Benjamin Mallouky, starting long-snapper for the Patriots was named a 2009 Carolina Panthers Community Captain. Mallouky has a 3.8 grade-point average and is considering Princeton or UNC for college. The Community Captain program “is designed to recognize outstanding young leaders and to encourage their future development as role models while they continue their personal growth […]
Every December during Birthday Blessings holiday parties at area homeless shelters, needy children and families are treated to family photos, which are taken, printed, and provided as gifts in frames or frame craft kits that the children create. But this year, that annual party
tradition will become part of something much bigger. On December 12, photographers around the world will share their skills and give back to those who are less fortunate as a part of the Help-Portrait movement started by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart, and the greater Charlotte area is no exception. […]
Heathfield, located in Mint Hill, kicked off the 2009 holiday season with a variety of festivities. Residents enjoyed a Greeting Card workshop, an exterior Decorating Contest and even a Holiday Tour of Homes where neighbors opened their homes to show off their Christmas decorations. Decorating Contest winners are: Best Decorated Mailbox (Mike […]
At Butler High School, there’s one special holiday tradition that’s been helping those in need every year since the school first opened. The Butler Wish Box provides a way for students to help their less fortunate classmates, families, and those in the community, by fulfilling specific needs they may have during this holiday season.
The Wish Box is open for business about two weeks before winter break. Students can drop confidential wishes into the box for themselves, friends or neighbors. Organizer and teacher Barbara Everitt is the only person who sees the wishes.
“It makes it seem more real because each wish is very detailed to a person that lives very close to us,” sad student Isabel Fee. […]