Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge!

Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge!

Activate Good kicked off the holiday season this year by showcasing volunteerism during the Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge! During the Challenge, which runs from December 7 through December 20, over 60 charities from around the Triangle display trees with decorations inspired by their organization’s mission to garner votes for the chance to win a cash prize to support their work. Our own tree decorations consisted of ornaments featuring some of the wonderful volunteers we’ve worked with. We’ve been highlighting these ornaments and the stories of the volunteers they feature on our Facebook page this week. Help us take home a prize up to $5,000 by voting for our tree (number 65) online, or text “Tree65” to 46988! Check out our Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge video: Check out a few of our featured ornaments:        ...
Join us for Sunday Supper

Join us for Sunday Supper

Activate Good cordially invites you to honor Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with us by attending our 2nd annual Sunday Supper at 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 15 at Joel Lane’s Public House in downtown Raleigh! You’ll share a meal with community members, volunteers, and participating nonprofits to discuss issues in our community and how you can be a part of solving them. The cost of this event is $10 which includes a meal and non-alcoholic beverage. Space is limited, so RSVP to join us for supper. Sunday Suppers are part of a national effort by the Points of Light Institute that will be taking place all across the country on Sunday, January 15. Dr. King envisioned a “beloved community” where brotherhood is a reality that does not allow poverty, hunger and homelessness to exist. Sunday Suppers will capture this spirit by bringing together citizens from all walks of life to build community over dinner. This year Activate Good welcomes several nonprofits partners to lead the dinner discussions, including but not limited to the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation, Transforming Hope Ministries, Band Together, Safe Haven for Cats, StepUp Ministry, Track My Steps, Rebuilding Together of the Triangle, and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. Inspired to take action? Before, during, and after the Sunday Supper, community members are also invited to join Activate Good’s online volunteer community, where they can sign up to volunteer on MLK Day or for other volunteer activities with these and other causes! Activate Good is a nonprofit volunteer center that activates volunteers to help local causes in our community by connecting...

Red Light Film & Art Project

Join Activate Good and Ekklesia Church at Raleigh on Thursday, December 8 for the Red Light Film & Art Project‘s free screening of the movie TRADE. Film and art have a way of speaking to the deepest parts of us. The Red Light Film & Art Project wants to leverage this power to help the community move toward action on issues like human trafficking, a devastating problem happening in NC and across the U.S. Donations are welcome, and will benefit Transforming Hope Ministries’ efforts to build the area’s first safe home for formerly trafficked girls.   About The Screening When: Thursday, December 8, 6:45PM Where: Mission Valley Cinema (Map It) What: The movie TRADE follows the kidnapping and selling of a 13yr-old Hispanic girl into the U.S. It depicts the very cruel and very real world of sex-trafficking in America. Can you make it? RSVP on EventBrite! The Issue According to the Polaris Project, human trafficking is “a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under U.S. federal law, victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of “labor or services,” such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will.” Did you know? There are approximately 27 million slaves world-wide. Human trafficking is a $9 billion industry in the U.S. alone. The average age of entry into the sex trade is 12 to 14 years old. NC is ranked 8th on the FBI’s list of states most likely...
Speaking of Women’s Health

Speaking of Women’s Health

We were excited to represent Activate Good on July 28th at the Raleigh Convention Center for the Speaking of Women’s Health event! Speaking of Women’s Health is committed to helping women take better care of their health, well-being and personal safety. The mission of the event was to excite, motivate, empower, and elevate women. Most importantly, the event aimed to provide women with opportunities they couldn’t find elsewhere in regards to health and improving their overall lifestyle! The event oozed fun from the very get-go.  Guests arriving at the scene were greeted by upbeat music and women dressed in orange boas. Next, guests could stop at a dress-up photobooth and try on crazy, outlandish costumes and hats and pose with friends to make some instant memories!  A wide variety of exhibitors were available with a wide range of information on weight loss, vitamin and meal replacements, proper bra selection, Alzheimer’s awareness and more. There was also a live show on healthy cooking to entice guests to cook more consciously at home for their families. Guests were also encouraged to join in demonstrations of pole aerobics, belly dancing and hoop dancing! Brittany and Mary manned an Activate Good booth and engaged several guests in exploring the conference’s “Find Your Passion!” theme. Guests visiting the Activate Good booth discussed their interests and discovered volunteer opportunities that would allow them apply their personal passions to helping a local cause. Brittany and Mary handed out volunteer passion “trading cards”, each listing a different volunteer opportunity, and encouraged guests to trade them to learn about to different options to give back that matched their...

A look back at Twestival

Earlier this year Activate Good (who at the time was going by the name ME³) had the pleasure of being named the beneficiary of Raleigh Twestival 2011! Between a raffle, ticket sales, and donated services, Raleigh Twestival raised over 1000 dollars to benefit our organization and help us continue to do even more good in the future! So the most frequently asked question regarding Twestival is… What the heck is it? Twestival is a single day, global and local movement which uses the power of social media to organize offline events. These events mobilize communities in support of local nonprofits and other organizations. The event was not unlike that of any other party or get together that you would share with some of your closest friends.  An intimate crowd gathered to connect, network and of course celebrate the good that Activate Good (formerly ME³) provides for our local community. Twestival attendees enjoyed craft beers and wine as well as organic fresh treats provided by the Busy Bee Café in Downtown Raleigh. The event was backed by immense sponsorship support thanks to Triangle AMA, IABC of the Triangle, Tweet Divas, YNPN of the Triangle, Yelp & Triangle Interactive—As well as Bronto, Nasher Museum, BC/DC Ideas and TwitPet for their donations of raffle prizes. Raleigh Twestival 2011 was indeed a successful night of connecting, tweeting, networking and raising donations and contributions for Activate Good (formerly ME³). These type of events continue to facilitate our ability to spread the importance of volunteering and of making volunteering part of peoples’ everyday lifestyle! We would have never been able to have such a tremendous...