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#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: Spay Neuter Charlotte

Written by Addie Rising    on February 12, 2018    in
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.

#52tuesdays: ACEing Autism

Written by Addie Rising    on January 23, 2018    in
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. 

#52tuesdays: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation + Tech Talent South

Written by Addie Rising    on January 16, 2018    in
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 awards Jessica Smith Robinson (center) with a scholarship for an 8-week code-immersion course.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.

#GivingTuesdayCLT Raises $7 Million for Charlotte Nonprofits

Written by Addie Rising    on December 5, 2017    in
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2017


(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.

Teach Them Well and Let Them Lead the Way

Written by Addie Rising    on November 27, 2017    in
The school bell rings at Garinger High School and several students make their way into Bethany Darnley’s science classroom. They laugh. They rib each other a little bit. They talk about their school days and their afterschool jobs.


Then Darnley calls these students to the “circle.” An arrangement of chairs in a circle in the center of the classroom. No front row. No back row. A circle. Everyone is equal. This is the Ultreia Society.

Darnley founded the Ultreia Society at Garinger High School in 2014 as a mentorship program in an effort to create sustainable opportunities for students to feel supported and empowered while discovering their passions and paths in life. The program began as a way to encourage and mentor freshman to improve student retention and student life at the high school. With the help of the school administration, the club turned into a leadership course known as Ultreia Society.

#52tuesdays: Google Fiber

November 21, 2017    in

Faster. Fairer. Kinder. That’s how we at Google Fiber describe our gigabit speed internet service, but it is also a vision we have for the world.

Faster. We want individuals to have the ability to quickly and easily make a positive impact on issues that matter most to them.

Fairer. We seek to create communities where everyone has a chance to succeed.

Kinder. We imagine a society where generosity and compassion are the norm.

Charlotte Motor Speedway Supports #GivingTuesdayCLT

Written by Addie Rising    on November 18, 2017    in
Charlotte Motor SpeedwayFor more than 50 years, Charlotte Motor Speedway has set the standard for motorsports entertainment and evolved into "The Greatest Place to See the Race." Nestled in the heart of NASCAR country, the Mecca of Motorsports is the only race vacation destination where fans can immerse themselves in the sport by taking in an event at the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway and visit race team shops and the NASCAR Hall of Fame in the same weekend.

#GivingTuesdayCLT Kicks Off Today and Asks Charlotteans to Do Their Part

Written by Addie Rising    on November 14, 2017    in
SHARE Charlotte’s 4th annual giving campaign supports 235 nonprofits serving Mecklenburg County


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2017

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – SHARE Charlotte is proud to announce the launch of its 4th annual #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign, presented by Wells Fargo. #GivingTuesdayCLT encourages the Charlotte community to support 235 local nonprofits through GivingTuesdayCLT.org today through Tuesday, Nov. 28.

GivingTuesday, globally known as the first day of the “giving season”, was made hyperlocal in 2014 through SHARE Charlotte’s #GivingTuesdayCLT and presents a unique opportunity to get everyone involved in making Charlotte stronger and therefore better for everyone.

#52tuesdays: Wells Fargo

Written by Addie Rising    on November 13, 2017    in

#GivingTuesdayCLT enters its fourth year lifting up the community to kick off the giving season. For the second year, Wells Fargo, one of the area’s largest employers, has invested as presenting sponsor.

Wells Fargo may not be the largest company in the United States or even the largest bank, but they are consistently ranked as one of the country’s top corporate philanthropists by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Wells Fargo donates, on average, more than $250 million each year to nonprofits with a focus on investing in the future of the communities where their team members and customers live and work. And that means Charlotte.

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