Thanks to support by Frontier Communications, the Shelter is participating in the national Souper Bowl of Caring, a movement that capitalizes on the game’s energy to mobilize youth to care for residents who are hungry, homeless and in need.
Last year, Union County Public Schools raised approximately half of the county’s $48,000 total, with Weddington High school raising the most funds. Together, the 55 schools raised $27,463. Each school conducts an individual fundraising campaign in competition for a $1,000 check from Frontier Communications.
Wingate University held a one-day fundraiser at men’s and women’s basketball games as part of its campaign. Wingate’s campaign challenges staff and students to contribute at least 50 cents, which would provide hotel lodging for a homeless family for 21 days while they rebuild their lives and seek affordable housing.
Churches throughout the county also are collecting funds through individualized campaigns.
“We are so appreciate of every group and every person who participates in the Souper Bowl,” said Kathy Bragg, executive director of the Community Shelter. “As a non-governmental organization, we depend on the support of individuals and groups to provide our services.”
Souper Bowl runs through March 12, and any organization, school, business or family can participate. For more information on how you can participate, contact Rachel Sykes at (704) 261-3083 or Rachel.Sykes@UnionShelter.org.
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