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.
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!
“...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.”
Last week we featured a guest post from Chris Timmons with Theatre Charlotte about ways to get involved as a part of their production crew. This week, it's all about working directly with the audience and being in the spotlight!
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!
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.
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!!