This holiday season the Clairemont team shares ways to give back in the Triangle. Read about our favorite causes and organizations to work with below.
For the past year, I have been a volunteer at Saving Grace, a non-traditional shelter environment for dogs that allows adopters to mingle and interact with a variety of dogs and choose a new companion based on temperament and suitability for their homes and families. I love volunteering as a photographer assistant. When new dogs come to Saving Grace, they need pictures taken for the website and social media promotion. They are often scared and confused, and I like being able to help welcome them with some extra pets and snuggles as they start a journey to finding a furever home. I recently spent some extra time with a dog named Melville who is wishing to be adopted for the holidays!
Melville visited us at The Clairemont House. He’s available for adoption through Saving Grace.
Taking time out of the busy holiday schedule to serve at Raleigh Rescue Mission and connect with the amazing people there is always such a gift and really helps my family remember how many people in our community are in need of basic necessities, like food and shelter. We also give back during the holidays by picking a family from the Angel Tree at our elementary school. My kids help pick out and wrap the gifts, and it warms our hearts to know we are helping some of their fellow classmates have a special Christmas.
I just moved to Raleigh and haven’t started volunteering yet, but I am looking at National Alliance on Mental Illness. Mental illness is something that I care deeply about. I want to be able to give support to those in need as well as take the stigma away from talking about mental illness. I hope to start volunteering with them in the new year.
This holiday season I ‘adopted’ an Angel Tree from The Salvation Army. I was able to get my little girl a bicycle, Barbies and a few clothing items. I have always wanted to participate in the Angel Tree program because every child deserves to experience the joy of waking up to gifts from Santa. Giving gifts is one of my favorite things about the holidays. I am so thankful I can help families in need give their children a magical holiday season.
What are your favorite ways to give back in the Triangle? Tell us about how you give back to our community!