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More Than 150 Local Nonprofits Attend SHARE Fest

Written by antia_14924    on September 26, 2022    in

SHARE Charlotte hosted their first-ever SHARE Fest event on Thursday, September 22, at the Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont in Charlotte, N.C. More than 150 nonprofit partners attended the event in hopes to connect with service providers who can help their organization thrive. 

SHARE Fest provided an opportunity for local nonprofit organizations to meet 18 service providers in accounting, grant writing, event planning, finance, human resources, IT, assessment, photography, graphic design and much more. 

Nonprofit veteran Shannon Walker, Advancement Manager for the Carolina Raptor Center, a nonprofit focused on environmental stewardship in addition to rehabilitation of birds of prey, was excited to attend the event and see so many familiar faces. 

Antia Dawkins Joins SHARE Charlotte as Marketing Director

Written by antia_14924    on September 20, 2022    in

SHARE Charlotte is pleased to announce that Antia Dawkins has joined our team as our new marketing director. In this role, Antia will be responsible for creating a broad awareness about SHARE Charlotte through the creation and execution of annual marketing plans for neighbors, nonprofits and partners. She will also be responsible for managing three annual community wide giving campaigns: Do Good Week, Shop for Good and #GivingTuesdayCLT. 

#SpotlightOnCLT: Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Erin Morris    on September 14, 2022    in
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15th - October 15th

National Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from September 15 to October 15 in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements for the United States.

SHARE Charlotte is proud to highlight Hispanic Heritage Month through our #SpotlightOnCLT series by amplifying the voices of nonprofits in our community.  See below just a small section of organizations who are doing the good work to help support and empower the hispanic community in Charlotte.  Follow along with us on social media all month as we share these inspiring stories.

Amplifying Youth Service Across the Community

Written by Erin Morris    on September 8, 2022

Amplifying Youth Service Across the Community

SHARE Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and GenerationNation are partnering to increase and improve youth service across the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. This project is supported in part by Youth Service America, whose national goal is 50% youth participation by America’s 250th birthday in 2026.

Project initiatives include: 

  • Engaging youth, nonprofits, schools, and community leaders on youth service

#SpotlightOnCLT Black Philanthropy Month 2022

Written by Erin Morris    on August 3, 2022    in

#SpotlightOnCLT: Black Philanthropy Month

What is Black Philanthropy Month?

Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), held every August, was created in 2011 by Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland and the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network as a global concerted campaign to elevate African-descent giving and funding equity.

BPM culminates with a giving day on August 28 initiated by Young, Black and Giving Back Institute to promote financial support for Black-led and Black-benefiting grassroots organizations. 

What is #BPM2022CLT?

American Pit Bull Foundation: #SpotlightOnCLT Military Appreciation

Written by Erin Morris    on July 14, 2022    in

American Pit Bull Foundation

"Operation Sidekick"

Promoting responsible dog ownership through education and outreach is what the American Pit Bull Foundation does here in Charlotte.  Branching off of that as one of their most popular program, supporting military veterans community-wide, is Operation Sidekick.  Training bully breed dogs to become service animals for veterans is life changing work.  Read more below for our #SpotlightOnCLT Military Appreciation: American Pit Bull Foundation

What would you like for the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?    

#SpotlightOnCLT: Military Appreciation

Written by Erin Morris    on July 7, 2022    in

#SpotlightOnCLT: Military Appreciation

#SpotlightOnCLT is SHARE Charlotte’s monthly content series that highlights a different cause or issue each month.  It is one way that we shine a light on various nonprofit organizations as a beacon to help educate the community and explore how to get involved.  

For July, we are highlighting Military Appreciation and all of the many wrap-around services for military veterans and families that Charlotte nonprofits offer.

We'll share about nonprofits that provide:

  • Trained service dogs at no cost to veterans

  • Resources, education, and support for veterans to become successful entrepreneurs

Camping with Cradle: #SpotlightOnCLT Great Outdoors

Written by Erin Morris    on June 29, 2022    in

Camping With Cradle

The Camping With Cradle outdoor mentoring program is a means for young adults to become more familiar with the outdoors. The program is designed as a group mentoring model; each outing will allow a group of approximately 6-8 youth to experience an outdoor trip.  SHARE Charlotte spoke with Dr. Keith Cradle, Executive Director of this program, to learn more about its impact on our community, in our #SpotlightOnCLT Great Outdoors series.

What would you like the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?

Diversity in the outdoor spaces, and access to parks.

What is your organization’s role in the community?

We provide outdoor camping/hiking experiences for Black/brown/minority youth. We expose them to nature and our state parks.