Togetherness in the Wake of Tragedy

A personal story on the lasting impacts of 9/11

Togetherness in the Wake of Tragedy

NC State University student and Activate Good intern, Shawn Fredericks, recalls the events of September 11 and reflects on the power of coming together to serve years later. During the tragic event that was 9/11, I was six years old living with my parents in Brooklyn, New York. I remember that day like it was …

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PPG Team Gives Brentwood Boys & Girls Club a Facelift

On July 9, 2014, PPG Industries (PPG) led 43 employees, some visiting from other states, in volunteer service to refurbish and beautify the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club in Raleigh. PPG Gives Back: Triangle corporate volunteerism at its best PPG completed a variety of tasks benefiting the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club. The project, coordinated …

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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 …

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Welcoming L&E Research to the Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council

Activate Good is excited to welcome L&E Research as the seventh member of the Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC). Amber Smith, Executive Director of Activate Good, comments: L&E Research, with its 30 years of market research expertise, will bring a new perspective to the Corporate Volunteer Council table. We’re excited to welcome them to the …

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Turner Construction: Building Volunteerism, Building Hope

Founded in 1902, Turner Construction has much to be proud of. Over the years, it’s amassed a network of offices in North America and around the globe; it boasts 5,200 employees who work on more than 1,200 projects each year; and with $9 billion in annual construction volume, it consistently ranks as one of the leading …

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Corporate Volunteer Council Spotlight | Red Hat

As an Inaugural Member of Activate Good’s Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council, Red Hat is a dedicated collaborative partner with Activate Good that helps to shape our corporate engagement services and strategies to boost local volunteerism. Red Hat stands tall as a leader in the effort to boost volunteer engagement in Raleigh and the greater Triangle …

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Corporate Volunteer Council Spotlight | Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q

Over the 40 years of its operation, Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q has had a long-standing history of community involvement and continues to raise finances and provide time and resources for a number of causes. Smithfield’s became the second North Carolina company to join Activate Good’s inaugural membership-based alliance, the Triangle Corporate Volunteer Council. The council …

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HagerSmith Design PA and Friends of Hemlock Bluffs blaze trail to educate youth

HagerSmith Design PA is an architecture design firm in Raleigh, NC that specializes in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Historic Preservation. HagerSmith Design is a great asset to our community and has volunteered for many local organization—including the Boy Scouts of America, DHIC of Raleigh, and the Raleigh Catholic Diocese—by providing pro bono work. …

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Volunteers: Get Alerts about Activate Raleigh 2013 – 9/11 Day of Service

Help out at this year’s 9/11 Day of Service, Activate Raleigh 2013! September 11 is a national day of service designed to remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks, and remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to …

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Pro Heroes Month: How It Works

  We recently announced the launch of our new pilot initiative, Pro Heroes Month!  Pro Heroes Month – April 2013 – is a month-long initiative to complete high-impact pro bono volunteer projects for participating nonprofit partners. It’s also a chance for us to highlight local professionals who use their skills (super powers) to volunteer. How …

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