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DO GOOD Week 2019 Recap

Written by Nicole Copsis    on April 30, 2019    in



DO GOOD Week may be over, but the impact is not! 

8,955
Volunteer Hours Served During DO GOOD Week

2,397 Individuals Activated During Do GOOD Week

1,000+ New Volunteers Connected with a Local Nonprofit

 

For the full infographic, click here.

Those are exciting numbers- but what about the WHO, WHAT,  WHERE and WHY of it all?


 


WHO: Who helped encourage Charlotte to DO GOOD?

Presenting Partner:

Duke Energy

Official Partners:

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Thompson Child and Family Focus

Barings


WHAT: What is DO GOOD Week?

Check out the Official Press Release to learn more about Charlotte’s local celebration of National Volunteer Week!

In case you missed it, catch up on all of this GOODness we SHAREd during DO GOOD Week: 

SHAREable: 9 Unique Ways for Teens to Give Their Time

Volunteering Remotely is a Real Thing. Here’s How.

 There are Five Real Benefits to Volunteering

CLT Celebrates National Volunteer Week Locally in a Big Way

How YOU Can Be Part of Charlotte’s Legacy

Passport and Project Scientist Connect for STEM Education in Charlotte


WHERE: Charlotteans did GOOD all over town!

#Time4Good Volunteer Fair

  • Sponsored by: Duke Energy and Wells Fargo

  • When/Where: Wells Fargo Atrium from 11am-1pm on Wednesday, April 10th

  • What: 25 local nonprofits set up shop in the Wells Fargo Atrium with information about how to get involved with their organization

  • Attendance: 200

Philanthrodating™

  • Hosted by: SHARE Charlotte, Carolinas Matchmaker and Guys with Ties

  • When/Where: Imperial from 6:00pm-8:30pm on Wednesday, April 10th

  • What: A matchmaking event for GOOD  designed for singles to meet and mingle while completing hands on volunteer opportunities

  • Attendance: 100

3rd Annual VolunBEERing™ Event

  • Hosted by: SHARE Charlotte

  • When/Where: NoDa Brewing from 12pm-3pm on Saturday, April 13th

  • What: VolunBEERing is an annual event where attendees can complete pop-up, hands-on volunteer projects on-site while listening to live music and enjoying craft beer from NoDa Brewing.

  • Attendance: 200


 

WHY : Why do we celebrate DO GOOD Week?

Celebrating National Volunteer week with DO GOOD Week in Charlotte is important because of the lasting impact a single volunteer can have on a local nonprofit. It doesn’t matter how you give your time- building houses, assembling care packages, lending financial advice- just that you do. But don’t take it from us, hear from some of the of the local nonprofits themselves the impact volunteers make...

“We had an amazing day at the Domestic Violence Shelter on 4/13/19. Volunteers from Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church served in a variety of ways. They put on an Easter Egg Hunt for the children, passed out Easter baskets, served lunch and added some much needed décor in our Teen Zone. The rain was awful and they could have easily cancelled, but they didn't let that stop them. Instead the group figured out ways to host the egg hunt indoors and still made sure the residents had a great time!”- Safe Alliance

 

“Our organization was connected through share Charlotte and Ebenezer Baptist church this week for their mission blitz. Wow!  Is all I have to say. They helped us clean and organize our storage building and a team came with us for outreach. Besides providing 40 meals for the night they also served in the outreach project. They were incredible. Because of SHARE Charlotte, I was able to begin a wonderful partnership with Ebenezer Baptist Church.”- Compassion to Act

 

“Dedicated volunteers through Realtor Cares Day installed vinyl siding in heavy rain on Friday April 5. They sided most of the house despite the weather, which was truly impressive. The new president of JCSU, Clay Armbrister, along with students installed drywall the morning of April 6.”- Habitat for Humanity

 

“Our listing for the Friendship Walk on the SHARE Charlotte website connected us with an alumni group from Virginia Tech. It was a great new group to get out to see our mission in action!”- Best Buddies

 

“During our "Behind The Ink" Photoshoot and Photography workshop meetup, two former Creating Exposure Through the Arts students came to volunteer at our program at Hygge West on Remount Avenue.  Robert Hooper, who was raised in the West Corridor, is a Western Carolina alumni who now lives in Asheville NC. I met him as a 15 year old high school student and he continues to support CEA. On Saturday April 13th, he drove 3 hours in the rain to volunteer and assist with our event.  He met up with another former program alumni, Joshua Gaither, to help set up and share their experiences as high school students in our program and how it has impacted their adult lives. Both often come back to speak to students, potential volunteers and donors."- Creating Exposure Through the Arts

 

“Our biannual Spring Plant Sale was during DO GOOD week, so we had a lot of volunteers. It snowed during the beginning of the week, so we were a little unsure how the rest of the week would follow. Some of the volunteers took it as a good sign, though, and it ended up being one! We had record sales, and we could not have pulled off such a wonderful and successful sale without the help of all of our volunteers!”- Wing Haven

 

“It so happens that the awesome volunteer who knocked out a huge project for us during DO GOOD Week works at UNC Charlotte and was able to provide a number of strategic contacts at the university for ACEing Autism to connect with to further develop its new program on campus. Win-win!”- ACEing Autism

 

THANK YOU to all who participated in this year’s DO GOOD Week! Didn't get a chance to DO GOOD? Fear not- you can GIVE YOUR TIME year-round!

 

Have you seen our Instagram feed lately? If not, check it out, there is a lot of GOOD entertainment including musical performances from eight of our nonprofit partners who took a spin in the DO GOOD Karaoke Truck with Fox46’s Jason Harper!