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#52Tuesdays: Freedom School Partners

Written by Addie Rising    on May 15, 2018    in

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
—Dr. Seuss

Summer vacation is right around the corner. If you ask any student in Charlotte, they will tell you exactly how many days are left before the season of camps, sleeping in and swimming pools begins. 

But something else happens during the summer months … the summer slide -- the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer school breaks. The loss in learning happens to all students, but varies across grade level, subject matter, and family income. Low-income students generally lose about two months of reading achievement.

Charlotte’s Freedom School Partners is making a difference. 

Myers & Chapman Supports DO GOOD Week

April 19, 2018    in
Volunteers help build our community through the work they do for Charlotte’s nonprofit organizations.

Myers & Chapman, a 65-year-old, Charlotte-based, full-service construction company may literally build our community through its business, but it’s the company’s culture toward volunteering that sets it apart.

As a locally owned business, Myers & Chapman has a vested interest in the health and well-being of our community and has partnered with SHARE Charlotte as an official sponsor of DO GOOD Week.

DO GOOD Week an Extension of TIAA’s Caring Culture

April 18, 2018    in
Shenique CarmichaelBy Shenique Carmichael, VP, Director, Banking Change Management ,TIAA

At times in my life, I experienced hunger, thirst, lack of clothing and being shunned for not having. I went to school many days without shoes on my feet. When I got home from school, I didn’t know if I would have food to eat. I grew up with oil lamps and candles to allow me to do my homework. We didn’t have electricity or running water or a bed to sleep in, but I was able to rise above it all.

#52tuesdays: Time to DO GOOD

April 17, 2018    in
"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

VolunteeringSHARE 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.

SHARE Charlotte Encourages Volunteerism with DO GOOD Week, Powered by Duke Energy

April 16, 2018    in
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – SHARE Charlotte’s second annual DO GOOD Week, powered by Duke Energy, is underway in the Queen City. DO GOOD Week is a celebration of volunteerism during National Volunteer Week (April 15-21) and a call to action for community engagement with local nonprofit organizations through volunteer work.

DO GOOD Week: Administrative Opportunities

April 15, 2018    in
If you are an organized individual who is ready to jump right into any task at hand, taking on an administrative/clerical volunteer position may be for you!

There is not a nonprofit office in the world that couldn’t use another set of hands on any given day - there is ALWAYS something to be done in the world of philanthropy.

If you can spare the time to conduct research, collect data, or even just answer the phone for a few hours a day, there will always be a nonprofit that could use your help.

Featured Administrative/Clerical Opportunities

Metrolina Association for the Blind
Office Support

DO GOOD Week: Event-Planning Opportunities

April 15, 2018    in
Who said volunteering was all work, no play? Galas, 5Ks, and auctions are all key events for some of our local area nonprofits, and if you are good at throwing a party, then you just may be the detail-oriented and creative minded volunteer that an organization needs!

If you are the type of person who loves to help an event come to life by assisting in the planning process, or wants to be sure an event runs smoothly by being present on the day-of an event, there are volunteer opportunities for you in the Charlotte area.

Featured Event Planning Opportunities

Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation
Event Planner

DO GOOD Week: Hands-On Opportunities

April 15, 2018    in
If you love being outdoors, getting your hands dirty, or serving others, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities for you! Grab your tools and get out in your community, there is never a lack of need for hands-on people like you.

Volunteering looks different to everyone and every organization, but if you like to get physical with your volunteering efforts, bring your talents out to do GOOD for the nonprofits in your area that need a little muscle power. There are plenty of opportunities working in gardens, helping with repairs, serving meals and more.

DO GOOD Week: Digital/Tech Opportunities

April 15, 2018    in
Volunteering is not all serving meals and building homes (though those are very generous activities that we will never advise against) but with technology forever evolving, all aspects of our community are following suit which means that nonprofit organizations are finding a need to keep up just as much as any other business.

DO GOOD Week: Mentoring Opportunities

April 15, 2018    in
If you are someone who truly believes you can make an impact on someone’s life simply by lending a little guidance, you may want to consider becoming a mentor.

There will always be a need for mentors in the community, whether it is for a child who needs tutoring, or an adult who needs support. If you desire to help others directly, mentoring someone in need is a valuable use of your time.

Featured Mentorship Opportunities

ANSWER Scholarship
Life Changer- Mentor Opportunity


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