project description: Volunteers will be providing free counseling to families who have a loved one who died as the victim of a crime.

State: New York
City: DeWitt
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: The DeWitt Food Pantry
Project description: We will hold a cider/donut stand and collect food items and donations for the Food Bank.
For more details and to join this project: Email Alison Kessler ’94 at ahkessler@twcny.rr.com.

State: New York
City: New York
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Service beneficiary: NYU Rehab Hospital
Project description: An alumnus will assist patients with TBI and stroke.

State: New York
City: New York
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Citymeals
Project description: Volunteers will deliver meals to homebound seniors.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Andrew Siegel,’93 at andy_unc@yahoo.com.
This project is sponsored by the New York Carolina Club

State: New York
City: New York
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 9:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Service beneficiary: PS166; The Right Move Chess Foundation
Project description: A volunteer will be taking photos of a tournament to share with the PS166 Chess Team. The volunteer will also be helping kick off PS166 auction planning benefiting FOPS (Friend’s of PS166) and serving as auction committee co-chair.

State: New York
City: New York
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: KEEN New York (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now)
Project description: Volunteer coaches will empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun. Kids may throw a basketball, kick a soccer ball, bounce on 36” balls or be pulled along the floor on a flat wheeled scooter. The session ends with everyone coming together in a circle and sharing with the group what they did that day that made them  proud.
For more details and to join this project: Apply to be a volunteer and sign up for a session online.

State: Ohio
City: Cleveland
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral’s Trinity Urban Farm
Project description: The Trinity Urban Farm annually grows over 3,000 pounds of fresh produce for our neighbors in the Central Ward of Cleveland. We will be harvesting vegetables and greens, planting winter crops, performing farm maintenance, weeding, adding topsoil, planting kale and spinach, hauling debris, etc.
For more details and to join this project: If you’d like to volunteer, we will meet at the corner of East 35th and Cedar in Cleveland. For more details, email Stephen Roberts ’80 at sjr@ix.netcom.com.

State: Pennsylvania
City: Conshohocken
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 10 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Cradles to Crayons
Project description: Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth to age 12 living in low-income and homeless situations with the essential items they need to thrive — at home, at school and at play. We are excited to give back to the community and do so with a meaningful organization. Families (kids and significant others) are welcome! We will be organizing, sorting, cleaning and packing clothes, toys, and book bags for kids in need.
For more details and to join this project: Register at https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/pre-register/ and use a0RC000000In4ds for the Pre-Registration Code.
This project is sponsored by the Philadelphia Carolina Club

State: South Carolina
City: Charleston
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Charleston County & Sullivan’s Island Beach
Project description: The Charleston Carolina Club will be helping the town of Sullivan’s Island with a beach cleanup. The town will provide bags. The exact clean up location is TBD as the town has yet to assess which areas got the most debris from the hurricane.
For more details and to join this project: Please reach out to charlestoncarolinaclub@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us.
This project is sponsored by the Charleston Carolina Club

State: South Carolina
City: Hilton Head
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 11 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: St. Andrew By-The-Sea Methodist Soup Kitchen
Project description: Volunteers will provide food, plates, cups and napkins for future meals.

State: South Carolina
City: Mauldin
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Local fire department
Project description: Volunteers will deliver homemade cake and cookies to the local fire department.

State: South Carolina
City: Winnsboro
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 – Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: S.C. Baptist Association
Project description: We are hosting a disaster relief training at White Oak Conference Center. This event provides training for those interested in meeting needs after a disaster. Learn more at http://www.scbaptist.org/dr/.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Info@scbaptist.org or 803-765-0030.

State: Tennessee
City: Knoxville
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 | 3 – 5 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Medic Regional Blood Center
Project description: An alumnus will donate blood.

State: Tennessee
City: Knoxville
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 6 – 8 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM)
Project description: The Knoxville Carolina Club will volunteer at the Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) and will help them serve breakfast to those in need.
For more details and to join this project: Fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/8871JC9rVJI8XqGW2 and email Laura Gamo ’16 at gamo@alumni.unc.edu.
This project is sponsored by the Knoxville Carolina Club

State: Tennessee
City: Memphis
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Service beneficiary: Friends of Chelsea Greenline Spruce Up The Line
Project description: Come to the flood walls at Evergreen and Chelsea wearing some Carolina blue to help the Friends of Chelsea Greenline Spruce Up The Line. Participants will receive some Carolina swag. Plus, we’ll keep the party going over brunch at Bayou (at Overton Square) after we are done cleaning up.
For more details and to join this project: RSVP on our Facebook event page.
This project is sponsored by the Memphis Carolina Club

