The creators of the largest annual global day of giving, GivingTuesday, introduced #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5, 2020 as an opportunity for communities around the world to come together and give in immediate response to the unprecedented need caused by the current COVID-19 crisis.
#GivingTuesdayNow sparked activity in more than 145 countries on May 5 for a global day of unity and giving. Millions of people expressed their generosity through acts of kindness, donations of goods, time and money, notes of compassion, advocacy for causes, and care for family and friends. Read more about the results of #GivingTuesdayNow on a global scale, here.
Like many organizations during this COVID-19 crisis, our friends at CREW Charlotte had to decide the best way to host their monthly luncheon while stay at home orders were in place in April.
Across Charlotte, the necessity to cancel or reschedule in-person gatherings and events has created a huge gap in programming for countless organizations. Leaders are being forced to forgo the opportunity to bring their groups together, or get really creative in order to provide a meaningful, virtual experience.
For nonprofits working to care for neighbors in need, the latest phase in these unprecedented times has a new name: Now Normal.
As our community eyes a return to some level of life before COVID-19, nonprofits are heeding Gov. Roy Cooper’s three-phase approach that puts safety first. Slowly and carefully, with the health of clients, staff and volunteers in mind, nonprofits are poised to remobilize while retaining the best of what they’ve done sheltering in place.
Here are three illustrations that reflect Now Normal in the nonprofit world in and around Charlotte.
We have adapted our digital newsletter, Sunday SHARE, to feature ten different local nonprofits and their most urgent needs each week. We will be adding to this growing list as ten more ways to help are published every Sunday.
Want this curated list of ways to take action and support local nonprofits delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday? Sign up for our Sunday SHARE newsletter, here.
To see the full list of our partners who have identified specific needs due to the impact of COVID-19, click here.
SHARE Charlotte has been overwhelmed by the selflessness and generosity of our neighbors, community and corporate partners as we continue to manage a flood of inquiries about how people can do GOOD to support our nonprofit partners during this time of uncertainty.
We are fortunate to live in a world where technology enables us to come together despite being physically apart, and the need to come together in Charlotte to support our nonprofit community has potentially never been greater. If you have something to give, please consider doing so - the organizations serving Charlotte’s most vulnerable need your help.
What’s SHARE Charlotte’s role in this crisis? It’s to do what we do best - connect those who want to help Mecklenburg County's nonprofit community to all the ways they can.
Albemarle Foundation Announces Partnership with SHARE Charlotte to Provide Mecklenburg County Nonprofits Access to New SHINE™ Initiative
Written By Michelle Boudin
When the Albemarle Corporation, a specialty chemical company, relocated its worldwide headquarters to Charlotte in 2016, the company’s leadership knew they wanted to get involved in the community in a powerful way. They tasked Sandra Holub, the Executive Director of the Albemarle Foundation, with finding the best way to make the most impact. “When we came here we wanted to make sure that the city knew we were really excited to be here and we wanted to play a positive role.”
Simplicity Organizers is a nationally recognized professional organizing company that helps people focus on what matters most. They know that “When we let go of the unimportant, we have more time to enjoy the things we love” or, in the case of many of the local nonprofits they have helped with their services, it allows them to have more time to deal with the bigger fish they have to fry.
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!!