Join with the United Way for a ‘Day On’

On Monday, Jan. 15, lend a hand to the United Way of the Greater Triangle as it mobilizes more than 2,500 volunteers in 35 community service projects across Wake, Durham, Orange and Johnston Counties.

Organizers say King’s birthday is observed not as a day off from school and work but as a ‘Day On’ where community members come together to volunteer to benefit their community.

The nonprofit’s largest volunteer events are called Signature Projects. These five Signature Projects and their locations are outlined below. Click here for a complete list of volunteer projects organized by the United Way.

WAKE COUNTY

Wake County Signature Project

Saint Mary’s School

900 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27603

9 a.m. – noon

Volunteer Projects:

  • Creating soup mixes
  • Making rice bags
  • Making bags of beans
  • Encouragement card making

 

DURHAM COUNTY

Durham County Signature Project

North Carolina Central University

The LeRoy T. Walker Physical Education and Recreation Complex

9 a.m. – noon

Volunteer Projects:

  • Creating soup mixes
  • Making baby blankets
  • Making rice bags
  • Making bags of beans
  • Diaper wrapping
  • Assembling sit-upons for preschoolers

Rotary Signature Project

Durham Technical Community College

1637 Lawson St., Durham, NC 27703

9 a.m.  – 1 p.m.

Volunteer Projects:

  • Creating soup mixes
  • Making rice bags
  • Making bags of beans

 

JOHNSTON COUNTY

Johnston County Signature Project

Boys and Girls Club of Johnston County

311 W. Richardson St., Selma, NC 27576

Temporary Trailers

9 a.m. – noon

Volunteer Projects: “Community Reads” brings volunteers to read with children from across Johnston County to increase childhood literacy. Kindergarten through third grade students will participate in the group readings and skill enhancing activities. Volunteers will:

  • Group readings with authors
  • Volunteers read to individual children
  • Craft projects with the Scrap Exchange
  • Book distribution
  • Lunch provided to students and volunteers by food truck

 

ORANGE COUNTY

Orange County Signature Project

New Hope Conference Center – 4805 NC-86 South

Fleming Lodge Building

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

40 Registered Volunteers

Volunteer Projects: “Community Reads” brings volunteers to read with children from across Orange County to increase childhood literacy. Kindergarten through third grade students will participate in the group readings and skill enhancing activities. Volunteers will:

  • Group readings with authors
  • Volunteers read to individual children
  • Craft projects with the Scrap Exchange
  • Book distribution
  • Lunch provided to students and volunteers

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