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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Youth Can Volunteer Locally to Impact Issues Globally This April

Calling all teens! Looking for a way to make a difference on Earth Day? Activate Good is celebrating the Earth and teen volunteers during its Fourth Annual Teen Days of Service. On Friday, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd, join teens in over 135 countries for Global Youth Service Day as we work to improve …

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Behind the Glamour – A Volunteer’s Perspective on Couture for a Cause

Have you ever wondered what goes on backstage at Activate Good’s signature fundraiser and fashion event, Couture for a Cause? Kayla Propst, one of Activate Good’s fantastic Fall 2015 interns, has been gracious enough to provide a recap of all the chaos, glamour, and hard work that was part of her experience that day. Volunteering …

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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 …

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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 …

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Why Volunteer in the Triangle? Here are 10 Reasons

It’s National Volunteer Week! To celebrate, we’re highlighting 10 awesome reasons to volunteer in the Triangle (or where ever you may be)! 10 Reasons to Volunteer in the Triangle Reason #1: To get in a good workout for a good cause! Reason #2: Because the Triangle is home. And that’s where our hearts are. Reason …

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Activate Good Partners with Hardison & Cochran, My Carolina Today to Highlight Triangle Nonprofits

Activate Good is excited to announce a new special partnership with Hardison & Cochran and WNCN’s My Carolina Today for 2015! Twice a month on a selected Friday, one of Activate Good’s nonprofit partners will be featured on WNCN’s My Carolina Today as part of Hardison & Cochran’s sponsored “Doing Good” segment.   About My Carolina …

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National Family Volunteer Day: Quality Time Together

Looking for a new way to spend time with your family? I know I am always seeking new things to do in the Triangle with my bustling brood! Recently I have discovered one thing that truly equates to “quality time” – and that’s volunteering. The great thing about it is my kids love it just …

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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 …

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Happily Ever After: A Couture for a Cause Spring Showcase on May 31

Last fall, local designers rocked the runway at Couture for a Cause, with two designers taking home top prizes for their ready-to-wear and couture looks. See what last year’s winning designers — Tiffany Saini and Nicky Relyea — are doing now at Happily Ever After: A Couture for a Cause Spring Showcase on Saturday, May …

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