Fun & family living in CHAPEL HILL, CARRBORO, DURHAM & the North Carolina Triangle.
Home   About Us   Blog   ChillKids Family Magazine
Sign up for our FREE Email Newsletter for fun things to do!




Year Round Fun

NC Beaches & Mountains

NC Skiing, Tubing and Snowboarding

Family Dining

Kids' Classes & Activities

After School Programs

Birthdays & Special Events

School Information

Coffee & Cafes

Kids' Recreation & Sports

Parks & Playgrounds


Bike Paths


Hiking Paths



Local Holiday Lights

Family Shopping & Services

Chapel Hill Neighborhoods

Newcomers' Guide

Chapel Hill Soccer Leagues

BLOG: NC Family Fun!

Berry Picking

4th of July Fireworks & Parades

SAT Test Prep

Gyms & Fitness

Kids' Haircuts


Family Photography

Local Sports Events & Schedules


Local Government

Parenting & Other Community Groups

Child Safety & Health

Family Health Resources

Spotlight on Local Arts & Artists

Pets' Corner

Foreign Language Resources

Parents' Night Out


Carrboro Festivals

Home Cleaning Services



Local Chapel Hill - Durham - Raleigh
Volunteering Opportunities
& Charitable Causes


Benefacting is a nonprofit organization based in Durham, N.C. launched in early 2012 for the Triangle community of North Carolina. It is an innovative online tool that inspires volunteering by allowing volunteers to donate their time, services, used items for sale, etc. in exchange for a donation to their favorite charity of his or her charity of choice. The Benefacting growing list of participating Charities includes lots of LOCAL charities. Benefacting also allows donors to request assistance/goods/services (some recent examples: searching for help moving, help painting a room in a house - where the donor will pay the listed charity of your choice if you would like to volunteer the service they need.) Benefacting matches up a local need with the ability to fill the need, and gives the financial value of the service/goods/transaction directly to the benefit of the selected listed charity. Benefacting's mission is ?to help those in need by empowering people to support charities through simple transactions and unselfish acts."
Search for local volunteering opportunities by entering your zip code at  This website lists volunteering opportunities by geographic location, dates needed, and best-suited match for volunteering positions (seniors, kids, teens or groups).
Additional local charitable organizations:
CORA Food Pantry
P.O. Box 1326, Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-5020

 Chatham County charitable Food Pantry organization depends on grants and private donor support to help feed Chatham County residents, including Chatham County children and families.  According to the CORA Food Pantry 2009 Annual Review, "More than 30% of Chatham County's children live in poverty.  And 45% of them are eligible for free or reduced cost lunches.  Summer is an especially difficult time for children from low income families.  Many of us think of summer as a time of enjoyment for children.  But for children who depend on free or reduced school meals, summer can be a perilous time of hunger."  CORA Food Pantry also reports that "one in six young children live on the brink of hunger in 26 states in the U.S.  North Carolina ranks number two among states with the highest rates of food insecurity with 24.1% of children younger than five years at risk of hunger."

To donate, sponsor or organize a food drive, or volunteer at the CORA Food Pantry in Chatham County, visit


Inter-Faith Council for Social Services
110 W. Main St. in Carrboro, NC
(919) 929-6380

Volunteer opportunities at food pantry located at 110 W. Main St. in Carrboro. 


Oasis of Love Care Center, Inc.
8005 Rogers Rd. 
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 967-8663


St. Joseph's Outreach Ministries
510 W. Rosemary St. Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 929-1116


Durham Rescue Mission

Provides meals, shelter, counseling, vocational training, job placement and other services for the homeless, low-income shut-ins, and many others in need in the local area.

Some of the Ways to help:
Help with Meals
Help Restock the Pantry
Donate a Vehicle
Schedule a curbside pick-up to donate your gently used furniture ( call George Nuckolls or Rich Carr at 919-484-9014)

(919) 688-9641

Durham Rescue Mission also runs the Treasures Thrift Shoppe.

3220 NC Highway 55 South
Durham, NC 27713
Store Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00AM - 6:00PM

* Clothing for all ages
* Home Decor'
* Shoes
* Furniture
* Collectables

All proceeds will go to support the men, women, children, and families of the Durham Rescue Mission.

To schedule curbside service to pick up your gently used furniture, call George Nuckolls or Rich Carr at 919-484-9014. 


Raleigh Rescue Mission
314 E. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC  27601

Provides meals, shelter, counseling, and educational programs for the homeless, low-income shut-ins, and many others in need in the local area.

(919) 828-9014, ext. 118



 Carnivore Preservation Trust (Pittsboro, NC)
1940 Hanks Chapel Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-4684.