State: Tennessee
City: Nashville
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Nashville Urban Farm
Project description: Whether you’re curious about gardening or an expert green thumb, this Urban Agriculture project is for you! As a volunteer, you will help sow and harvest plants as needed, water and weed existing garden rows, prepare garden beds for planting and more!
For more details and to join this project: Contact Mary-Claire Spencer ’14 at maryclairespencer@gmail.com to RSVP if you can attend!
This project is sponsored by the Nashville Carolina Club

State: Texas
City: Fort Worth
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 7 – 11 a.m.
Service beneficiary: North Texas Humane Society
Project description: Join us for a timed 5K or untimed Fun Run with proceeds benefiting the humane society. Both will be dog-friendly, so don’t forget Fido! This Halloween-themed event will feature awards for the top finishers in male and female in the 5K run in each age group, vendor booths, music and much more!
For more details and to join this project: Learn more and sign up to join our Tar Heel Team here on the Dallas/Fort Worth Carolina Club website.
This project is sponsored by the Dallas/Fort Worth Carolina Club

State: Texas
City: Lewisville
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: Christian Community Action
Project description: Volunteers will collect and deliver donations to Christian Community Action.

State: Texas
City: San Antonio
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | noon – 1 p.m.
Service beneficiary: San Antonio Food Bank (Hurricane Harvey Relief)
Project description: The San Antonio Carolina Club will collect and organize donations of the Food Bank’s most needed items (peanut butter, cereal, rice, beans and canned meat) and will deliver them on Saturday, Oct. 14. Alumni can bring items donations to the StoneWerks at Lincoln Heights or to our football game-viewing parties at Burleson Yard Beer Garden on Sept. 23 (Duke) or October 7 (Notre Dame).
For more details and to join this project: Visit the Facebook event page or contact Alex Hammer ’14 at alexhammer725@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the San Antonio Carolina Club

State: Utah
City: Sandy
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 8 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Deseret Industries
Project description: Volunteers will collect donations and bring them to Deseret Industries, where the donations will be used to provide for families in need and to provide job training.

State: Virginia
City: Charlottesville
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Service beneficiary: The Haven of Charlottesville, the #dearyoungperson campaign
Project description: To support the #dearyoungperson campaign, we will be writing postcards with words of love and encouragement to the youth of Charlottesville. The post cards will be distributed to local organizations serving the youth of Charlottesville and delivered to individual children. For more information about the beneficiaries and the campaign, visit to www.dearyoungperson.org. We will also be collecting new socks and clothing for homeless individuals in the Charlottesville area. Socks are the number one need for homeless individuals and one of the least donated items. Socks will be delivered to The Haven and clothing will be donated to the Belmont Clothing Center, where homeless individuals can obtain clothing free of charge.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Emily Callahan ’02 at emcallahan05@gmail.com.
This project is sponsored by the Charlottesville Carolina Club. 

State: Virginia
City: Hampton
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Service beneficiary: Local community
Project description: Volunteers will clean up trash and brush around a local park and small pond.

State: Virginia
City: Richmond
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Our Lady of Lourdes
Project description: Volunteers will donate and organize library books.

State: Virginia
City: Richmond
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Boy Scouts of America / Heart of Virginia Council
Project description: Local alumni and the Boy Scouts of America will be raising funds through a sporting clay competition.

State: Virginia
City: Rocky Mount
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15 | 4 – 7 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Stepping Stone Mission
Project description: We will volunteer at Stepping Stone Mission, our local soup kitchen.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Josh Robertson at josh@dreamscapetech.net.
This project is sponsored by the Roanoke Carolina Club

State: Washington
City: Olympia
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Barbells for Boobs
Project description: An alumnus will be raising money for Barbells for Boobs through a CrossFit competition.

State: West Virginia
City: Pinch
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Girl Scout Troop
Project description: An alumnus will volunteer with the Girl Scouts to winterize community garden beds.

State: Wisconsin
City: Antigo
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 8 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Aspirus Langlade Hospital
Project description: Providing coffee and ice water to patients and visitors at the hospital and General Clinic for four hours as they come and go seeing physicians and care-givers.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Eunice Rice ’85 at ricelets@charter.net.

Projects in Other Countries

Listed alphabetically by country.

Country: Canada
City: Vancouver
Date: Friday, Oct. 13 | 9 a.m. – noon
Service beneficiary: Local community
Project description: We will clean up around our local community.

Country: Mexico
City: Ensenada
Date: Multiple dates in October
Service beneficiary: Dental Care for Children
Project description: We will provide free dental care for the people of Ensenada, Mexico at a church and an orphanage.

Country: New Zealand
City: Auckland
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12
Service beneficiary: Eat My Lunch
Project description: Delivering lunches for school children whose parents cannot afford to provide lunches.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Hannah Kidd ’07 at 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.

Point of Contact

Jennifer Chandler '12
Coordinator of Alumni Clubs
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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.