On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give via #GivingTuesday. Through #GivingTuesdayCLT, SHARE Charlotte and local nonprofits will partner together to make a positive impact in OUR city by connecting community members with local nonprofits to raise awareness and encourage giving during the holiday season.
#GivingTuesdayCLT is important to me and my own personal philanthropy of service and giving back to my community. During times when I didn’t have money to donate, I could always donate my time, which is just as important. It’s something I have instilled in my own son, who seeks a life in public service.
This year, the #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign goal is to raise a record $2M by December 1st for area nonprofits.
Since its inception last year, the #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign more than tripled its fundraising goal from $600,000 raised in 2014. With that, the community at #GivingTuesdayCLT aims to make 2015 a HUGE giving year and they need your help! This is your opportunity to give back, however you can – make a donation, volunteer time, or help a neighbor.
“This is our opportunity as a community to not just give back, but to come together for the greater good of Charlotte,” said Kelly Brooks, SHARE Charlotte Founder.
New this year to the #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign will be two additional giving options.
“This campaign doesn’t just end after one day; it creates an outpouring of awareness, inspiration and hope that continues year after year. We know that $2M will go a long way for our nonprofits, and we’re thrilled with the community backing we’ve received thus far in support of this goal.”
As part of #GivingTuesday, the Charlotte community will be charged with an opportunity to donate time, funds and goods to area nonprofits of their choice from November 10 – December 1. This year, the nonprofit partners almost doubled from 64 to 108, further diversifying the growing need of goods and services among the greater Charlotte community.
New to SHARE Charlotte this year you’ll find the Arts & Science Council, Humane Society of Charlotte and Ronald McDonald House. Returning as a nonprofit partner is Changed Choices, a small nonprofit focused on serving women holistically from incarceration through their transition to life outside of jail, who saw a tremendous impact from participating as a nonprofit partner last year.
“We were able to connect the #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign with longer-term fundraising efforts to pay off our transitional home,” said Karen Kovach, Executive Director at Changed Choices.
SHARE Charlotte will kick off its campaign with an event the second week of November. For more information on how to become a sponsor of #GivingTuesdayCLT, or for the complete list of participating nonprofits, please visit SHARECharlotte.com.
SHARE Charlotte Event Calender: http://sharecharlotte.com/events
About SHARE Charlotte
For SHARE Charlotte, everything is in a name. As a one-stop shop, spreading the good news of more than 330 non-profits in the Charlotte area, SHARE Charlotte also encourages the greater community to share its heart by making an impact in mere minutes. Through its signature campaigns #GivingTuesdayCLT and #summershareCLT, SHARE Charlotte raises awareness of local non-profits, and more importantly, the level of giving. To share your heart, visit SHARECharlotte.com, and identify a cause today. You can also follow the good news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Vimeo.