Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Two suggestions for getting involved

If you’re new to town and looking to get involved, here are two suggestions coming up soon:

1) If you’re new to gardening in the South, you can learn the basics of site selection, soil preparation and more at a gardening class coming up at 10 a.m. on Saturday March 10 at Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary in Myers Park, 248 Ridgewood Ave. Cost is $15. 704-331-0664;

2) Interested in contributing to community philanthropy? If you live and/or work in the Charlotte region and you’re between ages 25 and 45, you can apply for the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Impact Fund for Emerging Philanthropists. The deadline is this Friday.

Here’s how it works: You make a tax-deductible contribution of $500 to a gift fund managed by the foundation. With matching funds from the foundation, a total of $30,000 will be available for distribution to charitable causes. You attend meetings and educational sessions over an eight-month program running May-December. You review grant applications and decide how to distribute the money.

More info: (click here), or contact Nikki DeVillers:, 704-973-4539.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope these foundations are not run by a member of Jim Blacks team; I get it I pad someones pocket and get a seat in heaven , right.

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it , Charlotte is the king of hand out charity here; while millions are being given homeless are growing and no help is given. Sounds like someones fingers are growing long when money hits the table.

8:06 AM  

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