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Your Guide to Holiday Giving for Charlotte Nonprofits

Are you searching for a local nonprofit to support this holiday season? Join in with friends and family and use this Holiday Giving Guide to make a difference this season. You can make an impact by providing support in exactly the way these organizations need it most, everything from providing meals, pajamas, toys, gift cards to donating books!

Review the list below and see how much GOOD you can do by helping our local nonprofit community during #GivingSeasonCLT. Happy Shopping! Visit SHARE Charlotte today. (or click on the nonprofit links below to go directly to their site!)

Nonprofit Holiday Giving Guide:

Supportive Housing Communities -Donations of gift cards or home goods of any kind i.e. towels, sheets, comforters and air mattresses to their clients. Gift cards will allow them to purchase exactly what they may need. They hope to give each family a Welcome Home Basket. 

Pretty Ponytails -Donations of Girl PJ'S and girl toys to provide girls in the community with a pajama kit. 

Teaching Fellow Institute - Book donations to help improve Student Working Memory from their Amazon Wish List. They are also seeking donations to fund teacher experiences to improve student achievement. 

Shining Hope Farms- Monetary donations in the amount of $32 to feed one of their therapy horses. This donation will allow horses to provide therapeutic riding lessons. It will also ensure that services remain accessible and affordable to those in the community that need them.

Canopy Housing Foundation- Online donations through bidding from their Virtual Holiday Online Auction at Their goal is to raise $32+ to help fund their Community Grants Program. Each year, the program provides $50,000 to 17 nonprofit organizations to assist with unmet housing needs in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. 

Matthews Playhouse- Monetary donations, business sponsors and volunteers. Monetary donations and business sponsorships will provide funding to produce affordable main stage theatre for the community.

Feast for Good-  Provide nourishing meals to a cancer patient (and their family) braving treatment this winter. 

Firm Foundations for Youth & Family Outreach - Hosting a $25 holiday/winter gift card drive for the youth they serve.  "This support will impact our youth by reinforcing our "You Matter" message to them. By showing care towards our youth during the holiday season, we are building up their confidence and self esteem which also results in better decision making and positive life choices. For youth that may feel "forgotten" and for families that may have challenges providing gifts to their youth, this support will allow us to assist them and reiterate that they are valuable and that they "matter".

Families Forward Charlotte - Hosting a virtual angel tree which relieves an already stressed budget for families in our program and ensures all will have a great holiday season! Angel Tree Links: Adults, Kids WishlistKids Basics.

Sisters in Education Circle (SEIC) - Adopt a teacher!  This support will help a local teacher join our international network and ensure that we increase the Black teacher population from where it currently sits at less than 7% to be proportionate to the Black student population.

Foster Village Charlotte - FVC would like help with fulfilling tangible needs from our Amazon Wish List.  Brand new items are part of our Welcome Pack and Project SOOTHe programs. Foster and kinship parents receive these items at no cost to them. Shop the wishlist on their SHARE Charlotte profile link.

Lions Services, Inc. - Lions Services Inc. is seeking to raise $10,000 to convert an outside space to a patio to help improve the physical and mental health of the employees and beautify the area. The area will consist of six metal tables and chairs over a concrete patio with handrails to keep blind and visually impaired employees safe. Vitamin D production is one of the most well-known health benefits activated by exposure to sunlight. Most blind and visually impaired employees arrive to work when its dark outside and spend long commutes going home on various forms of public transportation therefore, reducing the opportunity to spend time outdoors in the sunlight. Having the outdoor patio that employees can utilize during their daily breaks throughout the day will be beneficial for their health as well as when arriving to work and after work waiting to be picked up by transportation.

Matthews HELP Center - Gift cards for gas, food (Food Lion/Aldi), Target, Walmart, and general donations. The Matthews HELP Center provides short-term crisis assistance to residents in the Greater Matthews Community. Many families are struggling to pay their rent, utilities, gasoline and purchase food. Our programs provide financial assistance to help families through the rough times. Thank you!

WYTV7 Community Broadcasters Network - Donations of "swag items" to give away for our financial literacy expo in April 20, 2023.  It will be goodie bag item or door prize to the high school students who will be attending the expo.

Community Link Programs of Travelers Aid Society - Holiday gifts for the children that we serve. We want the kids to have a nice holiday. Giving a gift to a child would make their day brighter.  Shop their GiveShop wishlist on their profile link!

Access to Success - We want to add 60 children to our After School Academy in 2023 to serve a total of 300 children daily in Nigeria. Just $45 will support one child for a month at the Academy.  The meal served at the After School Academy each day is often the only meal a child will eat that day. At the After School Academy, not only are children fed, but provided with resources not found in the public school system in our community. They receive tutoring, additional classes, access to extra curricular activities and access to technology in a safe and nurturing environment. Our goal is to keep children in school and off the streets so they can maintain their childhood and reach their full potential.

ourBRIDGE for Kids - New or very gently used winter coats, gloves, socks for school aged children (7-13).  The assistance with cold weather clothing will help offset costs for our families. Children grow so quickly that the expense of the replacing clothing every few months can be very difficult for families on fixed incomes. Every little bit helps!

Click the nonprofit profile link to donate or shop their wishlist!


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