9/11 Day of Service 2015 Recap – The Results Are In!

For this year’s 4th annual 9/11 Day of Service, Activate Good aimed to engage 2,000 volunteers from around the Triangle to participate in various volunteer projects on 9/11. Now that the volunteer headcounts have been tallied, we are pleased to announce that with 2,535 volunteer connections taking place on September 11, we exceeded this goal by 25%! We are thrilled to see so many groups, companies, and individuals step up to serve the community and honor those lost on 9/11 with acts of service and kindness. Beyond the Numbers: 9/11 Day of Service in the Triangle “The 9/11 Day of Service is an amazing experience that demonstrates the true community that we live in. We are so grateful for all the hard working hands that have come together to make our space better.” – Meghan Olesen, PLM Families Together, Inc. Whether they were using their brains or their hands, volunteers throughout the Triangle found a way to give back on 9/11 Day of Service. From working together to brainstorm and develop an effective computer programming class for adults with autism who are looking to enter the workforce, to planting native Paw-Paw trees that will bear fruit for an edible community garden – projects were as diverse and interesting as the reasons people gave for contributing to their communities. Some volunteers simply wanted to help in any way they could; some wanted to honor the memories of friends and family they lost on 9/11. And of course, some volunteers simply wanted to counteract the tragic events of 9/11 with good deeds and giving attitudes. 9/11 Day of Service, Perspective, & Giving Back While photographing volunteers from American Tower working on various projects at Durham...

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...

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...
52 Weeks; 52 Ways to Volunteer in the Triangle in 2014

52 Weeks; 52 Ways to Volunteer in the Triangle in 2014

You’ve already pledged your time to give back. Now it’s time to put that plan into action! Let’s join together and make 2014 the best year to volunteer in the Triangle! To help kick things off, we’ve listed 52 awesome ways to volunteer in the Triangle in 2014, each idea representing a single week throughout the year. Feel free to print this list off and tape it to your fridge as a weekly reminder; or bring it to work to share it with coworkers. Don’t forget–we have TONS of volunteer opportunities throughout the Triangle just waiting for someone like you to fill them! January Week 1 – Are you a working professional with a specific skill set? Adopt a high impact pro bono project for a local cause through the Activate Good Pro-Heroes Initiative. Week 2 – Donate unused gifts and/or clothing to your favorite Triangle charity organization. Week 3 – Volunteer for an hour or more at the Durham Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Week 4 –  Join Activate Good for dinner in celebration of Martin Luther King Junior weekend as we discuss community issues and how we can solve them during our 4th annual MLK Sunday Supper. Then, join others in volunteering throughout the Triangle community during the MLK Day of Service. (Love music? Check out this music-themed volunteer opportunity with MusicianCorps for MLK Day!) Week 5 – Speak Spanish? Help the Scott-Free Foundation reach local Latino communities to provide enriching camp experiences to youth! February Week 1 – Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month by putting together dental hygiene kits for shelters. Include some fun activity sheets for kids...
Help Spread the Word: Activate Raleigh 2013 – 9/11 Day of Service

Help Spread the Word: Activate Raleigh 2013 – 9/11 Day of Service

The vision: Over 1,500 volunteers rallying to improve Raleigh and the Triangle on Wednesday, September 11. Come make a huge impact this 9/11 Day of Service by participating in one (or more!) of the 40+ service projects taking place around Raleigh and the Triangle throughout the day. In the evening, we’re inviting you to join us for an Evening Commemoration + Service Projects, including words from Mayor Nancy McFarlane and live music at the Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh. We hope you’ll join us. We also hope you’ll help us spread the word! Here’s How You Can Help Pick your favorite daytime service project from the list, then sign up, tell others, or do both! RSVP for the Evening Commemoration + Service Projects… then invite your friends! Part of a local club, organization, or church? Invite members to adopt a daytime service project, come to the Evening Commemoration, or both! Print the Activate Raleigh 2013 poster and hang it in your office! Save / download this Facebook cover image or Post image and upload it to your Facebook page(s) to show support! Tweet about the available service projects, the Evening Commemoration, or how awesome the live music will be (or all of the above). Copy / paste the code for one of these Activate Raleigh 2013 badges onto your blog or website: Activate Raleigh 2013 Widgets: http://activategood.org/activateraleigh2013/spreadtheword Evening Commemoration EventBrite Widget: <div style=”width:195px; text-align:center;” ><iframe  src=”https://www.eventbrite.com/countdown-widget?eid=7902979023″ frameborder=”0″ height=”500″ width=”195″ marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ scrolling=”no” allowtransparency=”true”></iframe><div style=”font-family:Helvetica, Arial; font-size:10px; padding:5px 0 5px; margin:2px; width:195px; text-align:center;” ><a style=”color:#ddd; text-decoration:none;” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.eventbrite.com/r/ecount”>Event Registration Online</a><span style=”color:#ddd;”> for </span><a style=”color:#ddd; text-decoration:none;” target=”_blank” href=”https://9-11eveningcommemoration.eventbrite.com?ref=ecount”>Activate Raleigh 2013 Evening Commemoration + Service Project</a>...