From the IFC calendar:

"RSVVP" stands for "Restaurants Sharing 10 Percent" (The V's are Roman numeral 5's, so V+V=10). Participating restaurants contribute 10% of their total proceeds on that day to benefit the IFC, Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina and the Urban Ministries of Durham Community Kitchen to fight hunger in the Triangle.

Now you have an excuse to go out and eat! Breakfast, lunch or dinner, it doesn't matter. Visit an old favorite, or give a new restaurant a try. Tell your friends and family to not only feed themselves, but feed others in the community at the same time! Read more at www.rsvvp.org.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 1:00am to 6:00pm

Project Homeless Connect

From the N & O:

Help sought for Project Homeless

CHAPEL HILL -- Volunteers and donors are needed for the second annual Project Homeless Connect to help people experiencing homelessness in Orange County.

Project Homeless Connect 2008 will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25, at the Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St. The event is a one-day, one-stop center to link people experiencing -- or at risk of experiencing -- homelessness with a broad range of services.

Guests are offered assistance with such things as housing, employment, health and dental care, foot care, mental health care, veterans' benefits, social service benefits and legal services. They also receive lunch and personal care gift bags, and are offered haircuts, showers, coats and other clothing.

At the first Project Homeless Connect event held last October, 133 guests were served, nearly 40 agencies provided services, more than 20 businesses donated goods and services, and more than 200 volunteers participated in a variety of ways including preparing and serving food, assembling personal care gift bags and escorting guests through the event.

Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care kits, prepare and serve food, cut hair, photograph the event, wash feet, escort guests and to help in many other ways. Monetary donations will be used to purchase personal care items, water bottles, tote bags and portfolios for the guests, and to pay for costs associated with services they receive at the event, such as thrift shop vouchers and the cost of obtaining an identification card. Donation needs include food, serving items, coats, underwear, socks, diapers, baby wipes, knapsacks and umbrellas.

To see a complete list of the volunteer positions and donation needs for Project Homeless Connect 2008, visit the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness site at http://www.co.orange.nc.us/housing/endinghomelessness.asp.

For more information, contact Jamie Rohe at 969-5059 or jrohe@townofchapelhill.org.


Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 6:00am to 1:00pm


Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill

The new location of the shelter is...

This weekend I learned there would be a press conference today at 10 am (ie: right now) to reveal the new location of the InterFaith Council's homeless shelter. Of course, this tantalizing e-mail didn't name the location, but based on the particpants I think we have a pretty strong clue.

Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser will be joined by Chris Moran, executive director of the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, Rev. Richard Edens, a United Church of Chapel Hill pastor, and other community leaders as they announce a new partnership to benefit the community’s homeless.

So will it be at the UCC? Carolina North? Human Services Building on Homestead? It seems certain to move away from Downtown, which I think is unfortunate

I guess we will all hear shortly.

WCOM 103.5 FM Broadcasts 11th National Homelessness Marathon

WCOM 103.5 FM Broadcasts 11th National Homelessness Marathon: 7-10 PM live, Feb 20. Local speakers: Laurie Tucker and Chris Moran of IFC, elected officials Sally Greene, Mark Chilton, Eric Hallman. Webcast www.communityradio.coop.
10PM-8AM Feb 21 Homelessness Marathon National Broadcast. www.homelessnessmarathon.org.

February 20, 2008 from 7pm to 10pm live on WCOM 103.5 FM, webcast www.communityradio.coop

7-8pm Who Are the Homeless?
Laurie Tucker, Residential Services Director for the Inter-Faith Council and her guests Abdul and Elaine put a face on homelessness.

8-9pm How Can We Help?
Sally Greene, Chair of Orange County's 10 Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, Mark Chilton, Carrboro Mayor and Eric Hallman, Hillsborough Commissioner struggle to find answers.

9-10pm Your Voice,Your Turn Call 929-9601
Chris Moran, Executive Director of the IFC, a local non-profit organization that operates two shelters for the homeless, will be availble to take your calls.

10pm till 8am on Thursday the 21st Homelessness Marathon National Broadcast

The Homelessness Marathon's mission is to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty in America and around the world. Go to www.homelessnessmarathon.org. for more information!


Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm


WCOM 103.5 FM, webcast www.communityradio.coop

Bring back 24/7 service at the shelter

Feeling charitable this solstice? The Inter-Faith Council, which provides critical support to some of our most vulnerable neighbors, had to roll back their hours due to lack of funding earlier this year. Thanks to a challenge grant, they are now poised to bring back 24-hour service, but only if they raise another $6,000 by December 31st.

You can donate to IFC online through Network for Good. Put "24/7 campaign" in the Designation field. If you care to mention in the Dedication field that you came from OrangePolitics, that would be a great way to let the IFC know how much we appreciate their work!

Your 24/7/365 gift will enable IFC to:



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