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Smarty SHARE: Thread Trail

Written by Admin    on June 17, 2015
Volunteer with the Carolina Thread Trail.

In case you missed it, here's one of our popular Smarty Sunday SHARE posts from May:

  • The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~Author Unknown

The weather is warm, summer is almost here, and it’s time to hit the trail – the Carolina Thread Trail, that is. This regional network is much more than a lonely hiking trail or bike path. It’s a local gem that reaches 15 counties and 2.3 million people.

Launched in 2007 as a project focused on preserving natural corridors and connecting people to nature through a network of connected trails, the Thread Trail is led by Catawba Lands Conservancy. It’s now made up of over 220 trail miles and 13 miles of river being enjoyed by the public.

Volunteering for Crazy Busy People: Pop-Up Book Sale

Written by Admin    on June 15, 2015
Volunteer with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation

Volunteering can happen even when you’re crazy busy! Check out this quick opportunity to do good:

Nonprofit: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation

When: June 27th

Where: Mountain Island Library, 4420 Hoyt Galvin Way, 28214

Who: Great for individuals or small groups (age 18 and up)

Why: The Library Foundation exists to help the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library create a community where reading, learning, and imagination thrive.

What you’ll do: 

- Around 9:30 a.m. meet at the sale site to help council members set up tables, unload books, and display the books in their proper categories. 

- At the end of the sale, around 2:00 p.m., break down the tables and load the unsold books back into boxes.

What login? Now everyone can access SHARE

Written by Admin    on June 5, 2015

SHARE Charlotte is here to help you do good in Charlotte - in any way that works for you.

However, your feedback to us was that we were making that difficult by asking you to sign up or log in every time you came to SHARECharlotte.com.

Now you don't have to! SHARE is completely open. No login required. Everyone has full access to all content.

That means you no longer need to maintain a profile. It also means we can't maintain a list of your "favorite" organizations. We found that most of our users weren't using that feature, so we hope that you'll find the benefits of the change outweigh any inconvenience.

If you love SHARE Charlotte and what we're trying to do for Charlotte PLEASE tell everyone around you to get in on the fun - and make a difference in our community. We would love for them to join our email list, which is easy to do from every page on our site.

Smarty SHARE: Hospice

Written by Admin    on June 5, 2015
Volunteer with Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte

In case you missed it, here's one of our popular Smarty Sunday SHARE posts from May:

What do Play-Doh and Hospice have in common? Not much, at first glance. But as I paged through the Give Shop this week I saw that Hospice uses Play-Doh to help entertain children who come to visit loved ones staying at in-patient facilities.

That stopped me short. I love the mission of Hospice. They do the work of the angels, in my opinion. Now I’d found a way that I could give back in a way that worked for my schedule, and my heart. Click. Play-Doh shipped.