#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.

#52tuesdays: Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

May 23, 2017    in

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is the largest food bank in our area serving a total of 19 counties, including Mecklenburg.

SHFBM provides food to over 700 partner agencies including soup kitchens like Urban Ministry Center, emergency pantries like Loaves & Fishes, homeless shelters like Men’s Shelter of Charlotte and The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, senior programs, and low-income daycares.

#52tuesdays: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council

May 16, 2017    in

Did you know that in many of our neighborhoods, more than 1 in 3 families with children regularly experience food insecurity, meaning that they don't always know where their next meal is coming from?

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy CouncilThe Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council (CMFPC) advocates for healthy, sustainable food for all of Mecklenburg County's citizens and works to bring attention to issues like food insecurity and areas of our city without access to fresh fruits and vegetables or full service grocery stores. Over 72,000 Charlotteans live in areas with little or no access to healthy food.

#52tuesdays: The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte

May 9, 2017    in

While much of the community knows The Salvation Army for its Family Stores or the Red Kettles during Christmas, the organization provides services year-round for those who need it most. 

The Salvation Army of Greater CharlotteThe Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte’s programs include the Center of Hope, an emergency shelter for women and children that sleeps an average of 340 women and children every night; a disaster relief program that provides food, shelter, clothing and spiritual comfort to first responders and survivors of disasters; and Boys & Girls Clubs in both Mecklenburg and Union County, whose mission is to enable all young people, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  

#52tuesdays: ANSWER Scholarship

May 2, 2017    in

The idea for the ANSWER Scholarship began more than a decade ago in 2006. Founder and Executive Director Susan Andersen was able to put herself through college, in part, because of a four-year partial scholarship that she received from a Charlotte-based organization. Extremely grateful, she vowed to give back one day to the community that believed in her.

#52tuesdays: Charlotte Community ToolBank

April 25, 2017    in

In Charlotte's SouthEnd sits an 8,000-square-foot warehouse of pure GOOD! Charlotte Community ToolBank is perhaps one of the city's best-kept secrets ... and it's time to end the secrecy.

Charlotte Community ToolBank provides fellow not-for-profit organizations with access to an inventory of tools all year long eliminating the need for agencies to incur the expense of purchasing, repairing, and storing tools. This reduces the costs associated with service projects and allowing these agencies to focus more of their resources on their mission. The ToolBank provides over 200 different types of tools and has enough stock to supply over 1,000 volunteers for hands-on projects. 

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