Category Archives: Volunteer

B.I.G. on bikes: Program provides homeless with transportation, new lease on life

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Bicycling In Greensboro (B.I.G.) began its Changing Gears Program to provide free bicycles to those facing homelessness in 2007. The community outreach program provides a free bicycle and a cycling safety kit to those in need. These recipients also complete training sessions in safe bicycling and basic [...]

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PathWay College Outreach Ministry to have chicken pie sale

Times-News    PathWay College Outreach Ministry will be selling chicken pies to raise funds for its upcoming missions trip to San Celoni, Spain, in the summer. The group will be teaching English as a second language in the community and through it, sharing the gospel along with sharing testimonies and singing at revival services. Chicken [...]

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Chocolate dessert contest deadline is Feb. 5

Times-News    Think you have a great chocolate dessert recipe? Then enter the Cheers for Chocolate Festival’s Decadent Chocolate Dessert contest. The event is open to high school and middle school students and adult hobbyists (18 years old and up) as well as professional cooks. A children’s chocolate cookie contest for elementary school students also [...]

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‘Slacktivism’ isn’t true of all teens

By Sam Lowe Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    The rise of social media has seen the birth of an embarrassing new form of involvement — slacktivism. This portmanteau word is used to describe the “activism” many argue they are carrying out behind their computer screens. With the prevalence of this form of IN-activity, it’s easy to [...]

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Operation Christmas Child is an incredible ministry

Commentary by Jacob Barnes Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    CHARLOTTE — Who thought something like a shoebox would have such a big impact on someone’s life. On Thanksgiving Eve, a group of Alamance citizens including my Mom and I had the privilege of serving at Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center Headquarters in Charlotte. From 1993 to [...]

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Third annual youth film festival set for Dec. 13

By Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Alamance County’s Youth Film Festival (ACYFF) has held the attention of elementary through college students across the county since it first started two years ago. The ACYFF is a program that showcases youth films and videos. Sam Cryan, a Williams High School student and filmmaker, started the film [...]

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Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Salvation Army partner to feed hungry in Alamance County

Times-News    ELON – The Elon University chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha and The Salvation Army of Alamance County are teaming up to help feed the hungry in Alamance County. Proceeds from the fraternity’s “Pumpkinfest” collection/fundraiser will benefit the Salvation Army food pantry. During the event, teams from the university’s sororities compete against each other [...]

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Volunteers needed for Youth Halloween Carnival

Times-News    GRAHAM – The Graham Recreation and Parks Department is searching for 45 volunteers for its Youth Halloween Carnival on Oct. 29 at the Graham Recreation Center, 311 College St. Volunteers would be needed from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and duties will include interacting with participants ages 13 and under, running carnival games [...]

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Teenager organizes local food drive

By Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent teens20@timesnews.com    How many of you know a 13-year-old who has made a significant difference in the community? River Mill Academy’s 8th-grader Deja Howard began her own food drive to benefit the Salvation Army after she saw a television ad showing the organization’s great need for food. Howard’s food drive [...]

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Teen to hold a food drive for Salvation Army

Times-News    Deja Howard, 13, is holding a food drive for the Salvation Army in Burlington. Canned and non-perishable food items will be collected Aug. 15 through Sept. 15, 2014, at the following locations in Burlington: The Gregory Business Center, 154 Huffman Mill Road; The Rush Fitness Center, 2356 S. Church St. and 360 Fitness Center, [...]

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