Brandi Excels From Data to Trees (and more)

A Volunteer Hero Success Story

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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Ruth Peebles Bolsters Band Together

President and founder of the INS group, Ruth Peebles, joins our 2015 Activate Good Pro Heroes program line up as “The Innovative Solutioner”. No stranger to the local nonprofit community, Ruth is using her skills and volunteering to bolster Band Together‘s grant writing strategy. About Band Together Band Together’s tagline says it all: “Raise funds. …

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Volunteers Create A Winter Wonderland At AnimalKind’s ReTails Thrift Shop

On a crisp, cold Saturday morning, fourteen Activate Good volunteers met at ReTails Thrift Shop to work on a new project: decorating the window displays of the store. The ReTails Thrift Shop is owned and operated by Triangle nonprofit, AnimalKind, and volunteers were asked to create a winter wonderland display using snow-themed craft projects along with items …

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Celebrating By Doing Good: Veronica’s Volunteer Birthday Party

As the Volunteer Coordinator here at Activate Good, I have been fortunate to receive many positive messages via email about:

  • Eye-opening volunteer experiences
  • Gratitude from nonprofit partners when volunteers tackled much needed projects
  • Messages from parents seeking ways to show their children what volunteering means
  • Educators planning ways for their students to take on service learning
  • Businesses wishing to donate to a number of causes and plan meaningful days of service for their staff
  • Churches wishing to engage their congregations in hands-on efforts,
  • And more!

These messages are one of the top reasons I do what I do.  At the end of the day, it is uplifting to be surrounded by Do-Gooders, and I am so proud of the volume of dedicated volunteers in the Triangle and the many ways that they choose to give back in an effort to better our community.

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Lisa Jeffries: Using Skills to Help Transitions LifeCare

Many young professionals embrace volunteerism. However, many are often frustrated because they don’t have the opportunity to help nonprofits as they did in high school or college. Some may feel unable to make monetary donations or lack the flexibility in their schedule to donate time for general activities. But utilizing their unique skills to help …

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Home Away from Home: Ronald McDonald House of Durham

For 34 years, the Ronald McDonald House of Durham has been providing a home away from home for families with seriously ill children. Their vision is to offer love, share comfort, inspire community and sustain hope by giving families a place to stay when their child is being treated in a nearby hospital. Accommodating Families in …

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Jon Riddick Volunteers Social Media Skills to Help Note in the Pocket

Jon Riddick, otherwise known as the “Social Media Stud,” is flexing his online marketing muscles to help Triangle nonprofit, Note in the Pocket (NITP). Riddick has been volunteering his social media skills to raise awareness about the organization, inspire community involvement, and increase donations. Riddick also put his online marketing expertise to use to help Note …

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Glenn Itliong – Volunteer Management Software Strategist for Urban Ministries

A part of the community for more than thirty years, Urban Ministries of Wake County engages the community to serve and advocate for those affected by poverty by providing food and nutrition, promoting health and wellness, and laying the foundations of home. Urban Ministries offers the community a variety of services and programs. Their Crisis …

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Deanna Stoker “The Planning Patty” for The Scott-Free Scholarship Foundation

Deanna Stoker is taking her professional background in meeting and event planning and is using it to help The Scott-Free Scholarship Foundation in her Pro Hero role as “The Planning Patty”.  Specifically, Stoker is assisting the Executive Director of The Scott-Free Scholarship Foundation, Deborrah Jeffreys Gruder, by playing a critical role in the creation and implementation …

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