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Shop for GOOD is This Week!

Written by Sarah Haylett    on July 18, 2021


Shop for GOOD runs Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 23
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SHARE Charlotte's annual Shop for GOOD promotion encourages the community to shop for the tangible items local nonprofits need most to run their programs and businesses which can be found in SHARE Charlotte’s Give Shop® - an online marketplace that consolidates hundreds of local nonprofits’ Amazon wish lists. 

SHARE Charlotte Announces 2021 Board of Directors

Written by Sarah Haylett    on July 7, 2021    in

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Diverse Mix of Business and Community Leaders Includes Three New Members

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (7/8/21) – SHARE Charlotte, a one-stop shop for connecting with 500+ Mecklenburg County nonprofits, today announced its 2021 Board of Directors that includes five returning members and three new additions including:

That's a Wrap on Our Fourth Annual SHARE Charlotte Nonprofit Summit!

June 14, 2021

 

On June 15, 2021, we hosted our fourth Annual Nonprofit Summit and spent the day with 150+ local nonprofit partners and community leaders!

The day's programming was aimed at strengthening the nonprofit sector and providing meaningful connections as we came together to learn how to navigate new challenges and learn from experts, and each other, on how best to move forward. We explored the impact that the pandemic had on the nonprofit sector, highlighted how many nonprofits chose to adapt to the new environment, and closed with actionable steps on how to move forward. Every segment featured honest dialogue that broke down stigma and encouraged honest conversation.

 

 

Meet the Local Nonprofits Receiving Tech Idea Incubator Fund Grants!

April 29, 2021    in


Tech Rising, an initiative founded by AvidXchange, was created with a goal of helping to eliminate the digital divide and foster digital inclusion here in Charlotte. The initiative launched last summer and AvidXChange hosted their first Tech Rising Virtual Summit in partnership with SHARE Charlotte on February 25th of this year.

The Virtual Summit brought together local government officials, public school representatives, business leaders, nonprofits and members of the community all who are playing a key part in bridging the digital divide in our community. 

#SpotlightOnCLT: La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool

Written by Holly Blackman    on April 28, 2021    in


“Volunteers are truly essential, especially for these children who benefit from a high level of attention, Pat Shaw, Director of La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool in Davidson, explained. “They (volunteers) speak English with the children - different accents, different backgrounds and different vocabularies. Plus, they share invaluable talents. These interactions are cultural experiences for everyone,” said Shaw. 

Spotlight On Our Sponsor: Duke Energy

April 23, 2021    in


How COVID-19 is Shaping Philanthropic Giving at Duke Energy

Duke Energy has been a long time supporter of DO GOOD Week and their unwavering commitment to our nonprofit community doesn’t end there, not even close. Curious how COVID-19 and the past year has impacted Duke Energy’s philanthropic giving? Read this quick Q&A to learn more about their current focus areas, what employee engagement looks like these days, and just how much they have invested in COVID relief efforts. 

The pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives. How has Duke Energy supported its customers, communities and employees?

#SpotlightOnCLT: Mind Body Baby NC

Written by Eden Estabrook    on April 21, 2021    in


“It takes a village to raise a child” - African Proverb

We’re all familiar with the saying. Even if you didn’t know its origins, you’ve likely heard it said. The proverb is based on the premise that the responsibility of caring for a child extends beyond parents to the community in which they live.  

It’s this mentality that Mind Body Baby NC takes to heart. Raising a child is hard enough as it is, not to mention navigating the complexities of pre-and-postpartum struggles like postpartum depression, anxiety and birth trauma.

#SpotlightOnCLT: The FACTS Initiative

April 19, 2021    in


Written by Amy Andrews

Founded by clinicians Gwen Harris and Aisha Yesher-el, The FACTS Initiative provides mental health treatment to children and families in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.

The FACTS Initiative is focused on providing access to quality care for all patients, many of whom are dealing with trauma, yet a great deal of their time was being spent navigating the medical billing process.  

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S experience mental illness each year. Many of their struggles can be traced to traumas suffered in childhood or adolescence. The FACTS Initiative offers interventions, tools, and techniques to get children and families on the path to wellness. 

Spotlight On Our Sponsor: Allstate

Written by Nicole Copsis    on April 16, 2021    in


Who do you want in your corner when faced with a crisis? We want people who step up, not step away. Our friends at Allstate, an official sponsor of this year's DO GOOD Week celebration, have been keeping clients in good hands, especially through crises, for 90 years. 

But it's’ not just their clients who Allstate and the Allstate Foundation care for, they are committed to supporting our entire community. 

“Volunteerism is core to our culture at Allstate. It’s at the heart of everything we do,” says Paula Stang, Associate Manager of Community Leadership for the Allstate Foundation.

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