Everyday during #GivingTuesdayCLT (Nov 20-27), SHARE Charlotte is offering the Charlotte community a different way to do GOOD for local nonprofits.
Below is a breakdown of what YOU can do to give GOOD locally to be a part of the global movement. You can of course give GOOD in your preferred way any day throughout the week of #GivingTuesdayCLT, these suggestions below are created to inspire you to give GOOD in different ways.
(Complete list of which nonprofits and local businesses are activating each day coming soon!)
11/20: Take a Class Tuesday
Sign up for or attend a class that is giving back to a local nonprofit.
11/21: Wet Your Whistle Wednesday
Do GOOD by visiting a Charlotte brewery that is giving back to a local nonprofit.
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.
"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
SHARE 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.
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.
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.
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.
In the fall of 2016, Black Wednesday Owner and SHARE Charlotte PR & Media Consultant Corri Smith started to hear this terrible howl outside her house. It was coming from a golden brown pup that was tied up behind her neighbor's house.
"It was incessant and this dog was clearly in distress," Corri said. "I went out there to find that her collar was about three sizes too small and she had no water. I asked my neighbors, who were squatting in the home, what their plan was and if they had food and water for her."
Their response: "It's not our dog."
Apparently, they had a friend who was newly displaced and had nowhere to put her so they tied her up overnight without a thought.
If you’re a craft beer drinker in Charlotte, you have undoubtedly heard of the Queen City Brewers Festival which returns for the 7th year on Feb. 3 at The Fillmore. And if you’ve heard of or attended the Queen City Brewers Festival the last couple of years, you’ve heard of ACEing Autism.
Queen City Brewers Festival is ACEing Autism-Charlotte’s annual winter fundraiser and spotlights Charlotte-area breweries and brewpubs along with select restaurants to support ACEing Autism’s mission to serve more families in the Charlotte community affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
ACEing Autism-Charlotte launched with a successful pilot program in the fall of 2013 and had its most-attended sessions this past fall and spring. More than 90 children and 150 volunteers have participated in ACEing Autism-Charlotte tennis clinics over the past four years.
For many, hard work and determination can change the course of your life. For one Charlotte resident, one course may change her entire career path.
Jessica Smith Robinson currently works as a receptionist at the Mecklenburg County Health Department, but she has always been good with computers and has a passion for coding. She wants to become a web developer, and she has taken several free courses at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library.
Tech Talent South aims to teach adults and children the basics of coding and web development through in-person classes, in a condensed time period.
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – Today, local nonprofit SHARE Charlotte announced the total value of donations raised during its 4th annual #GivingTuesdayCLT giving campaign: $7 million! The event took place at Camp North End where Jamie McDonald from the national #GivingTuesday team, SHARE Founder and Executive Director Kelly Brooks and Meredith Dolhare of RunningWorks spoke of their unique perspectives on the campaign. Spoken word artist, Hannah Hasan, was also on hand to perform her “Charlotte Stronger” poem.
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!!