Monthly Archives: May 2013

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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Volunteers needed to help with My Place

07 May 2013 by advocate in category Home Page Articles

A Child’s Place is pleased to announce that the 6th Annual A Swine Evening will be held at 7 p.m. June 1 at Renaissance Charlotte Suite Hotel. Please check www.aswineevening.com often. All the piggy banks are posted and we’ll be adding package descriptions soon!

The American Camp Association (ACA) estimates that 10 million children participate in a camp each year. Of those millions of children, 160 homeless children will attend A Child’s Place My Place Summer Day Camp, the only local academic enrichment camp built specifically for homeless children. ACA created a Top 10 list of reasons why summer camp is important for children. Among those reasons are: increased physical activity, connecting with nature, forming friendships with peers and adults and reducing summer learning loss. Those reasons are also what draw our volunteers to My Place too.

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