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Use this as a reminder to commit acts of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even after the holiday passes, his spirit can carry on. Explore new ways you can give back to your community, involve your family and friends and set attainable goals for yourself.

Please watch this short video on the addiction recovery & mental health services Recovery Communities of North Carolina (RCNC) provides and how we work to help communities across the state of North Carolina experience community-wide recovery. Click here to watch: https://www.eaglevideo.com/portal/rcnc/RCNC-V2.mp4

This January, celebrate National Blood Donor Month by taking steps to go out, roll up your sleeve and give. Set the tone for the month and the rest of the year to live more altruistically.

If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.

This new year, start off right by living more altruistically… for yourself. Establish new, healthy habits and goals to accomplish in 2022.

This time of the year is the perfect reminder to consider your altruistic and giving goals for 2022. Take a look below at some ways you can plan out your 2022 giving strategy, from fundraising to volunteering and random acts of kindness!

While the holidays are about spending time with others and spreading as much cheer as possible, it’s hard to spread cheer if you aren’t feeling great yourself.

How will you help spread the word or give back during Universal Human Rights Month? From volunteering to helping advocate and spread awareness, there are so many ways to get involved.

It's time to take part in the biggest giving day of the year! Celebrate GivingTuesday whether that be through giving your time, your gifts, talents or monetary contributions. Every gift, both big and small, helps make a difference. 

No matter what holidays you celebrate, that means plenty more good times to be had before we ring in 2022. It also means it’s time to check in with your 2021 goals! From giving to volunteering to kicking a habit you hoped to leave behind, check out these tips to check in with yourself and finish out 2021 strong! 

To foster a culture of anti-racism, an organization must be able to reflect deeply on the components of anti-racism the organization can take on themselves in their culture, mission and operations. This is especially important in an organization that operates in the realm of addiction and recovery which unfortunately suffered from the
stigmata of racism for far too long.

Remember to take care of yourself this holiday season and give back when you can. The spirit of the holiday is all about spending time with the ones you love and giving back where you can! Help spread holiday cheer this year for yourself and others by following these ten steps!

Think about the heroes in your life, whether it’s somebody you know, people in your community or even those across the globe. There are also tons of organizations you could partner with this holiday season to show heroes that you care. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Movie and snacks followed by a panel discussion. Flight is about an airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. From the Academy Award winning director of Forest Gump and Cast Away Comes the most Provocative film of the year.

Join us for a movie & snacks followed by discussion on Carrie Fisher's semi-autobiographical bestseller, Post Cards from the Edge. This movie is about a fallen Hollywood actress struggles back from alcoholism to emerge from the shadows of her famous mother.

How will you lead with kindness? There are so many ways you can put your best foot forward in the world. Wake up each and every day asking yourself how you can spread kindness in the world.

November is often associated with a time of giving thanks, and this year is no different. In order to get the most out of the month, we’re deeming this as the year to start early. Make the entire month about showing gratitude to those you love, and even strangers.

The spooky season is coming to an end before we know it, but that doesn’t mean we’re over October. Scary doesn’t always have to be bad. Instead, use these final weeks as a reminder to do some scary-good deeds and give back to your community.

The spooky season is coming to an end before we know it, but that doesn’t mean we’re over October. Scary doesn’t always have to be bad. Instead, use these final weeks as a reminder to do some scary-good deeds and give back to your community.

Free Zoom workshop on November 2, 2021: Gut Health is critical to overall health and an individual’s recovery from substance use disorders and mental health disorders. The gut houses over 70% of our immune system and makes over 2/3 of our body’s serotonin, the neurochemical credited with our well-being.

Join us for a virtual 'What it Means to be an Anti-Racist Organization' workshop on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST.

In order to lead a truly altruistic life, it’s important to take stock of your own mental health, as well as those around you. There are a ton of free resources and tactics you can use to check-in and improve your mental clarity.

It’s hard to believe that another month has come and gone. As we enter October and inch closer to the holiday season, year-end giving and volunteering also ramps up.

Join us at RCNC every Tuesday morning for Breakfast and Recovery!

Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do helps us develop a more informed and inclusive picture for different causes and issues at hand.

International Day of Peace, recognized on September 21 every year, is the perfect opportunity to promote peace in the world around us.

