School has started and the Tulip Poplar leaves are beginning to drop. If it’s time for you to get involved in a meaningful way with your Chatham County neighbors, there is no better place to start than the Chatham Connecting website ( We are an all-volunteer effort, and our website lists more than 100 non-profit organizations and agencies that are looking for volunteers and donations. For example, Chatham Habitat for Humanity has reopened its ReStore and needs volunteers; Communities in Schools seeks mentors for kids; and Chatham Literacy is looking for more volunteers to work in tutoring, either one-on-one or virtually, to increase literacy among adults. Other organizations list their need for school supplies, food donations, or used clothes. Your neighbors will thank you.