CHARLOTTE – The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte has launched a new campaign this spring aimed at encouraging people to give back and do things for others.
“We Speak Hope Week” kicks off 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8 with a volunteer Community Engagement Day at BB&T Ballpark. Volunteers will receive lunch. Space is limited. Tickets cost $5 to help offset expenses.
Volunteers will assemble toiletry kits for the homeless, school supplies for children in need and snack packs for first-responders.
The campaign continues with a Random Acts of Hope throughout the week.
“We were made to live in community with one another,” said Major Larry Broome, area commander for The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte. “This is an opportunity to be deliberate in how we interact, thinking of others more than we think of ourselves. It’s a challenge to all of us – a small act can really mean the world to someone.”
Donations of school supplies and travel-sized toiletry items are being accepted in advance. People can drop off items at The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte’s Area Command office (4015 Stuart Andrew Blvd.).
Donations of toiletries are being accepted at First Tennessee Bank (4064 Colony Road) and school supplies can be dropped off at one of the eight Charlotte-area Planet Fitness locations.
Visit www.WeSpeakHope.com for details.