Newsletter – June, 2017
Spring Fling 2017
CCT held its 5th Annual Spring Fling event on May 11th. The event was a great success with the highest turnout yet! We had a great time honoring our volunteers and supporters while enjoying live jazz music and FUNdraising activities. For the first time ever, we held the event at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus. The community garden provided an excellent backdrop for this event which celebrates growth and fresh starts.
Congratulations to volunteers of the year, Betty Ritchie, Joanna Patcha, and Tom Brown. Further congratulations to our employer of the year, Sam’s Sandwich Shop, which has been offering fair chance hiring and supporting CCT for over a decade. Last but not least, thank you and congratulations to this year’s Community of Faith award recipient, New Beginnings Church, which has sent us many committed volunteers and great programming over the years.?See more photos here!
NC Seeks to “Raise the Age”
North Carolina is the only state that tries 16 and 17 year old children as adults for misdemeanors and nonviolent crimes. New York passed legislation just recently to phase out charging minors as adults for nonviolent crimes, leaving our state alone, and not in a good way. Current legislation in the NC General Assembly seeks to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction, also known as the age of criminal responsibility, to 18, bringing North Carolina in sync with every other state in the country..?Read More >
At CCT we rely on generous donors on you to provide the resources we need. Thank you to everyone who donated in the months of April and May.
Arlington Baptist Church
Robert and Jo Caruso
Charlotte Friends Meeting
Katie and Tim Coff
Duke Energy Foundation
First Presbyterian Church
Thomas Patrick Long
Brenda Ford McCray
Mecklenburg County ABC Board
Lu and Adair Morrison
St. John’s Baptist Church
United Missionary Baptist Association
United Way of the Central Carolinas
Wilson Heights First Church of God
A monthly family event for those participating in our?Families Doing Time?program. New families are also invited. We request you please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.
For more information, and to RSVP, please contact Charis ?Blackmon at cbla[email protected]?or 704-494-0001 ext. 13.
CCT is participating in #SummerSHARE 2017.?Summer is the biggest time of need for many of our Charlotte nonprofits.
You can shop?July 10-21?for the products they need most this summer! More info coming soon.
Family Day, July 29
Family Day will take place at the Center for Women on July 29th. More details to follow.
Back in Style, August 24th
CCT’s annual back-to-school Back in Style event will be held August 24th for CCT clients only. We will need volunteers and donations of school supplies and backpacks. If you would like to attend, volunteer, or collect donations, please contact Charis Blackmon at cbla[email protected]?or 704-494-0001 ext. 13.