Service Projects

About Service Opportunities
The Mothers Club values community contributions. We realize that with children it is difficult to get out there and volunteer as much as you want to. Just planning it can be time consuming. This section features a monthly service project or suggestion that is a quick, pre-organized or pre-researched event that you can easily participate in. Also, we highlight services or items that are urgently needed in the community on a rotating basis. Don’t forget to email us and tell us what you have been doing!

Before You Take Your Child Volunteering
SeeĀ this website for a very helpful list of questions and ideas to bring up before, during and after the volunteer experience.

Our Club’s Service History
Since it was founded, the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Mothers Club has given back to the community in various ways, including:

  • collecting toys to donate to Toys for Tots
  • collecting food to donate to the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service
  • collecting food and other items for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for delivery to those affected by Hurricane Katrina (August 2005)
  • collecting baby items and other needed supplies for the Family Wellness and Recovery Services of North Carolina Inc. (Spring 2006)
  • visiting residents at Carolina Meadows retirement community in Chapel Hill
  • participating in the Smart Start Family Fest, which includes entertainment and learning activities for children and their parents, while providing extensive information about services available to families in Orange County.
  • organizing the annual Mothers Club Preschool Fair to help local parents learn about the many varied preschool options in the Orange County area.
  • Donating food, money and time to a brunch at the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill (September 2007).

The Mothers Club has also made donations from its membership dues to:

  • Carrboro Parks Project
  • Child Care Services Association
  • Family Wellness and Recovery Services of North Carolina Inc. (Fall 2006)
  • Orange County Partnership for Young Children
  • Orange County Partnership for Young Children’s Healthy Kids Campaign (December 2006)
  • Orange County Rape Crisis Center (Fall 2006)
  • SEEDS community garden project (Fall 2006)
  • Source Force, an organization helping people with serious illnesses (Spring 2007)
  • UNICEF Tsunami Relief (South Asian Tsunami, December 2004)
  • N.C. Helping Neighbors Fund (Hurricane Katrina, August 2005)