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What’s it like to volunteer at “The House”?

Written by Admin    on June 16, 2014

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. 

May's Favorite - Charlotte Smarty Pants

Written by Admin    on June 3, 2014

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.

April's Favorite - Charlotte Smarty Pants

Written by Admin    on May 22, 2014

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


Written by Admin    on April 24, 2014
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.


Written by Admin    on April 16, 2014

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!

Promising Pages (gently used or new children’s books)

Humane Society of Charlotte (pet and cleaning-related items like dog and cat toys, shoe boxes, Swiffer Wet Refills.)


Written by Admin    on March 28, 2014

Charlotte made the top 10 list for volunteering rates in large cities in 2012 according to Volunteering and Civic Life in America. That means 31.3% of our residents volunteer a total of 73 million hours of serviceYou are making that happen. You’re putting your time and talents into our community – and we’re grateful!

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