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3 Ways to Pay It Forward in Charlotte

For many Charlotte home buyers, a “home” means more than the walls and a roof of a house or condo — it means a sense of belonging. Your location, amenities, favorite points of interest, and neighbors all contribute to this feeling of connection with your community. Ultimately, you choose a home because you love everything about the area.

How to Get Involved in the Charlotte Area

There are dozens of ways you can connect with your community. Contributing to Charlotte business owners by shopping and dining local, getting to know the people in your neighborhood, or volunteering your time and money with local organizations are all ways that you can connect with others and feel at home. Here are a few ways you can get involved and pay it forward.

Participate in Charlotte School Supply Drives

school supply driveBefore Charlotte-area public schools start a new school year, school supply lists are sent out for parents and guardians to purchase notebooks, pencils, index cards, and backpacks. School supplies are expensive, especially for low-income families in the Charlotte area.

How You Can Help: Donate school supplies through WSOC-TV’s 9 School Tools campaign, Classroom Central, or Communities in Schools.

Support Charlotte Non-Profits on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a nationwide day of giving that follows Thanksgiving and kicks off the end-of-year season of giving. More than 170 non-profit organizations will be participating in Charlotte’s Giving Tuesday on November 29th, 2016.

How You Can Help: Volunteer time or money to support 101 GardensDown Syndrome Association of Greater CharlotteOperation HomefrontThe Red Boot Coalition, or another partner non-profit on this list.

Volunteer Your Time at a Local Organization

group of race participantsAnother way to pay it forward is to give your time to help others in your Charlotte community. Hands On Charlotte, for example, maintains a calendar of opportunities that their volunteers can participate in throughout the Charlotte area.

How You Can Help: Get involved with local non-profit organizations, including Charlotte Rescue Mission, Reach Out and Read Carolinas, Samaritan’s Feet, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and others.

Find Your Niche in Charlotte

Have you been thinking about moving to Charlotte or one of its suburbs? You can get involved in countless community organizations in this area as you get to know your neighbors. I can help you find your new home in the Charlotte area. Just give me a call at 704-400-4578.

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