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#SpotlightOnCLT: Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Erin Morris    on September 14, 2022    in
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15th - October 15th

National Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from September 15 to October 15 in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements for the United States.

SHARE Charlotte is proud to highlight Hispanic Heritage Month through our #SpotlightOnCLT series by amplifying the voices of nonprofits in our community.  See below just a small section of organizations who are doing the good work to help support and empower the hispanic community in Charlotte.  Follow along with us on social media all month as we share these inspiring stories.

#SpotlightOnCLT Black Philanthropy Month 2022

Written by Erin Morris    on August 3, 2022    in


#SpotlightOnCLT: Black Philanthropy Month

What is Black Philanthropy Month?

Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), held every August, was created in 2011 by Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland and the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network as a global concerted campaign to elevate African-descent giving and funding equity.

BPM culminates with a giving day on August 28 initiated by Young, Black and Giving Back Institute to promote financial support for Black-led and Black-benefiting grassroots organizations. 

What is #BPM2022CLT?

American Pit Bull Foundation: #SpotlightOnCLT Military Appreciation

Written by Erin Morris    on July 14, 2022    in

American Pit Bull Foundation

"Operation Sidekick"


Promoting responsible dog ownership through education and outreach is what the American Pit Bull Foundation does here in Charlotte.  Branching off of that as one of their most popular program, supporting military veterans community-wide, is Operation Sidekick.  Training bully breed dogs to become service animals for veterans is life changing work.  Read more below for our #SpotlightOnCLT Military Appreciation: American Pit Bull Foundation

What would you like for the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?    

#SpotlightOnCLT: Military Appreciation

Written by Erin Morris    on July 7, 2022    in


#SpotlightOnCLT: Military Appreciation

#SpotlightOnCLT is SHARE Charlotte’s monthly content series that highlights a different cause or issue each month.  It is one way that we shine a light on various nonprofit organizations as a beacon to help educate the community and explore how to get involved.  

For July, we are highlighting Military Appreciation and all of the many wrap-around services for military veterans and families that Charlotte nonprofits offer.

We'll share about nonprofits that provide:

  • Trained service dogs at no cost to veterans

  • Resources, education, and support for veterans to become successful entrepreneurs

Camping with Cradle: #SpotlightOnCLT Great Outdoors

Written by Erin Morris    on June 29, 2022    in

Camping With Cradle


The Camping With Cradle outdoor mentoring program is a means for young adults to become more familiar with the outdoors. The program is designed as a group mentoring model; each outing will allow a group of approximately 6-8 youth to experience an outdoor trip.  SHARE Charlotte spoke with Dr. Keith Cradle, Executive Director of this program, to learn more about its impact on our community, in our #SpotlightOnCLT Great Outdoors series.

What would you like the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?

Diversity in the outdoor spaces, and access to parks.

What is your organization’s role in the community?

We provide outdoor camping/hiking experiences for Black/brown/minority youth. We expose them to nature and our state parks.

Eagle Rock Camp: #SpotlightOnCLT Great Outdoors

Written by Erin Morris    on June 29, 2022    in

Eagle Rock Camp


Eagle Rock Camp is a family saving, suicide prevention organization that serves at-risk veteran and military families.

Today's highlight for #SpotlightOnCLT Great Outdoors is Eagle Rock Camp.  More than helping Charlotteans get outside, they are changing the lives of military families.  Read below for some incredible impact stories on how they are healing kids, teens and parents with the great outdoors.

What would you like the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?

Partners for Parks: #SpotlightOnCLT Great Outdoors

Written by Erin Morris    on June 28, 2022    in

Partners for Parks


Taking cues from similar events around the country and the world, Open Streets 704 aims to build a better, healthier, connected community by encouraging Charlotte and Mecklenburg area residents to walk, bicycle, and experience the city together in a way that’s just not possible in a car.

What would you like the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?

We are working to ensure every citizen in Charlotte has easy access to public and recreational space.  

What is your organization’s role in the community?

Through our Open Streets 704 and Play Streets Pilot Program, we partner with communities to turn non-traditional areas into Parks for the Day.

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Catawba Lands Conservancy: #SpotlightOnCLT Great Outdoors

Written by Erin Morris    on June 28, 2022    in


Catawba Lands        

Our #SpotlightOnCLT Great Outdoors series highlight today is all about the Catawba Lands Conservancy!  We chatted with Jennifer Clark from CLC all about how this great nonprofit makes an impact right here in our backyard.
 

What would you like the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?

We conserve land in the beautiful Southern Piedmont of North Carolina. By conserving land, we are improving water and air quality, and protecting wildlife habitats, farmland and open natural spaces.

Open meadows, hardwood forests, working farms, bogs and marshes, streams, ponds, historical landmarks and breathtaking views — these features define the unique and amazingly beautiful character of our region.

Carolina Raptor Center: #SpotlightOnCLT Great Outdoors

Written by Erin Morris    on June 27, 2022    in


Carolina Raptor Center

Charlotte is lucky to be home to the Carolina Raptor Center, a busy nonprofit located in Huntersville.  The Raptor Center is home and hospital to over 97 birds of prey.  This year, with the outbreak of Avian Bird Flu, the Raptor Center had to close its door to incoming birds.  Learn more about this incredible nonprofit and how they rose to the challenge to help birds of prey today and for the future.

What would you like the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?

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