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January
National Mentoring Month
National Mentoring Partnership

National Volunteer Blood Donor Month.
AABB 

Stalking Awareness Month
National Center for the Victims of Crime

National Folic Acid Awareness Week – Jan. 8-14
National Council on Folic Acid

February
American Heart Month
American Heart Association

National Black History Month
ASALH

Ectodermal Dysplasia Awareness Month
National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias

National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Week – Feb. 5-9
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Random Acts of Kindness Week – Feb.12-18
Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

Annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week – Feb. 25 – March 3
National Eating Disorders Association

March
National Nutrition Month
Share Our Strength

National Women’s History Month
National Women’s History Project

Red Cross Month
American Red Cross

Read Across America Day – March 2
National Education Association

National MS Awareness Week – March 5-11
National MS Society

International Women’s Day – March 8
IWD

Girl Scout Week – March 12-18
Girl Scouts of the USA

Brain Awareness Week – March 12-18
Dana.org

April
Animal Cruelty Prevention Month
ASPCA

Keep America Beautiful Month
Keep America Beautiful

National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Prevent Child Abuse America

Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Interact

National Library Week – April 2-8
Palinet

National Day of Hope – April 5
Childhope

National Volunteer Week – April 15-21
Points of Light Foundation

Earth Day – April 22
Earth Day Network

National Youth Service Day – April 20-22
Youth Service America

May
American Stroke Month
American Stroke Association

National Foster Care Month
Casey Family Programs

National Mental Health Month
National Mental Health Association

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Month
Adolescent Pregnancy Coalition of North Carolina

National Family Month
National Family Month

National Hepatitis Awareness Month
American Liver Foundation

Be Kind to Animals Week – May 6-12
American Humane Association

National Historic Preservation Week – May 2-8
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Join Hands Day – May 5
Join Hands Day

Walk the World Day – May 13
Walk the World to Fight Hunger

Schizophrenia Awareness Week – May 21-28
National Schizophrenia Foundation

People of Color Justice & Unity Legislative Day – May 23
National Association of Community Development Corporations

June
Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month
Safe Haven for Cats

National NeighborWorks® Week – June 3-10
NeighborWorks® America

National Cancer Survivors Day – June 3
National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation

National Hunger Awareness Day – June 6
America’s Second Harvest

July
Recreation and Parks Month
National Recreation and Park Association

Special Olympics Day – July 20
Special Olympics

August
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Prevent Blindness America

National Minority Donor Awareness Day – Aug. 1
National MOTTEP

National Kidsday – Aug. 7
Boys and Girls Clubs of America

September
National Leukemia Awareness Month
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

National Preparedness Month
American Red Cross

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
National Prostate Cancer Coalition

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Healthy Aging Month
The Healthy Aging Campaign

Habitat for Humanity International’s Building on Faith Week – Sept. 10-17
Habitat for Humanity International

International Coastal Cleanup – Sept. 15
International Coastal Cleanup

Deaf Awareness Week – Sept. 24-30
National Association of the Deaf

October
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
NBCAM

National Crime Prevention Month
National Crime Prevention Council

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
NCADV

Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month
ASPCA

Healthcare Decisions Month
Hospice & Palliative CareCenter

Spina Bifida Awareness Month
Spina Bifida Association

Mental Illness Awareness Week – Oct. 2-8
Mental Health Association in NC, Inc.

National Depression Screening Day – Oct. 5
Mental Health Association in NC, Inc.

Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 8-14
American Red Cross

National Food Bank Week – Oct. 15-21
America’s Second Harvest

World Food Day – Oct. 16
U.S. National Committee for World Food Day

Make a Difference Day – Oct.28
USA Weekend

November
American Diabetes Month
The American Diabetes Association

National Hospice Month
Hospice Association of America

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s Association

Prematurity Awareness Month
March of Dimes

National Family Literacy Day – Nov. 1
National Center for Family Literacy

International Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day – Nov. 1
IVMA

World Kindness Day – Nov. 13
Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

America Recycles Day – Nov. 15
America Recycles Day

National Philanthropy Day – Nov. 15
Association of Fundraising Professionals

National Family Volunteer Day – Nov. 18
Points of Light Foundation

Great American Smokeout – Nov. 16
American Cancer Society

World Children’s Day – Nov. 20
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of North Carolina, Inc.

December
World Aids Day – Dec. 1
World Aids Campaign

International Volunteer Day – Dec. 5
United Nations

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