The Department of HNS&CS partners with Activate Good on community service events throughout the year.
Since September of 2020 we have completed 15 service projects benefiting ten worthy causes in the Triangle.101 total volunteers have provided 277 total volunteer hours. Our projects have included:
- Preparing and packaging 27,670 meals with Food Bank CENC (Raleigh and Durham) to feed families and youth in need, including processing 5 tons of donations and sorting 8,500 pounds of sweet potatoes
- Packaging 10,000 diapers with The Diaper Bank of NC
- Unloading and storing 400 bales of hay with Horses for Hope
- Serving 80 meals at Oak City Cares
- Providing 6 hours of organizing stock at Habitat ReStore Durham
- Providing maintenance for 4 community gardens
- Completing painting projects at 2 local schools
A team from Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences dedicated their time and effort on Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, Monday, January 15. They volunteered at the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, a Durham-based organization that aims to provide basic necessities to those in need. United in purpose, our team managed to wrap a total of 11,020 diapers and pack 3,850 tampons.
On September 16, 2023, a team of volunteers from the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences joined Durham Hope Space and the Youth Volunteer Corps to help remove invasive plants and plant native plants in a community space in New Hope Creek. Thank you to each of you who joined us.
On June 3rd, 2023, a dedicated team of volunteers from the Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences department met at Diaper Bank of North Carolina as part of the Activate Good initiative. They diligently prepared 10,000 adult briefs for the benefit of 333 individuals and efficiently assembled 200 flow kits. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who generously participated in this incredible effort!
Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences joined Fight Hunger with the Food Bank of CENC in Raleigh on Saturday, March 25th to help with processing donated sweet potatoes. Together we packaged 33,750 pounds of potatoes!
HNS&CS team volunteered at Barwell Road Elementary School in Raleigh and helped prime walls in preparation for an upcoming painting project.
Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences department had the pleasure of serving breakfast to over 120 community members on Saturday, November 12 at Oak City Cares in Raleigh.
In partnership with Activate Good, HNS&CS Faculty and family members weathered the rain and mud on the morning of September 11 to install erosion control matting and place rocks to stabilize the side slopes of a forested rain garden. The rain garden will provide shade and stormwater treatment for a large parking lot within Umstead State Park.