United We Help: September 1-30, 2020

This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Activate Good is continuing its tradition of honoring those lost on September 11, 2001 with its annual day of service in a new format: A restorative month of service bringing Triangle residents together to participate in safe in-person or remote volunteer opportunities, virtual learning sessions about local community issues, and a virtual 9/11 evening commemoration. Learn more about each way to get involved below. 

Help Your Community: Volunteer

View our list of volunteer opportunities taking place throughout United We Help Month. Select from a variety of in-person, socially-distanced projects or volunteer remotely from home!

Check out our United We Help Month DIY Service Projects, as seen on WRAL during the 9/11 Virtual Commemoration!

Assemble Family Essentials Kits for local families!

There are currently hundreds of local families and individuals who cannot afford basic household and personal care resources. Willing to lend a hand? Do your own supply drive or pick up extra items at the store and assemble Family Essentials Kits at home! Then, drop off completed kits at one of our designed drop off points.

Read Kit assembly instructions, list of kit items, and drop off points here.

Operation Senior Smiles with The Center for Volunteer Caregiving

Bring a smile to the face of an older adult with a disability in Wake County by creating a handmade card with a drawing, positive message, poem – or anything happy! Older adults are scared and isolated during this pandemic. A few minutes of your time will make a huge difference in their day.

See card-making instructions and where to mail completed cards here.

T-Shirt Dog Toys for Adoptable Dogs with Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Upcycle an old t-shirt and create your own toy for dogs at Second Chance Pet Adoptions! Toys help pups reduce anxiety, have fun, and become socialized and more adoptable!

View instructions, including where to drop off completed toys, here.

View all United We Help Month (September 1-30) featured volunteer opportunities (in-person and remote) HERE.

View additional remote and DIY volunteer projects HERE.

View ALL local volunteer opportunities across our network of hundreds of local nonprofits HERE.

To join one of our Virtual Learning Series events to learn about local issues and causes, view the list of events and RSVP on this page, below!

United We Help Month Virtual Service Sponsor

Thank you to Wells Fargo, our United We Help Month Virtual Service Sponsor.

Learn About Your Community: Participate in Our Virtual Learning Series

Join us for one or more virtual events during our United We Help Month of Service Learning Series. Come together with fellow community members to learn about issues from local experts, get informed, and hear how you can make an impact on some of the most pressing community issues facing the Triangle during the pandemic.

Volunteering & Making an Impact in the Triangle in a COVID-19 World

Tuesday, September 1, 5:00 PM
Register here

Hunger & Food Insecurity in the Triangle

Thursday, September 10, 5:00 PM 
Register here

Health in the Triangle

Monday, September 14, 5:00 PM
Register here

Education in the Triangle

Wednesday, September 16, 5:00 PM
Register here

Housing & Homelessness in the Triangle

Thursday, September 24, 5:00 PM
Register here

Employment in the Triangle

Monday, September 28, 5:00 PM
Register here

Join Your Community: 9/11 Virtual Commemoration

Tune into WRAL.com, the WRAL News App, or our Facebook Watch Party on Friday, September 11 at 5:45pm!

Music by the Jason Adamo Band
Segment with David Paine, founder of the 9/11 Day
Keynote by Governor and First Lady of NC

Virtual 9/11 Commemoration Sponsor

Thank you to Genworth Mortgage Insurance, our Virtual 9/11 Commemoration Sponsor.

Special thanks also to: