#52tuesdays: Safe Alliance

August 8, 2017    in

Did you know that 1 in 3 women will be abused in her lifetime and 1 in 6 will be raped? 
 

Safe Alliance supports victims of domestic and sexual violence and helps people build safe, healthy relationships through a continuum of shelter, legal and advocacy services. Safe Alliance assists over 12,000 people annually throughout Mecklenburg County and Lake Norman and reaches thousands more through educational and
prevention programs as well as institutional advocacy efforts.

#52tuesdays: Classroom Central

August 1, 2017    in

The new school year is approaching and aisles in Charlotte-area stores are now filled with school supplies in anticipation. But not everyone can afford them.

Since 2002, Classroom Central has provided free school supplies to students who need them. Supporting 100,000 students across six school districts, Classroom Central provides everything from notebooks and pencils, to crayons and books, and so much more to nearly 200 schools each year.

#52tuesdays: Trips for Kids Charlotte

July 25, 2017    in

Each Saturday you'll find a group of kids on mountain bikes at Colonel Francis Beatty Park in Matthews. On Tuesday nights you'll find a group of kids working on bikes at Charlotte Re-Cyclery in NoDa. 

These youth are part of something special. They’re with Trips for Kids Charlotte.

Trips for Kids Charlotte takes the simple childhood activity of bike riding and bicycle maintenance as tools to help underserved youth learn life lessons, focusing on respect, honesty, teamwork, overcoming obstacles, healthy and safe lifestyles and service. TFKC also introduces 10-15 year olds to the healthy, lifelong activity of mountain biking.

#52tuesdays: Crisis Assistance Ministry

July 17, 2017    in

On any given day, nearly 200 families visit Crisis Assistance Ministry in search of help to keep a roof over their heads, their utilities on, and their basic needs met.

Funds raised from #GivingTuesdayCLT are essential to helping those families with emergency rent or utility payments, clothing, household goods, furniture, beds, or appliances.

Here’s just one story that was changed with the help of neighbors like #GivingTuesdayCLT donors:

#52tuesdays: USO of North Carolina

July 4, 2017    in

The USO of North Carolina Charlotte Center delivers countless acts of caring, comfort, connection and support to more than 135,000 active duty, National Guard, and reserve military and family members annually. Funds raised from #GivingTuesdayCLT are so important to the USO of NC because the organization relies on the generosity of neighbors as they are not funded by the national USO organization. The USO of NC's programs and services provide critical support to Charlotte-area military and families and they could not be continued without this type of community support.

#52tuesdays: Jaron Strom

June 27, 2017    in

"Music can change the world because it can change people." ― Bono

Charlotte singer and songwriter Jaron Strom shared his gifts on Nov. 29 at our Giving Tuesday event at Sugar Creek Brewing.  This event ended a phenomenal two-week #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign and provided the perfect celebration.

This month, Strom released his first album, #Feelz, which is available on iTunes, Spotify and Soundcloud. 

#52tuesdays: Digi-Bridge

June 19, 2017    in

We live in an age dependent on technology. Computers and digital technology are prevalent in classrooms, but not everyone in Charlotte has access to all the tools and skills necessary as a 21st-century scholar. Enter Digi-Bridge, a Charlotte-based organization that aims to equip shareholders with the means to foster the optimal use of technology in the learning environment, ensuring that all 21st-century learners have opportunities to succeed in the digital age. 

#52tuesdays Digi-BridgeDuring #GivingTuesdayCLT 2016, Digi-Bridge exceeded its goal of $5,000 in individual donations.  

#52tuesdays: Communities In Schools

June 13, 2017    in

Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg (CIS-Charlotte) provides support services to disadvantaged students in Charlotte’s public schools, helping them to succeed in school, graduate high school and be prepared for life.  To help raise awareness of the need in our public schools and support our mission, CIS-Charlotte has participated in #GivingTuesdayCLT every year since it was initiated by SHARE Charlotte in 2014.  CIS-Charlotte is thrilled to have met its $30,000 fundraising goal during last year's campaign. In addition, the awareness generated by the creative publicity and tremendous social media has been terrific!

#52tuesdays: JDRF

June 6, 2017    in

JDRF is dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults —approximately 80 people per day — are diagnosed with T1D in the United States.

Last fall, JDRF Greater Western Carolinas Chapter participated in #GivingTuesdayCLT raising funds to support education, awareness, and research for children and adults living with T1D in the Charlotte area.

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