While we are socially distancing, we can still make a difference. Celebrate the University’s 277th birthday with us the week of Oct. 12 as we further the mission of the University through service. We’re excited to offer two ways you can give back – Tar Heel Service Day: 5k Virtual Fun Run and Tar Heel Service Day: Contactless Service Project. Show the world what an incredible impact Tar Heels can make as we #ServeCarolina.
The week of Oct. 12, we’re encouraging Tar Heels around the world to run or walk 5k (3.1 miles) to benefit your favorite UNC-related cause. You get to set the time, course and speed (although we’d love to help with the soundtrack). See how you can get the official bib, T-shirt and more.
Select your participation level, and choose one of the UNC benefiting causes you’d like to support. All proceeds directly support your selected organization. After your walk or run, post a picture of yourself on social media using the hashtag #TarHeelServiceDay5k. GAA members will receive a Tar Heel Service Day mini-pennant when they register.
Although this year is different, our Tar Heel spirit to lend a hand hasn’t changed. Whether that is making masks, delivering meals to those in need or any one of our contactless service project suggestions (see below), you can still do a lot this Tar Heel Service Day individually or with your personal circle.
All projects from Oct. 12-18 will be recognized. We ask that your projects are completed at a safe social distance. Sign up for a project, and we’ll send you the official Tar Heel Service Day tote. Plus, the first 200 Tar Heels to sign up get extra swag mailed their way.
Check out what other Tar Heels are doing for their Contactless Service Projects (coming soon).
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.