Community Service Projects
The University of North Carolina chapter was active on campus and in the community this semester with several service projects. These projects were a way for the members to get involved and make a difference in the community.
Stop Hunger Now – Food Packing Event
Stop Hunger Now is an organization fighting to end hunger around the world. They provide meals to school children in impoverished areas and pack easy-to-prepare meals for disaster relief. SAL was involved in the initial fundraising efforts to raise money to purchase the vitamins, minerals, flavoring, soy, and rice to put together the meal packages. These fundraising events included change drives, wing-eating contests, balloon fights, and pie-in-professor’s face events.
SAL members joined over 100 volunteers to pack the meals. This included filling, weighing and sealing the bags. Together, they were able to pack enough bags for a total of 12,046 meals. This was a UNCC packing event record!
To learn how you can get involved with Stop Hunger Now, visit their website.
Several members participated in the AIDS Walk, an event organized by RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network). The money raised went to help this organization continue their mission of helping people living with AIDS. The members were able to finish off the semester in a great way by getting involved for a great cause.
To find out more about RAIN, visit their website.
For more information on the UNCC chapter, click here.