Author Archives: advocate

A Night of 4,000 Dreams

21 Mar 2018 by advocate in categories Home Page Articles, News, News Stories

Join us on Saturday May 19, 2018 for A Night of 4,000 Dreams where we will celebrate the work of A Child’s Place, the families we serve, and our generous community of loyal supporters. A special thank you to our lead sponsor American Airlines. Purchase Tickets at: https://www.501auctions.com/achildsplace2018

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URGENT NEEDS

16 Mar 2018 by advocate in category Urgent Needs

A Child’s Place not only works to ensure that our students are mentally prepared to learn, but physically prepared as well. We focus on providing supplies from four key areas to all of the students we assist: toiletries, uniforms/clothing, school supplies and snacks. All supplies distributed are generously donated by individuals, businesses, civic/faith groups, schools […]

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Only 40% of Charlotte Mecklenburg third graders read at grade level, here’s how to help

03 Feb 2016 by advocate in categories News, News Stories, Uncategorized

Only 40% of Charlotte Mecklenburg third graders read at grade level, here’s how to help By: Gi Hallmark, Charlotte Agenda, gi@charlotteagenda.com According to a report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, in 2014, only 40% of Charlotte Mecklenburg third graders were reading at grade level. Reading at grade level by the end of third grade […]

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Rise in homeless families predicted during annual count

27 Jan 2016 by advocate in categories News, News Stories, Uncategorized

View Original Article Rise in homeless families predicted during annual count this week By Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer, msprice@charlottobserver.com Mecklenburg County’s annual count of homeless people kicks off late Wednesday, and organizers are predicting the number of homeless families will increase for the second year in a row. It’s a belief based in part on reports […]

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A Child’s Place: Erasing Child Homelessness through Advocacy and Education

28 Sep 2015 by advocate in categories News, News Stories, Uncategorized

A Child’s Place Program Manager Kelly Cates knew early on that she wanted to make the world and her community a better place. Since 1989, this Charlotte nonprofit has worked to “erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education.” During the 2014-2015 school year, A Child’s Place helped 2,075 homeless kids.Working with children from kindergarten to 8th grade living in unstable housing, such as cars, campsites, homeless shelters, pay-by-the-week motels/hotels, or living doubled-up with friends and family, A Child’s Place helps remove the disadvantages and barriers to educational and personal success. As most homeless families are working poor, a variety of programs are in place to ensure both the child and their family are supported for maximum success.

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Food Boxes Needed for Spring Break by March 30

17 Mar 2015 by advocate in categories News, News Stories

100 families need assistance in the form of food boxes this break

Warmer weather brings with it spring break and intercession at our partner CMS schools. While it is nice for students to be on break, the extended time out of school often causes an extra strain on families experiencing homelessness. The two meals and a snack our students receive daily at school are an important supplement to the monthly food bill.

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Host A Fundraiser Toolkit

24 Feb 2015 by advocate in categories Home Page Articles, News, News Stories

Though A Swine Evening is the only fundraising event hosted by A Child’s Place, we are always excited to help promote events organized by outside individuals and groups on our behalf. Dozens of events occur throughout the year including sports tournaments, bake sales, fashion shows, raffles and auctions.

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CIAA Tournament Party With a Purpose Returns to Benefit A Child’s Place

23 Feb 2015 by advocate in categories Home Page Articles, News, News Stories

For the second year, A Child’s Place will be the beneficiary of Charlotte’s premier Party with a Purpose on February 27 during the CIAA tournament.  The event will be held at BLT Steak in uptown’s Ritz-Carlton.  The soiree is being organized by former A Child’s Place Board member Natalie Brown and her husband Rudy along with […]

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3 Ways to Give to ACP This Holiday Season

02 Dec 2014 by advocate in categories Home Page Articles, News, News Stories, Uncategorized

This holiday season gives us a sense of community and it’s no different for us here in Charlotte.  Thank you for thinking of our students as you consider giving this holiday season.  A Child’s Place received great support for our Family Holiday Sponsorship program, Holiday Central volunteers and donations drives this fall. Our children and their families have great […]

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2014 Winter Wear Drive

01 Oct 2014 by advocate in category News Stories

The arrival of fall means that winter is right around the corner and the children of A Child’s Place will soon need coats to keep them warm. To prepare them for the changing weather, we are asking for donations of winter coats, cardigans, jackets, sweatshirts and hoodies ranging from children’s size 6 to adult extra […]

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A Child’s Place names new leader

12 Jun 2014 by advocate in category News Stories

By Mark Price msprice@charlotteobserver.com Posted: Friday, Jun. 06, 2014

A Girl Scouts executive from Kentucky has been named the executive director of A Child’s Place, a Charlotte nonprofit that works to lessen the effects of homelessness on children struggling in school.

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A Child’s Place exec resigning from agency

17 Mar 2014 by advocate in category News Stories

By Mark Price msprice@charlotteobserver.com Posted: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 After more than seven years at the helm of A Child’s Place, Executive Director Annabelle Suddreth announced Friday that she will step down in May. Suddreth said she will return to working as a consultant, to allow for more flexibility in her family life. A Child’s […]

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A new basic need: Closing digital divide

17 Mar 2014 by advocate in category News Stories

By Taylor Batten Editorial Page Editor Posted: Saturday, Mar. 08, 2014   Concerned about the city’s poorest children, Charlotte leaders gathered last week to talk about how to provide them … broadband? You’d think advocates would see more pressing needs: shelter, food, clothing. While those are obvious essentials, WiFi, it turns out, is much more […]

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