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Meet This Year's #BizGivesCLT Award Winners!

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! 

#GivingTuesdayCLT, presented annually by Wells Fargo and powered by SHARE Charlotte, is Charlotte’s local response to GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement. Now in its seventh year, #GivingTuesdayCLT is a collaboration of hundreds of Charlotte nonprofits as well as corporations, local businesses, community organizations and individuals coming together to uplift our local nonprofit community and do  good. #GivingTuesdayCLT has influenced more than $28M in gifts to Charlotte nonprofits and inspired over 25K new donors.

There are 5 categories in which a businesses can partner with a local nonprofit for a #BizGivesCLT award:

• Most Generous Financial Gift

• Most Generous In-Kind Gift (value of tangible goods or in-kind services)

• Most Volunteer Time Pledged

• Most Creative For Profit / Nonprofit Partnership

• Best Social Media Activation


We are excited to announce this year’s winners who were featured in the December 11th edition of the Charlotte Business Journal as well! 


Most Generous Financial Gift

  • Business: Thirty Capital

  • Nonprofit: Hope Haven Inc. 

  • Summary: 

    • Thirty Capital, a commercial real estate technology firm, offered a matching gift challenge of up to $150,000 to help inspire donations for Hope Haven, Inc.  After seeing the impact that Hope Haven has in helping adults  battling chemical dependency to recover and rebuild their lives, the owner Rob Finlay felt compelled to support this critical nonprofit. 


Most Generous In-Kind Gift 

  • Business: Full Metal Chicken

  • Nonprofit: Shining Hope Farms

  • Summary:

    • Full Metal Chicken, a digital marketing firm, donated over $15,000 of in-kind marketing services to Shining Hope Farms who provides therapeutic help using horseback riding to individuals with disabilities. They created a much needed video that Shining Hope Farms will be able to use to convey their impact on the patients and clients they serve throughout their digital platforms.


Most Volunteer Time Pledged

  • Duke Energy employees pledged to serve 200 volunteer hours  in 2021 for Apparo who provides pro bono IT and business process consulting for nonprofits.  These employees will provide critical business process and technology advice, leveraging their corporate backgrounds to local nonprofits to help improve the efficiency of their organizations in serving their constituents.


Most Creative For Profit  / Nonprofit Partnership

  • Business: Pilot Brewing

  • Nonprofit: Dottie Rose Foundation

  • Summary: 

    • Pilot Brewing, co-owned by one of the city’s only female brewers partnered with the Dottie Rose Foundation who provides STEM programming for over 200 girls. They created a beer called RGB with a portion of the proceeds going to the foundation and they sold out in an hour. They are also partnering to create entrepreneurship classes including root beer making for the girls and teaching them critical marketing and selling skills.


Best Social Media Activation

  • Business: Twenty-two West

  • Nonprofit: Foster Village Charlotte

  • Summary:

    • Twenty-two West is a local artisan shop that created "Safety Pin Houses" designed to remind people about the importance of a home to a foster child.  They donated 100% of the proceeds to Foster Village Charlotte who provides support to families that are taking in new foster children into their homes. The Safety Pin Houses were sold through social media as well as 14 other local businesses.

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