Spring and (for some) Spring Break has officially begun. Thanks to Queen Charlotte the Groundhog it has been wonderfully warm for quite some time making this week the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy all this season has to offer. While you’re at it, consider showing some love to these nonprofits who work to preserve our natural surroundings for everyone (human and wildlife alike) to enjoy.
Here at SHARE Charlotte, we love to read! We also know how important books are - how they can ignite imaginations, foster empathy and change the world. Yet, there are so many children who either don’t read very well or know how to read at all.
Here in Charlotte, we can change this. In honor of Read Across America Day, we’ve compiled a list of local nonprofits dedicated to strengthening literacy in our communities.
It’s no surprise that technology has changed the way we work, play and even socialize. Yet, how it’s changed the way we teach and learn is beyond what we could have ever imagined a couple decades ago. Within the last five years, it seems that digital learning has become accepted more and more in classrooms all over the country.
- 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?”
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!!