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Volunteering for Crazy Busy People: Pop-Up Book Sale

Written by Admin    on June 15, 2015
Volunteer with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation

Volunteering can happen even when you’re crazy busy! Check out this quick opportunity to do good:

Nonprofit: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation

When: June 27th

Where: Mountain Island Library, 4420 Hoyt Galvin Way, 28214

Who: Great for individuals or small groups (age 18 and up)

Why: The Library Foundation exists to help the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library create a community where reading, learning, and imagination thrive.

What you’ll do: 

- Around 9:30 a.m. meet at the sale site to help council members set up tables, unload books, and display the books in their proper categories. 

- At the end of the sale, around 2:00 p.m., break down the tables and load the unsold books back into boxes.

What login? Now everyone can access SHARE

Written by Admin    on June 5, 2015

SHARE Charlotte is here to help you do good in Charlotte - in any way that works for you.

However, your feedback to us was that we were making that difficult by asking you to sign up or log in every time you came to

Now you don't have to! SHARE is completely open. No login required. Everyone has full access to all content.

That means you no longer need to maintain a profile. It also means we can't maintain a list of your "favorite" organizations. We found that most of our users weren't using that feature, so we hope that you'll find the benefits of the change outweigh any inconvenience.

If you love SHARE Charlotte and what we're trying to do for Charlotte PLEASE tell everyone around you to get in on the fun - and make a difference in our community. We would love for them to join our email list, which is easy to do from every page on our site.

Smarty SHARE: Hospice

Written by Admin    on June 5, 2015
Volunteer with Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte

In case you missed it, here's one of our popular Smarty Sunday SHARE posts from May:

What do Play-Doh and Hospice have in common? Not much, at first glance. But as I paged through the Give Shop this week I saw that Hospice uses Play-Doh to help entertain children who come to visit loved ones staying at in-patient facilities.

That stopped me short. I love the mission of Hospice. They do the work of the angels, in my opinion. Now I’d found a way that I could give back in a way that worked for my schedule, and my heart. Click. Play-Doh shipped.

Smarty SHARE: Community School of the Arts

Written by Admin    on May 28, 2015
Volunteer with Community School of the Arts.

In case you missed it, here's one of our popular Smarty Sunday SHARE posts from April:

  • “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artistwhen you grow up” – Pablo Picasso

Art threads its way through our lives in unexpected ways. Think back – has there been a time when the arts made a difference for you? Did painting or drawing help you deal with a particularly rough time in your life? Did a musical performance touch you? Maybe the ability to pick up a guitar and strum a basic tune delighted your kid and make you the hero (even briefly) of your 10 year old’s social circle.

Smarty SHARE: Rohr Rockstars

Written by Admin    on May 23, 2015
Volunteer with Rohr Rockstars.

In case you missed it, here's one of our popular (in fact, it was the most popular!) Smarty Sunday SHARE posts from April:


  • I need my children to know that life is beautiful in the face of adversity and, no matter what, we get up. – Trish Rohr

The story of Rohr Rockstars and its founder Trish Rohr are inexorably linked. Trish is a teacher by profession, with a unique and personal understanding of the impact that a frightening medical diagnosis can have on a family (you can read her story here).a Rohr Rockstars

Behind the Scenes: Heart Math Tutoring (part 2)

Written by Admin    on May 22, 2015
HEART Math Tutoring volunteer. Visit SHARE Charlotte to get started.

A note from SHARE: This is Part 2 of a 2-part guest post from our friends at Heart Math Tutoring. Part 1 gave the full scoop on the critical needs their volunteers address (check it out here). This final post will give you the low-down on exactly what it’s like to be a tutoring volunteer.

Why math tutoring? Isn’t literacy more important?

Literacy is certainly very important! Math is important, too. Lack of math proficiency can quickly become a barrier to a student’s academic self-confidence at an early age. Algebra is a graduation requirement, and studies show that students who fail algebra on the first try have very little chance of recovering.

Smarty SHARE: Child Care Resources

Written by Admin    on May 21, 2015
Child Care Resources helps Charlotte families.

In case you missed it, here's one of our popular Smarty Sunday SHARE posts from April:


  • Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of all knowledge. – Abraham Joshua Heschel

I’m thinking about “little wonders” as I write this post. My youngest niece just turned four. Each day I see her make connections, learn and yes – wonder.

It’s fun to watch her wonder about things and discover her own answers – like where rain comes from (it’s the clouds crying), why the dog and cat can’t get along (they must not be listening to her lectures) and how flowers grow (because they drink water from their petals, not their roots Aunt Kimberly. Drinking from roots would just be silly).

But while she’s playing, she’s also learning about the world – and this reasoning process is critical to preparing her for tomorrow’s challenges.

Smarty SHARE: American Heart Association

Written by Admin    on May 3, 2015
Volunteer for American Heart Association

In case you missed it, here's one of our popular Smarty Sunday SHARE posts from March:

  • The greatest wealth is health. – Virgil

Hey Mom – are you taking care of yourself? Between carpool, groceries, work deadlines, the school play, paying bills and folding the laundry, are you watching your sodium intake, getting enough exercise and keeping your stress level down? Yeah, I thought so. Me neither.