Yearly Archives: 2013

A Child’s Place Opens Holiday Central Dec. 9-13 and 16-19

12 Dec 2013 by advocate in category Press Releases

Holiday Central involves hundreds of volunteers and staff members from A Child’s Place who come together to transform an empty building into a festive space filled with lots of cheer, new gifts and other items! Members of the Charlotte community sponsor client families from A Child’s Place for the holidays and drop the items off at Holiday Central.

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What is #GivingTuesday?

27 Nov 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

#GivingTuesday is a grassroots campaign that emerged last year to promote a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  #GivingTuesday comes after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. The idea is to encourage charitable giving – especially online gifts of $5, $10, $25 or […]

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Local Nonprofits Join Forces for #GivingTuesCLT

22 Nov 2013 by advocate in category Press Releases

Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 21, 2013 — On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 11 nonprofit organizations in Charlotte will be a part of a historic call to action to help put Giving Tuesday on the community calendar. The groups will celebrate a day dedicated to giving — when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more […]

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Housing Opportunity Foundation awards $15,000 to area nonprofits

14 Oct 2013 by advocate in category Press Releases

The Housing Opportunity Foundation awarded eight area nonprofit agencies a total of $15,000 through the annual Realtor®-directed Community Grants Program. The foundation serves as the charitable arm of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association, and is dedicated to making a difference in the community by creating housing opportunities, promoting homeownership, and positioning and educating Realtors® as leaders.

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Thanksgiving Sponsorships Needed for Clients

02 Oct 2013 by advocate in category Home Page Articles

Thanksgiving is usually a time for friends and family to gather around the table, feast on a hearty meal and share childhood stories. Afterwards, they wrap up the leftovers and store everything in the refrigerator. Most families are nibbling on turkey-inspired sandwiches, casseroles and soups for days. For the client homeless families of A Child’s Place, there is no money to purchase a Thanksgiving meal. There is no way to store or refrigerate food. The families may feel there is no reason to give thanks. That is why Thanksgiving sponsorship is so important.

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A Volunteer for Every Client Child

04 Sep 2013 by advocate in category Home Page Articles

It’s that time again – the start of a new school year. Thanks to the community’s generosity, the client children of A Child’s Place are ready. They are clothed with new school uniforms. They are nourished with snacks. They are able to complete assignments with school supplies. They are healthy and clean using appropriate personal hygiene items. All these basic necessities were donated to A Child’s Place so our client children could start school with all the advantages needed to succeed academically, physically and mentally. Now, A Child’s Place has one more favor to ask.

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Support of public helps Charlotte non-profit improve lives of homeless children

15 Jul 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

CHARLOTTE — Thanks to public support, a Charlotte agency is making significant strides in helping homeless children in Mecklenburg County. Numbers just released by ‘A Child’s Place’ show their programs reached more than half of the 4,700 homeless students enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools last year. “They love the program here and they want to be […]

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A Child’s Place serves 2,656 homeless children in 2012-13

11 Jul 2013 by advocate in category Press Releases

July 11, 2013, Charlotte, NC – The 2012-2013 school year saw a 16 percent increase in the number of Mecklenburg County homeless children who received social work assistance from A Child’s Place of Charlotte, Inc.  While the agency provided social work support to 2,228 homeless children in 2011-2012, that number grew to 2,656 for the […]

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Ice cream trucks rally for homeless kids

08 Jul 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

The same Charlotte charity that pulled off a successful cookie dough drive for the Ronald McDonald House has come up with yet another sticky fundraiser. This time, it’s an Ice Cream Truck Rally on behalf of the children’s charity A Child’s Place.

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School supplies needed for client children

05 Jul 2013 by advocate in category Home Page Articles

We want our client homeless children to have a memorable first day of school, and we need your help to make that happen. A Child’s Place needs donations – and lots of them – of school supplies and public school uniforms, preferably by Friday, August 9. Click the read more below to view our detailed chart of needed items. For many of our client children, homelessness is their best kept secret. Please help us help them keep that secret by donating any of the school supplies noted on our chart.

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A Child’s Place raises $255,000 at annual gala, A Swine Evening, to help homeless children

07 Jun 2013 by advocate in category Press Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC – A Child’s Place raised more than $255,000 to benefit homeless children in Mecklenburg County at its sixth annual fundraising gala, A Swine Evening, on June 1. Last year, the event brought in more than $195,000 for the client homeless children of A Child’s Place. Annabelle Suddreth, Executive Director of A Child’s Place, […]

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A Swine Evening brings home the bacon!

07 Jun 2013 by advocate in category Home Page Articles

A Child’s Place set the bar high for A Swine Evening on June 1, 2013. We wanted to raise at least $200,000. We felt this was an ambitious goal, but one that was not completely out of reach, since last year’s event brought in $195,000. Well, as things turned out, A Child’s Place did not meet its goal for A Swine Evening this year. Instead, we surpassed it! A Swine Evening brought home the bacon for A Child’s Place, generating more than $255,000 to help homeless children in Charlotte.

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Fundraiser raises money to help homeless children

01 Jun 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

CHARLOTTE, NC — A fundraiser in South Park raised money for homeless children in Mecklenburg County. Eyewitness News anchors Natalie Pasquarella and Blair Miller were the emcees for the A Child’s Place event Saturday at the Renaissance Hotel. Last year, the group helped more than 2,000 homeless children in Charlotte. This year, they hope to […]

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A Child’s Place to host sixth annual gala fundraiser, A Swine Evening, on June 1, 2013

28 May 2013 by advocate in category Press Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC – A Child’s Place is hoping to raise the bar this year at its annual fundraising event, A Swine Evening, to benefit homeless children in Mecklenburg County. A Swine Evening auctions celebrity-autographed piggy banks with unique packages, such as exquisite trips, memberships to fitness facilities, one-on-one time with professional athletes, a backyard barbecue […]

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A Child’s Place wins $75,000 from the American Honda Foundation

13 May 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

CHARLOTTE, NC – A Child’s Place has received a $75,000 grant from the American Honda Foundation, based in Torrance, California for My Place Summer Day Camp. A Child’s Place is a non-profit organization working to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. During the summer, A Child’s Place hosts My Place, a […]

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