Filming our Where's SHARE series of videos is one of the best parts of our jobs! We get to meet people in our community that are brave (standing in front of a camera takes guts!), patient (it usually doesn’t happen in just one take), and committed (each of them works every day to make the world just a little better).
It's a humbling experience, and one that is made entirely possible by the gracious help we've received from some talented friends. In particular, we'd like to thank our producer Pam Miller. Without her help and guidance, we would probably be using our iPhones to video, and singing the musical intro. It would be bad, very bad. Thanks Pam!
Here I sit, in beautiful Vermont, during one of the most beautiful (weather) weeks they’ve had all year. The problem is I’m sitting...inside...by myself, while my family and friends are out skiing. I had shoulder surgery a couple weeks ago...enough said!
The kids come back to the hotel room every afternoon (after 6 hrs of skiing!) saying, “why can’t we keep skiing?”, “that was so awesome”, “Mom, I skied a BLUE!”. I’m in awe of these kids (ages 8-15). They are so free of restraint, fear and “what-ifs”.
In February my family signed up to wear red aprons and silly hats, carry noisemakers and thank total strangers as they handed us money. This was an easy gig - and one that was right up my 10 year old son's alley. It was also to help the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte with their fundraiser at the recent ACN conference.
I found this opportunity in an obvious way, given where I work - on SHARE Charlotte. And it was free, easy and local (hey - we should use that in our marketing).
Finding family-friendly opportunities to plug in to the giving community in Charlotte can feel like a challenge. We know, because we've been there. But that's one of the reasons SHARE Charlotte exists...to help you find the opportunities that touch your heart and that work with your schedule (and nap time, if that's what you need).
We've been out and about again - can you guess where? (Spoiler Alert!) Here's a huge hint about the organization you'll see in the video above: what do the words "Suzuki", "brush" and "drama" have in common? Watch the clip and then check out our Non-Profit of the Week to find out.
Wondering what we've been up to? Over the past few months we've been all over Charlotte hanging out with some awesome Non-Profits - like the one in the video below! Can you guess where we are? Watch the super-short video, take your best shot, then check out the Non-Profit of the Week's profile to see if you're right!
We will post these updates each week (sometimes a little more) "SHARE-ing" fun and interesting tidbits about getting involved with our great community. As you know, we're all about "Connecting Neighbors & Non-Profits"!
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!!