Category Archives: News Stories

Fixing the Wi-Fi desert in Charlotte for students

16 Jan 2014 by advocate in category News Stories

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Most of us take for granted that we have computers and internet access at home. But that’s not the case for a lot of local students. It is the last few minutes before the last bell and the students at Ashley Park PreK – 8 are going old school. The 4th and […]

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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