SHARE Charlotte’s SummerSHARE Results in $65K Impact for Local Organizations
In seven days, Charlotte purchased 4,581 items for local nonprofits
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2018
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.): Earlier this month, Charlotte came together to shop online for the tangible goods local nonprofits need most this summer as part of SHARE Charlotte’s fourth annual SummerSHARE. In just seven days, SummerSHARE inspired the purchase of 4,581 items for 86 local nonprofit organizations. Along with several cash donations, this resulted in a $65K impact! Visit summershare.org to view the results.
Each July, SummerSHARE encourages Charlotteans to “shop for GOOD” from hundreds of local nonprofits’ Give Shop® Wish Lists. Shopping is as easy as a couple of clicks, and donors know exactly where their money is going. As a bonus, donors enjoy the added convenience of not delivering the goods themselves.
When nonprofits receive donated items they are able to spend more of their budget on furthering their mission instead of on operational expenses. Getting packages from Charlotte neighbors also reminds them that Charlotte supports the hard work they do.
“We are thrilled with the results of this year’s SummerSHARE!” said SHARE’s Executive Director Amy Jacobs. “To see our community support local nonprofits in this unique way reminds us that giving is very personal.”
SummerSHARE inspired hundreds of individuals, companies and friend groups to come together to raise awareness, fulfill entire Wish Lists, crowdfund, lead social media challenges and get creative for the nonprofit community:
- Charlotte Agenda co-founder Katie Levans Loveluck purchased all of the baby food on Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency’s Wish List and then encouraged her social media followers to buy-out the rest of their list
- Food blogger Chrissie Nelson Rotko raised $515 through Crowdrise for Community Culinary School of Charlotte, allowing them to purchase knives for an entire class of 60 students.
- Colleen Brannan of BRANSTORM challenged friends and community leaders on Twitter to shop for their favorite nonprofits.
- Junkluggers donated their new truck and their team to transport SHARE’s Pop Up Shop for GOOD to three different locations around the Charlotte area during the week of SummerSHARE.
- Cottingham Chalk leveraged their SummerSHARE sponsorship to celebrate their 35th anniversary and brand refresh, engaging their 90 local agents who supported over 20 nonprofits.
- Mecklenburg County promoted SummerSHARE through the talents of their mascot MecklenBear, and made possible the Uptown, four story wallscape, “Mean People Don’t SHARE.”
- OrthoCarolina invited seven nonprofits to share their SummerSHARE needs directly with thousands of local employees.
- FOX46 Good Day Charlotte invited seven nonprofits to play a version of “The Price is Right” every morning to highlight their Wish List needs.
- Lyft offered $5 off 3 rides ($15 total value per customer) to the first 200 shoppers who purchased an item off of Give Shop® and typed the special promo code into their Lyft app.
- City BBQ supplied the delicious lemonade that we distributed from our Lemon-Aid Stand for GOOD at Trade and Tryon.
SHARE Charlotte connects Charlotte to good! SHARE provides a one-stop shop at sharecharlotte.org to connect to more than 400 local nonprofits, making it fun and easy for individuals and businesses to come together through good. Through SHARE’s signature campaigns #GivingTuesdayCLT, SummerSHARE and Do GOOD Week, SHARE raises awareness about local nonprofits and increases the level of community engagement. SHARE Charlotte believes that by doing good, we will create a stronger, happier Charlotte.
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