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Special Olympics: #SpotlightOnCLT Autism Awareness


Today's highlight for #SpotlightOnCLT Autism Awareness is all about Special Olympics North Carolina.  Special Olympics North Carolina offers year-round sports training and competition for nearly 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes inspire greatness through their success and provide motivation to the thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members, and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers Olympic-type competitions in 19 sports on local and state levels.

ZABS Place: #SpotlightOnCLT Autism Awareness


Today's highlight for #SpotlightOnCLT Autism Awareness is all about ZABS Place,  a "thrift boutique where potential is found". ZABS Place employs young adults with special needs or, as ZABS likes to say, special talents.  We spoke with Bentzion Groner, Executive Director about the store, and why she thought to find talent where no one else thought to look.

Camp Blue Skies: #SpotlightOnCLT Autism Awareness


Today's highlight for #SpotlightOnCLT Autism Awareness is all about Camp Blue Skies.   This camp specializes in programs for adults with disabilities.  Programs like this can be life changing not only for the adult in the program, but for the caregivers who give so much, and for the volunteers who have the honor of participating at Camp Blue Skies.  
   
What would you like for the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?

The John Crosland School: #SpotlightOnCLT Autism Awareness


Today's highlight for #SpotlightOnCLT Autism Awareness is all about the The John Crosland School.  We spoke with Head of School, Hallie Rojeski, about how this school makes such a big impact here in Charlotte.

What would you like for the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?
Our students are underserved in the community due to their complex disabilities. Many families never consider private school due to tuition, but with NC grants, all families have options.     

Spotlight on our Sponsor: U.S. Bank

#YPMixerCLT 2022 Presented by U.S. Bank

Back in person this year after a two-year hiatus, the 9th Annual #YPMixerCLT provides an annual opportunity for hundreds of Young Professionals to network and meet local nonprofits and Charlotte's most influential Young Professional Boards.

We are so excited to partner with U.S. Bank to host this event and to hear directly from them on why this partnership and giving back to the community is so important to their organization.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Autism Awareness

We're highlighting Autism Awareness for the month of May in our #SpotlightOnCLT series!

1 in 44 children in Charlotte and across the nation will be diagnosed with Autism during their lifetime.  When we sit and think about that statistic, it can mean that someone, somewhere in your circle of family, friends, or colleagues might be diagnosed with Autism.  And yet, the diagnosis can be confusing and complex, can go "unseen" or undiagnosed for years, and even though we have such high rates of need for support, there is not a wealth of resources at our disposal to help support these indivi

Earth Day Volunteer Opportunities

Earth Day Volunteer Opportunities and Environmental Nonprofits

Our planet is an amazing place and we need to help it thrive. Each year on April 22nd, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to take action to help protect our planet from pollution, plant trees or clean up rivers.

Here locally there are many nonprofits who are working tirelessly to help protect our community and create a sustainable future for Charlotte.

Here is a list of Earth Day events you can participate in:

Share With Us!

We have so much great news to share from our nonprofit partners about their amazing work. But, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know if you have stories you'd like to tell and we'll make you a guest blogger!!