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 […]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In a dusty warehouse in Uptown Charlotte paper and bows are everywhere; volunteers are wrapping Christmas presents and each one will go to a homeless child in the Charlotte area.
#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 […]
A Child’s Place is seeking donations of winter coats for client homeless children attending CMS elementary and middle schools. Last year the agency assisted more than 2,600 homeless children in the greater Charlotte area.
“My name is Sal R., and I may be the first male in my family to go to college, but I won’t be the last,” thanks to a grant from the US Airways (NYSE: LCC) Education Foundation to Elevate Phoenix.
Six Charlotte-area locations of Five Guys Burgers and Fries will participate in a benefit for A Child’s Place from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Five Guys restaurants will donate a portion of Aug. 28 evening sales at six Charlotte locations to A Child’s Place.
When 9-year-old Mahkaylah Hindman sees a need, she doesn’t sit back and ignore it.
Instead of passing around the offering plate at this summer’s vacation Bible school, students at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church donated 176 glue sticks, 122 tennis balls, 86 towels and more for three area nonprofits.
Tawanda Robbins started Love in Action three years ago to remind Charlotte’s seniors and homeless that people cared about them. Thanks to support from people all across the region, she’s now able to take that mission a step further.
A Child’s Place is seeking donations of new school supplies and public school uniforms before Aug. 9 for at least 2,600 client homeless children that will return to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools soon.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Golfers will tee it up May 13 at River Run Country Club in Davidson at the 2nd Annual Swing Fore A Child’s Place golf tournament May 13, raising money to help homeless children to attend summer camp. The event includes a buffet lunch, golf, prizes, raffles and dinner, with all funds raised going directly to […]
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, […]
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 […]
CHARLOTTE, NC — We are right in the middle of CIAA Charlotte, but it’s not all about the basketball game. A Grammy winner and Charlotte native turned it into a personal week of community service using his success to motivate young people at Ashley Park School. From WSOC-TV, March 4, 2013
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]