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Today’s the DAY! #GivingTuesdayCLT

December 1, 2015

by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Marketing Manager

GTCLT12_1 blueWe’re so excited we can hardly stand it! The day we’ve been planning for (and when I say we, I mean HPCCR and 108 other not-for-profits) is finally here! It’s #GivingTuesdayCLT! That means today we’ll find out if we reached our goal of raising $2 million for the populations we collectively serve in the Charlotte region!

We’ve been tweeting, updating Facebook statuses, sharing Instagram photos, sending emails, and writing newsletter articles about #GivingTuesdayCLT. But you know what? It ultimately comes down to you.

That’s right. You. The loyal supporters of these 109 not-for-profits will be the real heroes today. We couldn’t do it without your generosity. Without your vision of how this kind of money can help your neighbors in need. You will be the reason why struggling families will have meals, children will receive healthcare services, pets will be adopted, families of service members will receive financial support, cancer research will be funded, students will have school supplies. . . . the list of how you’re helping is truly endless.

And you will also be the reason why HPCCR will be able to continue funding Chameleon’s Journey (our grief camp for kids and teens), why we will be able to care for anyone who needs our exceptional end-of-life care (regardless of their ability to pay), and why we can offer community education everywhere in our service area.

So have you made a donation to HPCCR for #GivingTuesdayCLT? If not, do you want to? It’s easy — just click on our donation form to make your gift and then choose #GivingTuesdayCLT in the drop down menu for the question, “What brought you to the site to give today?”

Thank you. Seriously, thank you so very much. On behalf of all of us participating in #GivingTuesdayCLT, we can’t begin to express our gratitude for helping us reach this wonderful goal. There is a powerful surge of kindness surrounding this holiday season and your generosity has helped to ignite it.

May this spirit of compassion surround you and your family throughout this wondrous time.



Pass the test on #GivingTuesdayCLT

November 18, 2015

by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Marketing Manager

GTCLT12_1 blueOk people, today I’m going to test your loyalty to HPCCR. And I’m also going to see if you’ve been paying attention to us like the good hospice supporters you claim to be. You ready?

So. . . if you follow us on Twitter and Facebook (and if you don’t, you need to do so immediately), you know that HPCCR is a part of something really exciting happening in Charlotte right now. Something monumental and awe-inspiring and humbling. Because this “thing” we’re doing? It represents more than just our personal mission. Oh, it’s way bigger than that. We’re tapping into a pure love and a generosity that’s bigger than all of us. And it’s going to make an impact, believe me. You’re going to want to be a part it. (You know, because you are a kind, sensitive human being, right?)

Here goes.

This year, Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region is participating in #GivingTuesdayCLT. For those of you not familiar with #GivingTuesday, (but you probably are because you’re so intelligent!) the idea started in 2011 in an effort to help people change the way they think about participating in the holidays – making it less about commercialism and more about the giving nature of the season. It happens every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving; a few days after Black Friday and the day after Cyber Monday when all the online “deals” are found.

Quote - KingShare Charlotte, a local not-for-profit that helps people find ways to get involved in their community, has brought the #GivingTuesday concept local by creating #GivingTuesdayCLT. From November 10 through December 1 (which is the actual #GivingTuesday), HPCCR and over 100 other not-for-profits are partnering with Share Charlotte to try to raise a total of $2 million. Can you even imagine all the good that can do for our local community? Or fathom how many of our neighbors in need can be supported by that kind of money?

The not-for-profits involved in #GivingTuesdayCLT are wonderfully varied; literally every population you can think of is supported by one of these organizations — children, the homeless, teachers, students, the arts community, cancer fighters and survivors, the environment, the bereaved, those struggling to get jobs, animal rights. . .  The list goes on and on.

And, of course, Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region is among the list. Which brings us to that loyalty test I mentioned earlier. You want to show your passion for hospice care? Then make a donation to HPCCR for #GivingTuesdayCLT! We know it’s not the actual #GivingTuesday yet, but any amount you give will go toward that $2 million goal. And there’s even more incentive. Share Charlotte has acquired five generous sponsors (thank you Bank of America, Foundation for the Carolinas, Google Fiber, Knight Foundation, and Reemprise Fund!) who have offered matching funds to the participating not-for-profits. Basically, if HPCCR raises a certain percentage of the $2 million total, we’ll get that same percentage of the matching funds! And since you are a super-duper loyal follower and an amazingly generous supporter (has all the brown-nosing and flattery worked yet??), you are well aware of all the great things we could do with that extra funding.

#whatsyourgift_2So here’s how you do it. Go to our website to access our online donation form. Make your awesome gift. Then choose #GivingTuesdayCLT in the drop down menu for the question, “What brought you to the site to give today?” The process couldn’t be easier!

Those of you going to our site right now to make a donation have passed the loyalty test with flying colors. You’ll have our endless gratitude and we’ll continue to flagrantly flatter you until you blush. And the rest of you? Your test grade is rapidly dropping, people! Our shameless, over-the-top brown-nosing doesn’t come free, you know. . .