Local nonprofit organization Playing for Others (PFO) believes that the two most important questions we can ask in our lifetime are “Who Am I?” and “How will I give of that?”
PFO not only poses these questions for teens and young adults, but also helps to answer them through programs focused on Personal Development, Service, and the Arts. One of PFO's signature programs is their Buddy Program, where teens partner with children with disabilities (“buddies”) to build genuine friendships - but don’t take it from me, take it from Anna Gaeckle.
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month and with North Carolina climbing the list of high risk states year after year (and Charlotte being the #1 region in North Carolina where human trafficking is most prevalent), it is an issue that our community cannot afford to ignore. Thankfully, there are local nonprofit organizations who work tirelessly to protect against this issue. In order to help raise awareness this month, SHARE Charlotte’s January Spotlight Series will focus on our nonprofit partners who serve those at risk and/or those who have already been affected and are recovering from the horrors of human trafficking.
You’re going to have to watch House of Cards another night because February 1st plays host to the first ever So You Think You Can Bark. An outrageously fun night of pup-inspired entertainment benefiting Charlotte’s own Stand For Animals.
Stand For Animals is an organization committed to providing affordable veterinary care to tens of thousands of pet owners across Charlotte and beyond. They offer everything from spay/neuter services to full-blown veterinary care for pet owners who may otherwise be unable to regularly visit the vet.
Parachute Media is a full-service digital marketing agency who recently brought their services to the growing city of Charlotte. From social media and digital advertising to video and content creation, they are passionate about telling stories that align with your business and have a big impact on your target audience.
Something else they’re passionate about? Animals...which is why they chose to sponsor this month’s #AnimalsofCLT series with SHARE Charlotte.
Why did Parachute Media decide to sponsor #AnimalsofCLT this year?
It is always encouraging to see local for-profit businesses pairing up to do GOOD for local nonprofit organizations, especially this time of year.
We are excited to SHARE about the generosity of our friends at 2ULaundry, a local delivery laundry and dry cleaning service in the area, who are supportive of the nonprofit community year-round, but who are doing something special this holiday season.
2ULaundry will be volunteering as a company for Crisis Assistance Ministry, Saturday December 15th. They will have almost all of their full time employees at the Crisis Assistance Ministry free store to help however they can for the majority of the day including helping to collect clothing donations, sort them, move items around, and even help those who need it while they are shopping through the store.
This December, SHARE Charlotte’s Spotlight Series: #AnimalsofCLT will focus in on our local nonprofit partners who care for the animals of Charlotte that are in need of shelter, food, rehabilitation or maybe even a companion. The nonprofit organizations we are highlighting this month serve the #AnimalsofCLT in a variety of different ways, all equally important to the wellbeing of our furry, feathered, and fanged friends.
SHARE Charlotte’s Spotlight Series: #AnimalsofCLT is presented by Parachute Media. Parachute Media is a forward thinking advertising agency with a heart for animals. Stay tuned this month as we explore the ways in which Parachute Media supports the #AnimalsofCLT as a company and why they wanted to help SHARE Charlotte spread the word about these incredible, local organizations.
We are incredibly grateful to have AFP Charlotte (The Association of Fundraising Professionals) on board as a sponsor for this year's #GivingTuesdayCLT! The work that AFP does in Charlotte to foster development and growth of fundraising professionals and promote high ethical standards in the fundraising profession is incredibly important and plays a large role in strengthening our community. If you are not familiar with AFP Charlotte, allow us to introduce you! Check out this quick Q&A:
Why did AFP decide to move the date of National Philanthropy Day to Nov. 27th this year?
#GivingTuesdayCLT would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors! Lowe's does a whole of GOOD for the Charlotte community that you may not know about, read below to hear about it in their own words with a quick Q&A!
*Want to see some of this generosity in action? Join SHARE Charlotte and Lowe's at the "Build It Forward" station at the #GivingTuesdayCLT World Headquarters (aka Wells Fargo Atrium) on November 27th and you could help SHARE Charlotte gift $25,000 in Lowe's gift cards to local nonprofits (while supplies last)!
A few GOOD questions for Lowe's...
Why did Lowe’s decide to sponsor #GivingTuesdayCLT this year?
Lowe’s is committed to supporting the communities where we live, work and play, and Charlotte is our hometown!
Wings of Eagles Ranch is celebrating 20 years of encouraging hope, instilling confidence, and building self esteem by offering nearly 400 children and adults with special needs each year the chance to do things they never thought possible.
I originally set out to write a feature that would highlight the impact Wings of Eagles Ranch has had on the children and adults with special needs that have visited the Ranch, but my second-hand description could never replace a first hand experience. I want you to hear about it first-hand, from Ross.
#GivingTuesdayCLT is a big deal, and this year the goal is to inspire 1,076,837 acts of good - one act for every estimated resident of Mecklenburg County!
#GivingTuesdayCLT, Charlotte’s local response to the global #GivingTuesday movement, begins today! In just four years this celebration of CLT philanthropy has influenced nearly $20M in gifts to Charlotte nonprofits and inspired more than 11,000 new donors. #GivingTuesdayCLT was the largest global community-wide campaign in 2016, and we are ready to lead the charge again this year - with your help.
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!!