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32nd Annual Carolina Blood Drive

June 2, 2020

Carolina Blood Drive Blood Drop

The Employee Forum and the American Red Cross invite the Carolina community to donate blood at the Carolina Blood Drive, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 2 at the Dean Smith Center.

As we work together to get through these tough times, consider making a blood donation. Over the past 32 years, the Carolina Blood Drive has potentially impacted more than 100,000 patients who require lifesaving blood transfusions, including those who need surgery, cancer treatments or trauma victims. The longstanding Carolina tradition aims to help save hundreds more lives this June. We recognize that not everyone can participate in the drive due to remote operations. Individuals who are able, and are healthy and feeling well are invited to schedule a donation appointment at the Carolina Blood Drive.

Red Cross employees follow thorough safety protocols to reduce the spread of infection, as outlined by the FDA. The Red Cross has also implemented CDC-recommended sanitary measures to ensure the health of staff, volunteers and donors. Additional precautions include the following:

  • Checking staff, volunteer and donor temperatures before entering a drive to make sure they are healthy.
  • Providing hand sanitizer for use before entering the drives, and throughout the donation process.
  • Following social distancing between donors including entry, donation and refreshment areas.
  • Ensuring staff, volunteers and donors wear face masks or coverings and providing masks to those who need them.
  • Routinely disinfecting surfaces, equipment and donor touched areas.
  • Wearing gloves and changing gloves often.
  • Using sterile collection sets and an aseptic scrub for every donation.

Presenting donors will receive a commemorative Carolina Blood Drive T-shirt and free food. There will be plenty of free parking at the Smith Center, or ride with Chapel Hill Transit. For UNC-Chapel Hill employees, time spent donating or volunteering is considered work time, with permission from a supervisor.

Make your appointment to be part of the Carolina Blood Drive; download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) sponsor code UNC. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the drive, but appointments are encouraged.

To volunteer, or for more details, visit carolinablooddrive.unc.edu. During this unprecedented time, your generous donation and time volunteering makes all the difference.

2019 UNC Children’s Hospital Toy Drive

November 18, 2019

 

Help us spread some Carolina cheer this holiday season! The Employee Forum’s Community Service Committee is sponsoring our third annual campus toy drive benefiting the patients and families at UNC Children’s Hospital! Let’s put a smile on the face of these spectacular mini Tar Heels!

For more information about UNC Children’s Hospital, please visit their website.

Please be reminded that all items must be new, no gift wrapping is allowed and we do not accept food, drinks, candy or items with a religious origin.

Donation Bin Locations:

North Campus

Biology
-Coker Hall (Lobby)

Carolina Union (Near Guest Services Desk)

Classics
-Murphey Hall (Room 217)

Computer Science
-Sitterson Hall (Upper Lobby)

FedEx Global (Lobby near Auditorium)

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost
-South Building (Room 218)

Office of University Counsel
-Bynum Hall (Room 110)

Religious Studies
-Carolina Hall (Room 125)

Student Stores (Stone & Leaf Café)

South Campus

Chilled Water
-Tomkins Building, 140 Mason Farm Road (Main Lobby)

Eshelman School of Pharmacy
-Kerr Hall (Lobby)

South Campus (Cont.)

Gillings School of Global Public Health
-Michael Hooker Research Center (Atrium near 1001)
-Rosenau Hall (1st Floor Lobby)
-McGavran-Greenberg Hall (1st Floor Lobby near elevators)

School of Law
-Van Heck-Wettach Hall (Main Lobby)

University Mail Services (Basement of Bioinformatics Building)

University Registrar
-SASB North (Main Lobby)

Off Campus

Cecil B. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
-725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Ground level near elevator)

Carolina Square, 123 W Franklin St. (4th Floor Elevator Lobby)

EHS, 1120 Estes Drive Extension (EHS Breakroom)

Facilities Services
-Giles Horney Building, 1st Level Main Entrance Lobby
-Mr. O’s

Finance & Administration Service Center of Excellence
-400 Roberson St., Carrboro, NC (Main lobby)

Friday Center (Main Lobby)

Office of Sponsored Research
-104 Airport Drive, Suite 2200 (Main entrance)

 

Link to Searchable Campus Map
http://maps.unc.edu/

((Please check back periodically for more specific details & additional locations))

Wish List

Toy Drive Wish List 2019

 

Donation Forms/Procedure

UNC Children’s Hospital General Gift In-Kind Donation Form

The above form (and a receipt) will need to be turned in if the donor wishes to receive a tax deductible receipt from UNC.  When filling out the form, subtotals should be used (exclude taxes/shipping costs). If the receipt is unavailable, please submit a printout from a website showing the item with the same cost.

 

Hashtag: #UNCToyDrive

 

Volunteer with us:

  • Volunteers who participate in drop-off and pick-up efforts are eligible to take Community Service Leave (CSL) with supervisor approval. Please email Ashley Belcher at ashley_belcher@med.unc.edu if you are interested in volunteering.
  • For more information on how to take CSL, please visit the UNC Human Resources website.

Join us for Facebook, LinkedIn and Your Personal Brand

March 20, 2015

Linkedin Centipedes at 2010 Bay to BreakersJoin us for Facebook, LinkedIn and Your Personal Brand to be held on March 20, 2015 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Undergraduate Library, Room 124. The workshop will be led by Andrea Patino, graduate student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Seating is limited, so we are asking for advanced registration at http://tinyurl.com/m6wsxyt. The event is open to all UNC staff and faculty. If you have questions, please contact Susanna Trotter at trotters@live.unc.edu.

About Andrea Patino:

Ms. Patino is a graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill, completing an MA in Mass Communication and Journalism. She graduated in 2012 from Duke University with a major in cultural anthropology. Between 2012 and 2013 she worked as a Hine Fellow through the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She has collaborated with Raw Art Works, a non-profit in Lynn, MA, in a series of documentary projects. She has written for a number of publications, including Politics Daily, The Chronicle at Duke University, and luhood.

Follow her on Twitter @patinoandrea.

This event is co-sponsored by the Employee Forum and the Association for Women Faculty and Professionals.

Photograph courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

Forum Book Club: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

January 30, 2015

UNC Staff are invited to join the Employee Forum book club on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 12pm-1pm at Bulls Head Book Shop. We will discuss the book The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. The book can be purchased at a special discount online here or in the store at Bulls Head Book Shop. Lunch will be provided with registration. Please email employeeforum@unc.edu if you have special dietary concerns. Publisher’s description: Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love–and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate. – See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/donna-tartt/the-goldfinch/9780316055437/#desc.

Join us for The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

October 28, 2014

527141df7cd2b-preview-300UNC Staff are invited to join the Employee Forum book club on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 12pm-1pm at Bulls Head Book Shop. We will discuss the book The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. The book can be purchased at a special discount online here or in the store at Bulls Head Book Shop.

Lunch will be provided with registration. Please email employeeforum@unc.edu if you have special dietary concerns.

Publisher’s description:

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love–and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate. – See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/donna-tartt/the-goldfinch/9780316055437/#desc.

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