During #GivingTuesdayCLT many local businesses joined in to support Charlotte’s nonprofits.
Bottle Cap Group, which owns nine local restaurants, stepped up in a big way last fall, each donating 10 percent of sales on Tuesday, Nov. 28 to a designated nonprofit. All American Pub (pictured) chose the Steve Smith Family Foundation as its recipient.
“Our management teams at each restaurant selected a nonprofit that was near and dear to them,” said Bottle Cap Group’s Morgan Conroy. “They were able to select a local nonprofit that fits best with their values and share this with their customers and staff.”
Businesses like Bottle Cap Group make #GivingTuesdayCLT a success in our community.
In Charlotte, 29 percent of adults aged 65 and over live alone and nearly 21 percent of Charlotte residents 60 and over receive food stamps. (U.S. Census, 2010)
How can we help this generation? Body & Soul Senior Fitness has implemented a great idea by working to keep Charlotte’s seniors active and social.
Body & Soul Senior Fitness works within local churches to provide a place for senior adults to grow physically stronger, meet new friends and find joy in daily living.
“As they age, family is very, very busy and friends start to pass away … life changes,” Body & Soul Executive Director Kathy Joy said. “Being able to come to the churches and just engage with others and become physically stronger makes them more confident.”
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