#GivingTuesdayCLT launches to Give GOOD
230+ Charlotte-area nonprofits join community wide campaign led by SHARECharlotte
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2017
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – SHARE Charlotte is proud to announce the launch of its 4th annual #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign, presented by Wells Fargo. #GivingTuesdayCLT encourages the Charlotte community to support 235 local nonprofits through GivingTuesdayCLT.org today through Tuesday, Nov. 28.
GivingTuesday, globally known as the first day of the “giving season”, was made hyperlocal in 2014 through SHARE Charlotte’s #GivingTuesdayCLT and presents a unique opportunity to get everyone involved in making Charlotte stronger and therefore better for everyone.
The 2016 #GivingTuesdayCLT movement raised $7.2 million for 174 nonprofits and included partnerships with more than 80 sponsors, local businesses and community organizations, putting Charlotte on the map as the largest community campaign in GivingTuesday history. View a recap of last year’s campaign here.
This year, SHARE is rallying 235 nonprofits, more than 100 local businesses, sponsors and community partners spanning from Lake Norman to Center City to Ballantyne with one unifying goal of doing good for Charlotte … AND to raise $10 million for local nonprofits!
"We know that most people want to do good, but don’t always take action,” says Kelly Brooks, Founder and Executive Director of SHARE Charlotte. “Each of us has to participate in order to affect change for our city; we often wonder what would happen if the 1 million people who live in this city gave something, even $10, an hour of time or a pint of blood.”
Wells Fargo, the campaign’s presenting sponsor, dedicated $89,000 in grant money that has been dispersed to 89 different participating nonprofits via its local branches. Each branch chose a nonprofit of interest to gift $1,000 toward their campaign fundraising goals.
"Nonprofits are doing great work and providing crucial services across the Charlotte region so we are proud to support them through the #GivingTuesdayCLT effort,” said Kendall Alley, Region Bank President for Wells Fargo. “Our goal is to help build strong, vibrant communities and make a positive difference, and we are excited to be a part of something that is doing just that. For our community to prosper, we all must prosper.”
During #GivingTuesdayCLT, people can give in a variety of ways including…
- Visit GivingTuesdayCLT.org to donate money, pledge volunteer time or purchase goods that nonprofits need
- Attend tonight’s kickoff party at Unknown Brewing to shop local vendors at our Marketplace of Local GOODs and sample featured seasonal and custom brews from some of your favorite local breweries (more info)
- Pop into Brixx Pizza, Chopt, Your Pie or a Bottle Cap Group brand, and a portion of proceeds benefit all campaign nonprofits (more business initiatives)
- Buy a “DO GOOD THINGS” shirt from 704 Shop, available for sale online on Nov. 15
Stay up to date with the latest updates at GivingTuesdayCLT.org and follow SHARE Charlotte on social media.
SHARE Charlotte makes it fun and easy to invest in our local community by offering simple ways for neighbors, over 400 nonprofits and local businesses, to come together through good. Through its signature campaigns #GivingTuesdayCLT and SummerSHARE, SHARE Charlotte raises awareness about local nonprofits and increases the level of community engagement. SHARE Charlotte believes that by doing good, we will create a stronger, happier Charlotte.