"When you see someone so passionate about something that they're willing to protest on the streets, don't ball it up and put it in jail. Invest in that passion and watch what can happen." - Greg Jackson, Heal Charlotte Founder and Executive Director
Passion is central to the origin story of Heal Charlotte. It all started two years ago, when protesters hit the streets of the Queen City in response to the fatal shooting of resident Keith Lamont Scott by an officer from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD).
Last Friday and Saturday more than 1,000 Wells Fargo employees and family members provided the Charlotte area with a whole lot of GOOD.
Wells Fargo’s 8th Annual Day of Caring — its signature volunteer event in Charlotte — saw employees and family members fan out to assist with projects at 24 nonprofit sites, including YWCA of Central Carolinas, Promising Pages, Friendship Gardens and Beds for Kids. Wells Fargo also hosted volunteer events in four of the company’s buildings so team members could give back without leaving their workplace.
Each month, SHARE Charlotte refocuses it's Spotlight Series on a different cause or issue effecting our city and shines a light on our nonprofit partners who work within that sector to strengthen Charlotte. The first step to driving out darkness is to shine a light on it, and our Spotlight Series aims to do just that while also showcasing which of our nonprofit partners are doing the hard work that will lead to a more informed, compassionate, and welcoming city.
National Volunteer Week, known locally as DO GOOD Week is a time to focus on the ways in which we can give GOOD to our community through the gift of donated time. Check out the infographic to see how Charlotte volunteers activated during this year’s DO GOOD Week (April 15-21). It doesn’t matter how you give your time or when, just that you do.
DO GOOD Week concluded on Saturday, April 21st with SHARE Charlotte’s signature VolunBEERing event at NoDa Brewing Co. Watch the video below for a recap of all the GOOD that happened at VolunBEERing:
Volunteers help build our community through the work they do for Charlotte’s nonprofit organizations.
Myers & Chapman, a 65-year-old, Charlotte-based, full-service construction company may literally build our community through its business, but it’s the company’s culture toward volunteering that sets it apart.
As a locally owned business, Myers & Chapman has a vested interest in the health and well-being of our community and has partnered with SHARE Charlotte as an official sponsor of DO GOOD Week.
By Shenique Carmichael, VP, Director, Banking Change Management ,TIAA
At times in my life, I experienced hunger, thirst, lack of clothing and being shunned for not having. I went to school many days without shoes on my feet. When I got home from school, I didn’t know if I would have food to eat. I grew up with oil lamps and candles to allow me to do my homework. We didn’t have electricity or running water or a bed to sleep in, but I was able to rise above it all.
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – SHARE Charlotte’s second annual DO GOOD Week, powered by Duke Energy, is underway in the Queen City. DO GOOD Week is a celebration of volunteerism during National Volunteer Week (April 15-21) and a call to action for community engagement with local nonprofit organizations through volunteer work.
Ever wonder what it would be like to work for a Charlotte-area nonprofit? There is no better way to gain valuable hands-on experience and gain and understanding into the mission of an organization than by serving as an intern.
Opportunities to build a resume through interning are available all year long with many organizations, not just in the summer months, making these internships a great fit for Charlotte-area college and high-school students or recent graduates.
Who said volunteering was all work, no play? Galas, 5Ks, and auctions are all key events for some of our local area nonprofits, and if you are good at throwing a party, then you just may be the detail-oriented and creative minded volunteer that an organization needs!
If you are the type of person who loves to help an event come to life by assisting in the planning process, or wants to be sure an event runs smoothly by being present on the day-of an event, there are volunteer opportunities for you in the Charlotte area.
We have so much great news to share from our nonprofit partners about their amazing work. But, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know if you have stories you'd like to tell and we'll make you a guest blogger!!