New Year, New You – Give Back in 2016 by Volunteering!

“New Year, New You”, is a common saying, heard mostly between the end of December and the beginning of January. There’s no doubt we’ll see all different types of variations of it on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts. But what if you could set a New Year’s resolution to be more giving, more kind, perhaps to even be someone’s hero–without having to create a whole new you? What if you could fulfill this resolution on your own schedule and by using the skills you already have? Activate Good can help. Resolve to Do Good by Volunteering in 2016! Simply create a FREE account with Activate Good, and we’ll help match you with Triangle nonprofits that need volunteers just like you! You can even specify when you’d like to look for volunteer opportunities by date–so if you have a day off work or school or a specific weekend you want to volunteer, we can work with that and help you find something for that time period. Help Triangle Nonprofits in Need Nonprofits are always in need of volunteers to be successful- why couldn’t you be that volunteer? Visit us at activategood.org and we’ll get you started on your New Year’s resolution...

4th Annual 9/11 Day of Service and Evening Commemoration

Date: Friday, September 11, 2015 Times: Daytime service projects occur at varying times between 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM; the Evening Commemoration begins at 6:00 PM Registration: Learn more and register at www.activategood.org. Location(s): Daytime service projects take place at various sites around the Triangle; the Evening Commemoration takes place at the Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh. Contact: volunteer@activategood.org 4th Annual 9/11 Day of Service returns Friday, September 11 This year, on our 4th annual 9/11 Day of Service, we will be partnering with local businesses to rally 2,000 citizens to volunteer and make an impact for over 40 charitable causes in the Triangle area. Triangle citizens will honor those lost on 9/11 by helping out with projects like beautifying schools and community centers, packaging food for those in need, and more. More than 40 causes will benefit from volunteers’ work, including but not limited to Raleigh Rescue Mission, Note in the Pocket, Urban Ministries of Wake County, Carolina Tiger Rescue, Ronald McDonald House, and AnimalKind. Companies and groups are invited to adopt daytime service projects, and individuals are invited to register to volunteer during the day as well. 9/11 Day of Service Evening Commemoration and Service Projects Those who can’t participate in the daytime projects are invited to participate in the 9/11 Day of Service Evening Commemoration and Service Projects that will conclude the day at Red Hat Amphitheater. The Evening Commemoration will kick off at 6:00 PM on Thursday, September 11. How You Can Help You can help by participating in one (or more!) of approximately 80 service project shifts taking place during this year’s 9/11 Day of Service! View the list...

Now Through April 14: Donate Clothing for Kids at b.good!

On April 1, 2015, our friends at North Hills restaurant, b.good, kicked off a two week campaign to help kids in need. Folks can stop in now through April 14, 2015, and donate clothing and shoes to be distributed to impoverished and homeless children in Wake County through Note in the Pocket, one of our amazing Triangle nonprofit partners. This is a great way to gear up for National Volunteer Week in the Triangle! Drop off a Donation at b.good Want to help out? Note in the Pocket can accept new and gently used shoes and clothing of all sizes. Top needs right now include: GIRLS: Size 7 long sleeve shirts and pants, Size 16 all pants and tops BOYS: Sizes 5 through 14 regular pants, Sizes 8 through 14 long sleeve shirts Always Needed: Women’s tops sizes 14 and up, Children’s tennis shoes sizes 1 – 4, packs of new socks and underwear of all sizes Volunteer During National Volunteer Week As part of National Volunteer Week, on Tuesday, April 14, you can also come in to b.good and volunteer to help write the notes of encouragement that will accompany every clothing donation. As an added treat, anyone who donates clothing items is eligible for a free b.good Carrot Cake Smoothie through April 14. On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, volunteers are needed to help sort clothing donations at Note in the Pocket’s offices (limited space: Sign up here!). About the event, owner of b.good Raleigh, Steve Woodward, had the following to say: We are so blessed to live, raise our families and work in a thriving community where economic growth is robust, technology is cutting edge, and educational standards are second to...

National Family Volunteer Day: Quality Time Together

Looking for a new way to spend time with your family? I know I am always seeking new things to do in the Triangle with my bustling brood! Recently I have discovered one thing that truly equates to “quality time” – and that’s volunteering. The great thing about it is my kids love it just as much as I do. As a parent I want to do my best to provide them with hands-on learning experiences where they may even adopt some new skills. Making Memories & Volunteering in the Triangle Community When we have taken on these projects together we have truly made some memories and learned a few things along the way. We’ve also had some excellent conversations about the world and why it’s important to do such things as make cards for children in the hospital, pick vegetables at an urban garden for the hungry, donate our clothing to those less fortunate, and more. This is why I will engage them in the upcoming National Family Volunteer Day. On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Activate Good will bring together families from around the Triangle in recognition of National Family Volunteer Day – a day of service that celebrates the power of families who volunteer together while supporting their neighborhoods and local communities. Established more than two decades ago by Points of Light, National Family Volunteer Day was created to demonstrate the benefits of family volunteering and provide opportunities for families to volunteer in their local communities. Kicking Off the Holiday Season with National Family Volunteer Day Also published in Triangle Mom2Mom and Raleigh & Co. Each year, National Family Volunteer...

Join us for the 2014 9/11 Day of Service

The third annual 9/11 Day of Service returns on Thursday, September 11, bringing a multitude of ways you and your friends can make an impact for over 30 charitable causes in the Triangle area. About the 9/11 Day of Service This year’s 9/11 Day of Service, coordinated by Activate Good in partnership with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the City of Raleigh, aims to engage 2,000 citizens in acts of volunteerism and kindness. Citizens will honor those lost on 9/11 by helping out with projects like beautifying schools and community centers, packaging food for those in need, and more. More than 30 causes will benefit from volunteers’ work, including but not limited to Raleigh Rescue Mission, Note in the Pocket, Urban Ministries of Wake County, Carolina Tiger Rescue, Ronald McDonald House, and Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation. Companies and groups are invited to adopt daytime service projects, and individuals are invited to register to volunteer alongside them during the day as well. Those who can’t participate in the daytime project are invited to participate in the 9/11 Day of Service Evening Commemoration and Service Projects that will conclude the day at Red Hat Amphitheater. The Evening Commemoration will kick off at 6:00 PM on Thursday, September 11. Register for projects here. How You Can Help You can help by participating in one (or more!) of the nearly 60 service project shifts taking place during this year’s 9/11 Day of Service. View the list of service projects and register for the project(s) of your choice. Can’t help out during the day? Join us at the 9/11 Day of Service Evening Commemoration at...

Join L&E Research in getting kids back-to-school ready

Each year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County aims to get 850 kids in need ready to go back to school by providing vital school supplies. This summer, L&E Research is stepping up to rally the community to fulfill this great need, and you can help! Help get kids back-to-school ready! You can drop off school supplies (new) at L&E Research’s Raleigh office through the end of July, Mondays through Thursdays between 10 AM and 5 PM. Wondering what to drop off? Here’s the list of...