The Jackson Center Seeks Food Pantry Volunteers During Winter Break

The Jackson Center is a nonprofit oral history and community development center located on Rosemary Street which works primarily in Northside and Pine Knolls, two of Chapel Hill’s historically black neighborhoods.

Heavenly Groceries/Comida Celestial, the food pantry that the Jackson Center partners with, is in desperate need of volunteer support during UNC’s winter break. Volunteers staff the following shifts every weekday: van driving (2:15p-3:45p), van unloading (2:30p-4:00p), and food distribution and cleanup (3:45p-5:15p).

If you are willing to volunteer for a day (or more!) over break or want more information, please contact William Page at william@jacksoncenter.info or visit www.jacksoncenter.info/volunteer/ to create an account and sign up for volunteer shifts.

 

Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Trips

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the campus and community partners, is organizing campus-wide relief trips to areas affected by Hurricane Matthew. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. If you would like to receive updates on future relief trips, email ccps@unc.edu.

 

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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