Each year, June is nationally recognized as LGBTQ Pride Month and while it serves as a time of celebration for continued acceptance and the accomplishments of the LGBTQ community, it also serves to commemorate years of struggle for civil rights and the ongoing pursuit of equal justice under the law for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.
We would like to leverage this nationally recognized month to acknowledge the unique struggles that this underrepresented and underserved community faces, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic which is impacting the LGBTQ community at a disproportionate rate.
The creators of the largest annual global day of giving, GivingTuesday, introduced #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5, 2020 as an opportunity for communities around the world to come together and give in immediate response to the unprecedented need caused by the current COVID-19 crisis.
#GivingTuesdayNow sparked activity in more than 145 countries on May 5 for a global day of unity and giving. Millions of people expressed their generosity through acts of kindness, donations of goods, time and money, notes of compassion, advocacy for causes, and care for family and friends. Read more about the results of #GivingTuesdayNow on a global scale, here.
For almost 50 years, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic (PPSAT) has been serving the residents of Charlotte and the surrounding Mecklenburg County with compassionate, nonjudgmental care including preventive services like birth control, lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings, and sexual health education. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education.
“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.”- Thomas Carlyle
The status of our health influences almost every other aspect of our lives, and without good health many things around us tend to crumble- hope included. Luckily, there are local nonprofits that work hard to keep our community, and in particular some our most vulnerable neighbors, cared for and in good health.
Throughout May, we will be shining our #SpotlightOnCLT, presented by the Amy and Brian France Foundation, on our nonprofit partners who are caring for our neighbors in need and going above and beyond during these unprecedented times when our health is in more jeopardy than potentially ever before.
SHARE Charlotte is proud to have Novant Health on board as an official partner of DO GOOD Week: Home Edition and is grateful for all of the GOOD they do for our local nonprofit community, all while providing remarkable care to our greater Charlotte community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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