SummerSHARE deemed successful
CHARLOTTE – SHARE Charlotte’s third annual SummerSHARE campaign ran for two weeks in July, encouraging Charlotteans to buy the items needed by nonprofits to keep going.
Charlotte bought 5,300 items for the 116 participating nonprofits.
SummerSHARE happens during a time of year when need is high, but less apparent than winter months.
Of SHARE’s partner nonprofits polled, more than 90 percent said that July is the hardest month to secure donations and investment from donors.
“These 5,300 items are an important reminder that Charlotte cares about our local nonprofits,” SHARE Charlotte Executive Director Kelly Brooks said. “And that we can rally together when we need to. We couldn’t be happier with the turnout for SummerSHARE.”
Tailgating helps families
CHARLOTTE – The Go Jen Go Foundation is accepting reservations for its third annual Cheers Jen Cheers Tailgate for a Cause.
The event offers beer, food, raffle and silent auction to raise money for families fighting breast cancer.
The Cheers Jen Cheers Tailgate for A Cause takes place noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at The Barrel Room at Triple C Brewing, 2832 Griffith St. Tickets cost $45 for ages 12 and older and $20 for ages 6-12.
Reserve seats by calling 704-904-2535 or visiting www.gojengo.org/cheersjen cheers/.