Community Service

Care for Your Community - Image of town within a red heart, next to many reaching hands.

Monthly Service Opportunity

K12 Care for Your Community Campaign provides students a monthly opportunity to participate in local Community Service Projects.  Students benefit by learning the importance of serving in the community and partnering with local charities.  Check out our monthly service opportunities below to learn how to get involved and see the amazing work North Carolina Virtual Academy students are doing.

Update your Twitter and Facebook profile with the Care for Your Community Twibbon!

http://twibbon.com/support/ncva-cares

Please track all community service efforts and hours here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K12Cares

Share photos of your community service on our school Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/NorthCarolinaVirtualAcademy/  


Back to School Supply Drive

AUGUST – Back to School (B2S) Supply Drive

This fall thousands of children will go back to school without the supplies they need. You can help!

Project Description

Through the Back to School (B2S) Supply Drive, you can help students in need in your local community. Fill a backpack with standard school supplies or organize a school supply drive and donate at a Salvation Army drop-off site.

  1. Collect and donate back to school supplies, such as pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, backpacks, etc. You can drop them off at your local Salvation Army or schedule a free pickup.
  2. Purchase a Care for Your Community backpack to keep or fill and donate. Sale proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army.
  3. Care for Your Community Backpack
  4. Take photos of you with your donation items and share them on your school Facebook page by August 31.
  5. Be sure to tell us about your efforts by completing the Community Service Survey!

Events:

NCVA School Supply Drive- Sumter  

8/15 @ 12:30 PM

Do you live in or around the Wilmington area and want to participate in a student community service project?  Join NCVA students & families to participate in a School Supply Drive to benefit students in the local community. 

Register today! We look forward to seeing you there!  

http://my.info.k12.com/NCVAInPerson20180815_01RegistrationLP.html


July Community Service - clean up a park

JULY – Support the Power of Parks!

July is Parks and Recreation Month. This year's theme is Parks and Recreation: A Lifetime of Discovery. The National Recreation and Park Association is challenging everyone to explore the "undiscovered" power of parks!

Together, let's celebrate the unique role parks play in our communities!

Order a K12 Cares Fundraiser T-shirt

Order your K12 Cares t-shirt this month and help keep our parks clean and beautiful!

Project Description

Clean Up a Park!

  1. Join as at an organized group event below, or individually partner with your community park to clean up litter, plant flowers, or remove invasive plants.
  2. Purchase a Care for Your Community tee! Proceeds will be donated to the National Recreation and Park Association.
  3. Take photos of your park cleanup and share them on your school Facebook page by July 30.
  4. Be sure to tell us about your efforts by completing the Community Service Survey!

Events

NCVA Community Service Project – Fayetteville

July 29th @ 3:00 PM

Do you live in or around the Fayetteville area and want to participate in a student community service project?  

Join NCVA students & families to promote the Power of Parks in the local community. 

Students will have the opportunity to participate in litter pickup as well as planting flowers.  

Register today!  We look forward to seeing you there!  


Three kids at a lemonade stand fundraiser

JUNE – Join the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Help change the lives of children with cancer, raise awareness, and empower others to help find a cure by partnering—alone or as a group—with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Project Description

Set Up a Lemonade Stand

Be part of a national movement to fight childhood cancer—one cup at a time!  Visit the foundation's website for all the details.

  1. Choose your location, date and time, and register your Alex’s Lemonade Stand. (We encourage children to participate every step of the way, they will just need an adult to help them register.)
  2. You can choose to have an event kit mailed to you and you’ll get a personal event coach from Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help answer your questions.
  3. Take photos of your lemonade stand and share them on your school Facebook page by June 30.
  4. Be sure to tell us about your efforts by completing the Community Service Survey!

Events

NCVA Community Service Project- Kernersville

6/19 @ 10:30

Do you live in or around the Kernersville area and want to participate in a student community service project?  

Stop by the Triad Park as students and families join together in support of Alex's Lemonade Childhood Cancer Awareness. 

There will be crafts, games, and of course lemonade.   

Register today!  We look forward to seeing you there! 

http://my.info.k12.com/NCVACSAlexsLemonadeStand_01RegistrationLP.html

Community Service Project- Fayetteville

6/29 @ 3:00 PM

Do you live in or around the Fayetteville area and want to participate in a student community service project?  

Stop by the Lake Rim Park as students and families join together in support of Alex's Lemonade Childhood Cancer Awareness. 

There will be crafts, games, and complimentary lemonade for all participants.     

Register today!  We look forward to seeing you there!  

http://my.info.k12.com/NCVACS20180629-Fayetteville_01RegistrationLP.html


Stamp Out Hunger Logo

MAY – Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

In May, NCVA students donated

  • 38 hours of community service
  • Donated 284  food items
  • and $176  towards food for children who are hungry.

Project Description

Fill a bag or box with non-perishable food items. Leave it by your mailbox on Saturday, May 12 for your letter carrier to pick up. Or organize a food drive in your community and deliver food to a local food bank or shelter.

Take photos of your donations at your mailbox or distribution site and share them on your school Facebook Page by May 31.

Photos

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Pinwheels for Prevention

April- Pinwheels for Prevention®

In April, NCVA students donated:

  • 81 hours of community service
  • 134 pinwheels
  • And $135 towards the awareness and prevention of child abuse!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we invite you to show your support for our nation's children by making your own pinwheel display!

Pinwheels are the national symbol of child abuse prevention and a visible reminder of the happy and healthy childhood that all children deserve.

Project Description

Make or purchase inexpensive pinwheels and create a pinwheel garden in your yard or at a local business (with permission). Or you can make a Pinwheels for Prevention poster to display on your front porch or window, and be sure to include your school's name!

Photos

NCVA Pinwheels Event Group Photo

MARCH – Read Across America Book Drive

March Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.   

Project Description

Option 1:  Book Donation

  • Share your love of reading by donating gently used books to the local library.

Option 2:  Volunteer

  • Volunteer to read a favorite book at a local library or bookstore story time or to a senior at a local assisted living facility.

Option 3:  Little Free Library Project

Events

In the month of March NCVA will participate by sponsoring a Book Drive.  Each family is requested to donate at least 1 gently used book to a local library, daycare, nursing home or other local charity in need. 

Do you live in or around the Kernersville area and want to participate in a book drive?  Stop by the Kernersville Branch Library for a student meet up & book drive.  We'd love to see you.  All are welcome so bring a friend! 

Teacher and Student at Book Drive Students at Book Drive

Student and Book Drive Mascot


FEBRUARY – Love a Charity

February is a great time to show your favorite charities some love by making an extra contribution or volunteering your time and talent.

Project Description

Option 1:  Spread Love with Valentine’s

  • Make and deliver Valentine cards and spread love to those needing it the most.
  • Senior Citizens in Assisted Living or Nursing Home Facility
  • Patients at the Local Children’s Hospital
  • Fire Fighters, Police Officers, or EMT’s in the Local Community

Events

Do you live in or around the Durham area and want to show your community some love?  Stop by East Regional Library to make (or sign) a Thank You card for a local hero, a child at Duke’s Children’s Hospital.  We'd love to see you.  All are welcome so bring a friend! 

Photos

Valentines made by volunteers

NCVA Volunteer holding envelope full of Valentines

NCVA Volutneers showing off their Valentines