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5 Local Nonprofits That Need Your Support In 2016

Mar 10, 2016 10:16PM ● By Kevin

Habitat Cabarrus Collegiate Challenge 2015. Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.

As we prepare to close the first quarter of the new year, it's best to refocus on those plans of doing good in the community and/or making a difference with a plan and a clear path. Here's a list of 5 local nonprofits that are always looking for help. 

Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County - Concord, NC

Mission: Guided by God, Habitat Cabarrus transforms lives and our community by uniting all of Cabarrus County around the cause of decent, affordable housing for everyone.

Ways to Help:
Construction: You can help build homes alongside our partner families.  No previous experience is needed, just come prepared to learn! Office: Don’t feel comfortable with tools? That’s okay! We have need for people of all different skill sets in our Habitat office from answering phones to helping with family services. ReStore: The Habitat Cabarrus ReStore is always looking for volunteers! You could help unload and process donations, create displays, and much more.

Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County - Concord, NC

Photo courtesy of Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County.

Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Ways to Help: 
If you are interested in inspiring, motivating, and impacting young lives, you can become a Boys & Girls Club volunteer.  We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, including tutoring, mentoring, coaching, special events, administrative assistance, and more. To become a volunteer, please contact Victoria Jewett at[email protected] or 704-721-2582. 
You will be asked to complete a Volunteer Application and Background Verification Disclosure.  After reviewing your application, we will contact you to schedule volunteer orientation to prepare you for volunteer work at the Boys & Girls Club.

Cabarrus Meals on Wheels - Kannapolis, NC

Photo courtesy of Cabarrus Meals on Wheels.

Mission: To provide one well-balanced hot meal a day each weekday to individuals who are unable to prepare meals for themselves and have no one to prepare one hot meal a day for them.

Ways to Help: 
Cabarrus Meals on Wheels provides a great opportunity for people to volunteer and make a difference in the life of a senior. Delivery volunteers pick up meals from our office and hand-deliver them directly to seniors' homes.
Meals on Wheels is also important because we provide a safety check every day to seniors who are living at home.

Wings of Eagles Ranch - Concord, NC

Mission: At Wings of Eagles Ranch, we strive to improve the physical, mental and emotional well being of children and adults with special needs along with the At-Risk Youth population.  Through the use of Therapeutic Horseback Riding  and outdoor activities, all are challenged to grow and develop in a supportive Christian environment.

Ways to Help: For riding lessons: Volunteers are the heart of our program. We offer one (1) hour riding lessons during each eight week session for individuals with special needs. Each rider and horse requires three assistants (one in front and one on each side). Volunteer training sessions are offered prior to each riding session.  

For Summer Camp:
 Over the school break we host several different age based camps with horseback riding and outdoor adventures to special needs children. Each camp is hosted during the day for one week during June, July and August. Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a wide variety of activities as well as help us care for the special needs campers. For

Work Days:
Every few months we host a ranch work day when volunteers are invited to come help us prepare our facilities for upcoming events. Volunteers are needed to help with a wide variety of maintenance chores, from using simple hand tools for painting and weeding to using complex power tools for construction and  tree removal.

Photo courtesy of Wings of Eagles Ranch.
For Field Trips: During the school year we are open to the public school system to bring special needs and at-risk students for horseback riding and outdoor adventures. Volunteers are needed to help with these activities. Groups usually come on Friday mornings between September and May. 

Throughout the year we host a variety of events and programs to help with funding our operations.  Volunteers are needed to help plan and execute these events.

Maintenance Crew:
 There are many different jobs that must happen on a daily basis to keep our horses healthy and keep our facilities in top condition. If you are available on a regular weekly or monthly schedule to come help maintain our animals and property, please let us know. You will need to schedule a site visit to meet with our director who will determine what would be most suitable.

Cabarrus County Education Foundation - Concord, NC

Photo courtesy of Cabarrus County Education Foundation.

Mission: Providing resources for educators while fostering student excellence in Cabarrus County Schools.
Ways to Help: Donate: Your generous contribution to the Cabarrus County Education Foundation will support academic excellence and make a meaningful difference to both teachers and students.

Our Bricks of Honor project is officially underway at the Education Center on Old Airport Road. With a donation of $100.00 or more, you can have a brick at the district office permanently engraved in honor of someone who has made an impact to Cabarrus County Schools!

With a CCEF Thank-a-Teacher Postcard, you can send a personal note to a CCS employee commending them for their commitment and dedication to making Cabarrus County Schools the Clear Choice!

Contributions are tax deductible.

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