In case you missed it, here's one of our popular Smarty Sunday SHARE posts from March:
The greatest wealth is health. – Virgil
Hey Mom – are you taking care of yourself? Between carpool, groceries, work deadlines, the school play, paying bills and folding the laundry, are you watching your sodium intake, getting enough exercise and keeping your stress level down? Yeah, I thought so. Me neither.
“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” ― Jacques Cousteau
For an ocean lover, being land-locked in Charlotte can be tough. Fortunately, this local organization has got you covered. Surfrider Foundation – Charlotte Chapter brings the ocean to you through education, awareness, and local volunteer opportunities.
As an ambassador for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation, Surfrider hosts monthly cleanups at nature preserves that border our local lakes and waterways. Each month, volunteers collect over 100 pounds of garbage that otherwise would have ended up in the ocean.
Teens have unique health care and wellness needs. This local organization works to meet them through a wide range of services for kids and young adults ages 11 through 22. Watch the video to discover - Where's SHARE?
So much more than a summer school, this organization provides a "summer opportunity" that's about literacy skills, character building, and much more! Watch the video to discover and then visit ourNon-Profit of the Week!
Kathleen and her daughter Delaney spent an afternoon at Saturday Serve with Ronald McDonald House. Here’s how it went:
“When we arrived, we all got a tour – kids and parents alike – of the main part of the house. What a great space for families with children undergoing medical treatment! It’s welcoming and designed with them in mind. Next, the kids went to the basement to work on a craft. They created a small bouquet of flowers for each room, with a handwritten note of encouragement for the families. I can imagine coming ‘home’ to something cheerful like that would be a welcome sight for the RMH families after a long, difficult day.
Our most popular blog post featured on Charlotte Smarty Pants last month was about Soul 139. Here it is one more time in case you missed it!
“If you haven’t confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started." - Marcus Garvey
If you’re like us, you’ll do just about anything to fit in an appointment with your stylist. We’ve braved snow, rearranged schedules, and gone on “wait lists” all because we know what it’s like to really need that haircut. We walk into the salon in a baseball cap and walk out with a new look, along with a boost in self-esteem.
Our most popular blog post featured on Charlotte Smarty Pants last month was about Charlotte Family Housing. Here it is one more time just in case you missed it!
“Sometimes success is determined not so much by what you do, as how you do it.”
Charlotte Family Housing is a place that can’t simply be defined by what they do (they provide a shelter-to-housing program for homeless families). What makes them unique is how they go about it. They have an unwavering focus on empowerment for those they help. That means they will not do anything for a family that the family can do for themselves
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!!