Join the Employee Forum on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 8:00AM – 4:30 PM to help build a home for a deserving member of the UNC Community! Orange County Habitat for Humanity is building a home in Hillsborough, NC that will be gifted to UNC Hospitals Staff Member Anne Marie Pellet (see below for more info on her)!
There will be a morning shift from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and an afternoon shift from 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM. We will contact all volunteers who sign up to determine your preference for either the morning or afternoon shift and will do our best to assign you to your desired shift. Once registered for the event, you will also be given a link to register formally for the event with Habitat for Humanity, where you will sign their waiver and provide emergency contact information. *This is an important requirement.* This link will be sent about two weeks prior to the event.
We welcome interested UNC units/departments from across campus to gather their workgroup to participate. This is a great team building activity! Individuals from throughout campus and the Chapel Hill community are welcome to participate as well. Please remember that all UNC Staff have Community Service Leave available to them for events such as this! (More details on this in the FAQ below)
We ask that you commit to donating $10 per volunteer to cover the costs of materials that Habitat for Humanity incurs. Donations above and beyond the $10 participation donation per volunteer are welcome! You can bring cash or check to the build day in order to donate. For those units/departments or individuals who are unable to donate, but still wish to send a delegation, please reach out to Katie Musgrove for assistance.
Lunch, snacks and bottled waters will be provided for all of our volunteers, but please feel free to bring any other food/drink as needed. Pizza will be served in between shifts for both morning and afternoon volunteers. Please remember to bring sunscreen as well!
Click here for more details on volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
This event is rain or shine! Thank you for your interest in participating! Be ready to work hard, try something new, and pitch in with whatever needs done that day. Most importantly, be prepared to have fun and know that you are directly impacting the life of a hardworking member of the UNC Community!
Do I need construction experience to volunteer with Habitat?
No! All builds are led by experienced construction staff who will teach you everything you need to know.
What should I wear to the build?
Comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, closed-toed athletic shoes/work boots are required (no sandals, Crocs or Sperrys)
Please be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat or visor to protect you from the sun!
What should I bring into the event?
Lunch, snacks and bottled waters will be provided for all of our volunteers, but please feel free to bring any other preferred food/drink as needed. Habitat provides all tools and equipment. If you prefer to bring your own tools, please label them with your name. Please leave all valuables at home.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
If you are driving to the event, there is street parking available at the build site in Hillsborough. Carpooling is encouraged, so please reach out to Katie Musgrove if you would like to drive a few folks to the event from campus. Please be sure to reach out to us if you need a ride to the event for either shift and we will try to arrange something.
What should I expect upon arrival?
Please arrive ten-fifteen minutes early in order to sign in & make a nametag. Habitat staff members will lead an orientation to review important information about safety and construction tasks for the day.
Can I use Community Service Leave (CSL) to participate?
You are encouraged to take advantage of CSL to participate in the Habitat Build! Please remember that prior supervisor approval is required in order to utilize CSL. Please visit https://hr.unc.edu/benefits/leave-holidays/service/ for more information on CSL policy and procedure.
Future Homebuyer: Anne Marie Pellet
Crescent Magnolia Neighborhood
Anne Marie has lived in Chapel Hill since 2006 and has worked as a housekeeper on a children’s unit at UNC Hospitals for three years. She has always lived near major health care centers, and enjoys the environment of working in a hospital.
“My job is fun when the children realize I’m not a nurse, and I’m not here to poke them or ask questions. I’m here to clean their room, but I’m also there to have fun with you and make you comfortable during your stay,” said Anne Marie.
Anne Marie first found out about Habitat’s senior housing community when she saw a flyer at work while she was checking in for her shift. She was already searching for an affordable place to live, so she applied immediately and was accepted to purchase a home.
“The rent at my apartment keeps increasing, which is pushing out the core community,” said Anne Marie. “This program is great for creating security and building a community that can support each other. This is also a chance for me to settle in and have a place to live in until I die without wondering if my rent will ever increase.”
