Summer Projects, With a Twist

Weeding the garden is great, and summer swim lessons are important. But if you’re yearning for a better summer project this year, try one with lasting impact — volunteer!

From admin tasks to transporting pets to working your tech talents on a charity’s website, the Cary Magazine Charity Guide features information on numerous local organizations who could use a hand. And, some have opportunities for kids and teens to help.

Don’t mind email? Best Friend Pet Adoption can put you to work without leaving your home. Or, hop in the car to transport animals to foster homes and adoption events. 

Have basic tools? The Carying Place might just have a leaky pipe you can fix. Or take a desk job, typing and filing.

Label reader? Put your grocery skills to use at the Dorcas Ministries’ food pantry.

Bean counter? The Western Wake Crisis Ministry encourages kids to help with projects like rice repackaging, or even mailbox painting, to teach them the value of helping others.

Check out the full Charity Guide at

And if you are part of a nonprofit or charity that isn’t listed, let us know and we’ll add you to the list, free of charge.


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