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Charity Opportunities in Chapel Hill

November 22, 2021

By: Anna Gedevani - 2021-2022 Marketing Intern

As the holiday season falls upon us, now is the perfect time to give back to the community. Below is a list of local organizations to support either individually or with a group! 

Table NC | feeding local kids

Host a Food Packing Event for TABLE  

About TABLE: Provides hunger relief and nutrition education services to children living in Orange County, North Carolina. 

Following a specific menu of food items from TABLE, get together a group to pack these items into grocery bags and drop them off at TABLE when done. Ten people can prepare about 100 bags in 30 minutes, and you can pack as many bags as you’d like! Various other opportunities are available to help with, including sorting, bagging, and delivering on-site at TABLE’s location in Carrboro, as well as delivery shifts.  

  • Get involved here

Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill | Keeping Families Close

Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House  

About Ronald McDonald House: Cares for families in the life-altering moments, days, and months that children spend in area hospitals. Offering physical comfort and emotional support through programs dedicated to the well-being of the whole family. 

There are different ways to get involved as an individual or as a group. Join up as a meal team to provide a home-cooked meal for families, a great tangible way to provide comfort and care. Become a House Volunteer and help with everyday tasks like answering phones, giving tours, preparing bedrooms, or baking sweet treats.  

  • Get involved here

Volunteer Programs & Events in Orange County, CA | Habitat for Humanity OC

Build with Habitat for Humanity  

About Habitat for Humanity: Building homes for families in need using volunteer labor and donations of money and materials. Habitat for Humanity partners with families to create better, healthier, more financially stable lives, and to make homeownership an affordable reality. 

Sign up for a build day (available on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday). All skills levels are welcome, and no construction experience is necessary. Join as an individual volunteer or sign up with a group. 

  • Get involved here

Large Bag of Food | The Last Stand Wiki | Fandom

Host a Canned Food Drive & Donate to a Local Food Bank  

Collecting canned goods is a great, easy way to give back to the community this holiday season. Make sure to check with organizations to see what types of foods they accept and if they have any special or most requested items.  

Here are some local organizations that you can donate to: 

  • Carolina Cupboard: On-campus food pantry (located at Avery Residence Hall) working to provide food assistance to individuals in need of the UNC community. 
  • PORCH: Provides programs to distribute fresh and non-perishable food to families, pantries, and schools. 

Durham Rescue Mission (Main)

Help serve at Durham Rescue Mission’s 47th Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner 

About Durham Rescue Mission: NC’s oldest and largest long-term homeless shelter, providing food, clothing, permanent supportive housing, job placement, education, accountability, and much more to men, women, and children in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh. 

Help serve those in need to receive a free hot meal, clothing, and groceries. A great way to help the community come together and think about all we are thankful for.  

  • Get involved here

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! Let’s appreciate all we have to be thankful for and be sure to find time to give back to the community

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