Campus Pride is one of the 230+ nonprofit organizations participating with Share Charlotte this year in #GivingTuesdayCLT
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – Campus Pride is one of 230+ nonprofit organizations participating with Share Charlotte this year in #GivingTuesdayCLT, presented by Wells Fargo. Giving Tuesday, 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 a better place.
“Campus Pride is proud to be part of #GivingTuesdayCLT again this year. We are one of only two local LGBTQ organizations participating this year,” said Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride. “LGBTQ youth need support from their community in Charlotte, now more than ever. We all have a responsibility to young people to create a safe place to learn, live and grow.”
Donations to Campus Pride can be made on the Share Charlotte website or online at CampusPride.org/Donate until midnight on Tuesday, November 28.
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.
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 both Campus Pride and 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.
Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups building future leaders and safer, more LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. The organization provides resources and services to thousands of college students and nearly 1400 campuses annually. Learn more online at CampusPride.org.