November 03, 2008

AW Lends a Helping Hand

Each year, thousands of volunteers join forces at “Hands On Charlotte Day” to make a huge impact on the local community. On October 18, volunteers participated in dozens of projects, from beautifying area schools and parks to sorting clothing and food donations and much more.

Addison Whitney employees and their families joined in on the fun as part of a new corporate initiative called “AW Helping Hands.” We started our day with a kick-off celebration at the EpiCentre (Charlotte’s newest Uptown hot spot). Starbuck’s coffee helped take off the chill at the open air pavilion, so we could listen to words of inspiration and get revved up for our day of hard work. Speakers included County Commissioner Jennifer Roberts and US Olympic Women’s Basketball coach Anne Donovan. From there, we all dispersed to our individual project sites.

Our team’s project was at Irwin Avenue Elementary. We were asked to help beautify the school grounds by re-mulching playgrounds, pulling weeds, planting flowers and shrubs, and building planter benches. Our team did a fantastic job and had a lot of fun! We worked hard to see that everything was done well and looked great. Click here to see photos!

About Hands On Charlotte:
Founded in 1991, Hands On Charlotte, a nonprofit volunteer service organization, provides individuals, families, businesses and community groups with volunteering opportunities that are flexible, rewarding and fun. Over the years, they have become Charlotte’s number one source for volunteering, engaging thousands of volunteers annually. Hands On Charlotte is an affiliate of HandsOn Network.

One Comment

  1. doris   December 18, 2008 12:10 am / Reply

    mmmm sounds like a good way to start the holidays out right…..blessings divine in 2009

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