Happy Holidays 2011!

Happy Holidays 2011!

Activate Good wishes you and yours a Happy Holiday! Good cheer and good deeds abound this season. Check out some of the ways you can get involved in the do-gooding as 2011 reaches its end, from helping those in need with food, coats, and toys, to pledging to continue the good in 2012 with Resolution 12. Also, our friends at Brasco Design + Marketing have a little gift for our Nonprofit partners. Read on to learn more!

Give Back around the Triangle

Causes are always in need of passionate volunteers, this season and year-round! Create a volunteer account in our Volunteer Community and sign up for area cause’s volunteer needs.

‘Tis the season for giving, and through Zach’s Toy Chest you can give the gift of joy to a child with cancer. Toys are currently being collected to bring cheer to these kids. For ideas on what to give, check out their Wish List!

The Salvation Army of Wake County is also facing a shortage this year in gifts after seeing an increase in participants for their annual Angel Tree program. Learn more about this and how you can help.

Did you know that 1 in 5 children in the Triangle is hungry? Here are some ways you can support the efforts of our friends over at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, good folks who are working together to end hunger during the holidays.

WRAL is hosting their 23rd annual Coats for the Children drive this year: Learn how you can help keep kids warm.

There are hundreds of other organizations in the local area in need this season, too. The News & Observer has made it easy to find charities that are in need of your Holiday contributions, big and small, of time and money. Check out their Giving Guide.

Resolve to Get Involved

Start thinking about ways you can make an impact volunteering in 2012 with Resolution 12, a campaign challenging individuals and groups to make commitments to causes and issues that are close to their hearts. Make your service-minded resolution at the Resolution 12 website (and check out some of the other inspiring resolutions while you’re there)! Then be sure to check out some local volunteer needs you can assist with to start working on your resolution! Be sure to also check out Resolution 12 on Facebook and Twitter.

From Our Friends at Brasco

We always applaud company efforts to do good in our community! Local company Brasco is getting into giving this season, offering to help nonprofits beef up their online game with a free web marketing assessment, available to two of Activate Good’s nonprofit partners. This is a first come, first serve holiday special for the first two nonprofit partners to contact us with interest. The Web Marketing Assessment includes an SEO review, a website design and conversions review, comprehensive web marketing recommendations, and a free consultation at their downtown Raleigh office.