By Kelly Brooks, Founder of SHARECharlotte.com, a free, easy and local website that makes it easy to learn about and engage with our local nonprofits
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson
This Tuesday, December 3 is our birthday! First off, I can’t believe it’s December (YIKES!) but I also can’t believe SHARE Charlotte will officially be one year old.
Coincidentally, that day also happens to be #GivingTuesday, a movement to create a national day of giving. Similar to SHARE Charlotte, they “ask that partners create and commit to a project for/on #GivingTuesday” and then tell all their friends and families about it.”
We’re looking for the ripple effect of inspiration. And really that’s all it takes…just a few people doing good work and then telling a few other people about it. Most people are looking to be led. They want to do “the right thing” but just need to be shown how.
So choose Tuesday as the day you inspire someone. There are hundreds of nonprofits partnered with #GivingTuesday but here is a smaller selection of local organizations that you can reach out to:
Alexander Youth Network
Art for Life
CAST – Carolina Actors Studio Theatre
Charlotte Speech & Hearing Center
Loaves and Fishes
NC Outward Bound School
YWCA Central Carolinas
Once you do, share your story with your circle and then tell us about your decision in the comments below and you could win a custom SHARE Charlotte bracelet made by Pura Vida. These bracelets are our invitation to you to join us as we make Charlotte a more engaged community!
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When you become a mom, you quickly realize that after your first holiday season, it’s never going to be about you ever again. And that’s ok, because we adore our kids and the true meaning of the holidays. But what Smarty girl doesn’t like gifts wrapped up in a pink & green bow just for her?! That’s where CSP comes in. Smarties, we have scoured our amazing city and we bring you the BIGGEST and MOST FABULOUS Smarty Swag Bag to date! Feast your eyes, Smarty Charlotte and enjoy the pampering!
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