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2024 Days of Caring May 9th, May 10th, & May 11th (National Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive)

Day of Caring brings together thousands of volunteers, just like you, to roll up their sleeves and improve our community one project at a time! During the Day of Caring, we connect volunteers with dozens of nonprofits for a day of hard work, laughter, and making a change in our community. Day of Caring is the great team-building opportunity for families, coworkers, teens, and clubs. It’s also a great way for individuals to deepen their understanding of local human service needs, find a cause they care about, and get to work making a difference!

Below you will find the volunteer opportunities that are available for several different days of caring this year. Once you've found an opportunity you like, please click the registration button to sign-up.  

Thursday, May 9th Projects

American Red Cross

Hands-Only CPR & Preparedness

Time: 9:00 am until Noon

Location: 807 Carol Streett, Fayetteville

Red Cross staff and volunteers will provide training sessions for Be Red Cross Ready (preparedness activity), Ready Rating (preparedness for business), and Hands-Only CPR (personal preparedness to respond to a cardiac emergency)

Hygiene Item Comfort Kit Collection

Collect hygiene items for disaster clients, military members, and veterans in hospitals or medical centers.

Return items to UWCC, 559 Executive Drive, Fayetteville no later than May 15th.  Hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Use gallon Ziplock bags, travel size items (male/female kits) such as:  shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, razor, shaving cream, mouthwash, washcloth, baby wipes/adult wipes, feminine hygiene products)

Better Health of Cumberland County 

Time: 9:00 am to Noon

Location: 1422 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville

Yard Cleaning Project - (PROJECT IS FULL)

Raking yard and trimming bushes. Requirements: Come in comfortable clothing and covered shoes for moving items and doing yard work. Gloves and trimming shears/ scissors, and rake.

 Medical Equipment Storage Shed Organization - (PROJECT IS FULL)

Assist with cleaning and re-organization of outdoor Medical Equipment Storage Shed.

Cumberland County CommuniCare

Time: 9:00 am to Noon

Location 109 Bradford Avenue; Distribution in downtown Fayetteville

Build Hygiene Kits & Distribute Kits to Homeless in Downtown Fayetteville - (PROJECT IS FULL)

Volunteers will make hygiene bags for our homeless population. These bags will then be distributed (by volunteers making hygiene bags) in the downtown area to the homeless to bring awareness to the PATH Outreach Program.  Volunteers can purchase the items for the bags and take them to CommuniCare before May 9th. Items needed include personal or travel-size: Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Deodorant, Soap/Shampoo/body wash, Washcloths, Granola bars, Bottle of water, Small hand sanitizer, Mints or hard candy, Socks, Comb, Small bag of tissues.

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults 

Community Caregiving Yard Work

Time: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Location:  Buttermere Drive, Fayetteville (Exact Location TBA)

Volunteers will clean up yard debris from the backyard and pile it up at the client’s front curb.  Debris includes leaves, limbs, and shrubs that need to be dug up.  Requirements:  Must have own yard equipment (rakes, shovels, clippers, wheelbarrow if possible for moving debris).  Wear comfortable yard working clothing and shoes, and yard working gloves.

Home Improvement Program Wheel-Chair Ramp Construction - (PROJECT IS FULL)

Time: 8:30 am until complete

Location:  TBA once team has been established

Volunteers will construct a handicap ramp in accordance with local/state residential building codes. Requirements: Teams must have an experienced project leader and supply their own construction equipment. Work clothes.

Meals on Wheels - (PROJECT IS FULL)

Time 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Location: 739 Blue Street, Fayetteville

Teams of two (2) volunteers to deliver meals to homebound older adults. One volunteer will drive the route and the other volunteer will deliver the meal to the client’s door. Routes generally take about an hour to deliver. Volunteers will arrive at the senior center and help pack meals for delivery and then run their assigned route(s). Requirements: Must use own vehicle to deliver meals. Casual dress.

Fayetteville Urban Ministry

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: 701 Whitfield Street, Fayetteville

Emergency Assistance

Participants will be asked to process food/clothing/household donations, prepare food boxes for distribution, and assist with light cleaning and organization. Requirements: Closed-toe shoes; informal attire, such as jeans/t-shirts.

