Category Archives: News

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 Accepts ACC-United Way Reading & Attendance Challenge!

16 Oct 2015 by advocate in categories News, News Stories, Uncategorized

We are pleased to announce that A Child’s Place is participating in United Way of Central Carolina’s new Charitable Partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and their Championship Football game that will be held in Charlotte each December through 2019.  Specifically, we are participating in the ACC-United Way Reading and Attendance Challenge, which was announced […]

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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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A Swine Evening: Oh the Places Piggies Will Go!

02 Apr 2015 by advocate in categories Home Page Articles, News, News Stories

A Child’s Place hosts a signature fundraising gala called A Swine Evening that auctions celebrity autographed piggy bank paired with trips, activities, goods and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We are excited to announce that we already have a pig pen full of piggies autographed by celebrities. Check out our complete list of pignatures and packages!    

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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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A Burger Fit for a Hornet: New Cowfish burger getting lots of “buzz”

14 Jan 2015 by advocate in categories Home Page Articles, News, News Stories, Uncategorized

With the help of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the NBA Charlotte Hornets’ small forward, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar in SouthPark has developed a new offering. Kidd-Gilchrist, who recently celebrated his 21st birthday and is a regular at the restaurant, worked with The Cowfish Executive Chef David Lucarelli and Master Sushi Chef Rifali Almunir to develop Motor Keeps Going (MKG), […]

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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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Homeless children’s desperate plea for the community’s help

12 Jul 2011 by advocate in category News

The number of homeless children in Charlotte have doubled in the past five years and the community’s help is desperately needed The number of homeless children in Charlotte have doubled in the past five years and the community’s help is desperately neededThe number of homeless children in Charlotte have doubled in the past five years […]

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Triathlon raises money for local charity

12 Jul 2011 by advocate in category News

The Meck-South Rotary is calling on south Charlotte residents to bring their iron will and nerves of steel to help raise money for A Child’s Place The Meck-South Rotary is calling on south Charlotte residents to bring their iron will and nerves of steel to help raise money for A Child’s Place The Meck-South Rotary […]

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