Crime Victims' Memorial Garden Beautification Event


North Carolina Victim Assistance Network (NCVAN)

What You'll Do:

Volunteers needed for a garden beautification event in the NCVAN Crime Victims' Memorial Garden. No prior gardening experience is necessary. For details on NCVAN, please visit:

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Approximately six times a year, NCVAN (North Carolina Victim Assistance Network) holds garden beautification events in our Victims’ Voices Silent No More Crime Victim Memorial Garden. NCVAN invites anyone interested in volunteering to join us, especially including the loved-ones of homicide victims as they find it meaningful and beneficial on their life journey.

There is no prior gardening experience necessary.

At each event, Homewood Nursery donates all the flowers, plants, and materials; they also donate a horticultural expert, Tina Mast, to plan the garden arrangement for each event as well as to direct the actual clean-up and planting process that day.

The next NCVAN Garden Beautification event:

Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10am
The NCVAN Crime Victims’ Memorial Garden
106 E. Lane Street
Raleigh downtown, 1 block west of the Governor's mansion

To register for this event, please fill out an NCVAN Volunteer Registration Form:

Once you've registered, please fill out and sign the waiver form for volunteering:
Under Age 18 Waiver:
Age 18+ Waiver:

For any questions, contact:
Dianna T. Benson
NCVAN Memorial Garden Coordinator
919-831-2857 x 106

To understand the impact of homicide: Every year, between 600-700 homicides occur in North Carolina. With each homicide, approximately 5-10 loved-ones are deeply affected (meaning, after the funeral they really struggle for a long while). These people are termed “loved-ones of homicide victims”. Some of them experience more than just an emotional loss; they endure functional and structural loss in their lives as well as emotional loss.

Impact Statement:

Bricks lining the pathways in this garden are inscribed with the names of homicide victims. These hurting loved-ones of the victims visit the garden like a grave site, to help comfort them on their grief journey. So let's make it beautiful for them!

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153 E Lane St, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA

153 E Lane St, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA

153 E Lane St, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA


Parking Info:

On the weekends, parking is easily available along the street near the garden.
Date/Time: Volunteers Needed: