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SHARE Charlotte Rallies Community to Raise $8 Million for #GivingTuesdayCLT

Written by Addie Rising    on October 27, 2016    in

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – SHARE Charlotte will launch its 3rd annual #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign, presented by Google Fiber and Wells Fargo, on Nov. 15. The two-week campaign (Nov. 15 - 29)  jumpstarts the giving seasoninspiring Charlotteans to give money, time and/or much-needed items to benefit the 173 local nonprofits participating in the campaign.

In today’s climate, #GivingTuesdayCLT presents a unique opportunity to rally ALL of Charlotte -- 173 nonprofits, more than 70 local businesses, sponsors and community partners spanning from Lake Norman to Center City to Ballantyne -- around the common interest of doing good for our city.  

“#GivingTuesdayCLT is a rare moment when everyone in our city can come together in the name of good,” says SHARE Charlotte Executive Director Kelly Brooks. “It carries an especially positive energy that unites us as a community.”

In 2015 the two-week #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign raised $4.2 million for 108 nonprofits and partnered with more than 40 sponsors, local businesses and community organizations.

This year, SHARE’s goal is to raise $8 million dollars that will stay right here in our community. The campaign will launch with a market-style event inspired by “good,” at Unknown Brewing Co. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and will include a collaboration with Kendra Scott on Saturday, Nov. 19, a Checkers Game on Tuesday, Nov. 22 and more! The campaign concludes on Giving Tuesday itself (Nov. 29). On this day SHARE and a handful of nonprofits will set up its daytime headquarters at Google Fiber, followed by a closing celebration.  

“We are proud to support SHARE Charlotte and this effort to fund nonprofit organizations that are doing great work across Charlotte,” said Kendall Alley, regional president for Wells Fargo. “Investing in our communities and leading by example is one of the most important things we can do as a company. Our goal is to help build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference. We encourage others to join us in this effort.”

"As we continue to build out our network and connect more and more Charlotteans, Google Fiber is excited to support great organizations and events like #GivingTuesdayCLT for a second year. We believe in SHARE Charlotte's vision that everyone can be a philanthropist and that every gift is important. #GivingTuesdayCLT is a powerful way to unite neighbors, while investing in hundreds of local nonprofits that make Charlotte a more equitable and vibrant community,” said Jess George, Community Impact Manager, Google Fiber-Charlotte.

To get involved, visit GivingTuesdayCLT.org and ...

SHARE Charlotte makes it fun and easy to invest in our local community by offering simple ways for neighbors, over 400 nonprofits and businesses, to come together through good. Through its signature campaigns #GivingTuesdayCLT and SummerSHARE, SHARE Charlotte raises awareness about local nonprofits and increases the level of community engagement. SHARE Charlotte believes that by doing good, we can create a stronger, happier Charlotte.

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