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SERVING PEOPLE IN NEED
LOCAL Triangle Non-Profit based in Durham, NC
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
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
Search for local volunteering
opportunities by entering your zip code at www.volunteermatch.org.
This website lists volunteering opportunities by geographic location, dates
needed, and best-suited match for volunteering positions (seniors, kids, teens
|Additional local charitable
|CORA Food Pantry
P.O. Box 1326, Pittsboro, NC 27312
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
110 W. Main St. in Carrboro, NC
Volunteer opportunities at
food pantry located at 110 W. Main St. in Carrboro.
|Oasis of Love Care Center,
8005 Rogers Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC
|St. Joseph's Outreach
510 W. Rosemary St. Chapel Hill, NC
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
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
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'
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.
Rescue MissionProvides meals, shelter,
counseling, and educational programs for the homeless, low-income
shut-ins, and many others in need in the local area.
314 E. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 828-9014, ext. 118
SERVING ANIMALS / PROMOTING ANIMAL WELFARE
| Carnivore Preservation Trust (Pittsboro,
1940 Hanks Chapel Road,
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Preservation Trust located in beautiful Pittsboro, NC is a nonprofit animal sanctuary offering guided tours
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
Chapel Hill - Durham - Raleigh NC Animal Welfare & Rescue
Buy the acclaimed, film festival
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
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."
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