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Love Chatham needs help for furniture pickup and deliveries on August 15th and 16th. Help needed from 9am until about 2pm. Most donations are in the Pittsboro and Chapel Hill area. Not all donations are in that area though. I have a box truck secured for those days. I'll be starting in Siler City and working my way toward Pittsboro and Chapel Hill. We pickup on 15th. We drop off on 16th to the families in need. Most drop offs on the 16th are in Siler City.
Opportunity address
421 N Holly Avenue
Siler City, NC27344
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Help place hygiene products in the hands of 1,100 Chatham students in CORA's SNACK program in Chatham County by joining with Hygiene Box. Hygiene Box also will work with the Chatham County school programs.

2 Ways to Participate

Product donations are welcome. We cannot accept products ready to expire or expired.


Full-size, new and unopened, no nut or hemp products. Please note we cannot accept expired products.
Deodorant
Bar soap
Toothpaste (4 oz. or more)
Toothbrush - individually packaged
Floss (43 yd or more)
Shampoo (no VO5 - contains nuts)
Conditioner (no V05 - contains nuts)
Ethnic Shampoo (extra moisturizing)
Ethnic Conditioner (extra moisturizing)


OR Monetary Donation

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With a monetary donation we can multiply your donation and provide even more product for Chatham County than product donations provide.

Your donation is tax deductible and can be taken to one of the drop off locations listed below
Drop off Location through August:
12 N Pender Row (alley behind West Camden) in the
HYGIENE BOX--Fearrington Village

Hygiene Box is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.


Learn more about Hygiene Box and our mission at:
http://hygienebox.org
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The Friends of the Lower Haw will be holding invasive species removal days on scheduled Saturdays in the Lower Haw State Natural Area.

To sign up go to https://forms.gle/bbnaesmomhho3kxY6
The Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department invites community members of all ages to express their creativity by creating a masterpiece at the second annual Sidewalk Chalk Festival on Saturday, September 10, 2022, (rain date September 11th) at The Park at Briar Chapel located at 1015 Andrews Store Road, Pittsboro.

All Chatham County artists – amateur and professional alike – are invited to draw their chalk creations. Residents also are invited to spend the morning in the park enjoying the artwork, a coffee station, and other vendor stations. Check in for sidewalk chalk artists begins at 8:30 a.m., and artists will draw from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There will be three award categories: Family (group with kids 12 and under), Teen (Ages 13–18), and Adult (Ages 19+), as well as a crowd pleaser award. Artists are encouraged to pre-register online at www.chathamcountync.gov/parks-rec, but registration will also be available on site, the day of the event. A tabletop drawing option is available upon request for those who are not able to draw on the ground.
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This year's Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers Convention in Chatham County is happening soon: Sept. 15th-17th

Would you like free admission? We are seeking volunteers in various areas : Ticketbooth, Coffee Barn, Stage Help, Gate, Kids Tent and more!

*One four-hour volunteer shift earns a person general admission for the weekend and regular camping. One two hour shift earns weekend admission or camping. Another option is to bake a cake for the cakewalk and earn 2 volunteer hours per cake. Contact us at volunteers@hoppinjohn.org
The United Way of Chatham County (UWCC) will kick off its annual campaign with the Day of Service Tuesday, September 13, 2022. The Day of Service is an all-day event that unites community leaders, businesses and volunteers to complete community service projects for nonprofits across Chatham County.
Please visit www.unitedwayofchathamcounty.org/dayofservice for list of projects and registration.
End of the Summer/Back 2 School event.

This event will be held August 13, 2022 from 12:00pm until 4: 00pm at the Chatham County Fairgrounds (191 MLK Jr. Drive, Pittsboro, NC). There will be bouncy houses, water slides, mechanical bull riding, and a magician.
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he Friends of the Chatham Community Library will host their fall book sale on September 23 and 24, 2022, in the library’s Holmes Meeting Room. This event is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Friends of the Chatham Community Library Fall Book Sale
WHEN: Friday, September 23 – Saturday, September 24, 2022
WHERE: Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Meeting Room, Chatham Community Library
WHO: With over 20,000 books in 26 categories, there is something for everyone! Large selections of cookbooks, art, and poetry. Most hard covers are $3, and soft cover books are $2. Some books may be specially priced. A 10% member discount is available on both sale days. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted.

Book Sale Hours:

Friday, September 23: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (1/2 price day for all customers)

For additional information visit https://friendsccl.org/Coming-Book-Sales or contact the Friends at booksale@friendsccl.org.

Note: For the safety of its customers and volunteers, the Friends will follow recommendations of the state and local governments regarding social distancing and the use of face masks in effect at the time of the sales.



The Chatham County Public Health Department (CCPHD) will begin offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 6 months to 5 years starting Friday, June 24th, and will continue to offer the vaccine weekly for all individuals ages 6 months and older from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All parents and guardians are asked to call the Siler City clinic at (919) 742-5641 to set up an appointment.
Chatham County Schools, Chatham Education Foundation, and Chatham Reads will hold a community-wide event on August 20, 2022. This will be a family event to get children excited and ready for the start of the new school year. There will be food, activities, entertainment, and free school supplies for all visiting students.
Volunteers needed to help set-up and to help during event. Contact Kathy Havens to volunteer (kathy@cefmail.org)

Save the date: Back-to-School Bash Aug. 20 at Mosaic Park, 367 Freedom Pkwy., Suite 240, Pittsboro, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be food, fun, free school supplies, community agencies, free back-to-school haircuts and other family resources! More details to come. #OneChatham
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Chatham County Public Health Department has the Moderna vaccines available for children under 5 and they are available by appointment. Both Chatham County Public Health Department sites, in Siler City and in Pittsboro, have free rapid tests available.
The Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department announces its annual summer event series, Movies in the Park, will return in August 2022. The community is invited to bring their chairs, blankets, movie snacks, friends, and enjoy a movie under the stars.
Movies in the Park is a four-part series taking place every other Friday night (with rain dates on Saturdays) throughout August and September at The Park at Briar Chapel located at 1015 Andrews Store Road, Pittsboro.
The public is invited to save the dates for the following movies:
Spider-Man: No Way Home on Friday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Cruella on Friday, August 26 at 8:00 p.m.
Encanto on Friday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Finding Nemo on Friday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m.
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The Friends of the Lower Haw will be holding invasive species removal days on scheduled Saturdays in the Lower Haw State Natural Area.

To sign up go to https://forms.gle/bbnaesmomhho3kxY6
Legal Aid of NC has a navigator project to help enroll individuals who need health insurance. For more information, you can contact Martha Samaniego via email (MarthaS2@legalaidnc.org).
The Friends of the Lower Haw will be holding invasive species removal days on scheduled Saturdays in the Lower Haw State Natural Area.

To sign up go to https://forms.gle/bbnaesmomhho3kxY6
Summer is often the hungriest time of year for families with children. Over 4,600 children in our community who rely upon free or low-cost meals at school may go hungry. With your support, CORA can provide food to replace these meals. Will you help us feed these children this summer?
The following food items are needed:
Chef Boyardee
Canned fruit (in juice if possible)
Canned veggies
Spam
Canned chicken
Soup
Individually wrapped snacks- granola bars, raisins, pretzels, etc.