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Earth Day is More Than Trees and Tie-dye

Written by brigitte    on April 21, 2016

* Photo provided by Sustain Charlotte

 

As the days become warmer and longer, people are spending more time outside. With all the extra sunshine and pollen, it comes as no surprise that tomorrow is Earth Day, a day we celebrate Mother Nature and wear tie-dye t-shirts.

 

When we think of Earth Day we think of trees, animals and picnics at the park. Instead of finding ways to celebrate the Earth, why don’t we find ways to make our (human) impact more positive?

Raise Your Hands, Charlotte!

Written by brigitte    on April 11, 2016

The walls of the Hands on Charlotte offices are filled with handprints of many of the volunteers that the organization has placed on different projects around Charlotte. For 25 years Hands on Charlotte, part of the international Hands On network, has worked to provide nearly 100,000 volunteers a way to assist the community in which they live.

This Saturday, April 16 is this year’s Hands on Charlotte Day, a daylong fundraising and service event held as part of National Volunteer Week which has recognized our country’s volunteers since 1974.

In support, SHARE Charlotte would like to recognize Hands on Charlotte as our Nonprofit of the Week and we had the opportunity to meet with Executive Director Eric Law — a Charlotte native — whose enthusiasm and passion for Hands on Charlotte was contagious.