#GIVINGTUESDAYCLT: "YOU HAVE GOOD TO GIVE IN CHARLOTTE"
Tuesday, December 3rd is the seventh year of Giving Day, also known as Giving Tuesday. The initial idea behind Giving Day/Giving Tuesday was to inspire personal philanthropy and to encourgage some form of charitable giving: be it time or money or goods (or all three) during the holiday season. In 2018 some $400 million were raised on-line in the USA alone. More than 15 countries participate in Giving Tuesday.
Charlotte is observing its sixth year of Giving Tuesday participation. Last year more than $7.5 million was raised in the Charlotte, North Carolina area on Giving Tuesday. How wonderful would it be if Charlotte raised even more money in 2019?
How You Can "Give" In The Charlotte Metro Area:
Assistance League of Charlotte: sponsors philanthropic programs which feed, cloth, mentor, educate children and families in Mecklenburg County. Financial donations are very much appreciated, however the Assistance League would also be delighted for donations to its AL Thrift Shop of clothing, shoes, household items, electronics, linenes, furniture, books, toys. And you can also volunteer to help out in the AL Thrift Shop.
Council For Children's Rights: the largest child advocacy organization in the Southeast with some 30 attorneys on staff. The Council needs volunteer attorneys and custody advocates to assist with custody cases. Financial donations are what the Council, as well. Check out the Council For Children's Right's Facebook page.
Dress For Success: (one of my personal favorites as a former corporate executive)--helps more than 900 Charlotte area women each year to find jobs, sponsors career preparation and retention programs, as well as provides appropriate clothing for the work world. Their needs require clothing appropriate for interviews and office work, office supplies, and of course financial contributions. They'll take any and all volunteer help you can provide in their programs. Check out the Facebook Page for Dress For Success.
Ronald McDonald House Of Charlotte: provides housing for the families of children who are being treated in Charlotte area medical facilities. Ronald McDonald House needs monetary contributions, gift card to local grocery stores, canned meals, toiletries, paper towels. Or you can help out at the House with evening meals. The Ronald McDonald house also has a wonderful "Adopt A Room" program worth checking out.
This is a very short list of the local, Charlotte organizations looking for help on Giving Tuesday and throughout the 2019 holiday season. There are more than 270 Charlotte area non-profit organizations looking for your assistance, including The Humane Socierty of Charlotte, Gift of Adoption/Carolinas, Honor Service Dogs, Inc., Purple Heart Homes, Inc., Men's Shelter of Charlotte, Friendship Trays and so many more. Whether your interests lie in helping children, our military/veterans, animals, educational institutions, health services, cultural organizations, there's something for everyone.
For more information on how you can give of your time, money, goods or all three in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 check out the #GivingTuesdayCLT website.
As we like to say in Charlotte:
No Matter How You Choose To Give... It's All GOOD!
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