While she is excited to have the chance to learn how to build her own home, she is even more excited about exploring her new town of Hillsborough. With art galleries, walking trails, and parks all nearby, she can’t wait for this next adventure.
Show you bleed Carolina blue by donating blood at the 31st annual Carolina Blood Drive!
All presenting donors will receive a commemorative blood drive T-shirt and free food.*
Schedule your appointment today! Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), visit RedCrossBlood.org or use the Blood Donor App and enter sponsor code UNC. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the drive, but appointments are strongly encouraged.
Save up to 15 minutes at your donation with RapidPass. Visit RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to learn more!
For additional details or to volunteer, visit unc.edu/blood.
The Employee Forum Book Club will meet Thursday, May 30th from noon-1 p.m. at 3005 Michael Hooker Research Center to discuss The New Me by Halle Butler. Lunch will be provided with registration. Go to http://tinyurl.com/y45bu5wq to register.
Thirty-year-old Millie just can’t pull it together. Misanthropic and morose, she spends her days killing time at a thankless temp job until she can return home to her empty apartment, where she oscillates wildly between self-recrimination and mild delusion, fixating on all the little ways she might change her life. Then she watches TV until she drops off to sleep, and the cycle begins again.
When the possibility of a full-time job offer arises, it seems to bring the better life she’s envisioning – one that involves nicer clothes, fresh produce, maybe even financial independence – within reach. But with it also comes the paralyzing realization, lurking just beneath the surface, of just how hollow that vision has become.
Darkly hilarious and devastating, The New Me is a dizzying descent into the mind of a young woman trapped in the funhouse of American consumer culture.
Community Service Committee Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Campbell Board Room, 101 Beard Hall, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
I. Welcome/Introductions/Role Call [[11:30-11:35]]
II. Planning for Events/Projects in 2018-2019 [[11:35-12:15]
– Plant a Tomato Give a Garden Event Follow-Up
– Community Service Leave Promotion Campaign & Other Informational Projects
– Carolina Blood Drive
– Habitat for Humanity Build
III. Update on other business [[12:15-12:25]]
IV. Questions/Final Comments [[12:25-12:30]]
Join the North Carolina Botanical Garden to help celebrate National Public Gardens Week at the Carolina Campus Community Garden (CCCG) on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 10-11:15 a.m. to plant a tomato, give a garden! With the generous support of the Employee Forum and Carolina Center for Public Service, we will be repotting individual tomato seedlings to contribute to food security for CCCG recipients.
Visit the Plant a Tomato, Give a Garden event webpage for details and to RSVP by May 10, 2019! Space is limited. We will establish a waitlist once the event is full.
We welcome interested UNC employees and units/departments from across campus to gather their workgroup to bond through service to their community. Please remember that all UNC staff have community service leave available to use for events like this; supervisor approval is required. For details, see the FAQ’s on the RSVP webpage.
Tomato sandwiches and water will be provided for all volunteers to enjoy. There will also be garden tours following the event for those who would like to learn more about the CCCG and how it serves the UNC community.
The CCCG is located on the UNC campus at 200 Wilson Street (near the Carolina Inn). There will be limited parking set aside in the Nash Lot across from the CCCG for those needing to drive. Walking or biking to the event is the best option for most employees on campus, however. There are also numerous public transportation options available via Chapel Hill Transit.
The rain date for the event is Thursday, May 16.
Community Service Committee Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Room 3515
- Welcome/Introductions/Role Call [[11:30-11:35]]
- Planning for Events/Projects in 2018-2019 [[11:35-12:15]
- Community Service Leave Promotion Campaign & Other Informational Projects
- Disaster Relief Efforts
- Habitat for Humanity Build
- Plant a Tomato Give a Garden Event
- Update on other business [[12:15-12:25]]
- Questions/Final Comments [[12:25-12:30]]