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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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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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Swing Fore A Child’s Place is May 13 at River Run

18 Apr 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

We hope you’ll consider pulling out your golf clubs and joining us on May 13 at River Run Country Club for the 2nd Annual Swing Fore A Child’s Place golf tournament to help provide summer camp for homeless children in Mecklenburg County. Download a brochure and registration form for the tournament here. It’s hard to […]

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Golf Tournament to raise funds for camp for homeless children

29 Mar 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

DAVIDSON – Golfers will tee it up at the 2nd Annual Swing Fore A Child’s Place golf tournament May 13, helping make it possible for homeless children to attend summer camp.  The event, held at River Run Country Club in Davidson, includes a buffet lunch, golf, prizes, raffles and dinner, with all funds raised going directly […]

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A Child’s Place is Working to Equip Kids to Learn

15 Mar 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Early in 1989, seeing some children playing in a downtown Charlotte cemetery, a group of women who worked nearby asked them why they were not in school. The children said they were not allowed to go to school because they were living in a shelter with their mother. The women, in turn, […]

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A Child’s Place to Participate in “Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County”

12 Mar 2013 by advocate in category Press Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC – A Child’s Place (ACP) is one of many agencies participating in “Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County,” a film and panel discussion on child homelessness. ACP Executive Director Annabelle Suddreth is one of the panelists that will address how homelessness and a lack of affordable housing has impacted our community, particularly […]

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Charlotte Legacy Award Winners Named

08 Mar 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

Bob Bowler, who has spent thousands of hours building and directing an annual summer camp program for Charlotte-area residents with mental disabilities, is among this year’s winners of the Legacy Awards, presented by Leadership Charlotte. Other winners of the 2013 awards are Debra Plousha Moore, Emily Zimmern, Dr. Francis Robicsek, and A Child’s Place. Leadership […]

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R&B Superstar Anthony Hamilton Gives Back

28 Feb 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

CHARLOTTE, NC: During this week of the CIAA Tournament, Charlotte native and Grammy winning singer Anthony Hamilton is giving back to his hometown. It’s a week-long event called “The Big Payback”. He’s visited Second Harvest Food Bank, A Child’s Place, and Ashley Park Elementary. Risng’s Terrance Bates chats with Anthony Hamilton and Annabelle Suddreth of A […]

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Grammy winner Anthony Hamilton giving back to Charlotte

25 Feb 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

As a kid, Anthony Hamilton pinballed through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system: Berryhill, Sharon and Derita elementaries; J.T. Williams, Ranson, Wilson and Carmel middles; South Mecklenburg and Harding for high school. As a Grammy Award-winning soul singer, he does a different type of bouncing around: Over a weeklong period this month, he attended the Grammys in […]

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Anthony Hamilton Kicks off Week of Giving Back on Tuesday

25 Feb 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

CHARLOTTE, NC — Award-winning singer, songwriter and philanthropist Anthony Hamilton kicks off a week of giving in his beloved city of Charlotte, with another year of Anthony Hamilton’s Big Payback Week benefiting numerous partners across the city. As the annual CIAA Tournament heats up in Charlotte, starting on Tuesday February 26th, the Grammy-winning Hamilton pairs up […]

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8-year-old refuses birthday presents in lieu of donations

09 Feb 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

MINT HILL, N.C. — One little girl in Mint Hill is making a difference for her eighth birthday.  Abby Aycock decided that this year she didn’t want any presents. Instead, she asked friends and family to bring children shoes to her birthday party to donate to the shelter A Child’s Place.  Her mother, Elizabeth Aycock, […]

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ABA Members Raise $40,000 for Charlotte, N.C. Homeless Charity

16 Jan 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — American Bus Association members presented A Child’s Place, a local nonprofit that helps homeless children in Charlotte, N.C., a check for $40,000 at the annual ABA Marketplace at the Charlotte Convention Center. ABA members held several events during Marketplace, Jan. 5 – 9, to raise money for A Child’s Place. Each year, […]

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Swimmers donate dental supplies to needy children

15 Jan 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

HUNTERSVILLE – The SwimMac North Fireball team collected dental supplies in December 2012 for A Child’s Place in Charlotte, an organization that works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. The swimmers and their families collected enough toothbrushes, toothpastes, floss and lip balm to make 200 dental kits for A Child’s […]

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$40,000 Raised for Charlotte’s Homeless Children

09 Jan 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The American Bus Association wrapped up its convention in Charlotte Wednesday afternoon but left a major gift behind to help the community. “The ABA blew us away with this check,” said Annabelle Suddreth, Executive Director of A Child’s Place. The ABA handed over a check for $40,000 for A Child’s Place, the […]

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Annual ABA Marketplace Returns to Charlotte This Weekend

02 Jan 2013 by advocate in category News Stories

For the second time in five years, the American Bus Association will be visiting Charlotte to hold its Marketplace convention and tradeshow, Jan. 5 -9. More than 3,000 delegates will be attending the ABA’s 35th Marketplace.At Marketplace, delegates will hold more than 100,000 face-to-face business meetings with people from all across North America to potentially […]

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Be a voice for change

18 Apr 2012 by advocate in category Home Page Articles

The definition of an advocate is one who pleads for a cause. This month, take the time to reflect on the injustices that you are passionate about. How can you advocate for positive change in our world? A Child’s Place works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. Advocacy is one […]

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How different life could be…

09 Feb 2012 by advocate in category Home Page Articles

“Imagine if I didn’t take every little thing in my life for granted, how different life would be” This inspiring statement was made by a 5th grader at one of ACP’s Homelessness Awareness Programs this year. This student goes to a school that is not filled with underprivileged youth and yet he still could understand […]

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