#IXLVolunteering

Diaper Duty: IXLers Volunteer at the Diaper Bank of NC

October 12, 2018

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Diaper Duty: IXLers Volunteer at the Diaper Bank of NC

On the last Saturday of September, a group of IXLers volunteered for diaper duty. They spent the day at the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, sorting and packing diapers and other supplies for families throughout the state. In addition to distributing basic necessities, the Diaper Bank’s mission is to advocate for policy reform, raise community awareness, and improve access to personal hygiene products for families living in poverty.

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A Novel Time: IXLers Volunteer to Sort Books at Read and Feed

August 31, 2018

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A Novel Time: IXLers Volunteer to Sort Books at Read and Feed

On August 10, eight IXL volunteers sorted over one thousand books for Read and Feed, a children’s literacy nonprofit whose mission is to “give children an appetite for reading.” The aptly named organization uses RVs converted into mobile classrooms to deliver books, reading lessons, and warm meals to over 600 high-need elementary students in neighborhoods throughout Wake County, North Carolina.

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IXL Volunteers Return to Meals on Wheels of Durham

Helping the community one meal at a time

July 6, 2018

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IXL Volunteers Return to Meals on Wheels of Durham

On June 25, ten IXL volunteers arrived at Meals on Wheels of Durham to pack and deliver meals to homebound residents in the community. This was IXL’s second year volunteering with Meals on Wheels, which is a national organization that addresses hunger and isolation among millions of seniors. Meals on Wheels is committed to providing both nutritious meals and face-to-face check-ins to as many homebound individuals as possible, and we were excited to once again help out!

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IXL Volunteers Foster Native NC Plant Life

IXLers Get Hands-On at Dorothea Dix Park

May 18, 2018

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IXL Volunteers Foster Native NC Plant Life

On May 12, nine IXL employees, along with other community volunteers, gathered at the base of a hill in Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. Their mission was to help rescue the park’s native plant life from invasive species, as part of an ongoing effort to make Dorothea Dix Park a sustainable part of the Raleigh landscape.

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IXL volunteers help restore a Bay Area park

IXLers tackle weeds and nurture native plants

May 1, 2018

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IXL volunteers help restore a Bay Area park

On the last day of March, IXLers gathered to work alongside the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in restoring Mori Point in Pacifica.

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All Booked: IXLers Volunteer with Book Harvest

IXL Raleigh Employees Help Connect Kids with Books

April 6, 2018

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All Booked: IXLers Volunteer with Book Harvest

What do Anne of Green Gables, The Little Engine that Could, Dealing with Dragons, and The Magic School Bus have in common? All of these books were sorted by IXLers during a fun-filled day of volunteering with Book Harvest of Durham, North Carolina! On March 24, IXL employees booked it to this nonprofit to help categorize books that will be given to children throughout the area.

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IXL Gets Hands-on with Habitat for Humanity

IXL Raleigh Employees volunteer at Habitat for Humanity of Durham

February 9, 2018

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IXL Gets Hands-on with Habitat for Humanity

A group of IXL employees recently spent a hands-on morning volunteering at Habitat for Humanity of Durham. Habitat for Humanity builds, repairs, and renovates homes as part of their mission to keep communities strong—and IXLers were able to learn some building skills as they helped out!

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IXL Lends a Hand to Help Students Write Personal Statements for College

October 27, 2017

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IXL Lends a Hand to Help Students Write Personal Statements for College

On October 22, 12 IXL employees volunteered as writing tutors at 826 Valencia’s 9th annual Personal Statement Weekend. At Personal Statement Weekend, under-resourced San Francisco Unified School District students can get assistance with drafting, revising, and polishing their college application essays. The event took place at Mission High School, and over two hundred local high school students participated this year.

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Great Outdoors: IXLers Beautify a Bay Area Park

IXL volunteers clean up In Chan Kaajal Park

September 1, 2017

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Great Outdoors: IXLers Beautify a Bay Area Park

On the last Saturday of August, a group of IXLers headed to San Francisco to assist the SF Recreation and Parks Department with a park beautification project. In Chan Kaajal Park opened in June 2017 and was the first park to be developed in San Francisco in over a decade. Formerly a parking lot, In Chan Kaajal is now a vibrant space for neighborhood residents—and IXLers had a great time contributing to this community hub.

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IXLers Walked (and Ran!) to Support Cancer Prevention

August 2, 2017

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IXLers Walked (and Ran!) to Support Cancer Prevention

For the second consecutive year, IXL participated in our local Relay for Life event in Millbrae, California. On July 22–23, a team of IXLers walked for 24 hours to remember lost loved ones, honor survivors of all types of cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society in its efforts to make a global impact on the treatment and cure for cancer.

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