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Charlotte Nonprofit in Running for State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant

Written by Addie Rising    on October 29, 2016
PurpleStride Charlotte -- Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - Charlotte Affiliate -- is one of the top 200 finalists for a $25,000 State Farm® Neighborhood Assist® Grant.  State Farm seeks to assist worthwhile nonprofit organizations across the United States by providing grants for neighborhood projects involved in education, safety and community development. You can help decide where the money goes!

Please support local nonprofit and SHARE Charlotte partner Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by voting for them to win this grant! 

The voting phase is open through Nov. 4 and you can vote up to 10 times per day EVERY DAY for this cause. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 30 which would be an amazing way to close out Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month here in Charlotte.

SHARE Charlotte Rallies Community to Raise $8 Million for #GivingTuesdayCLT

Written by Addie Rising    on October 27, 2016    in

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – SHARE Charlotte will launch its 3rd annual #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign, presented by Google Fiber and Wells Fargo, on Nov. 15. The two-week campaign (Nov. 15 - 29)  jumpstarts the giving seasoninspiring Charlotteans to give money, time and/or much-needed items to benefit the 173 local nonprofits participating in the campaign.

Mitey Riders Founder a Finalist for CNN Hero of the Year Award

Written by Addie Rising    on October 26, 2016
SHARE Charlotte nonprofit partner Misty Meadows Mitey Riders' founder Harry Swimmer is one of 10 finalists to be named CNN Hero of the Year. Each finalist will receive a $10,000 cash prize. One of the 10 will be named "CNN Hero of the Year," and receive an additional $100,000 for his or her cause. You can vote for the "CNN Hero of the Year" via email, Facebook Messenger and Twitter.

Harry Swimmer - CNN Hero

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Good Day Charlotte Highlights SHARE Charlotte and Checkers Charitable Foundation

Written by Addie Rising    on October 18, 2016    in
On Tuesday, Oct. 18 we were on FOX 46 with the Checkers Charitable Foundation. Good Day Charlotte's Page Crawford talked to SHARE Charlotte's Amy Jacobs and Kelsey Young and Chubby from the Checkers about their upcoming Tip a Checker event and #GivingTuesdayCLT (Nov. 15-29). (Watch the video)

As part of #GivingTuesdayCLT we will be at the Checkers home game on Tuesday, Nov. 22 and we want YOU to join us! For every $16 ticket purchased, $5 will be donated back to the campaign! To purchase tickets, please visit www.gocheckers.com/givingtuesdayclt.


Do GOOD, Charlotte!

Written by Addie Rising    on October 16, 2016
Wake up. Be kind. Change the world. Repeat.

It’s really that simple. Kindness matters. Being kind matters. One small, seemingly insignificant act in kind can change another’s world. 

In the coming weeks and months as politics take a starring role in our social media feeds, we urge all our Charlotte neighbors to do GOOD and SHARE. Let us know of your good deeds no matter the size. Post pictures to Instagram and tag us (@sharecharlotte) or post to Twitter (@shareclt). Be sure to use the hashtag we love, #DoGoodCLT, and let’s see if we can’t start a revolution of GOOD.

How You Can Help Our North Carolina Neighbors

Written by Addie Rising    on October 8, 2016
It wasn't that long ago we were helping our Gulf Coast neighbors in Louisiana and Alabama. Now our own North (and South) Carolina neighbors need any assistance we can offer. Hurricane Matthew made its way up the southern East Coast this weekend and while the storm brought the Charlotte area a lot of wind and rain, our neighbors closer to the coast are dealing with flooding, loss of power and even loss of life. Here are some organizations that are aiding the Hurricane Matthew relief effort:

The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte

HK Centers to Honor SHARE Partners at Beauty Bash

Written by Addie Rising    on October 6, 2016
Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery + MedSpa, Charlotte’s elite plastic surgery and MedSpa center, is putting a fierce spin on it’s sixth Beauty Bash, Oct. 14-15: Philanthropy.

Buoyed by the success of the practice’s Emerging Hopes program that gifts life-changing plastic surgery procedures to deserving individuals in the community, this year’s Beauty Bash will shine the spotlight on local non profits and award one $10,000. The practice worked with SHARE Charlotte to identify three organizations: