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Some call it stories. Others call it a blog. But here you'll find nuggets of goodness to use and -- you guessed it -- SHARE!

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Written by Addie Rising    on November 13, 2017    in
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. - George Bernard Shaw

#GivingTuesdayCLT is here.

And as we’ve discovered, the need in our community is real ... poverty, homelessness, hunger, lack of opportunity, lack of resources, illness, disabilities and addiction. The good news is Charlotte’s local nonprofits work every day to help alleviate these issues that potentially touch everyone in our community. 

While Charlotte is over 200 years old, we are a young city. 

Based on U.S. Census data from 2005 to 2015, Charlotte tops the 50 largest U.S. cities as the millennial hub. 

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Written by Addie Rising    on November 13, 2017    in
The need in our community is real ... poverty, homelessness, hunger, lack of opportunity, lack of resources, illness, disabilities and addiction. The good news is our local nonprofits work every day to help. Learn more about our community's struggles and how you can do your part to make Charlotte stronger. Know Charlotte.

At the end of 1946, the first year of the baby boom, there were approximately 2.4 million baby boomers … The population peaked in 1999, with 78.8 million baby boomers, including people who immigrated to the United States and were born between 1946 and 1964.

Today, that generation, as well as the ones before it, need support.

Meet Our #GivingTuesdayCLT Crowdfunders!

Written by Addie Rising    on November 12, 2017    in
By Corri Smith


SHARE Charlotte began as an idea by Kelly Brooks, and for five years she has been reliant on word of mouth and organic reach. The only reason SHARE has sustained the test of time is because of the support from the community. SHARE has been able to rally Charlotte toward a common goal of supporting the nonprofits and GOOD work happening to make our city a stronger place.

So, how do you maintain your current following while also growing your community? This has been a crucial topic on deck for all small and medium-sized organizations, especially those that use social media to engage with their supporters. This super economical tool is great, but many platforms now require brands to pay in order to get in front of even their own fans. So, the question is, how do you engage your current community and expand beyond it?

Shop, Dine & Sweat for GOOD During #GivingTuesdayCLT

Written by Addie Rising    on November 12, 2017    in

Over 100 local businesses and community partners have jumped in to support Charlotte's nonprofits in this year's #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign. And many more support our city's nonprofits every day of the year. 


Looking to do something during #GivingTuesdayCLT but need some ideas? Visit one of these restaurants, breweries or other businesses during the dates outlined below to take part in this historic community celebration of local GOOD!

Check back regularly as this list is expanded!

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Written by Addie Rising    on November 11, 2017    in
The need in our community is real ... poverty, homelessness, hunger, lack of opportunity, lack of resources, illness, disabilities and addiction. The good news is our local nonprofits work every day to help. Learn more about our community's struggles and how you can do your part to make Charlotte stronger. Know Charlotte.

Men and women enlist every day in branches of our country’s armed forces. They are trained, they often go to foreign lands and some see combat. 

But what happens when their time of service comes to an end? Many of them leave their service time with families to support. So, what is next?

In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau reported 46,800 veterans living in Mecklenburg County.

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Written by Addie Rising    on November 10, 2017    in

The need in our community is real ... poverty, homelessness, hunger, lack of opportunity, lack of resources, illness, disabilities and addiction. The good news is our local nonprofits work every day to help. Learn more about our community's struggles and how you can do your part to make Charlotte stronger. Know Charlotte.

Blood is needed for accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. (American Red Cross)


Each week, The American Red Cross provides 385 blood products to hospitals located in Mecklenburg County.

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Written by Addie Rising    on November 9, 2017    in

The need in our community is real ... poverty, homelessness, hunger, lack of opportunity, lack of resources, illness, disabilities and addiction. The good news is our local nonprofits work every day to help. Learn more about our community's struggles and how you can do your part to make Charlotte stronger. Know Charlotte.

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Written by Addie Rising    on November 9, 2017    in

The need in our community is real ... poverty, homelessness, hunger, lack of opportunity, lack of resources, illness, disabilities and addiction. The good news is our local nonprofits work every day to help. Learn more about our community's struggles and how you can do your part to make Charlotte stronger. Know Charlotte.

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Written by Addie Rising    on November 8, 2017    in
The need in our community is real ... poverty, homelessness, hunger, lack of opportunity, lack of resources, illness, disabilities and addiction. The good news is our local nonprofits work every day to help. Learn more about our community's struggles and how you can do your part to make Charlotte stronger. Know Charlotte.

When the person you love — or think you love — hurts you, who can you trust? What can you do?

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. 

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Written by Addie Rising    on November 7, 2017    in
The need in our community is real ... poverty, homelessness, hunger, lack of opportunity, lack of resources, illness, disabilities and addiction. The good news is our local nonprofits work every day to help. Learn more about our community's struggles and how you can do your part to make Charlotte stronger. Know Charlotte.

Most everyone remembers the first time they met Ramona Quimby and her family in the pages of Beverly Cleary’s much beloved Ramona series. You probably met the Quimby family when you were in second or third grade. Or maybe it was Laura Ingalls Wilder or Roald Dahl that captured your interest.

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