CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Now is the time to DO GOOD! SHARE Charlotte and Hands On Charlotte’s DO GOOD Week, powered by Duke Energy, is in full swing through Saturday, April 29. The week, also celebrated as National Volunteer Week (April 23-29) encourages Charlotteans to volunteer or sign up to volunteer for future opportunities with local nonprofits.
The campaign will culminate on April 29 with Hands On Charlotte Day, presented by Wells Fargo, which will offer more than 20 hands-on projects throughout the city for Charlotte volunteers. A community celebration will follow at NoDa Brewing from 1-3 pm. Volunteers from HOC Day activities will receive a complimentary beer from the brewery; 10 nonprofits will be on site at the celebration with quick and easy ways to DO GOOD.
“Volunteering is the perfect way to connect with your community and is essential to the nonprofit economy,” says Kelly Brooks, Executive Director of SHARE Charlotte. “This campaign will inspire Charlotte neighbors to commit to volunteering, if even for an hour, in whatever way works for them.”
Below are some of the projects that volunteers can still sign up for as part of Hands On Charlotte Day, which are open to both individuals and groups:
- Organizing and inspecting donated items at the Crisis Assistance Ministries free store
- Planting flowers and clearing trails at Shining Hope Farms
- Trail maintenance and gardening at Discovery Place Nature
- Dis-assemble donated bikes at Trips for Kids
- Providing a breakfast for, and spending time with residents at McCreesh Place
“For us, community service is an integral part of our company’s culture,” said Jennifer DeWitt, director of programs and community affairs for the Duke Energy Foundation. “When we all come together for a common purpose, the impact we can have on our city is immeasurable. That’s why we are excited to roll up our sleeves and support DO GOOD Week.”
For more information visit sharecharlotte.org, www.handsoncharlotte.org or follow the #DOGOODWeek hashtag 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 inspires community engagement. SHARE Charlotte believes that by doing good, we will create a stronger, happier Charlotte.
Hands On Charlotte, a program of United Way of Central Carolinas, encourages members of our community to take part in a wide range of one-time or recurring volunteer service projects, perfect for individuals, groups, and families. There is no better way to feel the impact of your donation than to volunteer right where needs are being served daily.
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