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Be a Part of Project Connect 2011!


Support Project Connect 2011 and Help End 

Homelessness in Orange County!

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The 5th annual Project Connect will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at Hargraves Community Center in Chapel Hill in Orange County. 

Project Connect is a one-day, one-stop center to provide people experiencing-or at risk of experiencing-homelessness with a broad range of services including housing, employment, health and dental care, mental health care, veterans' and social service benefits, legal services, and more.

Formerly called Project Homeless Connect, event coordinators changed the name this year to reach out to more community members in need of services in an effort to prevent homelessness.

Organizers expect an increase in guests this year as a reflection of the increase in need seen in our community. Expected this year are 250 guests with over 50 social service agencies and 300 volunteers participating. Since 2007 the event has served over 700 people in Orange County. The event is a key strategy of Orange County's Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.



Thurs, October 13, 2011
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Hargraves Community Center, Chapel Hill 
 Visit our website for complete details:
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Sign Up to Volunteer Today! 

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Volunteer positions are available for all schedules, abilities, and interests. You can volunteer on the day of the event (the shifts are 2 to 2 ½ hours) or the evening before for set-up (volunteers will be needed from 7-9pm on Wednesday, October 12th).  Spanish speakers are especially needed! 
For questions contact Megan Wooley at or Amy Crump at 919-491-7361.

Donate to Project Connect!

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Project Connect is possible because of the generosity of the entire community.  Monetary donations are graciously accepted and will go towards event costs such as equipment rentals and supplies. All donations are tax deductible.


In 2011, donations will also help launch a very unique and meaningful new program to help homeless individuals in our community connect with employers. Funds will go towards JOB PARTNERS through the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness, to help with assessment tests, background checks, and career portfolios. 

Other Ways to Support Project Connect:

  • Forward this email to friends, family and coworkers. Encourage them to get involved and volunteer with you! 
  • Post a link to our website ( on your Facebook page, Twitter, or blog. Share the message that together we can end homelessness in our community!
  • Include information about Project Connect on your neighborhood, church, or office listserv.

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