One only has to look around their community to see how they can make a difference. Are people hungry, homeless or ill? Are young boys or girls being neglected? No matter where you live, there's a need nearby. The people of Elkin, as in most small towns, roll up their sleeves to help others. Sometimes they act alone and sometimes they enlist their friends, family and co-workers. In a rural commnunity a person has a greater chance of truly making a difference.
Anyone. Young and old, individuals and groups, anyone can carry out a volunteer project that helps others. It might be as ambitious as helping build affordable housing for those in need or collecting truckloads of clothing for the homeless. Or it might be as personal as spending an afternoon helping an elderly neighbor or mentoring a young boy or girl to fulfill their potential.
Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to the elimination of homelessness and poverty housing from the Upper Yadkin Valley. Founded on the belief that all people deserve a decent and affordable place to live in dignity and safety, Habitat pursues its vision to make decent, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides mentors for children from Yadkin Valley, Forsyth and Davie Counties. Their mission is to provide mentors to children from primarily single-parent families in order to provide the extra time and attention the children need to fulfill their potential. The boys and girls are primarily either from single parent families or a grandparent who is raising the child. The volunteer mentors are men and women who are seeking to make a difference in a child's life. The volunteers are reflective of the entire spectrum of professions and ethnic groups.
116 East Market Street Elkin NC 28621 Tel: 336-526-8803
- Historic Downtown Elkin, NC
Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc. exists to empower children to reach their potential by continuously recruiting, developing, and training mentors to provide professionally supported, one-to-one Big Brother and Big Sisters relationships.
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102 E. Market Street Elkin NC 28621 Tel: 336-526-HOME
- Historic Downtown Elkin, NC
UYV Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical, Christian, housing ministry that works through GOD and His people, for those in need of decent, affordable housing. We affirm the dignity and sanctity of family. We will promote a sense of community, provide nurture and support, as we work together to provide affordable housing for those in need.
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The mission of Freemasonry in North Carolina is to raise the moral, social, intellectual, and spiritual conscience of society by teaching the ancient and enduring philosophical tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth, which are expressed outwardly through service to God, family, country, and self under the Fatherhood of God within the Brotherhood of Man.
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http://www.grandlodge-nc.orgLast Updated on 8/9/2008
Drive 1.6 Miles - 0:04 minutes from historic downtown Elkin, NC
Rotary International is the world's first service club organization. Its more than 1.2 million members volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto, Service Above Self.
The Yadkin Valley Rotary Club is comprised of business owners, executives, professionals, both active and retired, who are united in serving the global, national, and local communities. We meet each Wednesday, 7:45 am at the Comfort Inn Jonesville, NC.
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http://www.yadkinvalleyrotary.orgLast Updated on 8/9/2008
Popular Springs Road Elkin NC 28621 Tel: 336-835-5823
Drive 7.2 Miles - 0:14 minutes from historic downtown Elkin, NC
The Elkin Jaycees have been making a difference in our community for more than 60 years. From our ranks have emerged business leaders, mayors, county executives and congressmen. We have created and supported a vast array of community programs.
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http://www.elkinjaycees.20m.comLast Updated on 8/9/2008