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#SpotlightOnCLT: YWCA, Empowering Women since 1902

Written by Grant Stimmel    on March 25, 2019    in



Charlotte in 1902 was a very, very different place.

No skyscrapers, no light rail, no Panthers, no greenways.

A small town with big dreams — and one organization that’s been here the whole way.

YWCA Central Carolinas has been serving Greater Charlotte for 117 years, and in that time they’ve seen first hand the exceptional change experienced here and around the country.

Through Great Depressions and World Wars, YWCA embraced those who needed it most as they worked to, “eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.”

For decades, they’ve been a helping hand to the hopeful and crucial ray of light for the hopeless. Offering an opportunity for a better life to those struggling the most.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Teal Diva

Written by Grace Kennedy    on March 21, 2019    in


When Shannon Routh was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 32, she had trouble finding even one person who was going through the same experience. She also struggled to find joy-filled events for people going through ovarian cancer treatment. So she vowed to give other ovarian cancer survivors all the things she never had, and that's how Teal Diva came to be.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Angela Baker is an Angel in Disguise

Written by Eden Estabrook    on March 14, 2019    in


As a three-time breast cancer survivor, Angela Baker understands all too well the challenges faced when completing cancer treatments.

 First diagnosed in 2003, Angela has fought multiple bouts with metastatic breast cancer, while continuing to work full-time and as a single mom. Even with a leave of absence, Angela had a lot on her plate.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Healing Vine Harbor, Sharay's Story

Written by Nicole Copsis    on March 13, 2019    in


The problem: Every day, hundreds of single women are forced into living on the streets. The reason is not the same for all- some are escaping domestic violence or human trafficking, while others are experiencing job loss and are feeling the effects of the affordable housing crisis in Charlotte.

The solution: A safe place for women to go to get back on their feet after a set back.

Enter, Healing Vine Harbor.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Women's Health and Wellness

Written by Nicole Copsis    on March 4, 2019    in

Women’s Health & Wellness

 

In honor of Women's History Month, SHARE Charlotte will be celebrating nonprofit organizations who focus specifically on Women's Health and Wellness, keeping the women of Charlotte safe, healthy, cared for and connected.

With the celebration of women’s achievements both past and present happening on a national scale in March, we are here to contribute to the conversation by highlighting the local organizations that serve women all year long.

Listed below are many of SHARE Charlotte’s nonprofit partners who focus on Women’s Health and Wellness. Read how they serve our community as well as how you can get involved with these organizations. You can also click here to explore all of our nonprofit partners who are not featured on this list but who may also serve a similar sector of need.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Written by Holly Blackman    on February 28, 2019    in


Joe, my best friend’s father-in-law, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2011 during her engagement and was already gone by her first wedding anniversary in 2013. Joe dedicated a decade of his life serving on foundations supporting leukemia research without any personal tie to the cancer until his diagnosis. After her new father’s death, my best friend and her husband took part in Team in Training (TNT) in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). TNT is the largest charity endurance-training program in the world and in the last 30 years, through the efforts of 650,000 athletes, has raised over $1 billion for LLS.

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