upcoming events
November 18, 2017Annual Gala

Ada Jenkins Center LEARN Works

The Ada Jenkins Center LEARN Works program, operating for more than 15 years, has established itself as a positive and productive program for the students, staff and volunteers. Students enrolled in the program are in grades one through eight and attend Davidson, Cornelius, JV Washam Elementary School and Bailey Middle School. Students are referred to the program by classroom teachers or school administrators because of a demonstrated need for additional academic support.

For more information, please visit: adajenkins.org/education/learnworks

ANSWER Scholarship

ANSWER assists women raising school-age children in fulfilling their dream of earning a college degree, while creating the desire, the expectation, and the priority of a college education for their children to follow in their footsteps.

For more information, please visit: answerscholarship.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is that all children achieve success in life.

For more information, please visit: bbbscharlotte.org

Catepillar Ministires

Since 2007, Caterpillar Ministries has been sharing life and the love of Christ with the Huntington Green mobile home community.

They currently serve about 200 children and youth through educational, spiritual, and mentoring programs in the neighborhood. Though their programs have grown and changed throughout the years, their mission has stayed constant: that low-income children in the Lake Norman area will have a relationship with Jesus that enables them to become all that God has created them to be.

For more information, please visit: caterpillarministries.org

CIC Weekday Preschool

CIC Weekday Preschool serves families in the Lake Norman area (Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, and Charlotte). Their goal is to offer a Christian-based learning center for families with two, three, four and five year olds. They provide a preschool education that enriches children spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially. CIC encourages each child to develop a never-ending love of learning.

For more information, please visit: communityinchrist.org

Classroom Central

Classroom Central equips students living in poverty to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies. They support over 100,000 students in poverty in over 200 schools in 6 school districts: Charlotte Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell/Statesville, Union, the City of Kannapolis, and Lancaster, SC).

For more information, please visit: classroomcentral.org

Davidson Cornelius Development Center

Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center is a non-profit, 5-Star child care program licensed by the state of North Carolina. Since 1969, they have proudly served Davidson, Cornelius, and surrounding communities by providing high-quality child care and early education in a safe, healthy, nurturing, and inclusive environment.

For more information, please visit: dc-childdevelopmentcenter.org

Discovery Place Kids

Discovery Place KIDS are children’s museums featuring developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourage interactive learning through imagination and fun.

For more information, please visit: kids.discoveryplace.org/

E2D - End the Electronic Divide

The mission of “Eliminate the Digital Divide” (E2D) is to insure that every student in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools has the proper computer technology and support to achieve academic success.

For more information, please visit: e-2-d.org

Gip & Sally Bonar Scholarships

The PCF Gip & Sally Bonar College Scholarships have provided more than $65,000 in need-based college scholarships to students from our local public high schools.

Hope House

A woman whose life has been turned upside down when she becomes displaced from her home needs her community’s support to help her work toward self-sustaining goals within a safe, responsible environment. Hope House gives vulnerable women and their children in the Lake Norman area this transitional support time. With an 85% increase in homeless services this past year in our community, your financial contributions, donations and volunteer time are needed more than ever to give hope and change lives.

For more information, please visit: hopehousefoundation.org.

Ignite – Autism Society of NC

IGNITE is a community center for young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA) or Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). IGNITE offers activities, skills training, and educational workshops that will foster social, financial, educational, and employment independence for its members. But most importantly, it offers a social environment where members can connect with others and experience a sense of community. IGNITE focuses on the existing strengths and interests of its members, allowing them to pursue individual interests, while providing supports where needed. IGNITE encourages members to discover their passions and reach their full potential.

For more information, please visit: autismsociety-nc.org

Kiwanis Club of Lake Norman

The Kiwanis club consists of men and women of all ages, both working and retired, who want to help children in their community, network with others and have fun while helping others!

Kiwanis raises funds and gives their time to various local organizations whose mission it is to help children and families in the Lake Norman community.

For more information, please visit: lakenormankiwanis.org

Lake Norman Community Health Clinic

Lake Norman Community Health Clinic’s (LNCHC) mission is to provide high quality medical care to the uninsured and the underinsured families and individuals in a manner that is professional, timely and respectful. LNCHC strives to empower each of their volunteers to make a positive and healthful impact on the lives of those they treat, thereby helping to create hope for a healthier and happier life.

Serving residents of Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, and Cornelius, NC, more than 100 doctors, nurses and lab technicians volunteer their services to the clinic. A referral system is in place for patients that need additional care from specialists.

LNCHC services include:

• Primary health care
• Orthopedics
• Podiatry
• Women’s clinic
• Diabetic counseling and nutrition classes
• Physical therapy
• Translators

For more information, please visit: lnchc.org.

Lake Norman - Safe Alliance

Lake Norman – Safe Alliance provides hope and solutions to people in crisis. They provide counseling to those facing emotional crisis, and crisis intervention, advocacy and trauma-focused counseling to those victimized by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

For more information, please visit: safealliance.org

Levine & Dickson Hospice House - Huntersville

There are many individuals who need hospice care but cannot be cared for at home, and who do not need or desire to be placed in a full-scale medical facility. Sometimes they only require this extra care temporarily and can then return home after an in-patient stay, once pain and symptom management has been achieved. In caring for these patients who need extra care at the end of life, Levine & Dickson Hospice House – Huntersville fills a long-standing need in the community.

For more information, please visit: hpccr.org.

Musical Minds

MusicalMinds (MM), is a free holistic, after-school musical program changing the lives of children through music education. Students develop social, academic and music skills, Musical Minds is “inspired” by the El Sistema model introduced in Venezuela over 40 years ago.

MM provides an effective education based on love, approval, joy and experience within a high functioning, nurturing environment. We focus on children with the fewest resources and greatest need, and is delivered at no cost to participants.

MM uses music as a catalyst-enabling every child to feel like an asset within his or her community. Students feel an ownership of the music-making process, taking responsibility for both individual and group improvement.

For more information, please visit: musicalmindsnc.org

Respect Ability Foundation

The Respect Ability Foundation confronts bullying and promotes social justice through music, education and the creative arts.

Their goal is to empower people to address bullying in all forms, by encouraging the “Bystanders” to become “Upstanders.” Working in schools, community groups and businesses they facilitate opportunities for communication and develop programs for helping parents, students, educators and employers deal with bullying and conflict resolution.

For more information, please visit: foundationforrespectability.org

Serenity House of Huntersville

Serenity House is about life and a peaceful ending to a precious journey. Residents have a prognosis of three months or less and desire a natural end to life. Professional services are provided by the hospice program chosen by the patient, family, and physician. Around the clock family type care is provided free of charge by volunteers from the community who become the surrogate family.

For more information, please visit: www.carolinacomfortcoalition.org

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Mecklenburg County offers community-based and school-based programs to more than 3,350 athletes participating in 19 sports, including Unified sports. Over 2,000 community volunteers help with the year-round sports programming, serving as coaches, event staff and/or general volunteers.

For more information, please visit: sonc.net


Starfish Academy Literacy Camp is a collaborative, innovative summer literacy camp which targets first and second grade students in need of help achieving the reading and comprehension goals recommended for their grade level. Children improve their reading and comprehension skills and develop positive self-esteem in a safe supervised, interactive learning environment. Starfish Academy has served over 1,000 students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system. Now in its fourth year, the program is held at the Cornelius and Huntersville Elementary Schools.

For more information, please visit: ymcacharlotte.org.


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