- What's Give Shop? In a nutshell, "you can change the world by sitting on the couch and clicking a few times."
- Kelly shares our believe that any level of giving is changing the world a little bit at a time. Philanthropy is very personal. It's based on our individual circumstances and belief systems. SHARE's goal is help everyone give back in the way that works best for them.
- Nonprofits need help 365 days a year, not just at the holidays. There's always a need and a way for you to help. Get started here.
This special guest post is by Delaney Caldwell, a Charlotte teen with a big heart and a gift for sharing it. We asked for her thoughts about her recent volunteering experience with Joy Prom. Thanks Delaney!
Joy Prom is an annual prom with dancing, desserts, a red carpet and more, all for people with special needs. This event happens on an April weekend once a year. It came to be when Carmel Baptist Church’s student ministry asked, “if we ceased to exist, would anyone in Charlotte notice?”
My favorite memories from high school are from my art class. It was the part of my day that allowed me to be creative and expressive, or quiet and thoughtful. Yet as much as I treasured that time, and my all-time favorite art teacher Mrs. Little, I suspect the students at Behailuh Academy benefit a lot more from the programs they attend today.
Behailu Academy offers free visual and performance arts-based out of school time programming for middle and high school students at some of Charlotte’s Title I schools. This isn’t just Mrs. Little handing out some colored pencils and acrylics and cheerfully telling us we were going to “design our way out of a paper bag.” Behailu Academy’s students take creative risks in a wide variety of classes like dance, music jam, guitar, acrylic and oil painting, 2-D animation, comedy improv, spoken word poetry, photography, music and video production, mixed media and up-cycled art.
Summer is a tough time for many nonprofits. While the needs of their clients and programs may rise, giving is often down. #summershareCLT - which is the first campaign of its kind in Charlotte - will give everyone a chance to send need on a vacation!
We hope you'll join us, along with 49 local nonprofits who are working to make our community even more amazing!
Here are three easy ways to find out what #summershareCLT is all about:
In case you missed it, here's one of our popular Smarty Sunday SHARE posts from May:
The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~Author Unknown
The weather is warm, summer is almost here, and it’s time to hit the trail – the Carolina Thread Trail, that is. This regional network is much more than a lonely hiking trail or bike path. It’s a local gem that reaches 15 counties and 2.3 million people.
Launched in 2007 as a project focused on preserving natural corridors and connecting people to nature through a network of connected trails, the Thread Trail is led by Catawba Lands Conservancy. It’s now made up of over 220 trail miles and 13 miles of river being enjoyed by the public.
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!!