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Local Entrepreneur Announces How She Will DO GOOD With Her time in Honor of DO GOOD Week! 

April 24, 2020    in


Terrie Reeves, founder of Empower Health America, and board member of Carolina Breast Friends, is using her talents for GOOD to help local nonprofits through this tough time.  

Terrie serves on the board of Carolina Breast Friends (CBF) and recently offered to lead a virtual session called Creating a “Healthy” New Normal in High-Stress Times for CBF staff and the survivors they serve. The session covered important topics like self-awareness, managing change and dealing with stress - all topics which impact the quality of people’s lives, especially now.

Wells Fargo Does GOOD for Employees, Customers and Community Amid Crisis

Written by Nicole Copsis    on April 23, 2020    in


SHARE Charlotte is so grateful for official partner of DO GOOD Week: Home Edition, Wells Fargo, for their support of this year’s celebration as well as all the GOOD they do for the Charlotte community year round and, in particular, now in the face of crisis.


Wells Fargo has taken and continues to take actions to support their employees, customers and the communities they call home during this extremely difficult time, making investments at both national and local levels. 

Carolina Panthers Charities DO GOOD by Announcing $35K in Micro-Grants for Charlotte Nonprofits

April 21, 2020    in


Written by Michelle Boudin

Ross Danis admits he teared up when he learned Meck Ed was getting a check for $1,000 from the Carolina Panthers.

“I could just cry. When you run a nonprofit and you get a call like that, especially these days, it really did bring a tear to my eye,” Danis says.

Meck Ed works with high school seniors at some of Charlotte’s most challenged high schools getting them college and career ready. 

This Charlotte nonprofit was one of more than 30 regional organizations that got the unexpected phone call from the Panthers - all thanks to a celebration of the NFL’s 100th anniversary season last year.

YMCA of Greater Charlotte Goes Above and Beyond to Do GOOD In a Time of Crisis 

Written by Nicole Copsis    on April 21, 2020    in


SHARE Charlotte is incredibly grateful for DO GOOD Week: Home Edition official partner YMCA of Greater Charlotte. In addition to supporting this year’s local celebration of National Volunteer Week, during this time of crisis, The YMCA is pivoting efforts to serve its employees, members, and our community at large by doing things such as providing free childcare for essential healthcare employees and creating a staff relief fund.

Allstate Supports Local Nonprofit Community Through DO GOOD Week- Making Sure We Are All in GOOD Hands

Written by Nicole Copsis    on April 20, 2020    in


SHARE Charlotte is incredibly grateful for official partner of DO GOOD Week: Home Edition, Allstate, and was overwhelmed by their unwavering support and ability to embrace all of the necessary changes that were made to this year’s local celebration of National Volunteer Week in response to the current pandemic.  

When it comes to responding in the face of crisis, Allstate is no stranger. In fact, they’ve been protecting people for almost 90 years. And now, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they are working to keep their customers, employees, agencies and communities safe and healthy as we all change our routines to slow the spread of COVID-19. Recognizing that businesses must step up to help those in need, Allstate and The Allstate Foundation are committed to supporting our communities and nonprofit partners. 

DO GOOD Week: Home Edition - Official Press Release

Written by Nicole Copsis    on April 19, 2020    in



SHARE Charlotte Pivots 4th Annual DO GOOD Week to Encourage Community to Give From Home
DO GOOD Week: Home Edition kicks off Sunday, April 19

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2020

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – SHARE Charlotte’s fourth annual DO GOOD Week (April 19-25), powered by Duke Energy, kicks off today and this year will encourage the Charlotte community to do good from home by offering hundreds of ways that people can give their time in support local nonprofits virtually at DoGoodWeekCLT.org.

Duke Energy Powers DO GOOD Week for a 4th Year and Goes Big For Community Amid Crisis

Written by Nicole Copsis    on April 19, 2020    in


DO GOOD Week: Home Edition would not be possible without the generosity of our partners. We are so grateful for Duke Energy, presenting partner of DO GOOD Week for the fourth consecutive year, for not only powering this year’s celebration, but embracing the necessary changes we have made to help us best serve the Charlotte nonprofit community’s needs during these unprecedented times. 

5 Ways to #SHAREfromHome Each Day of DO GOOD Week!

Written by Nicole Copsis    on April 18, 2020    in

DO GOOD Week: Home Edition, powered by Duke Energy, is here and each day we are bringing you 5 easy ways to DO GOOD to impact an urgent need in our community. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, our nonprofit community needs your support now more than ever. Stay tuned as we will be adding 5 new ways daily that you can #SHAREfromHome and assist Charlotte's most vulnerable neighbors through these unprecedented times.


Saturday, April 24th: Senior Citizens


Click the volunteer opportunity you are interested in for more information and to sign up now!
 

#SpotlightOnCLT: FeedNC

April 14, 2020    in


Written by Sarah Fligel

 

During a normal time, FeedNC serves 700 families in the Iredell County region and receives about 10 new food pantry applications a week. Then came COVID-19. Now, the organization has added close to 50 families in just two weeks and has received 10 to 15 calls a day about its pantry, says Executive Director Lara Ingram. 

“This is a demand we’re not used to meeting,” she says. And that demand is coming from beyond the borders of Iredell County. “We’re getting calls from all over,” Ingram says, “and we’re having to decide if it makes sense for families to come all the way to Mooresville.” A lot of the staff’s manpower right now is being used to talk to these new families, reach out to social workers and find the best, closest resources to help. 

#SpotlightOnCLT: Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

Written by Holly Blackman    on April 10, 2020    in



Meals are often the choice between favorite recipes not how or if we can get the groceries to eat, but during this COVID-19 pandemic, grocery shopping, meal planning, and online pre-ordering is taking more forethought and planning. However, for 182,000 children and 45,000 seniors living in poverty in Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina’s service region, food always takes more forethought as they rely on food banks to eat and now more so than ever.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Friendship Trays

April 7, 2020    in


Contributed by Amy Andrews


Friendship Trays has been delivering nutritious meals to elderly and infirm individuals in the Charlotte area for more than 40 years. Friendship Trays clients face isolation and concern over access to food each and every day. The irony of today’s situation is that so many of us are suddenly facing those very fears, perhaps for the first time ever.

 

According to Lucy Bush Carter, Executive Director of Friendship Trays, “a big part of what we do is providing nourishment for the body and soul of our clients. The food is important, but we are also providing human connection.”

Local Nonprofits Who Need Your Help Now

Written by Nicole Copsis    on April 3, 2020    in

We have adapted our digital newsletter, Sunday SHARE, to feature ten different local nonprofits and their most urgent needs each week. We will be adding to this growing list as ten more ways to help are published every Sunday.  

Want this curated list of ways to take action and support local nonprofits delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday? Sign up for our Sunday SHARE newsletter, here

To see the full list of our partners who have identified specific needs due to the impact of COVID-19, click here


April #SpotlightOnCLT: Local Nonprofits Feeding Our Neighbors in Need- And How You Can Help, Now!

Written by Nicole Copsis    on April 1, 2020    in


In a time of crisis, we are often reminded that as long as our basic human needs are being met, in the end, we will be OK.

But here is the issue - food, water, shelter and clothing are not always guarenteed. With the current crisis our world is facing, the resources that many of our most vulnerable neighbors rely on for access to food have been disrupted and compromised, making hunger a more urgent need than ever in our community.