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10 Charlotte Artists Show What Generosity Means to Them Ahead of #GivingTuesdayCLT!

Written by Nicole Copsis    on November 30, 2020    in

"What does generosity mean to you?" This is the question we asked 10 Charlotte artists as they set out to create an original piece of artwork in honor of #GivingTuesdayCLT and dedicated to a local nonprofit of their choice. 

Check out the complete series featuring each of our 10 participating artist's creations below! To meet the artists themselves and learn what each of these nonprofits needs most this #GivingTuesdayCLT, head over to our Instagram account

Generosity looks different for everyone. No matter what it looks like for you, show your generosity on December 1st, #GivingTuesdayCLT. Visit givingtuesdayclt.org and choose from hundreds of ways to do something good for a local nonprofit on this global day of giving. 

#GivingTuesdayCLT 2020 Press Release

Written by Nicole Copsis    on November 29, 2020    in

Charlotte Kicks Off the Giving Season with #GivingTuesdayCLT

Global day of generosity encourages Mecklenburg County to give back on  Dec. 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30 , 2020 

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) - December 1st marks Charlotte’s seventh year celebrating the global generosity movement GivingTuesday locally with #GivingTuesdayCLT, presented by Wells Fargo and powered by SHARE Charlotte.

Lowe's Helps to Build a Better Community in 2020

November 29, 2020    in

#GivingTuesdayCLT would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We are honored to have Lowe’s on board as an Official Partner for the 3rd consecutive year and wanted to take this opportunity to shine a light on how they have stepped up through what has been an undeniably challenging year and have continued to support our local community.

Read this quick Q&A below to learn more about their commitment to our community this year and beyond  in their own words.

As we reflect back on 2020, we have endured two major events as a society that have changed the way nonprofits do business forever- the COVID-19 pandemic and this year’s civil unrest and Black Lives Matter movement. What is Lowe's hope for the Charlotte Mecklenburg nonprofit community as we recover and continue through these times? 

#SpotlightOnCLT: Heart Math Tutoring

November 29, 2020    in

Written by Sarah Fligel

While educators have long lamented the summer learning loss that occurs every year after summer break, they now have a new wrinkle to deal with: the “COVID slide.” One recent report by NWEA found that school interruptions due to COVID-19 and summer break may cause students to lose over half of what they learned in math in the 2019-20 school year. 

It's a challenge Heart Math Tutoring is meeting head on, even if their program looks a little different this year. “It’s incredible what our program staff, our volunteers, and our families have been able to do,” says Mary Gamble, donor relations coordinator for Heart Tutoring. “It’s encouraging to know our program works virtually as well as in person.”

Wells Fargo Proves Generosity is Not On Pause in 2020

Written by Nicole Copsis    on November 29, 2020    in

This has been an unusual and challenging year for everyone, including the corporate world. In the face of crisis, we are beyond thankful for individuals and businesses alike that have adapted efforts and gotten creative with the way they support our local nonprofit community. Especially at a time when it would have been easier to do nothing at all. 

Our generous Presenting Partner of #GivingTuesdayCLT, Wells Fargo, is no exception.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center

Written by Holly Blackman    on November 20, 2020    in

The billboard on I-77 South recently caught my eye - “6 ft shouldn’t sound like 60 feet apart,” it read. Hearing loss exacerbated is yet another effect of COVID.  People with hearing impairments can sometimes get by with lip-reading, but masks have made that almost impossible. 

Therefore, Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center (CSHC)’s Giving Tuesday’s goal is to raise awareness of and funds for their mission- to provide the gift of speech and hearing to all those in need in the Charlotte community, regardless of income or other barriers.

#GivingTuesdayCLT: First Responders 1st

Written by Grace Kennedy    on November 12, 2020    in

Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude for the blessings in our lives, but a local nonprofit organization doesn't wait until November to say thank you. They do it 365 days a year, and their gratitude is targeted toward the first responders in our community — the police officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel who show up for us in crisis situations. 

STEM Girls Change the World — and You Can Help

Written by Grace Kennedy    on November 8, 2020    in

November 8 is National STEM Day, and a nonprofit that started right here in Charlotte is celebrating in a big way. Project Scientist kicked off a campaign on International Day of the Girl (October 11) to raise enough funds to provide high-quality STEM education programs to 60 under-resourced girls. The nonprofit, which was founded in Charlotte in 2011, hopes to reach their goal by National STEM Day. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has kept millions of school-aged children at home, and it's made the digital divide and educational opportunity gaps even worse than they already were. Children from under-resourced communities are being hit hardest and are losing opportunities to experience hands-on teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Hands for Holly

November 5, 2020    in

Written by Amy Andrews

While Holly Wade was in the pediatric oncology wing battling stage four Gliosarcoma, she noticed something. There were a lot of rooms where children were fighting similar diseases but were alone most of the day. She and her parents set out to understand why and what they uncovered was astounding. Many families were facing multiple overwhelming battles. There was the obvious medical and emotional one and the underlying one to stay afloat financially. Parents weren’t with their children during the day because they couldn’t risk losing their jobs and insurance - and that was the driving force behind the creation of Hands for Holly Memorial Fund