The Carnivore Preservation Trust located in beautiful Pittsboro, NC is a nonprofit animal sanctuary offering guided tours by reservation only on weekends (call for days/hours).  $ Admission Fee, free ages 3 and under.  The tours are guided by a trained docent and include tigers, leopards, jaguars, ocelots, and other exotic carnivore species. These educational tours allow you to view the animals up close (as close as five feet), and last approximately an hour and a half to two hours.  An example of the rescued animals are the Tiger cubs, Kaela and Raja whom the Trust rescued in May 2005.  (The cubs were 9 months old in May, 2005).  In the Summer of 2009, the Carnivore Preservation Trust rescued n abandoned Serval cat (dubbed "Elvis") found on their doorstep. See photos and read more about the Carnivore Preservation Trust rescued animals.

Read more about Carnivore Preservation Trust.


More Chapel Hill - Durham - Raleigh NC Animal Welfare & Rescue



Featured Charitable Cause:

Buy the acclaimed, film festival award-winning "Darius Goes West" DVD (28 film festival awards!) about the incredible journey of teenager Darius Weems, and help support research to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Duchenne is the #1 genetic killer of children; most children with Duchenne die in their late teens or early twenties.  Eve Carson's brother, Andrew Carson is one of the group of amazing young men who made the DVD and are undertaking this incredible journey with Darius.  Their goal is to sell 1 million DVDs by September 2009 to help fund research to treat or cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Darius Goes West synopsis from the website:  "In this multi-award-winning documentary, fifteen-year-old Darius Weems, and eleven of his best friends, set off across America with the ultimate goal of getting his wheelchair customized on MTV's Pimp My Ride. The result is a rarely seen testament to the explosive idealism of today's youth, as well as a vivid portrayal of adventure, of brotherhood, and of the character and strength it takes to shed light on an uncertain future.

Not only does Darius Weems bravely face his own inevitible fate with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), but through his unflinching humor and his extraordinary laugh, he sparks a revolution in the lives of everyone who crosses - and then shares - his courageous path.

Part revolution, part revelation, this film proves to people of all ages how life, even when imperfect, is always worth the ride."

Sponsor Messages:

Carolina Renaissance Festival 2021
Saturdays & Sundays
Oct. 2 - Nov. 21, 2021


Morehead Planetarium
Morehead Planetarium
Afterschool, Birthday Parties,
Summer Science Camps,
Planetarium Shows and Events

The Animal Hospital
112 W Main St, Carrboro

1870 Farm
1870 Farm Chapel Hill logo
* Summer Camps
* Farm Preschool & Kindergarten
* Birthday Parties * Gemstone Mining
* Meet the Farm Animals
1870 Farm

Spence's Farm
Spence's Farm
After School, Summer Camps,
Birthday Parties, lots more!

Immersion Island Summer Camp
Foreign Language Resources
and Summer Camps
Immersion Island

Chill Kids Family Magazine
ChillKids Monthly Print Magazine

LOST Chapel Hill Dog BUTTONS Bernese Mountain Dog

Lost in Chapel Hill;
sighted numerous times
in Durham; Near Hwy 70
Please Call or Text Owner
If you see her please try to snap a photo!
BUTTONS Lost Dog - Please Look Out for Her & Call!
LOST DOG: Buttons of Chapel Hill
* 70 lb Bernese Mountain Dog "Buttons"
Black with white & brown markings
* Wearing Pink/Black collar with tags
*Friendly but nervous - please don't chase
*Info available on
*Seen in Chapel Hill AND Durham


DoorDash Chapel Hill Durham Restaurant Delivery
Chapel Hill / Durham / NC Triangle
Restaurants DELIVERY to Your Door
(No Delivery Fee on First Order)


Privacy Policy

Disclaimer:  We hope that you will find the information gathered in this website helpful as a starting point in your own research to determine whether any business or organization listed is appropriate and safe for your family.  Although we make every effort to gather accurate information, we do not accept responsibility in any way for the accuracy of, or consequences from use of the information, or for the businesses or organizations listed herein.  Users of this website should confirm any information provided in this website, and address any pertinent inquiries to the businesses or organizations of interest, and/or consult with your doctor or other professional as necessary.

The views expressed by the writers and advertisers listed in this website do not necessarily represent those of CHillKids, its officers, staff or contributors.

This website is partially supported by third party sponsors/affiliates. Please note that any product or service listed on this site is not specifically endorsed, recommended, validated or otherwise supported by ChillKids.

No portion of this publication may be reproduced in part or in whole without the express written consent of the publisher.

Copyright 2005-2018 CHillKids, Chapel Hill Kids and Carolina Kids.  All rights reserved.