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#SpotlightOnCLT: Breast Cancer Awareness

Written by Nicole Copsis    on October 3, 2019    in


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all October long we are highlighting our nonprofit partners who work to provide resources to those affected by breast cancer as part of our monthly Spotlight Series. 

Did you know? 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. This makes breast cancer the second most common cancer among women, coming in close behind skin cancer. To put it in perspective, on average, every two minutes another woman is diagnosed, every two minutes someone’s world is completely rocked. 

Look Who's Doing GOOD: Simplicity Organizers

Written by Nicole Copsis    on September 30, 2019    in


Simplicity Organizers is a nationally recognized professional organizing company that helps people focus on what matters most. They know that “When we let go of the unimportant, we have more time to enjoy the things we love” or, in the case of many of the local nonprofits they have helped with their services, it allows them to have more time to deal with the bigger fish they have to fry. 

#SpotlightOnCLT: Pregnancy and Newborn Resources

Written by Nicole Copsis    on September 5, 2019    in

Did you know that September has been the most popular birth month for more than 20 years? And at a time of the year when birth rates are at their peak, it is important to know that there are local organizations offering support and services to expecting and new mothers. 

This month, we are using our Spotlight Series as a platform to highlight our local nonprofit partners who offer pregnancy and newborn resources. Read below how they serve our community and check out their SHARE Charlotte profiles to see how you can get invovled. 


Baby Bundles 

#SpotlightOnCLT: Early Care and Education

Written by Nicole Copsis    on August 1, 2019    in



Early child care and education are crucial to the emotional, social and even physical development of young children and have a direct effect on their overall development as an adult. According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, while our brains continue to develop and change well into adulthood, the first eight years build a foundation for future learning, health and life success. 

Just last year, Mecklenburg County rolled out a new program MECK Pre-K which offers free pre-k education and care to eligible four year olds in the Charlotte area in response to a big push for free child care and education across the country and right here in our own city.

#52Tuesdays: It's All of Us Vs. Cancer

Written by Nicole Copsis    on July 9, 2019    in

Photo Credit: L. Wolff Photography

Did you know that daily an average of 13 children are diagnosed with a brain or central nervous system tumor? Or that brain tumors take the lives of more children in the United States than any other disease? 

Vs. Cancer, a signature fundraising campaign for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, gives sports teams, athletes and communities the platform to help children with brain tumors and other forms of pediatric cancer. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the world's leading nonprofit dedicated to the childhood brain tumor community, and for many participating teams in Charlotte, the proceeds from their Vs. Cancer campaign help fund child life programs at Levine Children’s Hospital and lifesaving pediatric brain tumor research. 

#SpotlightOnCLT: Immigrant and Refugee Populations of CLT

Written by Nicole Copsis    on June 4, 2019    in


Did you know there are an estimated 1,076,837 people who call Mecklenburg County “home”?  With native Charlotteans being referred to as “Unicorns” because they are so hard to find, it's no surprise that the majority of people who live in our vibrant city migrated here from elsewhere. Many of those people being immigrants and refugees who are resettling here for a new life and bringing their own culture and traditions to our ever-growing city.

Since the mid-1990’s, approximately 17,000 refugees have resettled in Charlotte, North Carolina. Additionally, an estimated 130,000 immigrants live in our wonderful city, making up about 14% of Mecklenburg County’s total population,

#52Tuesdays: Dottie Rose Foundation and Harvey B. Gantt Center

Written by Nicole Copsis    on May 28, 2019    in

Repeat after me: local nonprofits are not in competition, they are in collaboration.

When Dr. Sharon Jones, founder of Dottie Rose Foundation, met Angie Chandler,  Senior Manager of Educational Initiatives + Public Program for the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Art + Culture last #GivingTuesdayCLT, a collaboration that would strengthen the ties between art and technology for young minds was born.

SHAREable: 8 Ways for Families to Do GOOD Together

Written by Nicole Copsis    on May 23, 2019    in

 

Giving back is better, together. Check out these group activities to find the perfect way for your family to spend time together while doing GOOD for a local nonprofit.

  1. Collecting pop tabs is a fun, easy way to fundraise for families, as a family. Set-up a pop tab collection jar in your home and bring your tabs to the Ronald McDonald House once you have filled the jar so that they can exchange them for cash at local recycling centers and contribute that money to their guest family fund.

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