Volunteers Create A Winter Wonderland At AnimalKind’s ReTails Thrift Shop

On a crisp, cold Saturday morning, fourteen Activate Good volunteers met at ReTails Thrift Shop to work on a new project: decorating the window displays of the store. The ReTails Thrift Shop is owned and operated by Triangle nonprofit, AnimalKind, and volunteers were asked to create a winter wonderland display using snow-themed craft projects along with items …

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Home Away from Home: Ronald McDonald House of Durham

For 34 years, the Ronald McDonald House of Durham has been providing a home away from home for families with seriously ill children. Their vision is to offer love, share comfort, inspire community and sustain hope by giving families a place to stay when their child is being treated in a nearby hospital. Accommodating Families in …

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So No One Goes Hungry: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

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For over 30 years, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has provided food for those at risk of hunger in 34 counties in the state. The nonprofit organization serves as a link between food donors and a network of partner agencies that provide the donations to those in need.

Feeding Those in Need for 30 Years

Over half a million people struggle with hunger in the North Carolina counties served by the Food Bank. About 30% of those people are children. The elderly make up 8%. An additional 30% are people who have jobs but are unable to buy food because their income only covers necessities such as housing and medicine.

The mission of the Food Bank is to ensure No One Goes Hungry in Central & Eastern North Carolina. Last year the organization worked toward that goal by distributing a record 52 million pounds of food, or the equivalent of 43.5 million meals, to residents of the counties it serves.

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Improving Learning Outcomes: The Helps Education Fund

The Helps Education Fund uses an apple in their logo because it is an international symbol of teaching, often representing growth and the need for nurturing, as well as the wisdom passed from teachers to students. The apple also signifies variety and change. Instead of the traditional red apple associated with teaching and the excellent work of …

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Volunteers build piece of Raleigh’s sustainable future

On a rainy Saturday, July 13, Activate Good volunteers gathered in a downtown Raleigh warehouse to help create elements for the Wilder’s Grove Project, a community based art installation. The installation has been commissioned by the City of Raleigh’s Half-Percent for Art public art program, which is implemented by the Raleigh Arts Commission’s Public Art …

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School’s Out for the Summer: Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Kids!

School’s out, but kids these days have so much to keep them occupied that you probably don’t hear them complain “I’m bored!” a couple of weeks into summer vacation. With texting, the Internet, Netflix and video games, kids can keep themselves entertained most of the time. The downside is that all of those activities involve …

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