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SHARE from Home to Help Local Nonprofits Now!

Written by Nicole Copsis    on March 17, 2020    in

 
SHARE Charlotte has been overwhelmed by the selflessness and generosity of our neighbors, community and corporate partners as we continue to manage a flood of inquiries about how people can do GOOD to support our nonprofit partners during this time of uncertainty. 

We are fortunate to live in a world where technology enables us to come together despite being physically apart, and the need to come together in Charlotte to support our nonprofit community has potentially never been greater. If you have something to give, please consider doing so - the organizations serving Charlotte’s most vulnerable need your help. 

What’s SHARE Charlotte’s role in this crisis? It’s to do what we do best - connect those who want to help Mecklenburg County's nonprofit community to all the ways they can.  

#SpotlightOnCLT: Carolina Family Connections

Written by Nicole Copsis    on March 5, 2020    in



When Branson first arrived at Carolina Family Connections (CFC), he was a shy and scrawny 14 year old, just a month away from turning 15. But birthdays had never been a special day for Branson.

Never had a cake.  Never had a party. And never had a birthday present. When the staff at CFC learned that he had never celebrated a birthday, they wanted to make sure it was extra special. While the foster parents planned his birthday party, the staff at CFC stepped in to take it the extra mile. Knowing he enjoyed watching BMX bike events, they surprised  him with a new BMX bike of his own on his birthday.

But because Branson had suffered from neglect and abuse for most of his young life, he had a hard time accepting the attention, much less a gift, feeling that he was unworthy of all that he was being given.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Foster Care

Written by Nicole Copsis    on March 2, 2020    in


Often times victims of abuse or neglect, children in foster care can have a damaged sense of self worth and require special support and nurturing throughout their foster care journey. This month, we are shining our #SpotlightOnCLT on our local nonprofit partners that support both the vulnerable children in the foster care system as well as the individuals and families who take them into their care. 

What exactly is foster care?

Foster care is a temporary placement provided by the State to provide children who, for various reasons, cannot live at-home with their parents. Children in foster care can be placed to live in residential settings, including relative and nonrelative homes, as well as group homes, and institutions. 

How does it work?

#SpotlightOnCLT: Developmental Disabilities

Written by Nicole Copsis    on February 3, 2020    in


Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “goodbye” are known as developmental milestones for children. And while all children develop at their own pace and it is impossible to predict the exact ages certain skills should develop, milestones serve to give parents and guardians a general idea if a child is developing at an average rate alongside their peers. When these milestones are continuously not being met, signs begin to point to a developmental disability (CDC).

SHARE Charlotte Introduces Wish List Wednesday in Partnership with Bank of America

Written by Nicole Copsis    on January 27, 2020    in

 

Put your Amazon habit to GOOD use every Wednesday in 2020 by shopping each week on Wish List Wednesday, proudly presented by Bank of America.

Bank of America has teamed up again with SHARE Charlotte, this time to bring more frequent and consistent opportunities to the Charlotte community to give back every Wednesday by shopping for the items local nonprofits need most from their Amazon wish lists which can be found in SHARE Charlotte’s proprietary Give Shop®.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Financial Literacy

Written by Nicole Copsis    on January 7, 2020    in


This year’s Spotlight Series is presented by Amy and Brian France Foundation and in January we are focusing in on our local nonprofit partners who provide programming to improve financial literacy and who are helping to build a stronger economy one neighbor at a time. 

Personal finances influence many of our daily decisions and nearly every aspect of our lives, making financial literacy essential for understanding how to make responsible decisions that shape a positive future. 

When we talk about financial literacy, what we are referring to is the understanding of financial, credit and debt management and the knowledge that is necessary to make financially responsible decisions that are integral to our everyday lives (Investopedia).

Six GOOD Holiday Shows to See This Season

Written by Nicole Copsis    on December 12, 2019    in


Did you know that many of the arts organizations in Charlotte, like the Charlotte Ballet and Charlotte Symphony, are nonprofits? Seeing a show or performance in December is a festive way to celebrate the holidays while supporting a local nonprofit organization!

Here are six shows and performances you can feel GOOD about seeing during #GivingSeasonCLT: 

And The Award Goes To....Announcing #BizGivesCLT 2019 Award Winners!

Written by Nicole Copsis    on December 12, 2019    in


On December 12th, Charlotte Business Journal, in partnership with SHARE Charlotte, hosted their first event dedicated to celebrating local philanthropy, #BizGivesCLT! The event was created to recognize companies that supported local nonprofits in big, bold and creative ways on #GivingTuesdayCLT (Dec. 3, 2019). 

#BizGivesCLT took place at the Wells Fargo Atrium and brought together Charlotte’s for-profit and nonprofit business communities alike to award this year's winners. Check out who took home the award in each of the five categories below! 

Most Generous Financial Gift: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church for their financial donation to RunningWorks

#GivingTuesdayCLT 2019 Press Release- December 2nd

Written by Nicole Copsis    on November 30, 2019    in

#GivingTuesdayCLT Invites Charlotte to Do Good this Giving Season

Charlotte celebrates six years of #GivingTuesdayCLT!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2, 2019 

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) - Tomorrow (Dec 3) is #GivingTuesdayCLT, Charlotte’s local celebration of the global GivingTuesday movement.  Presented for a fourth consecutive year by Wells Fargo, #GivingTuesdayCLT invites Charlotteans to come together and give back to the Mecklenburg County nonprofit community and support local, social good. Want to join the movement and give now? Head over to GivingTuesdayCLT.org!

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