National Wolfpack Service Day less than two weeks away

October 3, 2011
By Chris Saunders

newyatesmillIt’s almost time for National Wolfpack Service Day on Oct. 15.

The annual day was started four years ago as a way to unite and engage alumni in valuable outreach. It’s part of the legacy of NC State’s commitment as a land-grant university to service. It’s a wonderful day to be a part of something bigger with your Wolfpack family.

There are a diverse range of projects happening within our Alumni Association networks this year.

In Phoenix, Ariz., volunteers will be helping St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance by preparing groceries for distribution. Alumni in Tampa, Fla., will volunteer at the Bluz & BBQ festival, with proceeds going toward re-opening a community pool. In Denver, Colo., Wolfpackers will participate in Gleaning Fields, an organization dedicated to salvaging usable produce to feed those in need.

Here in North Carolina, network leaders have also arranged several service opportunities. In Beaufort County, you can stop by and write letters to the troops and donate food for Hurricane Irene relief. Volunteers in Alamance County will pitch in to help Habitat for Humanity. And in Wake County, network leaders have organized activities at 20 different sites for you to choose from in lending a helping hand.

Contact your area’s network leader to get involved (you can find them here), or contact Melissa Shampine at 919.515.0530 or

Over the course of the next two weeks, we’ll be checking in with some of these leaders to discuss what they’ll be doing on National Wolfpack Service Day.


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