Under the direction of the Substance Use Prevention Assistant Director, the Substance Use Prevention Specialist provides collaborative substance use prevention efforts in target communities, collaborates with other community and regional partners, and provides educational programming to children, youth, families, and community leaders.

Spending quality time with those you love is not only good for the soul, it’s a great step toward living an altruistic life. But how do you put the quality in quality time? Check out these ways to make the most of quality time to help you on your journey toward an altruistic lifestyle. 

Join us for our 2021 Capital Area Rally for Recovery on September 18th at 11 am.

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is approaching so quickly. Wasn’t it just 2020, after all? Time flies faster than you think, which is why it’s important to think about your end-of-year giving plan now. 

Life has been hard lately on us all, but September is National Self-Care Awareness Month. It’s a month dedicated to checking in with yourself, being kind to your inner monologue and truly making sure you get what you need to fill up your cup.

White people and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) grow up with different experiences and levels of awareness about structural oppression and inequities. Given these differences, we end up with vastly different relationships with privilege, power, white supremacy and different understandings of how intersectional identities shape our lives.

Although there are a ton of heavy issues going on in the world today, nonprofit organizations are a bright spot in the world, helping to provide relief and aid to a variety of important causes.

When you open yourself up to actively listening, you’ll be surprised at how much you gain in return. Check out these tips to implement active listening into your lifestyle, as well as what you can take away in return!

Given the disparities and difficulties that have been revealed in the recovery community and in black and brown communities due to COVID 19 and the deadly inequities of police violence focused on African Americans, this timely training is being offered by RCNC through SAMHSA’s Recovery Community Support Project-Statewide Network (RCSP-SN) on August 24 and 25.

Many of us were not prepared for the stress and trauma of 2020. The last year brought not only a global pandemic but also social injustice and economic instability. This free workshop is essential in learning how we can till the soil of our minds and establish peace during this challenging time

August 14 is recognized as Financial Awareness Day. You can celebrate by planning your own future, teaching others to plan for theirs or giving back to your community.

When it comes to our world, it’s always a good time to check in with how we can love it back for providing us with a home all these years.

Friday, July 30 is considered International Day of Friendship. Celebrate with these ways you can show the people you love the most just how much they mean to you.

While normally “back to school” is reserved for children, it turns out that this time of year is important for every age. That’s because you’re never too old to continue learning, and it can help you live up to your true potential in everyday life.

Just because it’s the middle of the year doesn’t mean it’s too late to set and achieve big things yet this year. While reevaluating your existing goals, throw in some hard-to-reach newer goals and set your sights high.

This workshop is important because life happens to everyone. Resilience in recovery and our ability to meet life with an abiding sense of hope, confidence, inner happiness, love and peace, is available to us all, even if adversity makes hope seem impossible. Learning how to access, trust in, and build our inner resilience and life of sustainable recovery will help us meet life with a greater sense of hope and possibility. The key is knowing how to turn passing experiences into lasting inner resources built into your brain.

Life offers us every opportunity to become our own medicine. When we look within, we receive guidance for what the body is calling for. Through this journey of life, we get to explore holistic ways of relieving stress and balancing the challenges we face. Join us as we take a journey through the Mind & Body to awaken the healing powers within.

This workshop is designed to teach non-profit organizational and self-development using social branding and entrepreneurial objectives for recovery organizations and other non-profits serving those with substance use disorders and mental health challenges in order to enhance the quality of their reach and create opportunities for growth and public support.

Life happens, and focusing on all aspects of your health is easier said than done. Take small steps in each area to start building solid habits!

Making a difference in a child’s life sounds like a daunting task, but small acts of kindness can add up and make a huge difference. Start small, like an hour spent volunteering or mentoring.

We're excited to announce that on July 21st we will be hosting a free workshop for BIPOC men who are caught in the crosshairs of racial injustice, and mental health disorders, and for the providers offering the individuals professional support. Click on each image for more details. #RCNCRecovery

Inspiration is a fickle thing. It comes and goes with little warning. The good news is, you can always reignite inspiration when you’re feeling uninspired.

While summer is a time of fun, it can also be a time to help mold amazing qualities, like giving back to the community. Ask your children to choose an activity that also gives back

If you’re able, use World Blood Donor Day as a time to give back and save lives by donating blood. If you aren’t able to safely do so, consider helping out in one of the various other ways to help spread awareness.

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