Community Engagement Spring 2016 Digest
A Word about the Committee for Community Engagement
Over the last several months our non-profit members have been convening to network, share best practices, and discuss their upcoming events and current needs. We hope this digest will not only shine a light on our non-profit members, but also inspire you and other members of our community to get engaged with these groups and help continue to make Holly Springs a community we can all be proud of!

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American Cancer Society
Relay For Life
Friday, May 20th
North Main Athletic Complex

5pm-Midnight

Entertainment, Food, Games, and Fun!
Opening Ceremony at 6pm
Survivor Lap at 7
Caregiver Lap after survivor lap,
Luminaria Ceremony 9pm
Closing Ceremony at Midnight.

Currently looking for Teams, Sponsors, and Donations!
 
Learn More About Relay For Life
Civitan
Together On Center Stage (TOCS)
"Who Will Love Me as I Am"
Friday, April 15th and Saturday April 16th

Holly Springs Cultural Center
 
The purpose of TOCS is to provide a performing arts vehicle for people, regardless of their level of experience or abilities. This program promotes inclusion and is dedicated to developing social skills, performance skills, build self-esteem, provide discipline, develop responsibility, & positive values through the creative arts. The mission of TOCS is to make life more inclusive!
BUY TICKETS HERE

Next Step Transitions Group 
Saturday, April 23rd
Sunrise UMC
9:30AM
 
Next Step of Southwest Wake (NSSWW) is a parent group that meets the 4th Saturday of every month from 9:30-11:30am at Sunrise United Methodist Church. Next Step provides an environment for parents with kids who have special needs to get support and help with navigating the system, especially when their child is preparing to graduate from high school. We have various speakers come to share information about their services as well as have open discussion for families who are facing particular challenges.  For more information, contact Maggie Neumann at maggienextstepswwake@gmail.com
Click here to learn more about Next Step!

Steppin' Out Dance 
Friday, May 20th
Sunrise UMC
6:00-9:00PM
Admission: Item for Holly Springs Food Cupboard

Formal  Dance for individuals 14+ with special needs
Pampering stations open at 6pm and dance starts at 6:30-9:00
Click here to learn more about Steppin' Out 2016!
Holly Springs Food Cupboard
Hours:
Mondays 9:00 - 11:00am
Thursdays 12:00PM to 5:00pm (volunteers)
 
Volunteers needed to do food recovery pickups, food drive, and occasional client deliveries.  
 
Garden workdays are Saturday mornings from 9:00 - 11:00, weather permitting.  During the harvest season, volunteers harvest on Thursday mornings for distribution to clients that afternoon.
 

Holly Springs Masonic Lodge
The mission of the Holly Springs Masonic Lodge is to maintain and support the ancient traditions, forms and practices of freemasonry. To endeavor in improving men of good character, that they may leave the world a better place for humanity. To support the charities for which we are responsible as well as the community at large. To serve as an ever present example of the moral, educational and fraternal bonds of friendship and exemplify freemasonry.

If you have any questions or are interested in petitioning for membership, please click here!
Holly Springs Rotary
The main objective of Rotary is service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

The Holly Springs Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30AM at Devils Ridge Golf Club

If you have any questions or are interested in joining Rotary, please click here!
In Our Shoes
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Host Families Needed!

Currently searching for host families for young adults age 18 - 25.  These are young adults who have been emancipated from foster care due to their age and are needing some support to get on their feet.  You do not have to have a foster parent license to help and case managers will support the youth along with your family. For more information, please contact Maurita Miller at maurita@inourshoesinc.org 
Kiwanis
Kids Appreciation Day
Saturday, May 7th
Sugg Farm
2:00-4:30PM

Kids Appreciation Day is one of the most anticipated annual family-focused, fun-filled events for Holly Springs' kids, their families, and our schools. It enables our families and our business community to join with our schools to celebrate the end of the school year.

Vendors and Sponsors needed!

Click here to learn more about Kiwanis Kids Appreciation Day!
Kraft Family YMCA
Volunteers Needed for Summer Camp Grace:

Opportunities through the Kraft Family YMCA, please contact Beth Porter at 919-249-1400 or via email at beth.porter@ymcatriangle.org

Tutors needed for sessions at Sunrise UMC:

Serve grades 3 - 5.  These students are identified as at risk of not passing at the beginning of the year.  Volunteers can come from 4 - 5:30 and the program runs from September through May (Monday - Thursday).  Please contact Beth Porter for more information at 919-249-1400 or via email at beth.porter@ymcatriangle.org
Meg's Smile Foundation
Meg's Smile Foundation is a charitable organization that provides gifts and/or fun days to children affected by serious illnesses who are treated in North Carolina hospitals. Our mission is to bring smiles to the faces of these children and their families while they are going through what can be a very long and emotional journey.

For more information click here! 
Are you a non-profit or work with one?
Contact the Chamber to learn how to be included in the Community Engagement Digest as well as being included in the Committee for Community Engagement. We would love to have you join us!