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#SpotlightOnCLT: Homelessness

Written by Nicole Copsis    on January 2, 2021    in


Homelessness is not a new problem, but it does come with new challenges as a result of the pandemic.

The challenge of enforcing social distancing in shelters that are more crowded than ever.

The challenge of finding ways for volunteers to safely lend a hand without actually getting hands-on.

The challenge of facing a harsh reality that  some neighbors who used to provide support for the homeless, are now in need of support of their own.

Meet This Year's #BizGivesCLT Award Winners!

Written by Nicole Copsis    on December 15, 2020    in


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! 

10 Charlotte Artists Show What Generosity Means to Them Ahead of #GivingTuesdayCLT!

Written by Nicole Copsis    on November 30, 2020    in


"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. 

#GivingTuesdayCLT 2020 Press Release

Written by Nicole Copsis    on November 29, 2020    in

Charlotte Kicks Off the Giving Season with #GivingTuesdayCLT

Global day of generosity encourages Mecklenburg County to give back on  Dec. 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30 , 2020 

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) - December 1st marks Charlotte’s seventh year celebrating the global generosity movement GivingTuesday locally with #GivingTuesdayCLT, presented by Wells Fargo and powered by SHARE Charlotte.

Wells Fargo Proves Generosity is Not On Pause in 2020

Written by Nicole Copsis    on November 29, 2020    in


This has been an unusual and challenging year for everyone, including the corporate world. In the face of crisis, we are beyond thankful for individuals and businesses alike that have adapted efforts and gotten creative with the way they support our local nonprofit community. Especially at a time when it would have been easier to do nothing at all. 

Our generous Presenting Partner of #GivingTuesdayCLT, Wells Fargo, is no exception.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Environment / Renewable Energy

Written by Nicole Copsis    on October 1, 2020    in


Air and water pollution, global warming, and wildfires are just a few of the environmental issues that we are facing right now as a globe.

The GOOD news is that there are nonprofits working every day not only to protect and improve our environment here locally, but to go the step further and educate our community about the importance of being environmentally conscious. Small changes at a local level can lead to a bigger impact for our globe if communities around the world all do their part. So, let’s do ours. 

In October, we will be turning our #SpotlightOnCLT on our nonprofit partners who work to protect and conserve our environment as well as those that serve to educate our community about the environment and renewable, sustainable energy.

Learn more about how these organizations and how YOU can support their work, below. 

U.S. Bank: Committed to Charlotte

Written by Nicole Copsis    on September 18, 2020    in


Since arriving here nearly 15 years ago, U.S. Bank has put down deep roots in the Charlotte community. 

The bank has more than 850 employees in the area working in a variety of businesses, and just last fall launched a retail banking expansion that features an innovative new branch on Tryon Street. Later this fall, the bank willl open a second branch serving Pineville and the greater South Charlotte market.

In Charlotte, like in all the cities where it operates, U.S. Bank is committed to supporting local nonprofit organizations. Its employees also donate thousands of volunteer hours to the charitable causes that mean the most to them.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Incarceration, Restoration, and Reentry

Written by Nicole Copsis    on September 1, 2020    in

 

Over 10,000 returning citizens are released from America’s state and federal prisons every week and land back in their communities often without much support or direction. 

Further, approximately two-thirds of the 650,000 ex-offenders who are released from prison every year are likely to be rearrested within three years of release (Department of Justice). Why? Being formerly incarcerated comes with a host of barriers and obstacles as individuals strive to successfully reenter society and start a new chapter even once they have been freed, physically. 

#SpotlightOnCLT: Black Philanthropy Month

Written by Nicole Copsis    on August 1, 2020    in


In late 2019 our SHARE Charlotte team began planning our themed Spotlight content for the upcoming year, and we knew we wanted to feature Black Philanthropy Month in August. However, as we looked around the room at our six white faces we realized that while we had the platform and the channels to host a big conversation, it was obvious that a celebration of Black Philanthropy Month was not ours to lead. We knew it would be inauthentic without the perspective, leadership and voices of Black community leaders and philanthropists. 

Bank of America: Showing Heart by doing GOOD 

Written by Nicole Copsis    on July 28, 2020    in

 

SHARE Charlotte is proud to partner with many generous organizations as part of our community-wide giving promotions, and our recent partnership with Bank of America during our annual summertime Shop for GOOD was no exception. For several years, Bank of America has championed SHARE Charlotte’s Shop for GOOD promotions and encouraged our city to underwrite the needs of the nonprofits by purchasing the items from the charities’ Amazon wish lists.  

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