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#SpotlightOnCLT: Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center

Written by Holly Blackman    on November 20, 2020    in


The billboard on I-77 South recently caught my eye - “6 ft shouldn’t sound like 60 feet apart,” it read. People with hearing impairments can sometimes get by with lipreading, but masks have made that almost impossible- hearing loss is only exacerbated by COVID-19. 

Therefore, Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center (CSHC)’s #GivingTuesdayCLT goal is to raise awareness of their mission to provide the gift of speech and hearing to all those in need in the Charlotte community, regardless of income or other barriers.

#GivingTuesdayCLT: First Responders 1st

Written by Grace Kennedy    on November 12, 2020    in


Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude for the blessings in our lives, but a local nonprofit organization doesn't wait until November to say thank you. They do it 365 days a year, and their gratitude is targeted toward the first responders in our community — the police officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel who show up for us in crisis situations. 

STEM Girls Change the World — and You Can Help

Written by Grace Kennedy    on November 8, 2020    in


November 8 is National STEM Day, and a nonprofit that started right here in Charlotte is celebrating in a big way. Project Scientist kicked off a campaign on International Day of the Girl (October 11) to raise enough funds to provide high-quality STEM education programs to 60 under-resourced girls. The nonprofit, which was founded in Charlotte in 2011, hopes to reach their goal by National STEM Day. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has kept millions of school-aged children at home, and it's made the digital divide and educational opportunity gaps even worse than they already were. Children from under-resourced communities are being hit hardest and are losing opportunities to experience hands-on teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Hands for Holly

November 5, 2020    in


Written by Amy Andrews

While Holly Wade was in the pediatric oncology wing battling stage four Gliosarcoma, she noticed something. There were a lot of rooms where children were fighting similar diseases but were alone most of the day. She and her parents set out to understand why and what they uncovered was astounding. Many families were facing multiple overwhelming battles. There was the obvious medical and emotional one and the underlying one to stay afloat financially. Parents weren’t with their children during the day because they couldn’t risk losing their jobs and insurance - and that was the driving force behind the creation of Hands for Holly Memorial Fund

#SpotlightOnCLT: Catawba Lands Conservancy

October 26, 2020    in
 

If you live in the Charlotte region you’ve heard plenty about our area’s rapid growth. With new homes, apartment complexes and businesses springing up every week, the region’s natural places are disappearing quickly. That is where your local land trust, Catawba Lands Conservancy, comes in.

The Conservancy is a community-based, nonprofit organization that permanently protects or preserves and manages land for public benefit in the Southern Piedmont of North Carolina. Its mission is to save land and connect lives to nature.

Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

October 2, 2020    in


Written by Ken Garfield

 Anxiety. Depression. Fear. Loneliness.

 Such are the challenges of COVID-19, mental health advocate Kathy Rogers doesn’t hesitate when asked which of these emotions are casting a shadow over many lives. “All of the above.”

 The reality is stark: The U.S. Census reports that more than one-third of Americans have shown clinical signs of anxiety, depression or both since the pandemic started. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly three times as many Americans considered suicide in June compared to the same period two years ago.

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