Ongoing legacy projects and initiatives launched during the year will add to Charlotte's commitment to become a friendlier, healthier, more equitable and accessible city and to create opportunity for all. These community-building initiatives will create hope and promise for the next 250 years.

Planned Legacy Projects

250 Neighborhood Projects

250 Neighborhood Projects

250 Years of Charlotte Exhibit at the Main Library

250 Years of Charlotte Exhibit at the Main Library

As people make history, it's only fitting to document the men and women who contributed to the growth and development of Charlotte as we celebrate our 250th anniversary. On the first floor of the Main Library, there's an exhibit of portraits of some of these people. The staff of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room selected images from its collections to recognize those who have gone before us to make the Queen City a wonderful place to live.

The Housing Partnership

Plant 250 Flowers to Beautify Charlotte

Justice Initiatives

Enroll 250 Children & Adults in Court Camp & Court College

Good Soles

Pack and Donate 250 Shoe Boxes for Those in Need

Let Me Run

Share 250 Running Scholarships With Young Boys in Need

Men's Shelter

Combat Male Homelessness With the Men's Shelter of Charlotte


Donate Stuffed Animals and Books to Foster Positive Interactions Between Kids and the CMPD

Animal Adoption League

Get Involved With Local Animal Rescue


Become a Reading Buddy at the YMCA

Answer Scholarship

Help Charlotte Mothers Earn College Degrees


Donate Books to Local Elementary and Middle School Students

Child Proof Advice

Empower First-Time Parents to Create Safe, Child-Friendly Environments

Carolina Farm Trust

: Help Build the Urban Farm at Aldersgate

Teaching Fellows

Donate Books About to Charlotte to Local Teachers

Charlotte Knights

Donate New or Gently Used Cleats to Aspiring Baseball Players

Daniel Stowe

Learn How to Identify and Remove Invasive Plant Species

Digi Bridge

Promote Digital Literacy Among K-8 Students

Hope Haven

Donate or Assemble Beds for Those Struggling With Addiction


Promote Environmental Stewardship in the Great Outdoors

Project Outpour

Take the No Shower Challenge: 2.50 to Promote Awareness for Homeless Citizens

First Responders

Help First Responders With Mental and Emotional Healing


Promote Charlotte's Urban Forests With Local Arborists

Carolina Thread Trail

Lead Nature Walks and Bike Rides for Local Children

Carolina Thread Trail 2

Build Trails, Clear Sight Lines and Remove Invasive Plant Species


Join a Network of Women Supporting Women

Charlotte Is Creative

Donate Grants to Creative Individuals and Initiatives in Charlotte

Safe Alliance

Give Hope and Healing to Those Impacted by Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Camino Community

Join a Support Group for Latinx Community Members

Dottie Rose

Send 250 Girls Through Dottie Rose STEM Camps

Classroom Central

Build Backpacks of School Supplies for Students in Need

Exceptional Foundation

Collect Gas Gift Cards to Fuel Summer Camp Expeditions

Lunch Project

Connect Local Children With Peers in Tanzania


Provide Skilled IT Volunteering for Local Nonprofits


Get Involved in CltBP's Family Program

Changed Choices

Mentor Previously Incarcerated Women

Elon Homes

Donate to Young Women Aging Out of the Foster Care Program


Prepare Tool Orders for Community-Based Organizations

CMS Foundation

Build and Repair Playgrounds for CMS Schools in Need

Sol Nation

Advocate for a Greener and More Sustainable Economy

Share Charlotte

Use Social Media to Connect Future Philanthropists to Charlotte Causes and Organizations

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