SHARE Charlotte is grateful for Novant Health and all of the that they do for our local nonprofit community, including their continued support of our annual DO GOOD Week celebration, all while providing remarkable care to our greater Charlotte community.
Who do you want in your corner when faced with a crisis? We want people who step up, not step away. Our friends at Allstate, an official sponsor of this year's DO GOOD Week celebration, have been keeping clients in good hands, especially through crises, for 90 years.
But it's’ not just their clients who Allstate and the Allstate Foundation care for, they are committed to supporting our entire community.
“Volunteerism is core to our culture at Allstate. It’s at the heart of everything we do,” says Paula Stang, Associate Manager of Community Leadership for the Allstate Foundation.
We all know time is a valuable thing, but do you know just how valuable yours could be to a local nonprofit? Simply put, the support of volunteers is critical and can determine the success of an organization.
Now in its fifth year, DO GOOD Week, a local celebration of National Volunteer Week, is an annual opportunity for our community to intentionally come together and give time and talent to support our local nonprofits.
No matter what cause you care about, or how you want to give your time, there is a nonprofit that needs you. Visit dogood.sharecharlotte.org to DO GOOD today.
This month, our #SpotlightOnCLT is shining on our local nonprofit partners who serve and support individuals living with a chronic disease, as well as their families and caregivers, in various ways.
Some of these organizations exist to provide information, financial relief, and raise awareness, while others were created to bring joy or provide emotional support to those with a chronic disease. Though their programs and services vary in purpose, their importance in our community does not. They are all essential to our neighbors facing chronic diseases.
So, what is a chronic disease? A disease is considered chronic if it persists for at least one year and requires ongoing medical attention or monitoring. Some of the most common chronic diseases include heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and alzheimers.
SHARE Charlotte is proud to be partnering with AvidXchange for the first ever Tech Rising Virtual Summit on February 25th. This event will provide a virtual space to bring together local government officials, public school representatives, business leaders, nonprofits and members of the community all who are playing a key part in bridging the digital divide right here in Charlotte.
We had the opportunity to ask Michael Praeger, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AvidXchange, some of our most questions surrounding the digital divide and their role in creating more equity in technology.
Why is the digital divide such a serious issue in our community?
While the digital divide is nothing new, the coronavirus pandemic has served to magnify the issue. With the majority of our work, learning and even social lives moving online in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19, the digital divide for low-income and rural households both in our own backyard and around the country is more visible now than ever before.
What is the “digital divide”?
Let’s back up and start by defining this buzzworthy term “digital divide”.
Simply put, the digital divide refers to the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the internet, and those who do not.
The Charlotte Business Journal and SHARE Charlotte teamed up again this year to host #BizGivesCLT! Annually, #BizGivesCLT recognizes Charlotte businesses who generously support Charlotte nonprofits in big, bold and creative ways in honor of #GivingTuesdayCLT which this year fell on December 1st!
"What does generosity mean to you?" This is the question we asked 10 Charlotte artists as they set out to create an original piece of artwork in honor of #GivingTuesdayCLT and dedicated to a local nonprofit of their choice.
Check out the complete series featuring each of our 10 participating artist's creations below! To meet the artists themselves and learn what each of these nonprofits needs most this #GivingTuesdayCLT, head over to our Instagram account!
Generosity looks different for everyone. No matter what it looks like for you, show your generosity on December 1st, #GivingTuesdayCLT. Visit givingtuesdayclt.org and choose from hundreds of ways to do something good for a local nonprofit on this global day of giving.
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!!