It’s no surprise that technology has changed the way we work, play and even socialize. Yet, how it’s changed the way we teach and learn is beyond what we could have ever imagined a couple decades ago. Within the last five years, it seems that digital learning has become accepted more and more in classrooms all over the country.
- What's Give Shop? In a nutshell, "you can change the world by sitting on the couch and clicking a few times."
- Kelly shares our believe that any level of giving is changing the world a little bit at a time. Philanthropy is very personal. It's based on our individual circumstances and belief systems. SHARE's goal is help everyone give back in the way that works best for them.
- Nonprofits need help 365 days a year, not just at the holidays. There's always a need and a way for you to help. Get started here.
This special guest post is by Delaney Caldwell, a Charlotte teen with a big heart and a gift for sharing it. We asked for her thoughts about her recent volunteering experience with Joy Prom. Thanks Delaney!
Joy Prom is an annual prom with dancing, desserts, a red carpet and more, all for people with special needs. This event happens on an April weekend once a year. It came to be when Carmel Baptist Church’s student ministry asked, “if we ceased to exist, would anyone in Charlotte notice?”
My favorite memories from high school are from my art class. It was the part of my day that allowed me to be creative and expressive, or quiet and thoughtful. Yet as much as I treasured that time, and my all-time favorite art teacher Mrs. Little, I suspect the students at Behailuh Academy benefit a lot more from the programs they attend today.
Behailu Academy offers free visual and performance arts-based out of school time programming for middle and high school students at some of Charlotte’s Title I schools. This isn’t just Mrs. Little handing out some colored pencils and acrylics and cheerfully telling us we were going to “design our way out of a paper bag.” Behailu Academy’s students take creative risks in a wide variety of classes like dance, music jam, guitar, acrylic and oil painting, 2-D animation, comedy improv, spoken word poetry, photography, music and video production, mixed media and up-cycled art.
Summer is a tough time for many nonprofits. While the needs of their clients and programs may rise, giving is often down. #summershareCLT - which is the first campaign of its kind in Charlotte - will give everyone a chance to send need on a vacation!
We hope you'll join us, along with 49 local nonprofits who are working to make our community even more amazing!
Here are three easy ways to find out what #summershareCLT is all about:
We have so much great news to share from our nonprofit partners about their amazing work. But, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know if you have stories you'd like to tell and we'll make you a guest blogger!!