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September 8th, 2019

September 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Thank you all for coming to today’s meeting. Here are the minutes– please skim over them to stay up-to-date with DOC NC’s proceedings.

  • New members were introduced.
  • August Recap:
    • $250 was raised
  • Upcoming Events:
    • October
      • October 12th is Cary Diwali
    • November
      • Possibly a Walmart event
    • December
      • Annual Christmas show
  • Aayush presented website updates:
    • The website needs to be updated with the 2019 events
    • The photo gallery needs to be updated with the photos from facebook
  • Fundraising Pitches: Many of our members had ideas about what to raise money for. Here were their ideas:
    • Note in the Pocket
      • Provides clothes for impoverished children
      • Delivered 109,000 pieces of clothing
      • Partners with Wake County Public School System
      • Donations can be made in the form of money or clothes
    • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
      • Helps cancer patients by giving them money and support
      • Funds cancer research
    • Big Brother Big Sister
      • Helps kids in poverty
      • Provides basic necessities to families
      • Local organization
    • Feeding America
      • Provides food to people across America
      • Has over 2 billion volunteers
    • Autism Society of North Carolina
      • Hosts a camp for children with disabilities
      • Educates communities about Autism
    • Lucy Daniels Center
      • Helps children with mental and emotional health problems
      • Various volunteering opportunities are available through the center
      • They will use the money for a new playground, funding for minority children, or funding for a learning garden
  • The main two organizations picked were Big Brother Big Sister and Note in the Pocket
  • For Note in the Pocket we will be holding a Coat Drive
    • Goal: 100 Coats
    • Members must bring in two coats which can be lightly worn or new
  • The rest of our fundraising will be done for Big Brother Big Sister
    • Goal: $10,000
  • Cary Diwali:
    • Raffles
      • Members can visit local stores to ask for raffle prizes. Members should give them a flyer and explain what DOC NC does.
    • Glowsticks
    • Henna
    • Face Painting
  • Amber and Anika held trivia
  • WE (Wisdom Exchange) Program
    • Interested members had a short meeting after the main meeting
  • Next Meeting is October 6th
  • Suggestion Box: https://forms.gle/MNVydcPtVV7ELt3h6


Shishira Somashekar


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