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πŸ•―οΈ The Lantern Gala Illuminates Hope

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   In a world increasingly dominated by technology, the safety of our children online has become a pressing concern. Recognizing this need, Simon and Aletha Arkley founded The Lantern Project in 2020. With a mission to protect kids and empower parents, this nonprofit organization has become a beacon of hope in the fight against human trafficking and online exploitation. The Arkleys, drawing from almost a decade of experience working with other nonprofits, identified the gaps in the system that allowed for the exploitation of young minds. Simon, who previously...

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πŸŽ„ Three-Day Event Kicks Off Holiday Season

Contributor: Jamie Richardson Photography: Michael A. Anderson Photography   πŸ“… Dec 1st–3rd 2023 πŸ“ The Hotel Concord, 14 Union Street N, Concord, NC 28025 In Cabarrus County, the Boys & Girls Club’s Festival of Trees has been a long-standing tradition that kicks off the holiday season in style, transforming the historic Hotel Concord into a winter wonderland filled with over 40 theme-decorated trees, dazzling lights, and the warmth of holiday cheer. The 19th Annual Festival of Trees, presented by The Hotel Concord Event Venue, is set to take place from December 1-3, 2023 at the...

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πŸ‘•πŸ‘–πŸŽ’ JCL Seeks Volunteers for Clothing Room

Groups or individuals are invited to help put smiles on children’s faces, by volunteering during one-on-one shopping sprees! Concord (Downtown Concord) πŸ“ 1 Buffalo Ave NW, Suite 205, Concord, NC 28025 Website | Facebook | Instagram A strong partnership has endured in our community between the Junior Charity League (JCL) and the local Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City Schools that ensures that as many students as possible get to experience new clothing for the school year. School personnel play an integral role in identifying students who are in need of assistance and arrange for them to...

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πŸ€— Drop Off a Warm Meal and Get More Than You Expect

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Cabarrus Meals on Wheels (Cabarrus MOW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a daily hot and nutritious meal to seniors and disabled individuals who are unable to shop for or prepare meals for themselves. They have become an essential part of the community, providing not only meals but also socialization, wellness checks, and peace of mind for families. All of this allows seniors to live independently longer in their own homes – which is where they really want to be. β€œIt sure is nice to know you have a good meal on the way, especially when you feel...

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🍽️🌍 Beyond a Meal: Nourishing Hope and Dreams

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Lifeline Charlotte Centre, located within Gibson Mill in Concord, has been making a profound impact since its opening in January 2022. As a non-profit organization, Lifeline is dedicated to combating hunger by packaging highly nutritious, shelf-stable meals for hungry children both locally and across the globe. With a mission to provide not just meals but also hope and a chance for a better future, Lifeline invites people of all ages and abilities to join their cause. Lifeline goes above and beyond merely providing meals. The impact of their meals extends...

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