Triangle YP Civitan Updates

The past 6 months have caused major changes to how our club functions and thrives. As a young professional club in the Triangle area, we focus on hands-on volunteer work to impact our community as well as creating a network of social and leadership opportunities for our members through in-person socials and activities. This was completely thrown off from COVID-19 which completely limited our ability to do things in person together as a club. However, thanks to technology and our awesome board and active members, we did not let this transition to a virtual world stop our impact in the community or our connection to each other!

Boss of the Toss

Throughout the last 6 months, we have been able to:

  • Hold all monthly meetings virtually utilizing online platforms
  • Donate a combined $670 to Meals on Wheels, Interfaith Food Shuttle, Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, SAFE Child, InterAct, Saving Grace, TABLE NC, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle
  • Hold virtual game nights, including bingo and family feud
  • Host a virtual dinner bunch where members cooked a meal and shared their recipes and cooking tips
  • Hosted a virtual conversation and discussion about a relevant documentary about the disability civil rights movement called ‘Crip Camp’
  • Launched a virtual fundraising challenge for our 7th year supporting Special Olympics NC through the ‘Over the Edge’ campaign called Boss of the Toss Virtual Challenge [For more information on this event, visit the Triangle YP Civitan team page here. To view a YouTube video regarding last year’s tournament, please keep scrolling.]

More recently our club has begun to offer in person volunteer events, with all safety considerations in mind (small groups, masks, 6ft distance, outside). We have been able to host a cleanup of our 2 miles of the Lake Johnson greenway, meet up at Dorothea Dix Park to make 60 cards for seniors who may be lonely during the COVID-19 lockdown, and we are planning to have another outdoor picnic with donations made to Oak City

Cares, a local non-profit supporting individuals and families battling homelessness.

While COVID-19 has created difficulties for our club, we have not let it stop our mission to be a positive force in our community, and we are excited to keep up the good work!

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By Addie Thornton
2019-2020 Club Secretary

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