Find-A-Friend Project

Participants will be asked to pick-up any trash/debris on the facility grounds and wash the Youth Center vehicles. Requirements: Closed-toe shoes; informal attire such as jeans/t-shirts. Buckets, sponges and soap.

Vision Resource Center

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

 Location: 2736 Cedar Creek Road, Fayetteville, NC 28312

 Radio Reading Service - (PROJECT IS FULL)

The radio reading club has been relaunched. Come audition to volunteer to read and provide direct service over the air. You are giving back with your voice. The VRC provides training, will give you the articles to read (you may have to help us cut out the articles). Snacks and water will be provided. 

Friday, May 10th Projects

Catholic Charities

Time:  1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Location:  726 Ramsey Street, Suites 10 & 11

Food Sorting, Organizing, and Shelving - (PROJECT IS FULL)

Volunteers will assist staff with sorting, organizing, and shelving items into their appropriate locations in preparation for food distribution.  Requirements:  Closed-toe shoes, and comfortable clothing.  Must be able to lift boxes of food. 

Connections of Cumberland County

Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location: 119 North Cool Springs Street, Fayetteville

Supply Closet Organizing

Volunteers will spend time removing all items from the supply closet to clean the space, rearrange the space to accommodate item storage, and then reorganize the items accordingly. Requirements: Closed-toe shoes, and comfortable clothing. Lifting heavier boxes and shelves will be involved.

Children's Room Organizing

Volunteers will spend time deep cleaning the children's room (dust, vacuum, sanitize surfaces) and then will organize toys and books in their appropriate play stations and shelves. Requirements: Closed-toe shoes, and comfortable clothing. Lifting heavier boxes and shelves will be involved.

Hygiene Kit Packing 

Volunteers will pack hygiene kits provided by Connections for their clients.

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults

NEW PROJECT Meals on Wheels

Time 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Location: 739 Blue Street, Fayetteville

Teams of two (2) volunteers to deliver meals to homebound older adults. One volunteer will drive the route and the other volunteer will deliver the meal to the client’s door. Routes generally take about an hour to deliver. Volunteers will arrive at the senior center and help pack meals for delivery and then run their assigned route(s). Requirements: Must use own vehicle to deliver meals. Casual dress.

Fayetteville Urban Ministry

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Location 701 Whitfield Street, Fayetteville

Emergency Assistance

Participants will be asked to process food/clothing/household donations, prepare food boxes for distribution, and assist with light cleaning and organization. Requirements: Closed-toe shoes; informal attire, such as jeans/t-shirts.

Find-A-Friend Project

Participants will be asked to pick up any trash/debris on the facility grounds and wash the Youth Center vehicles. Requirements: Closed-toe shoes; informal attire such as jeans/t-shirts. Supply: Buckets, sponges, and soap.

ServiceSource

Time:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location:  600 Ames Street

Giving Bridge Garden 

Volunteers will assist in the garden to prepare the garden beds for Warrior Bridge clients.   Volunteers may work in the Food Pantry and Clothing Closet as well. Requirements: Garden gloves, shovels, and gardening tools.

Vision Resource Center

Time 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm & 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Location:  2736 Cedar Creek Road, Fayetteville

Radio Reading Service - (PROJECT IS FULL)

Volunteers will read and provide direct services to visually impaired clients over the air. You are giving back with your voice. The VRC provides training, will give you the articles to read (you may have to help us cut out the articles) and we provide snacks.

NEW PROJECT:  WeWalk Smart Cane Training Field Trip to Haymount Hill

Volunteers will assist Vision Resource Center consumers with utilizing new technology to ensure safety while walking in the Haymount Hill area. Finish up with lunch at the Truck Stop in Haymount Hill.  

 

Saturday, May 11th Projects

Letter Carriers' Food Drive

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Participants will be located at various postal locations throughout Cumberland County and Second Harvest Food Bank to unload and sort donated food. Requirements: Closed-toe shoes; working gloves; informal attire such as jeans/t-shirts. 

To View Times and Locations for the Letter Carriers' Food Drive-Click Button Below

 

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