Is this “Dan” Election Over Yet!?!?!?
If you could get an “I voted” sticker WITHOUT actually having to vote, would you? Let’s not find out. If you haven’t voted in this “Dan” election, yet … do it. You can finish reading The Biscuit while you’re waiting.
Not sure where your polling station is? Not to worry. Click here to find out.
Everything isn’t always awesome … but LEGO parties can help. Hope Laugh Play hosts onsite LEGO Build Events at area hospitals, camps and schools in Charlotte and Atlanta. They use play to help children suffering from illness, disabilities or other life challenges take their minds off their challenges for awhile and give their parents a needed break.
Read more about how HLP is building hope … one brick at a time.
Last week, we joined other Charlotte organizations in posting a sign-up link for the CLT Unity Letter, standing against letters of violence and racism that were recently sent to Queen City leaders of color. It was inspiring to see an ad placed featuring the names of over 3,725 individuals who chose to sign along with us. Click here to see a list of those who signed the letter.
The news broke last week that the iconic Dairy Queen on Central Avenue will close its doors at the end of October. The location has been in business since the 1950s and operated by the same family since the 1970s. Owners say they’d like to stay open. but they weren’t able to reach a lease agreement with their landlords. The walk-up soft serve shop has stayed a staple of the Plaza Midwood community for decades and many people are upset to see it go. Over the weekend, we reached out to a few stock images to ask what they thought about it all.
The Queen City creatives are constantly generating innovative initiatives to help each other. Here are two ways you can give … or get … help from our hometown creative community this week.
Your Mission (Should You Choose to Accept It) May be Worth $10,000
This Friday (Sept. 13), our friends at Apparo, along with Accenture, are launching an award program to help Charlotte nonprofits in need of innovative tech solutions. One lucky organization will earn $10,000 in cash and up to $50,000 of consulting support to make their tech dream a reality. Click here to get a ticket to the kick-off information event from 9:00-11:00am.
Share Your Hurricane Dorian Efforts with SHARE Charlotte
Many local organizations are working to help our neighbors on the Carolina coast, the Bahamas and beyond. But, communicating all of that can be a challenge. If your nonprofit is preparing a Hurricane Dorian response, please contact Caroline Miller of SHARE Charlotte at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
EASTSIDE PRIDE! Charlotte’s eastside is a strong, proud community with a vibrant collection of cultures and people, and this fresh mural puts that pride on full display. Painted by the uber-talented “artivist,” Rosalia Torres-Weiner. She is known for her community empowering works of art and this mural has quickly become a must-see on the East Side. Make your way over to the Eastway Crossing Shopping Center ASAP to see it in all its colorful glory.
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