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Opportunity For Service!

Labor Day is generally a day of rest; a day off from the usual grind, and a chance to relax and enjoy what is usually a workday. Everybody looks forward to a day off, right? But even knowing this, I had no doubt when I got a call from Regina at the Wake County Women’s Shelter that she really wanted to have their reception area painted ASAP that I’d have no problem finding enough willing hands to get the project done.

I sent out the all-call, and sure enough, about a dozen enthusiastic “Yes!” responses came back. The folks at the shelter were thrilled, and in a few short hours, we transformed the entire reception area, hall and bathrooms to look like new. What a great way to spend the day. Take a look!

Side note to the project at the shelter: Our fall fundraising “Global Mala” weekend, where we offered a whole day of classes-by-donation brought in over $1000 for the shelter. Thanks to all who taught, attended and donated!

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Our next service project is coming up on Saturday, November 13. We’ll be participating in the DRA’s effort to clean up Moore Square Park. Volunteers are needed to pick up litter, sweep sidewalks, help put together new site furnishings, add mulch, plant shrubs and trees, install pavers, and other repairs.

Join us in taking care of one of downtown Raleigh’s precious few green spaces! Blue volunteers will meet at Morning Times (10 E. Hargett Street) at 8am. We’d love for you to join us– just sign up on our Web Scheduler so we know you’re coming.


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