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#52Tuesdays: Charlotte Yard Cards Brings the Joy and the GOOD

Written by Grace Kennedy    on July 16, 2019    in

Kerri Wallace is passionate about supporting Charlotte nonprofits. So when November rolled around, she decided to use her business to spread the word about #GivingTuesdayCLT in an ALL CAPS way. Literally. 

Charlotte Yard Cards is a local, family-run business that brings joy to others by surprising people of all ages with customized messages on their front lawns. Imagine waking up on your tenth birthday to spot "HAPPY DOUBLE DIGITS" in giant letters in front of your house. Or coming home from a military deployment to find a unique welcome message waiting for you. 

#52Tuesdays: It's All of Us Vs. Cancer

Written by Nicole Copsis    on July 9, 2019    in

Photo Credit: L. Wolff Photography

Did you know that daily an average of 13 children are diagnosed with a brain or central nervous system tumor? Or that brain tumors take the lives of more children in the United States than any other disease? 

Vs. Cancer, a signature fundraising campaign for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, gives sports teams, athletes and communities the platform to help children with brain tumors and other forms of pediatric cancer. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the world's leading nonprofit dedicated to the childhood brain tumor community, and for many participating teams in Charlotte, the proceeds from their Vs. Cancer campaign help fund child life programs at Levine Children’s Hospital and lifesaving pediatric brain tumor research. 

#52Tuesdays: Digi-Bridge Meets a Match

Written by Grace Kennedy    on July 2, 2019    in

"Giving is better with friends."

That's how Alexis Gordon explains why she made a simple yet powerful choice for Digi-Bridge on #GivingTuesdayCLT. 

Alexis has always been big on supporting nonprofits, but she's especially drawn to the mission of Digi-Bridge because of her own experiences with tech education. Digi-Bridge aims to equip 21st century learners with opportunities to succeed in the digital age—something that Alexis believes is essential for the next generation.

#52Tuesdays: The Abandon Project

Written by Eden Estabrook    on June 25, 2019    in

Did you know that supporting a nonprofit can be as easy as eating at a restaurant? 

It’s true! Last November during #GivingTuesdayCLT, The Abandon Project set up several fundraisers throughout Charlotte to raise funds for their year-round, community empowerment vision in the Wallace Woods neighborhood. Chipotle, City BBQ, and even Kendra Scott Jewelry store, all donated portions of their sales to The Abandon Project leading up the eagerly-anticipated #GivingTuesdayCLT celebration. With the funds raised, The Abandon Project was able to continue pouring into the lives of the kids they serve and building relationships with the community. 

#52Tuesdays: Skillpop Gives GOOD to Classroom Central

June 18, 2019    in


Education doesn’t stop after grade school or college.

Both local nonprofit, Classroom Central, and Charlotte based business, Skillpop, share a particular passion for lifelong learning. This mutual passion for education gave way to a collaboration for GOOD during this past #GivingTuesdayCLT.

Skillpop provides pop-up classes around Charlotte that make learning a new skill social, accessible, and engaging. From learning how to paint abstract floral artwork to the basics of buying a home, Skillpop provides introductory courses that teach you valuable skills while encouraging you to meeting new people in the community.

#52Tuesdays: Fueling Kids' Potential with Communities In Schools

Written by Grace Kennedy    on June 11, 2019    in


Tuesdays are kind of a big deal for Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg. As a #GivingTuesdayCLT participant since year one, CIS has added valuable volunteers to its Success Coach and Social Capital Bridging programs, among others. The organization has also gained community awareness by using the #GivingTuesdayCLT toolkit that SHARE Charlotte offers to all participating nonprofits.

On this particular Tuesday, June 11, CIS joins the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community in celebrating hundreds of high school graduates, who will don caps, gowns and grins as CMS graduation week kicks into high gear.

#52Tuesdays: Dottie Rose Foundation and Harvey B. Gantt Center

Written by Nicole Copsis    on May 28, 2019    in

Repeat after me: local nonprofits are not in competition, they are in collaboration.

When Dr. Sharon Jones, founder of Dottie Rose Foundation, met Angie Chandler,  Senior Manager of Educational Initiatives + Public Program for the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Art + Culture last #GivingTuesdayCLT, a collaboration that would strengthen the ties between art and technology for young minds was born.

#52Tuesdays: A Whole Lot of GOOD Came to Town

Written by Nicole Copsis    on May 14, 2019    in
 

Earlier this month, Charlotte played host to the annual #GTCommunitySummit where leaders from #GivingTuesday communities near and far gathered to share ideas, learn from one another’s successes (and failures), and, perhaps most importantly, dream about the future of #GivingTuesday.

Never heard of #GivingTuesday? Let’s catch you up to speed…

Now entering it’s eighth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many are focused on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Since 2012, people from all over the world, together, have given over $1 Billion to causes on #GivingTuesday and have made it a widely recognized and growing movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.

#52Tuesdays: MeckEd Creates Pathways to Successful Careers for All Students

Written by Addie Rising    on May 7, 2019    in


Not all students in Charlotte have the same opportunities for successful careers.

Founded in 1991, MeckEd is a Local Education Fund, which assists and supports public schools while holding them accountable for providing and ensuring excellence and equity for all of the children and families they serve.

MeckEd’s Career Pathways program serves low-income 16-21 year olds at Vance, Independence, Garinger and Harding High Schools who face barriers to the workforce and bridges the disconnect between students, business and industry, and post-secondary education. The Career Pathways program fosters a better-prepared workforce and creates a pipeline to ensure young people see the relevance of staying in school and that they embrace an attainable path following graduation.

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