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Dear Beloved Community,  

I come to you today with an open yet weary heart; as the Executive Director of The Volunteer Center of the Triad, as a concerned citizen of our country, a wife and a mother.  I feel deep emotions of anger, frustration, sadness, and disappointment - we can do better and The Volunteer Center promises to stand up and help our community be better. 

Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Christian Cooper. We say their names in protests, we hear their names in the media but do we know their stories? Make it a point to learn their story, truly listen. Because I believe there isn't a person you wouldn't love if you could read their story.   And though the stories are not new, they are current examples of bias, systematic racism and brutality and it has become all too common.  

I live a life of privilege because I never have to be aware of the color of my skin as it relates to my daily actions. 

Inequality is visible throughout our society. The Volunteer Center vows to live out our mission statement:  

The Volunteer Center strengthens our community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. We connect people, promote volunteerism, support nonprofits, and build partnerships. 

We will practice equality in our work with individuals, volunteers, nonprofits, corporations, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, and all others while we provide quality service and meaningful service opportunities to the entire community. We promise to do this with integrity, respect for all, and open-mindedness.   

This is an important time in our lives to take action.  We are empathetic and we are listening. We encourage and invite you to take action, understand that you can personally make a difference in your community.  

We can proudly say all people are welcomed, valued, and respected and Black Lives Matter!  

Sincerely,  

 
Carley Swaim Walker  

Executive Director  

The Volunteer Center of the Triad  

[email protected]  

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Share Windows of Hope for a chance to win $100 gift card to a local restaurant of your choice

One of our Human Race Sponsors, Renewal by Andersen of Central North Carolina has teamed up with us to share beautiful moments like this one for a photo contest to win a $100 gift card to a local restaurant of your choice!

Here's how to participate:

Watch this VIDEO for more inspiration.

HOW TO USE THE VIRTUAL RACE APP

For the VIRTUAL 2020 Human Race, if you are ALREADY registered, here are instructions to download the app + use it to race.

RACE days are between June 13th and 19th. You can race anytime, anywhere, any day within that window!

1. Download the IYR Virtual Mobile App

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This app will allow you to run your virtual race and automatically track your pace, distance and overall time.  The app will recognize the race distance that you registered for and automatically stop your session at the appropriate distance (eg 3.1 miles for a 5K virtual race) and send your results in.  It's the closest thing you can get to running a real race!

Once you have downloaded the app, follow these instructions:

  1. When you l open it, select " I have used this before"
  2. Use the SAME login you used to sign up
  3. Search Human Race at the top, we are the only one
  4. You will be brought to our page and the info page is first. You will see a register button - ignore it. It's just there for our home page! I will contact support about this too but you do not need to re-register. 
  5. Click Tracker - that's what you will use to start the race. You will not be able to record your race time until June 13th. Cutoff is June 19th.
  6. Make sure you have your settings to allow GPS while using the app. 
  7. CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW IT WORKS for more information

*If you have NOT registered:

Find the HUMAN RACE virtual event on ITS YOUR RACE and click the REGISTER button. When prompted during the registration process, either login or create a new account for ITS YOUR RACE.  


OTHER REALLY COOL PERKS: 

92.3 and 107.5 made you some playlists! YUP! You can listen while you race!

Listen HERE:

  1. ROCK 92.3 Playlist

2. 107.5 KZL Playlists:


USE OUR VIRTUAL PHOTO BOOTH

VIRTUAL PHOTO BOOTH

Here's more on how it works:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Jordan Lacenski

336.430.0523

[email protected]

THE HUMAN RACE IS NOW VIRTUAL

Register to participate in a virtual 5k or 1-mile fun run 

GREENSBORO, May 12th, 2020 -- The Human Race 2020 is the 26th annual fundraiser for the Volunteer Center of Greensboro. This is now a virtual 5k timed-run and 1-mile fun run/walk that allows participants to raise money for their favorite nonprofit! Registrants run, walk, roll, wag their 5k or 1-mile distance anywhere on their own between June 13th and 19th. We invite all to view our virtual program and awards ceremony on Saturday, June 20th. 

The details: 

Now is the time for us to come together...  by staying apart.

Now is the time for us to help local non-profits which have seen their donations decrease when the needs in our community are greater than ever.

Now is the time for us to Stay Strong!

During this time of isolation, join together with runners and walkers all over the country in supporting their local charities and organizations.

To register, visit https://thehumanrace5k.org/

Not interested in racing, but you still want to donate? You can donate to any of the 75+ fundraising nonprofit organizations HERE. Contact [email protected] for more information.


Thank you to our sponsors: 

Bank of America has sponsored since 2001 and has been the presenting 5k sponsor since 2004 and is returning for this 26th annual Human Race. They also participate as fundraisers for 12 different nonprofit organizations and have been the top company fundraisers ever year. 

Additional repeat sponsors are Dick’s Broadcasting, WFMY News 2, Arch Mortgage Insurance, Jimmy’s Plumbing, American National Bank, Griswold Home Care,  Zoës Kitchen, Kneaded Energy, Little Guy’s Movers, and Palmetto Equity Group. 

New this year, we have support and sponsorship from Novant Health, Renewal By Andersen, Truliant Federal Credit Union, Sequoia Services, Right Fit Storage, Smoothie King, Joy Squad, Shift, Yes Weekly, Hand in Hand Water Safety, Good Health Chiropractic, and Biscuitville.


About The Volunteer Center

The mission of The Volunteer Center is to strengthen our community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. We connect people, promote volunteerism, support nonprofits, and build partnerships. For more information about TVC, please visit www.volunteergso.org

Our media kit can be found HERE.

Follow us on Facebook here and here, as well as on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Thanks for being willing to share this virtual race with us. Here’s how you can share and nominate friends. 

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" Hey, Friends! I am participating in a #virtualrace for the @humanrace5k - you can participate too in a virtual 5k or a 1-mile fun run. Anyone can participate including friends in wheelchairs, four-legged friends, joggers, steppers, walkers, runners. 

I am racing anywhere, anytime between June 13th and 19th to raise support for @volunteercentertriad. There are 75 nonprofits participating in this fundraiser. They are all serving our community and our vulnerable populations everyday, but especially now during this pandemic and they need our support. 

I nominate: 

[INSERT YOUR THREE FRIENDS AND MAKE SURE YOU TAG THEM]

to race with me! Register at thehumanrace5k.org.

Print our your sign, select and write in a nonprofit from the list at thehumanrace5k.org or create a new team of your own! 

#humanrace2020 #virtualrace #alonetogether "

[ATTACH THIS PHOTO OF THE SIGN SO THEY CAN PRINT IT OUT THEMSELVES AND BE SURE TO ATTACH THE PHOTO OF YOURSELF WITH YOUR OWN SIGN]

PHOTO file of blank sign to attach for socialDownload

You can also update your profile picture with our custom frame!

CLICK HERE TO USE FRAME

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Jordan Lacenski

336.430.0523

[email protected]

GREENSBORO, April 9th, 2020 -- The Annual Human Race event has always been about fundraising, but it has now become a platform for local non-profit organizations to raise the funds needed to aid their missions and the vulnerable populations they serve during this pandemic. The Volunteer Center has a collective goal to raise $157,500 before June 20th, 2020. Over 75 local nonprofits have signed up with teams of fundraisers that can easily be supported online. Several for-profit companies have also created fundraising teams to raise money for nonprofits that align with their values. These organizations are still fundraising and now is more important than ever. 

On a regular day, these organizations are serving food to those that are hungry, freeing dogs from heavy chains, empowering the next generation, building homes for those without, showing support for those who need it, gathering resources for veterans, supporting those with disabilities, educating children at every level, offering health and wellness to all, and more. With the effects of the pandemic, fundraising for many of them has completely stopped or reduced significantly. Many have small teams that are trying to reach the masses with small volunteer crews. The number of people knocking on the doors of these organizations has doubled in some cases as more are out of work and in need of resources.

We need your help. Just $25 could feed a family, replenish supplies, pay for gas needed to deliver medications to those in need, and more. You can choose an organization or team to donate to HERE or you can donate to the overall causeHERE

Participating Non-Profit Organizations include American Cancer Society, After Gateway, Animal Rescue and Foster Program, Break of Life Church, BackPack Beginnings, Beautiful Butterflies, Bingo Pet Hospice, Black Child Development Institute, Break the Chain Kennel Kru, Ronald McDonald House, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Greensboro, Chosen Generation Connection, Church World Service Greensboro, Combat Female Veterans Families United, Communication Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Community Housing Solutions, Corporation of Guardianship, CreateME, Empowered Girls of North Carolina, Epilepsy Alliance NC, FaithAction International House, Feral Cat Assistance Program, Future Hope Single Parents’ Ministry, GCS American Indian Education, GMCPD, Grandma’s Handz, Greensboro Bar Association, Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, Guilford Green Foundation, Hand In Hand Water Safety Awareness, Haynes-Inman Education Center PTA, Helping Hands of High Point, Herald Charters, Herbin-Metz Education Center PTA, Authoracare (formerly Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro), Interactive Resource Center, Kellin Foundation Smiles 4 Miles, Keri’s Crusade for ALS, maCares, Manasseh Baptist Church, Mental Health Greensboro, National MS Society, MBCC Foundation, NC African Service Coalition, Nehemiah Community Empowerment Center, One Step Further, Operation Xcel, People to People Liason, Resources forArtful Living, Ruff Love Rescue, Senior Resources of Guilford, SHIELD Mentor Program, Singing Dog Farm, The Sparrow’s Nest and Black Suit Initiative, TC Men’s Ministry, The Arc of Greensboro, The Circle Foundation NC, The Servant Center, The Volunteer Center, This is My Sexy, Tiny House Community Development, Triad Golden Retriever Rescue, Triad Health Project, Triangle Beagle Trotters, United Way of Greater Greensboro, Victory Junction, and the Women’s Resource Center. 

You can donate to any of these teams HERE. Non-profits not listed above can still create fundraising teams. Contact[email protected] for more information.

In addition to fundraising, there are many other ways you can help. The Volunteer Center website is updated daily with the most recent needs for specific non-profit partners. You can learn more at https://volunteercentertriad.org/covid-19-response/.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC ORNCDHHS. The state also has a special hotline set up where you can call 866-462-3821 for more information on the coronavirus. You can also submit questions online atncpoisoncontrol.org or select chat to talk with someone about the virus.


Thank you to our sponsors: 

Bank of America has sponsored since 2001 and has been the presenting 5k sponsor since 2004 and is returning for this 26th annual Human Race. They also participate as fundraisers for 12 different nonprofit organizations and have been the top company fundraisers ever year. 

Additional repeat sponsors are Dick’s Broadcasting, WFMY News 2, Arch Mortgage Insurance, Jimmy’s Plumbing, American National Bank, Griswold Home Care,  Zoës Kitchen, Kneaded Energy, Little Guy’s Movers, and Palmetto Equity Group. 

New this year, we have support and sponsorship from Novant Health, Renewal By Andersen, Truliant Federal Credit Union, Sequoia Services, Right Fit Storage, Smoothie King, Joy Squad, Shift, Yes Weekly, Hand in Hand Water Safety, Good Health Chiropractic, and Biscuitville.


More about the event: 

Registration for timed runners is $35. Day of registrations are $40. Walkers and those utilizing the short-route turnaround will not be timed, and can register at no cost but are encouraged to make a donation at registration. All registrants receive a link for personal fundraising pages as well as a linkfor the fundraising page for the team they join. These links offer a way for people everywhere to donate and support the cause whether they are near or far, participating or not. 

