Kathleen and her daughter Delaney spent an afternoon at Saturday Serve with Ronald McDonald House. Here’s how it went:
“When we arrived, we all got a tour – kids and parents alike – of the main part of the house. What a great space for families with children undergoing medical treatment! It’s welcoming and designed with them in mind. Next, the kids went to the basement to work on a craft. They created a small bouquet of flowers for each room, with a handwritten note of encouragement for the families. I can imagine coming ‘home’ to something cheerful like that would be a welcome sight for the RMH families after a long, difficult day.
Our most popular blog post featured on Charlotte Smarty Pants last month was about Soul 139. Here it is one more time in case you missed it!
“If you haven’t confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started." - Marcus Garvey
If you’re like us, you’ll do just about anything to fit in an appointment with your stylist. We’ve braved snow, rearranged schedules, and gone on “wait lists” all because we know what it’s like to really need that haircut. We walk into the salon in a baseball cap and walk out with a new look, along with a boost in self-esteem.
Our most popular blog post featured on Charlotte Smarty Pants last month was about Charlotte Family Housing. Here it is one more time just in case you missed it!
“Sometimes success is determined not so much by what you do, as how you do it.”
Charlotte Family Housing is a place that can’t simply be defined by what they do (they provide a shelter-to-housing program for homeless families). What makes them unique is how they go about it. They have an unwavering focus on empowerment for those they help. That means they will not do anything for a family that the family can do for themselves
About one year ago I received a call from Providence Day School. They asked SHARE Charlotte if we could help them develop and execute a service-learning program for their freshmen class. It took me about 3 seconds to answer that question – YES!
Grandparents and parents often move to Charlotte to be near family - yet it can still feel lonely starting over in a new city, trying to find new friends. But not once seniors find this organization! Take a guess...Where's SHARE? Watch the video, check out our Non-Profit of the Week and see how you can work with them!
Our most popular blog post featured on Charlotte Smarty Pants last month was about KinderMourn. Here it is one more time just in case you missed it!
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…” – Alfred Tennyson
Losing a child is an unimaginable loss. Unimaginable, that is, unless you’ve experienced it. For those who have, KinderMourn is there. For over 35 years KinderMourn has served as a safe haven for bereaved parents and grieving children seeking support, comfort and hope after a tragic loss.
It’s springtime, and you know what that means: baseball, pollen, and spring cleaning! Looking for a place to donate some of the fabulous and gently-used stuff you don’t need anymore? We’ve got some GREAT ideas!
These local organizations all accept a variety of donated items. Click through to get more detailed wish lists and possible restrictions. Happy cleaning!
For those with a competitive streak, among the cities that outranked us were Minneapolis-St. Paul coming in 1st with 36.7%. Rochester, NY was right behind them. I know what you’re thinking. We can totally take them! Get started here.
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!!