A Pre-K to Grade 12 Independent Quaker Day School Serving the Greater Durham-Chapel Hill Area

CFS community organizes for hurricane relief
CFS community organizes for hurricane relief

We continue to hold many of our fellow North Carolinians in the Light as the impact of Hurricane Florence continues to be assessed. We know that many of our community members share this concern and are eager to help. This space is a collection of opportunities shared by Carolina Friends School staff and parents/guardians who are involved with community organizations able to provide assistance. We will periodically provide updates as available.

Current Work

Episcopal Farmworker Ministry

An outreach effort that responds to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families, and actively supports opportunities for them to become self-directive.

  • Donate and drop-off supplies (first delivery to Newton Grove scheduled for Friday, October 5): maseca; tortillas; pinto beans; diced tomatoes; canned corn; hot sauce; cooking oil; instant coffee; pork rinds; canned tuna; water; diapers; baby formula; wipes
    • Upper School Art Studio and Middle School entrance

Previous Initiatives

Southern Vision Alliance

A grassroots intermediary organization for the charitable and educational purposes of providing infrastructure, capacity-building, and assistance to youth-centered organizations and programs. SVA supports leadership development and base-building work for social, racial, and environmental justice, along with gender equity, LGBTQ rights, and education justice in the US South.

  • Donate and drop-off supplies (listed here):
    • Durham Early School, 4-6-year-old classroom (ongoing)
    • Durham Fruit Company 305 S Dillard St Durham, NC
    • Monday, September 17 – Thursday, September 20 between 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    • Durham Food Co-op 1111 W Chapel St, Durham NC
      Monday, September 17 – Friday, September 21 during regular store hours

University of North Carolina Donation Drive

The University is beginning a drive to collect requested items for affected areas throughout the state of North Carolina. Thanks to UNC Athletics and Marrins' Moving, several tractor trailers will be provided to deliver supplies.

  • Donate and drop-off supplies (listed here):
    • CFS Chapel Hill Early School, through Thursday, September 20 at 3:00pm
    • At the Williamson Center parking lot (directly across the street from the Dean E. Smith Center) at the times listed on the link above