Awards include best times for the top three individuals in each age group and gender, top ten fundraising individuals and teams, most spirited team awards, and more. 

To register, visit https://thehumanrace5k.org/


About The Volunteer Center

The mission of The Volunteer Center is to strengthen our community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. We connect people, promote volunteerism, support nonprofits, and build partnerships. For more information about TVC, please visit www.volunteergso.org

Our media kit can be found HERE.

Follow us on Facebook here and here, as well as onInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media Contact: 

Jordan Lacenski 

336.430.0523 

[email protected] 

LOCAL BUSINESSES RALLY TO SUPPORT THE 26th ANNUAL HUMAN RACE 

GREENSBORO, March 10th, 2020 -- The 26th Annual Human Race 5k is a virtual event taking place from June 13th -19th 2020 and the live event will be on June 20th. Over 75 local nonprofits have signed up to fundraise at this event and several for profit companies have created fundraising teams to raise money for nonprofits that align with their values.

The Volunteer Center has facilitated this event since 1994 and has raised $5 million for the nonprofit community with this one fundraiser. Many of the participating nonprofits count on this event to fundraise for their missions for the entire year. The Volunteer Center offers this event as a way for these organizations to be a part of a larger fundraiser without having to cover upfront costs like venues, food, and rentals. 

“We would not be able to cover the costs for this event without our sponsors,” says Carley Swaim Walker, Executive Director of The Volunteer Center. “Their financial contributions allow fundraising nonprofits to participate in this event at no cost and retain more of their fundraised dollars. Our sponsors are directly impacting the missions of these very needed organizations.” 

Sponsorship support comes from local businesses of every size, small family-owned businesses like Jimmy’s Plumbing and large financial institutions like Bank of America. Many of the sponsors give much more than financial support.  

Bank of America has sponsored since 2001 and has been the presenting 5k sponsor since 2004 and is returning for this 26th annual Human Race. They also participate as fundraisers for 12 different nonprofit organizations and have been the top company fundraisers ever year. They also show up on race day in force with hundreds of their staff, family members, and supporters in attendance.   

Additional repeat sponsors are Dick’s Broadcasting, WFMY, Arch Mortgage Insurance, Jimmy’s Plumbing, American National Bank, Griswold Home Care,  Zoës Kitchen, Kneaded Energy, Little Guy’s Movers, and Palmetto Equity Group.  

New this year, we have support and sponsorship from Novant Health, Renewal By Andersen, Truliant Federal Credit Union, Sequoia Services, Right Fit Storage, Smoothie King, Joy Squad, Shift, Yes Weekly, Hand in Hand Water Safety, Good Health Chiropractic, and Biscuitville. 

All of these sponsors will be present at the event and will be part of the experience. Collectively, these sponsor contributions make this event possible and have allowed us to make improvements to the long-standing event with a new location and improved runner experience.  

More about the event:  

Registration for timed runners is $35. Day of registrations are $40. Walkers and those utilizing the short-route turnaround will not be timed, and can register at no cost but are encouraged to make a donation at registration. All registrants receive a link for personal fundraising pages as well as a link for the fundraising page for the team they join. These links offer a way for people everywhere to donate and support the cause whether they are near or far, participating or not.  

Awards include best times for the top three individuals in each age group and gender, top ten fundraising individuals and teams, most spirited team awards, and more.  

To register, visit https://thehumanrace5k.org/.  

About The Volunteer Center 

The mission of The Volunteer Center is to strengthen our community by creating meaningful volunteer connections. We connect people, promote volunteerism, support nonprofits, and build partnerships. For more information about TVC, please visit www.volunteergso.org 

Our media kit, photos, and logos can be found HERE

Follow us on Facebook here and here, as well as on InstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn

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