Duke students volunteer to pack meals for Stop Hunger Now

“Food for Fines” benefit hosted by Duke Libraries

In partnership with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, the Duke libraries will forgive $1 for every unopened, unexpired and non-perishable food item donated during their “Food for Fines” drive.

The drive runs from October 10 through the 26th and the Duke libraries will forgive up to $25 worth of fines.

No fines? No problem! Anyone can donate to the drive. Read more about it on the Libraries’ blog, and thank you for your support.

Undergraduate Admissions Extends Early Decision Deadline for Students Affected by Michael

Duke Undergraduate Admissions announced today they will extend the early decision deadline for students across the Southeast who were affected by Hurricane Michael.

The news was distributed to students and counselors in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Students who were impacted by Hurricane Florence have already received the same extension. You can read the full announcement on Duke Today.

Student volunteers clean up after Hurricane Florence

Student volunteers from the Trinity School of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School, the School of Nursing, the Fuqua School of Business, the Pratt School of Engineering, the Duke Divinity School, and the Nicholas School worked together for two days to help with hurricane relief.

Read the whole story and see images from their experience on the Nicholas School website.

The trip was organized by Elaine Madison, director of Duke’s Community Services Center, and Nancy Kelly, director of community engagement and events at the Nicholas School,  in cooperation with Elizabeth Demattia, director of the Marine Lab’s Community Science Program, Rachel Lo Piccolo, PhD program coordinator at the lab, and other staff members at the Nicholas School, Marine Lab and Duke Community Services Center. It was sponsored by the Office of President Vincent E. Price.

Divinity School Community Work Days

Duke Divinity School will sponsor a Hurricane Florence relief effort in which a work team of volunteers from the Divinity community will go to a site in Fayetteville, N.C. to assist with clean-up efforts on two separate Saturdays in October.

Divinity students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in one or both of the work days on Oct. 13 and Oct. 27 at a site selected by the N.C. United Methodist Church Emergency Response Team. The project is being coordinated by Bishop William Willimon, professor of the practice of Christian ministry at the Divinity School. Participation is limited to the Divinity School community.

More information is available on the Divinity School website.

Relief Drive for Animal Shelters

The Weekend Executive MBA Class of 2019 is sponsoring a drive to collect supplies for animal rescues and shelters affected by Hurricane Florence.

Donations will be collected on Sept 28 and Oct 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the JB Duke Hotel in the Jeffries Family Meeting Room located at 230 Science Drive.

Donation suggestions include:

  • towels
  • blankets (gently used or new)
  • paper towels
  • laundry detergent
  • Dawn dish soap
  • dog or cat toys
  • treats
  • pet shampoo and conditioner
  • brushes
  • nail clippers
  • crates
  • plastic pet carriers
  • collars and leashes of all sizes
  • beds
  • puppy pads
  • dry or wet food

Please package small or loose items in bags for drop off.

Please contact Marina Jackman at 203-313-2020 with questions. Thank you for your support!

Hurricane Relief: Sign up for Fall Break Volunteer Trips

The message below was sent to students

Dear students,

Many thanks to all of you who have reached out to express your desire to help those in need recover from Hurricane Florence. While Durham was spared from much of the impact of the storm, many communities in North Carolina were not so lucky. Your dedication to supporting our neighbors across the state is wonderful to see.

Plans are coming together for student volunteer trips to Carteret County over Fall Break. Currently, plans are in place for two disaster relief trips, to be held Saturday, October 6, and Sunday, October 7. We have room for approximately 30 students (undergraduate or graduate) per trip. During the trips, students will coordinate with the local Boys and Girls Club on service activities such as yardwork, debris removal, cleaning, painting, or moving furniture and other items. All volunteers will receive orientation and safety instruction.

Interested students can find out more and sign up now using this online Qualtrics survey: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0f7fKQGEEQKPRcN

The deadline to complete your registration is Wednesday, October 3, at 9 a.m. Spaces for volunteers will be assigned on a first come, first served basis, and all volunteers must sign a liability waiver. If the maximum number of volunteer slots for each day is reached before that time, the Qualtrics application survey will close for additional submissions. We are continuing to explore ways to help and will be sure communicate any additional volunteer opportunities as well.

I want to again acknowledge Elaine Madison, Director of the Community Services Center and Nancy Kelly, Director of Community Engagement and Events for the Nicholas School, for co-chairing Duke’s relief planning events. You can find more information on ways to support our broader community on Duke’s website: https://spotlight.duke.edu/relief-efforts/

Thanks for all the ways you are able to contribute.

Larry Moneta

Update 1: These trips are made possible with funding from the Office of President Vincent E. Price

Update 2: A story about these relief effort trips has been posted to the Nicholas School website. 

Football Collection Drive Going Strong!

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far to Duke Football’s Collection Drive.

Check out these photos from Duke Athletics to see our teams in action with some of the goods that have been donated so far. There’s still time to bring items in — the drive goes through this week!

Support the Duke Marine Lab

The Duke Marine Lab campus was impacted by Hurricane Florence. It will take a little time to survey the full extent of the conditions but they will get back to normal operations as quickly as possible.

You can track their progress and offer your support on the Nicholas School site.

Undergraduate Admissions Extends Deadline for Affected Students in NC and SC

Duke Undergraduate Admissions announced that they will extend the early decision deadline for North and South Carolina students who were impacted by Hurricane Florence.

The news was distributed to students and counselors throughout North and South Carolina. You can read the full announcement on Duke Today

DGIN Emergency Relief Fund Now Open

Duke’s Doing Good in the Neighborhood Campaign has a new category: Emergency Relief.

Donations by credit card or electronic check are accepted and will support the Governor’s Disaster Relief Fund.

Please visit the DGIN website or the Duke Giving portal to donate now.

Thank you so much for your support!

 

 

Page 1 of 3

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén