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#52Tuesdays: Turning One Good Deed into Twenty

Written by Nicole Copsis    on May 8, 2018    in

Gina McGourty took an already GOOD deed and turned it into a GREAT one. 

As a part of DO GOOD Week, our sponsor Duke Energy generously gave away a night in their Luxury Suite at BB&T Ballpark to one lucky winner. To be entered to win the contest, you had to sign up for a volunteer opportunity on that given day of DO GOOD Week and at the end of the evening a winner was chosen at random from the list of volunteers who gave their time to GOOD.

The contest winner, Gina McGourty, signed up for two volunteer opportunities that day, already exceeding the requirements of the contest, volunteering to give her time to both ACEing Austism and Classroom Central. When we contacted Gina to let her know the good news, we were shocked by her response. 

#52Tuesdays: Tosco Music and Olivia Martin

Written by Nicole Copsis    on April 24, 2018    in

The story goes that Amazon, Apple, and Disney all started in a garage and turned into the most influential online retailer, technology company, and media conglomerate in the world, respectively. And if that was not enough proof that great things can come from humble beginnings, take Tosco Music for example. Tosco Music, a local 501c3 nonprofit organization, began as intimate jam sessions in founder John Tosco’s living room and has grown into an organization that not only puts on community concerts where nationally recognized acts and undiscovered artists share the stage, but also provides music scholarships and conducts community outreach programs. 

#52tuesdays: Time to DO GOOD

April 17, 2018    in
"Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another." ~Erma Bombeck

VolunteeringSHARE Charlotte partners with more than 400 nonprofits that all serve Mecklenburg County. While they all serve different people and causes in our community, they all have one thing in common: slim operating budgets necessitating a need for volunteers to help.

During #GivingTuesdayCLT 2017, Charlotteans rallied and pledged to serve or served 81,000 hours to 174 nonprofits,  a value of $1.9 million to these organizations.

#52tuesdays: Charlotte Knights Charities

Written by Nicole Copsis    on April 10, 2018    in
BB&T Ballpark will be opening its gates back up for the first game of the 2018 season on Thursday, April 12. But that doesn’t mean the Charlotte Knights organization has been idle in the offseason. In fact, they have been up to a whole lot of GOOD.

Often outshined by the excitement of the sport, the Charlotte Knights are much more than a baseball team. They are an organization of hard-workers who give back to their community in so many more ways than you may think. The Charlotte Knights even have a charitable arm solely dedicated to enriching their namesake city.

#52tuesdays: Wheelhouse Foundation

Written by Addie Rising    on April 3, 2018    in
Charlotte’s nonprofit organizations have stories to tell. Stories of our community. Stories of working together. Stories of hope.

What better way to capture these stories than through compelling video. Wheelhouse Foundation was created to support not-for-profit entities who do not have the budget, tools, and/or staffing resources to adequately market themselves in an increasingly content-driven media world. 

Wheelhouse Foundation’s mission is to provide expertise in digital content creation to other charitable organizations through scripting, developing, producing, editing and distributing visual content for not-for-profits, foundations, charitable events and other cause marketers. 

#52tuesdays: Urban League of Central Carolinas

Written by Addie Rising    on March 27, 2018    in
Urban League of Central Carolinas (ULCC) empowers the community to attain financial stability and social justice in a global economy through education, training and placement. 

Organized in 1978, ULCC’s offers a range of programs to benefit anyone in need of education, skills training, career development, employment services, and youth programs. ULCC also serves persons from all economic levels - from area professionals to those living within designated “fragile” and “at-risk” neighborhoods.

#52tuesdays: Girls Rock Charlotte

Written by Addie Rising    on March 13, 2018    in
The Runaways, The Go-Go’s, The Bangles, Vixen and even Josie and the Pussycats. Girl rockers are cool. But those who encourage girls to rock? The coolest.

Meet Girls Rock Charlotte. Through its summer camps for girls ages 8-18 and rock retreats for women, Girls Rock Charlotte amplifies the confidence of ALL girls and women through the power of music. The camps are designed to build each camper's confidence in a space that encourages creativity, communication, collaboration and inclusivity.

#52tuesdays: Kevin Poirier

Written by Addie Rising    on March 6, 2018    in
In my house, an internet outage might as well be a power outage. Everything grinds to a halt. My teenagers can’t stream Netflix. I can’t surf Facebook. My son can’t do his homework. 

Wait. What? Homework? Yes. 

Now imagine that you are without internet entirely. You don’t have a home computer. And even if you did, you wouldn’t know what do with it. Scary as that may sound, it’s the reality for many in Charlotte.  

A digital divide exists right here in our community. Students and families are without necessary tools that will help them succeed in and out of the classroom. 

#52tuesdays: Bottle Cap Group

February 27, 2018    in
During #GivingTuesdayCLT many local businesses joined in to support Charlotte’s nonprofits.

Bottle Cap Group, which owns nine local restaurants, stepped up in a big way last fall, each donating 10 percent of sales on Tuesday, Nov. 28 to a designated nonprofit. All American Pub (pictured) chose the Steve Smith Family Foundation as its recipient.

“Our management teams at each restaurant selected a nonprofit that was near and dear to them,” said Bottle Cap Group’s Morgan Conroy. “They were able to select a local nonprofit that fits best with their values and share this with their customers and staff.” 

Businesses like Bottle Cap Group make #GivingTuesdayCLT a success in our community.

#52tuesdays: Body & Soul Senior Fitness

February 20, 2018    in
In Charlotte, 29 percent of adults aged 65 and over live alone and nearly 21 percent of Charlotte residents 60 and over receive food stamps. (U.S. Census, 2010)

How can we help this generation? Body & Soul Senior Fitness has implemented a great idea by working to keep Charlotte’s seniors active and social.

Body & Soul Senior Fitness works within local churches to provide a place for senior adults to grow physically stronger, meet new friends and find joy in daily living. 

“As they age, family is very, very busy and friends start to pass away … life changes,” Body & Soul Executive Director Kathy Joy said. “Being able to come to the churches and just engage with others and become physically stronger makes them more confident.” 


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