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9/11 Weekend of Service 2016: Remembering 15 Years

Fifteen years ago, the U.S. was horrified by intimate visions of flames, floating debris, ash-covered faces, crumbling facades, and enraging cruelty that took the lives of thousands, and impacted the lives of millions. But on that day and in the aftermath, we also witnessed even more intimate visions of people helping people under a banner …

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Frontline Families Grows Produce and Aids Women {9/11 Weekend of Service 2016}

Back on July 16, 2016, Activate Good hosted an all-day conference of sorts as part of the Frontline Families initiative. The fourteen attendees represented all walks of life – veterans, current service members, military family members, and civilians. To start the day, everyone had the opportunity to discuss various issues facing our communities – including poverty, …

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Volunteering Sparks Relationships

Volunteering offers a wide range of benefits, from improved health and career prospects to lifelong friendships. For some, those friendships with fellow volunteers spark romantic partnerships. For two Activate Good volunteers, it became “a good place to move from friendship to relationship,” says Audra Lindsley. In the summer of 2013, Audra was already volunteering with Activate Good …

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Join Team Activate Good for the “Flip Flop 1K”!

  Register online as a part of Team Activate Good and 100% of your $20 registration will be donated back to us! Activate Good has been chosen as a charity partner for the nOg Run Club’s Flip Flop 1k race, taking place on June 18th at Bond Brothers Beer Company in Cary. Participants will run or walk 1 …

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Graphic Designer Amanda Owens Becomes National Inclusion Project’s Pro Hero

“They are no different than any other kid; they love to play, and learn, and just have fun. Why stop them? Join them.” -Amanda “Bubbly Inker” Owens, 2016 Pro Hero with the National Inclusion Project The National Inclusion Project works daily to make communities and extracurricular programs and activities more inclusive for children with disabilities, …

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Pro Hero Teresa Nichols Sets Up Savvy Social Media for Families Together

I don’t have the best work-life balance, but having the opportunity for this short-term project with the potential for such a large impact means the world to me. I am grateful that I will help Families Together end homelessness one “like” at a time. -Teresa “Social Media Maven” Nichols, 2016 Pro Hero One of the …

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‘A City Girl’ Jacquelyn Blades Teaches DIY Furniture Repair at TROSA

As you may remember from an earlier 2016 Pro Heroes post, TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers) is a multi-year residential program providing treatment, vocational training, education, counseling, mentoring, leadership training, and continuing care to substance abusers. The goal is to help those with a strong desire to change their lives by providing the …

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Denise Leerkes Volunteers Pro Skills to Help Benevolence Farm

Pro Hero, Denise Leerkes, (aka: HR Wonder Woman) is volunteering her human resources skills to help the North Carolina nonprofit, Benevolence Farm. About Pro Hero, Denise Leerkes Using her professional skills, Pro Hero Denise has already completed a thorough organizational audit and is currently creating a comprehensive human resources manual for Benevolence Farm. Our Wonder Woman …

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