Mark your calendars: UNC Employee Forum sponsored Habitat for Humanity build!

The Employee Forum and other staff groups across campus will sponsor a build day for Habitat for Humanity in early April 2017!

The home being built in Chapel Hill’s Northside neighborhood will be gifted to a UNC Staff member, Thein Oo and his family.

More information on the time and date of this event will be coming soon! Community Service Leave will be available for this event with prior supervisor approval. For more information on Community Service Leave, please visit http://hr.unc.edu/policies-procedures-systems/epa-non-faculty-employee-policies/leave/community-service-leave/.

If you or a group of individuals in your department or unit wish to participate, please reach out to Heather Lewis (hlewis22@email.unc.edu) for more information.

Participate in the Caring Community Walk/Run 5K

Please support the Caring Community Foundation by participating in the Caring Community Walk/Run 5K, which is organized by Kappa Epsilon (KE), a UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (ESOP) organization. The 5K will start at the Old Well at 7:30AM on March 25th and run through UNC’s campus.

The Caring Community Foundation was founded by an ESOP and KE alumni and works to raise money to help cancer patients with their everyday expenses. More information about the organization can be found at their website, caringcommunityfoundation.org.

Please go to runsignup.com/Race/NC/ChapelHill/KECaring5k to register for the 5K. Registration is $25 and includes a t-shirt.

Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips

As communities across eastern North Carolina deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, efforts continue at Carolina to aid in many aspects of recovery. Individuals and groups of staff, faculty and students have already made several relief trips. The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the university’s campus and community partners, is organizing relief trips for staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Upcoming relief trips are March 17, to Kinston, North Carolina, April 21 to Tarboro/Princeville, North Carolina and May 19 to Lumberton, North Carolina. For details on what to expect and information on completing forms, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips.

Funding available to support campus disaster relief efforts

Funding is available to support campus relief efforts as donations to Carolina’s Disaster Relief Fund are received. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students, faculty and staff from any campus unit or organization may submit a letter of request for funding to support relief trips and projects. The application letter should be sent as an email attachment to ccps@unc.edu and should include:

  • a description of the effort,
  • what organization(s) or constituents will participate,
  • which community(ies) will be served,
  • overall budget information,
  • the amount of funding requested and
  • contact information (email and phone number).
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