Charlotte is a city of philanthropists and go-getters acknowledging that there is need in the community. SHARE Charlotte’s fourth annual #GivingTuesdayCLT kicked off today and unites the community in a mission to give back to nonprofits that benefit the citizens, families and children of Charlotte.  #GivingTuesdayCLT encourages the Charlotte community to support 235 local nonprofits through today, Nov. 14, through Tuesday, Nov. 28.

The 2016 #GivingTuesdayCLT movement raised $7.2 million for 174 nonprofits and included partnerships with more than 80 sponsors, local businesses and community organizations, putting Charlotte on the map as the largest community campaign in GivingTuesday history. This year, SHARE is rallying 235 nonprofits, more than 100 local businesses, sponsors and community partners spanning from Lake Norman to Center City to Ballantyne with one unifying goal of doing good for Charlotte … AND to raise $10 million for local nonprofits.

A few of the nonprofits that are a part of the #GivingTuesdayCLT movement with specific events and goals include:

  • Digi-Bridge is looking to raise $10,000 in support of its #ReachOurFuture campaign which serves 1,000 scholars annually with STEAM programming for the next three years.
  • The Abandon Project hopes to raise $50,000 which will allow them to find a new home to rent as a safe haven for children in East Charlotte.
  • $3,000 will help Charlotte Mecklenburg Food Policy Council create food security for the 1 in 3 Mecklenburg County households with children who are food insecure. This amount will cover all cooking and gardening supplies for two FoodCorps service members for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year.
  • In celebration of its 45th anniversary, Big Brothers/Big Sisters is aiming to raise $4,500 to support three relationships and find 45 new volunteer mentors to join their efforts.
  • The Relatives wants to raise $15,000 which will allow them to move three homeless young adults into their very first apartments.
  • Circle De Luz hopes to hire a team member that will support the efforts of increasing the Latina high school graduation rate from 20 percent (their goal is $10,000).

Here’s a look at #GivingTuesdayCLT nonprofits that directory benefit children.

And as much as monetary donation are always appreciated, a donation of time is also welcome. The SHARE Charlotte #GivingTuesdayCLT also allows you to pledge time to a nonprofit of your choice. The holidays are also a great time to give back together as family with hands-on participation.