By Michelle Lewis
  • HOPE and a Fresh Start

    March 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Imagine a garden where seeds of hope grow, transforming lives.  Imagine a place where community leaders, homeless individuals, UNC students, low-income individuals, high school students, and the broader community all come together to work in a garden . . . and to give a fresh start to those people most in need of hope for […]

  • Helping Hungry Kids in Chapel Hill and Carrboro

    February 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    It’s hard to imagine that there are children in our wealthy, educated community who don’t have enough to eat.  But it’s true. TABLE is a local nonprofit hunger relief organization focusing exclusively on childhood hunger in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Each week, TABLE puts healthy food, including fresh produce, directly into the hands of Chapel […]

  • Presidential Volunteer Award

    January 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Have you heard about the Presidential Volunteer Service Award?  It is an award given by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to individuals, families, and groups that have provided a certain number of volunteer service hours in a 12-month period. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program “as a way […]

  • Jazzy Night for the PTA Thrift Shop

    January 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Come to Top of the Hill’s Great Room this Saturday night to enjoy some great jazz and blues (Equinox), eat some yummy food (hors d’oeuvres), have fun with a terrific MC (Ron Stutts), and support a great cause — the PTA Thrift Shop’s capital campaign.  It’s the PTA Thrift Shop’s Birthday Bash.  Yes, the PTA […]

  • How Can You Help

    January 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Are you interested in helping, here and there, with some local nonprofits but don’t know where to start?  Or need a service project for a local school, church, neighborhood, or Scout group?  Well, you’ve come to the right place.  Below is a quick sampling of the needs of various nonprofits in our community.   Kidzu […]

  • Great Gifts for Kids, Chapel Hill-Style!

    December 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    If you are looking for a great last minute gift for a kid or family, you have come to the right place!      My three favorite gift recommendations are: (1) a Carolina Kids Club membership ($35 per kid); (2) a Morehead Planetarium and Science Center family membership ($70 per family; buy it before December […]

  • Go Global with Local International Nonprofits

    November 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Looking to do some good globally but want to act locally?  If the answer is yes, then Chapel Hill is the place.  It is amazing how many organizations here can help you “touch” someone’s life in a far-away country while still remaining in Chapel Hill.  And I don’t mean by just writing a check. Let […]

  • Books To Cheer UNC's Pediatric Cancer Clinic

    November 17, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Have any gently used kids’ books lying around gathering dust? Want them to be loved and read anew? Then consider donating them to Karl’s Books. Looking for a service project for your business, Scout troop, or place of worship? How about a book drive for Karl’s Books? Karl’s Books donates new and gently used books […]

  • This Nonprofit's Mission is to Expand Your Horizons and Sharpen Your Brain

    October 31, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    This nonprofit has several events to expand your horizons and sharpen your brain this week. Some of them are happening on the same night, so you will have to choose. But if you were able to attend all of them, by the end of the week you would know a lot more about Muslim – […]

  • Deep Dish, Great Gala . . .

    September 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Great theater is not inexpensive.  Many, if not most, of you have enjoyed watching terrific theatrical productions at Chapel Hill’s Deep Dish Theater. But what you may not know is that Deep Dish is a nonprofit organization that relies on donations for approximately 50% of its expenses. Deep Dish is committed not only to delivering professional […]