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Tar Heel Service Day

Tar Heel Service Day 2017 events will take place from Thursday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Oct. 15. Tar Heels throughout the world will #ServeCarolina by refurbishing schools, planting flowers, delivering meals and more – all in honor of University Day. 

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Projects in North Carolina

Listed alphabetically by county.

County: Cabarrus
City: Kannapolis
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Service beneficiary: Cooperative Christian Ministry
Project description: We will be either painting a house or doing landscape work (if the painting has already been completed). The exact location will be provided to those who sign up. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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: 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: 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.
Service beneficiary: To be determined
Project description: Dover Insulation staff members will hold a service project on Friday, Oct. 13. Details are forthcoming.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Laura Dover ’92 at 828-273-5858.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 | 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

Projects Outside North Carolina (U.S.)

Listed alphabetically by state.

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: Georgia
City: Atlanta
Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 4 – 6 p.m.
Service beneficiary: The City of Refuge
Project description: We will help with after-school tutoring for kids, and we’ll plan a party for them with local music artists in attendance.
For more details and to join this project: Contact Robin Blackmore ’94 at 470-774-3033 or vhereyezion@icloud.com.

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 schools 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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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.