Help make the holidays special during Season of Giving on the OBX

By on September 18, 2023

Programs available for those who would like to donate or apply

Dare County Health and Human Services

During the holiday season, there are a number of opportunities for those who would like to donate to help make the holidays special for local residents in need. The Dare County Department of Health & Human Services partners with a number of community organizations, individuals and churches to ensure holiday joy is experienced by all. Here are a list of the programs available for those who would like to donate or apply:

Thanksgiving Basket Program

North of Oregon Inlet
  • Money and basket donations are needed.
  • For those who wish to make monetary donations, please send checks to: Roanoke Island Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 1666, Manteo, N.C. 27954 or contact Sandy Martin at 252-202-7632.
  • For those who wish to apply, the application period is open from October 2 to October 31. Please apply by contacting or visiting the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services at 109 Exeter Street in Manteo or by contacting Leigh Brinkley at or 252-475-5566.
Hatteras Island
  • Money and basket donations are needed.
  • For those who wish to make monetary donations, please send checks to: Fessenden Center, P.O. Box 859, Buxton, N.C. 27920 or contact Annelise Wilcox at 252.475.5764.
  • For those who wish to apply, the application period is open from October 2 through November 10. Please pick up applications at the Frisco campus of the Dare Health & Human Services Department or contact Jessica Nonnenmocher at or 252.475.9370.


Angel Gift

Northern Beaches
  • The Outer Banks Woman’s Club is seeking sponsors and donors for their Angel Gift Program, now in its 36th year.  The club partners with the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services, whose role is to screen the applicants.
  • Residents interested in applying for assistance through the Angel Gift Program need to apply by visiting the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services in Manteo at 109 Exeter St Manteo in Manteo.  Applications will be taken from October 11, 2023 – November 2, 2023. This is the ONLY application period.
  • Families eligible for the Angel Gift Program who live north of the Oregon Inlet must be below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, however unique situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, applicants must provide proof of income and a completed application.  Due to increased participation, priority will be given to eligible families who were not assisted last year. Additional families will be included, as funds permit, on a first come, first-served basis.
  • The Outer Banks Woman’s Club requests that applicants be prepared to provide their children’s wish list, as well as clothing and shoe sizes during the interview process.
  • The continued success of this program would not be possible without the generous support and funding provided by businesses, organizations, and individuals from Dare County and beyond.
  • For more information regarding sponsorship or donation opportunities, please contact the Outer Banks Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 102, Kill Devil Hills, N.C. 27948 or call 252.284.4040.
  • For questions regarding applications, please contact Leigh Brinkley at or 252.475.5566.
Hatteras Island
  • The coalition that implements the Hatteras Island Angel Gift program is seeking sponsors, donors and applicants for the upcoming holiday season.  The program is provided in collaboration with individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations committed to providing Christmas joy for children on Hatteras Island.  The Dare County Department of Health & Human Services works with these organizations to provide referrals, administrative support and identify family needs, as well as to help protect the privacy of the request.
  • Most of the giving is from local businesses, organizations and individuals.  In addition to Donation Boxes and Angel requests located in businesses for donors to sponsor, monetary and toy donations are also accepted.
  • For those families in need of assistance this Christmas, applications for Hatteras Island Angel Gift are available to pick up and drop off at the Frisco Campus of the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services.  Application dates will run from October 2, 2023 – November 10, 2023.
  • Participants do not need to be a client of the Department of Health & Human Services to receive Angel Gift.  Participants must live on Hatteras Island, and gifts are provided only for child(ren) in the custody of the applicant.  Phone interviews will be required to verify information and assess needs once completed applications are submitted. Children 0-17 years of age are eligible for sponsorship. For families that have received Angel Gift for three consecutive years, the application will be reviewed by the committee and sponsorship is not guaranteed.
  • For questions regarding the program, or to make a donation, please contact the program coordinator, Linda Oneal at 252.475.4390. For questions regarding applications, please contact Jessica Nonnenmocher at or 252.475.9320.


Adult Christmas Program

Elves Wanted! No experience necessary. 
  • Sponsors are needed for the Annual Dare County Social Services  Adult Christmas Program. Help brighten the holidays for a Dare County elderly or disabled adult with a little gift giving. Sponsors will be paired with a recipient and will be given that recipient’s wish list no later than November 9. Many items on the wish list include basic necessities such as clothing, food and everyday household items.
  • Gifts would need to be wrapped and ready during drop off times on December 1, 4, or 5. Specific delivery instructions will be provided on your applicant’s wish list.
  • For more information, please contact Jessica Everett at or 252.475.5539 and visit our site at /health-human-services/season-of-giving.

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Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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