Giving Tuesday, Every Day

| December 1, 2015

Trunks filled with 6,000 books to be delivered to Book Harvest and into the hands of children who have no books at home.

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is officially known as “Giving Tuesday,” a national day of giving that celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. “Giving Every Day” is an even better idea.

“Giving Tuesday” is a great tradition, but each and every day is an opportunity to give something back to your community. If money is tight, often your time or skills are actually much more valuable. I recently volunteered my minivan and just two hours one morning to help Book Harvest deliver six thousand books into the hands of our local children who have no books at home. I also redesigned the web site for Volunteers for Youth pro-bono, as my way of helping support their wonderful organization. You might be surprised how just a little help goes a long way. I encourage you to find a local cause that is near and dear to your heart, and help in any way you can, whenever you can. It strengthens our community, making it an even better place in which to live. Giving back is fun, rewarding, and makes you feel more connected to your community, too. Happy Giving!

Here is a list of some of our many, legitimate local non-profits, in and around Orange County and the Triangle Area. (If you would like your non-profit, or your favorite non-profit, added to the list, please email:

A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN) 

A Helping Hand

Ackland Art Museum

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program of NC

Alamance-Orange Prison Ministry

American Heart Association, Triangle Chapter

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

America Reads

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc.

Animal Protection Society of Orange County

AniMall Pet Adoption and Outreach Center

Apostolic House of Prayer, Inc.

Aqueduct Conference Center

The Arc of Orange County

Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)

The ArtsCenter

Be Loud! Sophie Foundation

Benevolence Farm

Better Business Bureau of Eastern NC Inc.

Big Brother Big Sister

Binkley Baptist Church

Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate

Book Harvest

Botanical Gardens

Boys & Girls Club of Eastern Piedmont

Burwell School Historic Site

Caramore Community, Inc.,

Carnivore Preservation Trust

Carolina Biodiesel, LLC

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Carolina Outreach Foundation

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department

Carrboro United Methodist Church, Inc. & Childcare Center

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools – Community Schools Program

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels

Chapel Hill Carrboro Mothers Club

Chapel Hill/Carrboro YMCA

Chapel Hill Public Library Foundation

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation,

Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership

Chapel Hill Fire Department

Chapel Hill Garden Club

Chapel Hill Service League

Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc.

The Charles House Association

Chatham Chamber of Commerce

Childcare Matters

Child Care Services Association

Children’s Cooperative Play School

Christ Community Church 


Cleft Palate Foundation

Club Nova Thrift Shop

The Coalition for Alcohol and Drug Free Teenagers of Chapel Hill & Carrboro

Coalition for Peace with Justice

College Advising Corps

Community Home Trust

Community Independent School

Communities In Schools of Orange County

Communities in Schools

Compeer of Orange County

Cora Food Pantry

Cornucopia House Cancer Support Center

Council for Entrepreneurial Development

Deep Dish Theater Company

Delta Sigma Pi

Diabetes Sisters

Dispute Settlement Center of Orange County

Duke School

Durham Technical Community College

East Chapel Hill Football Touchdown Club

The Educational Foundation, Inc.

El Centro Hispano

El Futuro, Inc.

Emerson Waldorf School

The Emily Krzyzewski Family Life Center

EmPOWERment, Inc.

Executive Service Corps of the Greater Triangle, Inc.

Extraordinary Ventures

Family Support Network of North Carolina

Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County, Inc.

Fearrington Cares

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

Freedom House Recovery Center

Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library

Friends of the Chapel Hill Senior Center

Friends of the Downtown

Friends of Triangle Seniors and Food Assistance

Girls on the Run of the Triangle

Girls Rock NC

The Great Human Race

Greater Chapel Hill Association of REALTORS

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Green Plus

Guatemalan Student Support Group

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Restore

Health, Hoops & Hope

Healthy Carolinians of Orange County

Heavenly Minded Enterprises, Inc.

A Helping Hand

Hillsborough Exchange Club Program for the Prevention of Child Abuse

Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce

Horace Williams House

Inter-Faith Council for Social Service

IntraHealth International


Junior League of Durham & Orange Counties

Kidzu Children’s Museum

Leadership Triangle

Love Chapel Hill

Mandala Adoption Services

MDC, Inc.

Meadowmont Community Association

Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.

Mental Health Association of Orange County

Montessori Community School, Inc.

Morgan Creek Foundation 

Morrisville Chamber of Commerce

Mud Pie Planet

N.C. Federation of Business & Professional Women Club Foundation

NC High School Athletic Association

N.C. Prevention Partners

NC Therapeutic Riding Center (NCTRC)

New Hope Camp and Conference Center, Inc.

New Voices Foundation,

North Carolina Botanical Garden

North Carolina Rail-Trails

North Carolina Symphony

Nourish International (UNC-CH)

Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America

OE Enterprises Inc.

Optimist Club of Chapel Hill

Orange and Chatham Alternative Sentencing, Inc.

Orange Congregations In Mission (OCIM),

Orange County 4-H

Orange County Family Resource Centers

Orange County Literacy Council

Orange County Partnership for Young Children

Orange County Public Health Reserve Corps

Orange County Rape Crisis Center

Orange County Red Cross

Our Children’s Place

Partnership for a Sustainable Community 


People of Faith Against the Death Penalty (PFADP),

The People’s Channel

Piedmont Health Services, Inc.

Pine Knolls Community Center

Play Street Soccer

PORCH (People Offering Relief for CH-Carrboro Homes)

Preservation Society of Chapel Hill

Project Compassion

Project Rush Hour

PTA Thrift Shop

PTA Thrift Shop of Carrboro

Rainbow Soccer, Ltd.

Regional Transportation Alliance

Relay for Life

Research Triangle Park

Robert and Pearl Seymour Center

Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)

SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals


Shared Visions Foundation


The Small Business Center

Small Business & Technology Development Ctr.

Southern Environmental Law Center

Special Olympics Orange County

Speak Up! Toastmasters

Spence’s Farm

Stand up for Kids

Strowd Roses

Summit House Triangle


Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Dept

Triangle Community Foundation

Triangle Impact

Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc. (TROSA)

Triangle United Way

Triangle Youth Ballet

Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill

UNC-CH Dance Marathon

UNC General Alumni Association

UNC Hospitals


UNC Health Care

Voices Together

Volunteer Center

Volunteers For Youth, Inc.

Wesley Campus Ministry at UNC

The Women’s Center

WUNC Radio 91.5 FM

Young People Institute 

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