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Some call it stories. Others call it a blog. But here you'll find nuggets of goodness to use and -- you guessed it -- SHARE!

IT'S DUCK RACE TIME

Written by Admin    on March 19, 2014

This guest post comes to us from KinderMourn, a local organization that's been bringing hope to grieving families for 35 years. This is a perfect time to get involved with this unique organization. Find out how below!

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“...there is something truly special seeing all those yellow ducks floating through the water….Thank you to all who donated to ensure no family is ever turned away. And thank you to all who came out in support of the Duck Race.  Losing a child is unexplainable.  KinderMourn gives you a piece of hope, healing and comfort.  They are forever part of my family.”

-KinderMourn Parent

Introducing Arika

Written by Admin    on March 10, 2014

We're excited to introduce our intern, Arika Zimmerman! She's joining us from Queens University, where she's a senior working on a double major, playing lacrosse, AND helping us out for a few months with marketing projects. We think she's interesting, talented, and fun. We got her to slow down enough to answer a few questions so you could get to know her too!

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What's your major? 

Communications and Spanish double major!

Any childhood nicknames you'd like to share?

My family called my 'chubs' until I was about 8 because I had the chubbiest face when I was a baby.

What's the last book you read cover to cover?

Behind the Scenes with Theatre Charlotte

Written by Admin    on March 5, 2014

You don't have to be an actor to volunteer with Theatre Charlotte! Over the next two weeks we'll be featuring a guest post from Chris Timmons, Associate Artistic Director, highlighting some of the cool stuff you can do without ever getting on the stage! 

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SPOTLIGHT ON OUR VOLUNTEERS

The Science of Thanking Volunteers

Written by Admin    on January 6, 2014

Our Non-Profit partners rock when it comes to thanking volunteers. They know it's not just the right thing to do, it's important that volunteers and supporters understand how key they are to the overall mission. 

But it's always good to have a little science to back you up!  This article featured in Stanford Business School's Center for Social Innovation reports that "gratitude motivates prosocial behavior." Meaning if our volunteers feel thanked, they are more inclined to volunteer with us again.

So next time you're thanking volunteers, you'll know it's both an art and a science. And while we're at it - to our Neighbors and Non-Profit partners: thank you!

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