As 40-somethings in the midst of our own parenting journeys, my husband and I are taking on a growing responsibility in caring for our own parents. My parents relocated to Charlotte several years ago and are thankfully healthy and active. My mother-in-law who requires extra care will also be moving to Charlotte this summer.
Our situation is not uncommon. In fact after touring several retirement communities in Charlotte this year, I’ve learned it’s becoming quite the norm. As the area continues to grow, seniors moving into the area to be near family are an increasing part of that trend.
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – Summer is the time of greatest need for many of our city’s nonprofits and SHARE Charlotte strives to make it the hottest season of giving with its 2nd annual SummerSHARE campaign. SummerSHARE (#summershareCLT) will run July 11-22 to support over 75 local nonprofits with the goal of raising over 3,000 of the partner organizations’ most needed items.
Last year SHARE introduced SummerSHARE to increase giving in the summer because, as they have coined, “need doesn’t get a vacation.” SHARE believes it’s important to support nonprofits throughout the year and not only during winter months when need may seem more apparent. Last summer’s efforts yielded over 1,000 items for 49 of Charlotte’s nonprofit organizations.
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