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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Brandi Excels From Data to Trees (and more)

Exciting opportunities await when you sign up to be an Activate Good volunteer. Brandi Ray, a volunteer for We Plant It Forward, took an unexpected volunteer journey. Her story is a testament to how an adventurous nature mixed with tenacity can lead to a rewarding experience. While browsing for volunteer opportunities on Activate Good, a …

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When You Least Expect It…

Some of our favorite stories to tell are those of unique and rewarding experiences had by volunteers and the nonprofits hosting them. Activate Good volunteer, Ken Dean, didn’t know what the day would bring when he signed up to photograph volunteers during Activate Good’s 9/11 Day of Service. Read on to find out the unexpected way …

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Volunteers Bring Beauty to Raulston Arboretum

The JC Raulston Arboretum runs on volunteers. According to Kathryn Wall, their volunteer coordinator, they wouldn’t exist without them. From the receptionist greeting you at the visitor center to the gardener labelling plants in the garden to the instructor teaching schoolchildren about photosynthesis, a volunteer touches every aspect of this nonprofit. “[The volunteers] love creating …

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Redeye uses the power of music to help local seniors

Have you ever had the experience of hearing a song that brought memories flooding back? Maybe that song was from your wedding or high school prom. For most of us, accessing those memories is easy. But for the millions of Americans living with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other cognitive impairment, those memories can be locked inside. …

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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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