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SHARE From Home to Help Local Nonprofits Now! #SHAREfromHome

Written by Nicole Copsis    on March 17, 2020    in

 
SHARE Charlotte has been overwhelmed by the selflessness and generosity of our neighbors, community and corporate partners as we continue to manage a flood of inquiries about how people can do GOOD to support our nonprofit partners during this time of uncertainty. 

We are fortunate to live in a world where technology enables us to come together despite being physically apart, and the need to come together in Charlotte to support our nonprofit community has potentially never been greater. If you have something to give, please consider doing so - the organizations serving Charlotte’s most vulnerable need your help. 

What’s SHARE Charlotte’s role in this crisis? It’s to do what we do best - connect those who want to help Mecklenburg County's nonprofit community to all the ways they can.  

 Check back regularly; we will update the below as we learn of more ways you can support our community’s growing list of needs.   

  

←Use this graphic (you can right click and save it!) and the hashtag #SHAREfromHome on social media to show us how you are doing GOOD from your house (other than stopping the spread of germs), and inspire others to do the same! 

 


 

Do GOOD with your wallet-  give now in response to COVID-19!

If you’d like to give directly to a local nonprofit, consider these organizations who have identified their most pressing current needs.  See how each is impacted and exactly what they need on their respective pages under “What We Do”. 

Are you someone who can afford to quickly write a BIG check that will make a HUGE impact in Mecklenburg County? Our community desperately needs you - adopt one of these angel donor initiatives today!  Check back regularly as new angel donor opportunities continue to be added. 

Administered by the Foundation for the Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas, this fund will award grants to Charlotte nonprofits who are serving those in our community who are most impacted by current events.  Learn more here - thank you to Lending Tree for their incredibly generous $1M gift to kick off this fund!

This fund will help address the needs of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) students and families while schools are closed. Go to cms-foundation.org/donate, and put “Relief” in the notes section of the donation page.

The UNC Charlotte Student Emergency Relief Fund helps current students by providing financial support when they need assistance with unexpected, unforeseen, and unavoidable emergency expenses, including pandemics.
 

Do GOOD with your time - check out these volunteer opportunities you can do from home!

Many nonprofits are small businesses whose operations are being impacted by our current environment in a big way. Since we are all being asked to stay home, below is a list of ways you can SHARE from home! Please note, these volunteer opportunities are not in direct response to the current crisis - but are still needed!  Below are some examples - find a complete list of over 100 “Work from Anywhere” needs here.  

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If you have considered serving as a Board or Committee Member for a local nonprofit as a way to give back with your time and particular skill set, why not start now? Check out these open positions:

Board Positions:

Committee Positions:

 

Willing to venture out? 

If you are willing and able to venture out to do GOOD, you can help our local nonprofit partners below, all of whom are taking extra precautions to keep volunteers safe and at the lowest risk possible while they assist with efforts. 
  • Join the CharMeck Responds Coalition.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg is coming together in a unified response to the COVID-19 Crisis. The CharMeck Responds Coalition is made up of faith partners, nonprofits, businesses, and other community organizations that are committed to making sure all the members of our community are cared for during this unprecedented time.
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  • Loaves and Fishes is in need of volunteers who can help pack emergency food boxes (volutneer group sizes are limited to no more than 10 helpers at a time as an extra precaution).
  • Second Harvest needs volunteers to help packing and sorting donated produce (they are taking extra precautions during this time of crisis such as limiting size of volunteer groups and additional sanitation measures).
  • Give Blood. American Red Cross (Greater Carolinas Region) is calling on those who feel healthy and well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient supply & avoid any potential shortages.
  • Drop off prepared, individual meals for individuals at Hospitality House (they as that no more than two people visit at a time to come in for drop-offs).
  • Charlotte Community Health Clinic is in need of nurse volunteers to assist with providing nursing care at two of their community partner sites so CCHC can use existing nursing staff to meet the medical needs at their clinical sites. 
  • Learning Help Centers is seeking kids meal packers, drivers and delivery helpers to distribute meals from their caterer to the families they serve.
  • Drop off cleaning and sanitation supplies to RunningWorks as the prepare to distribute care packages to those they serve at the end of the month. 
  • Pineville Neighbors Place is in need of nonparishable, canned food donations dropped off.
  • Pinky Swear is in need ofvolunteers to both gather and drop off donated items. 
  • Easily drop off items for donation to Goodwill during this crisis.

Help our front-line healthcare workers get PPE.

Grassroots effort CLTgivePPE (personal protective equipment) is a call to action for our community to donate items that can help keep our healhcare workers healthy and safe during this crisis.  Learn more here - donations can be dropped off at Goodwill Opportunity Campus or Goodwill's Ballantyne store on Thursdays and Saturdays, April 2 - 23, from 12-4pm.

Have something else to give?

If you have a specific way you want to help, or item(s) you want to donate, let us know and we’ll connect you with a nonprofit who needs you! 

Continue to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn about additional needs and see how your fellow Charlotteans #SHAREfromHome.