University City

Giving Guide

University City


9201 University City Blvd., CHHS 227

Charlotte NC 28223

Program: The council was founded in 1983 as an outreach program of UNC Charlotte and its Office of International Programs. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, it is supported by private funding from individual and corporate member dues and contributions. As a regional center for education and discussion of world affairs, the council seeks to provide leadership for global thinking, believing that a broad perspective is necessary for effective competition in the global economy and for responsible citizenship in an increasingly interdependent political world.

Material wishes: Monetary contributions support education and community initiatives; computers and laser printer (color or black-and-white); web development; streaming video software/hardware (or professional streaming services); computer software (i.e., Creative Suites); printing and design services; projector and screen.

Volunteer needs: Grant writing and administrative support. Assist in silent auction and prize procurement for WorldQuest (international knowledge competition).

Minimum volunteer time: 5-10 hours a week.

To help: 705-687-7762.


Charlotte, NC 28213 Program: Provide customized, comprehensive culturally sensitive mental health ( program for non-custodial parents, especially fathers) in-home services for families in Mecklenburg County. Material wishes: Desktop computers in excellent condition; office chairs, stacking chairs, folding tables; printing; 4,000 square feet of office space; gravel for our yard; mailbox; scholarship money for individual with mental/behavioral health needs; financial support for the Fatherhood program. Volunteer needs: Grant writer; office assistance; individual to do a marketing plan and/or market FOCC; individual to do a quarterly newsletter; individuals to take on specific projects; lawn services; painter; person to design a logo; electrician to check and fix wiring at our office; individual to draw site plans for the planning board; individual to present FOCC's Responsible Fatherhood Program in Child Support Court. Minimum volunteer time: Time can vary based on the project or task. To help: Dona M. Patterson, 704-509-9917. WFAE 90.7 FM 8801 J.M. Keynes Drive, Suite 91

Charlotte, NC 28262 Program: WFAE has been serving the Charlotte area for 30 years. WFAE reaches more than 200,000 listeners each week and offers a broad range of award-winning national, international and regional news from National Public Radio, the BBC, Public Radio International, American Public Media and WFAE's newsroom. WFAE also produces a daily signature talk show, "Charlotte Talks," hosted by radio veteran Mike Collins, which discusses local, regional and national topics. WFAE provides a major source of news and information for the Charlotte region. Besides programming, WFAE provides public forums and public conversations to discuss the issues most important to the community. WFAE 90.7 is an independent nonprofit organization, licensed to the University Radio Foundation Inc. with additional frequencies in Hickory (90.3 FM), Laurinburg (106.1 FM) and Southern Pines (93.7 FM). Membership dollars pay for NPR, APM and PRI programs and WFAE-produced news and "Charlotte Talks." Your annual support allows us to provide the dynamic mix of news, information and entertainment you depend on. WFAE receives 92 percent of its operating funds from here in the listening area. Individual contributors and businesses make up the lion's share of the money it takes to keep WFAE strong. Volunteer needs: Volunteers to take phone calls during our on-air pledge drives. Minimum volunteer time: Two- to three-hour shifts. To help: Allie Smolan, 704-926-9328. BACK CREEK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

1827 Back Creek Church Road

Charlotte, NC 28213 Program: We are a private Christian classical school that currently serves 250 Transitional Kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Our affordable tuition and tuition assistance packages allow us to serve a wide range of families from our University City community. Material wishes: We put a wide variety of donations to good use, including classroom supplies, education materials, athletic equipment, office furniture and magazines. Volunteer needs: Upon a successful completion of a background check and interview, we find tasks that match the volunteer's gifts and interests. Possibilities include tutoring in a specific subject, performing administrative projects, assisting in the cafeteria and working in our garden. Minimum volunteer time: N/A. To help: Jeannette Calhoun, 704-549-4101. TEACCH-CHARLOTTE 5701 Executive Center Drive #108

Charlotte NC 28212 Program: TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication-related Handicapped Children) is an evidence-based service, training and research program administered through UNC Chapel Hill for individuals of all ages and skill levels with autism-spectrum disorders. Established in the early 1970s, the TEACCH program has worked with thousands of individuals with autism-spectrum disorders and their families. Through its seven regional centers, TEACCH provides clinical services such as diagnostic evaluations, parent training and parent support groups, social play and recreation groups, individualized education sessions and supported employment. Material wishes: Monetary donations to raise scholarships funds for individualized education sessions for clients with autism and their families. Volunteer needs: Clerical support; clinical materials support; special service projects; training support; child care. Minimum volunteer time: One year commitment; hours vary and can be flexible. To help: 704-563-4103. COUNCIL ON AGING

3700 Shamrock Drive

Charlotte, NC 28215 Program: The mission of Council on Aging is to transform Charlotte-Mecklenburg into a senior-friendly community through planning, education and advocacy. Material wishes: Accessible office space (within one year) with meeting room; new laptop computer(s); new phone system; donor management software. Volunteer needs: Development/fundraising expertise; event planning; office administration; I&R experience. Minimum volunteer time: 10 hours per week. To help: 704-391-5216. FRIENDS OF THE HARRISBURG LIBRARY P.O. Box 784

Harrisburg, NC 28075

Program: Membership group established to provide financial and volunteer support directly to the Harrisburg Public Library. Annual membership is $10. Material wishes: All tax-deductible, monetary donations, membership dues, and fundraising go directly to the Harrisburg Library to purchase books, new technology, and computers and help support ongoing community programs. Volunteer needs: Adult and teen volunteers help shelve and straighten books, work on special projects and assist with some programs. Professionals such as a CPA to assist our treasurer with taxes and filings, web designer to help design and launch our web page, and fundraising support. Minimum volunteer time: No minimum. To help: Harrisburg Library, 201 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg, NC 28075, 704-920-2080. ENRICH INC.

8295 Scarlet Oak Court

Harrisburg, NC 28075 Program: Enrich provides educational opportunities for home school students as well as information and support for homeschooling parents. Our educational focus includes STEM, arts and humanities. We serve students and families in the University City, Mint Hill, Huntersville, Harrisburg and Concord areas. Material wishes: Science lab/experiment materials, two laptop computers, facility space for classes, photocopies. Volunteer needs: Board members, field trip coordinators, individuals to coordinate student events such as Spelling Bee and community service, educational program coordinator, science and mathematics mentors, marketing, publicity, web site development, fundraising, social media presence, and strategic planning. Minimum volunteer time: Varies depending upon position/project. Our organization consists solely of volunteers. To help: Doreen Browning, 704-454-5780. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY #523, HARRISBURG

8268 Ferrell Place

Harrisburg, NC 28075 Program: Nonprofit service agency devoted to honoring the sacrifice of those who serve our country by enhancing the lives of veterans, military service people and their families, both at home and abroad; to promote patriotism and responsible citizenship. Material wishes: Toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, body lotion, deodorant, lip balm, diabetic candy, combs and brushes, calendars. To help: Janice MacLeod, 980-253-0656; Carol Mathis, 704-455-8587.