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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!

OUR MOST POPULAR POST IS...

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.

SPRING CLEANING = SPRING DONATING

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.)

YOU’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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

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

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