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Charlotte Showed Up for Local Nonprofits on #GivingTuesdayCLT

Written by Erin Morris    on December 16, 2021


We are thrilled to highlight how our community came together to support local nonprofits and the impact of #GivingTuesdayCLT on November 30, 2021! 

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that was created in  2012 as a simple idea - a day that encourages people to come together and do good - this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity each year.

#GivingTuesdayCLT, is powered by SHARE Charlotte, and is Charlotte’s local response to this global movement.  Now in its eighth year,  #GivingTuesdayCLT is an unprecedented collaboration of hundreds of Charlotte nonprofits as well as corporations, local businesses, community organizations and individuals coming together through good.  

Charlotte showed up in a big way to support our local nonprofit community:

  • $5.2M total Impact (Mecklenburg County)  a 40 % increase compared to last year!  $5.07M in online financial donations,  $156K of in-kind donations and $14K in volunteer time and 37%  of donors were new.

  • Overall online giving on 11/30 in the Greater Charlotte area was $7.7M (Mecklenburg, Concord, Gastonia) and the highest in North Carolina

  • GivingTuesday reports total online giving increased in the United States from $2.5B to $2.7B, representing a 9% increase compared to GivingTuesday 2020.

 

Hear about what your support meant to local nonprofits on 11/30::

“More than half of our donors were first-time donors and made up for over 80% of the donations we collected. 5 of our first-time donors identified themselves as breast cancer survivors and gave in tribute of either their diagnosis, or because of their connection to utilizing our programs/services during their cancer journey. We are over-the-moon on the impact we were able to make in 1 day! - Carolina Breast Friends

"We originally weren’t going to participate and decided that morning to join the excitement. We set a goal of $500 to purchase one chromebook cart and after it was all over, we ended up with over $12,000 in classroom supplies, Christmas  gifts, and corporate sponsorships.  These generous donations will allow us to keep doing the work we do as well as bring a one of a kind winter wonderland holiday celebration to over 150 students in our program. After all they’ve been through during this pandemic, they need this." - Raise a Child of the Carolinas