Thanks Quail Hollow Presby!

21 Mar

A special thank you to Sherrie Young and the wonderful people of Quail Hollow Presbyterian for letting us present last night and for the kind donations.

Your donations went to Second Harvest Metrolina, Crisis Assistance Ministry and Promising Pages this morning!

If you have or know of a church group or other organization looking for ways to help the community, CONTACT US today!

Check Out Warm Charlotte’s Whitley Hamlin on the Francene Marie Show!

3 Feb

Warm Charlotte’s very own Whitley Hamlin spoke with Francene Marie last month and did a fantastic job! Check out her interview here as she talks about fashion, the Queen City Style, consignment stores and of course, Warm Charlotte!

Listen to the interview.

Thank YOU, Crisis Assistance Ministry!

3 Feb

We received this wonderful thank-you note from Tanise Avington at Crisis Assistance Ministry several weeks ago.  We have been busy and have been delayed in posting this, but we want to say thank you to the folks at Crisis Assistance Ministry and all of our other non-profit partners who make our community stronger.  Thank you all for fighting the good fight and doing more than your part to make Charlotte, North Carolina a great place to live!

Crisis Assistance Thank you Note

Warm Charlotte to Participate in First Ever NO PANTS LIGHT RAIL RIDE

9 Jan

Join Warm Charlotte and other brave Charlotteans as they drop trou’ this Sunday, January 13, 2013 in celebration of No Pants Light Rail Rides around the world.  Come out and join in the fun or just meet us all at Common Market on South Tryon afterward for food and drink specials.  Find out more information by clicking the Facebook event here.

Warm Charlotte will be accepting clothing and financial donations at the “finish line” for anyone who doesn’t feel like hauling home those burdensome pants. Besides, after a few beers, you probably won’t even miss ‘em.

No Pants Light Rail Ride!

Warm Charlotte Announces Affiliate Program with GSS Toner!

9 Jan

Local business owners Tommy Hicks and his wife Ashlie have created a very powerful affiliate program via their company, GSS Toner, to help Warm Charlotte raise funds.  For anyone, individuals and businesses alike, that purchase ink and toner on a regular basis, you can now buy your ink directly through the following link and a portion of proceeds will be donated back to Warm Charlotte.  We all buy ink and toner anyway – why not buy it through GSS Toner and give back to the community at the same time?

By clicking any of the GSS Toner links here, just navigate the site just like you normally would and the smart technology at GSS will track your purchases and donate regularly to Warm Charlotte.  Feel free to contact us at Warm Charlotte or Tommy and Ashlie at GSS Toner with any questions about the affiliate program or how you can set one up for your non-profit or small business!

Check out the GSS Toner Facebook Page here!

 

Save the ‘Stache by Donating to Warm Charlotte!

6 Jan

Warm Charlotte co-founder, Trent Corbin, intended to trim his beard after ringing in 2013, but the overwhelming appeal of the mountain-man look has forced him to continue to wear his face sweater. Taking a page out of the Movember and Beards BeCAUSE books, Trent is working to raise money for Warm Charlotte by raffling off his facial hair style!  Entries into the raffle will be made for all donations made to Warm Charlotte in the month of January.  The goal is $250/week.  If Warm Charlotte raises $250/week, Trent will continue to keep rocking his whiskers for the rest of the month.  And, on February 1, one donor will be drawn from a hat (a top hat, of course) and given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to CHOOSE TRENT’S FACIAL HAIR STYLE for the ENTIRE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.

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You heard that right!  Do you favor the Fu Manchu?  Have a hankerin’ for the Handlebar?  You decide which look is best for our co-founder’s February face warmer.  But, in order for this to happen, you have to donate.  Donations can be large or small – every donation gets you another entry into the raffle (HINT: Making multiple donations in smaller amounts gets you more chances to win!)

Keep in mind, if we don’t hit $250/week, Trent WILL SHAVE IT ALL OFF! Don’t miss the chance to make Trent look like a fool for a month!  Donate today!

Just take a look at how ridiculous he already looks:

Warm Charlotte Facial Hair Challenge

Week 3 Wrap-Up: Stonecrest at Piper Glen & Crisis Assistance Ministry

24 Nov

Another amazing day of donations and giving for Warm Charlotte.  With the help of the Giving Girls, we were able to deliver over 30 bags of clothing and other items to the Crisis Assistance Ministry.  Not only do they help local area residents pay rent and utilities when they face financial trouble, they also offer a free store where our collected items will be distributed to those in need.  Their store, we learned, turns over EVERY 2 DAYS! Thanks to everyone who came by to donate and our hard-working volunteers!

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Week 2 Wrap-Up: Park Road Shopping Center & Charlotte Rescue Mission

24 Nov

Our biggest collection week to date, the donations rolled in in Week 2 due in large part to the news and radio coverage we received along with general fundraising and charitable efforts related to Hurricane Sandy relief.

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Warm Charlotte at the Epicentre Charity Fair

24 Nov

More Than Just Clothes Needed this Sunday at Cotswold Village Shops…

23 Nov

Please remember that if you’re planning to join us at Cotswold Village Shops this Sunday for the fourth and final Warm Charlotte donation drive, we are collecting much more than just clothes, blankets, hats and scarves.  All donations from this coming Sunday’s drive will benefit United Family Services, and they are in need of many food items and other necessities this winter.  Please take a look at the list below and bring what you can this Sunday!

And don’t forget, you can visit one of our boutique sponsors to donate and receive special discounts from the kind folks at KK Bloom, Revolve Upscale Men’s Consignment, Summerbird, Lipp Boutique and The Boulevard at South End

Below is the “wish list” from Charlotte’s United Family Services. In addition to gently-used cold-weather items like blankets, comforters, towels and umbrellas, UFS is also in significant need of the following UNUSED/NEW items, which Warm Charlotte will be accepting as well:

  • coffee
  • creamer
  • canned tuna
  • canned chicken
  • canned pasta
  • microwave mac ‘n cheese
  • juice boxes
  • graham crackers
  • granola bars & fruit bars
  • applesauce cups
  • shampoo & conditioner
  • deodorant
  • body lotion
  • bar soap & body wash
  • liquid laundry detergent
  • dishwashing liquid
  • cleaning supplies
  • diapers/baby wipes
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • 13 gallon trash bags
  • Over-the-counter medicine (advil, tylenol, children’s cough & cold medicine)

 

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