Do Something New

Make new friends. See new places. Are you up for it?

Small things become big things when people join together in volunteering or donating to a local cause.

It can be scary to try something new, but it's worth it!

That’s the goal of the Charity tab on CaryMagazine.com — to unite us for good, and make it easy for you to find ways to better our little corner of the world.

Have you checked out the listings lately? Here are just two of the many organizations working in our community.

Get help or give help; either way, join in!     

AnimalKind, animalkind.org

Mission: To ending the unnecessary euthanasia of cats and dogs in N.C. shelters.

Offers: A Cary program called THE $20 FIX, which helps low-income families afford to spay/neuter their pets, for $20 or less.

Volunteer: No animal experience necessary! Data entry, pass out fliers, attend events, or work at ReTails Thrift Shop, which supports the work of AnimalKind. Donate money or supplies.

Caring Community Foundation, caringcommunityfoundation.org

Mission: To alleviate financial stress for cancer patients, so they can focus on treatment and recovery

Offers: Help with living expenses. Also, the Caring Community Kids project comforts children affected by cancer.

Volunteer:  Quilt! Be part of a team that transforms quilt squares made by children into comforting quilts shared with others. Attend the annual Pay It Forward Gala, or donate money or auction items.

For more opportunities to Give Back, see carymagazine.com/charity-organizations.

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