Who We Support

We center our giving around five core values: Empowerment, Education, Wellness, Hunger and Hope.

Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids

Ace & TJ's Grin Kids is designed to enhance the lives of children in our listening areas who are terminally ill and chronically disabled, ages five through twelve, by treating them to "once in a life time" trip to Disney World. Each year, generally the first weekend in October, the Grin Kids organization charters a private jet and hosts qualified special needs children, along with their siblings, parents, and health care workers to Disney World in Florida. Because of their special needs and financial strain, this is an experience that many of selected Grin Kids and families would not be able to know without the help of Ace & TJ's Grin Kids charity. During the 5-day vacation, all expenses are paid, including air travel; private special needs ground transportation, Disney Park-Hopper passes, and meals, hotel rooms at a Disney Resort, and Disney Dollars for souvenirs. This year we will be traveling with a Pediatrician and three Registered Nurses on staff.

Children's Hope Alliance- Giving Hope to Children & Families

Founded in 1891, Barium Springs has a long history of caring for North Carolina’s children and families in need.  Caring for over 3,000 children, families and individuals statewide each year, Barium Springs is committed to a safe and nurturing family life for every child.  Barium Springs transforms lives by providing a safe home through group homes, therapeutic foster care and adoption, healing the hurt for those who are troubled, abused or neglected and encouraging a healthy start through educational, prevention and developmental programs.  You’re invitied to tour the mission of Barium Springs!  We encourage you to visit and see firsthand how Barium Springs is transforming the lives of children and families in our local community.

Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack is a results oriented program. This unique program is designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federally funded Free/Reduced Price Meal program and have little or no food on the weekends. Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program. It costs $100 to feed one American school child in our program for an entire 38 week school year. Blessings in a Backpack is currently feeding nearly 76,000+ children in  700+ schools across 46 U.S. States and the District of Columbia and three countries. We are Feeding the Future of America® - one school at a time.

Camp LUCK

Camp LUCK transforms heart kids into Lucky Unlimited Cardiac Kids by programs designed to nurture, educate and support the kids and their families.  It’s more than a camp; it’s an attitude… and changing attitudes changes lives.  Camp LUCK is an organization built to support families within the Charlotte area that have kids with significant heart diseases.  Camp LUCK incorporates that magical Camp atmosphere into everything that they do.  They host many support services (inpatient and outpatient), season socials and education sessions, as well as a Family Camp weekend and Kids Camp, a weeklong resident camp for heart kids and their siblings. 

Scan of Iredell

Scan of Iredell builds hope for children and families through education, counseling and intervention programs to Stop Child Abuse Now. SCAN provides parenting classes, support groups, supervised visitation and many other services - all with the goal of protecting children and ending the cycle of abuse.

Make-A-Wish of Central and Western North Carolina

Founded by Dr. Jerry Clark, this chapter of Make-A-Wish was chartered in 1985. The chapter was originally called the Charlotte Clark Chapter in honor Dr. Clarks' first wife, whom he lost to cancer. The Central and Western NC Chapter covers the state from Burlington (Alamance County) through the 51 counties to the west. We maintain offices in Asheville, Charlotte & Greensboro. As of Januray 2019, Dale Jr. has granted 251 Wishes. This is achieved by very few celebrities in a lifetime. Dale is one of five individuals who have reached this milestone.

Nationwide Children's Hospital

America’s largest pediatric hospital and research center, ranked 9th of only 12 children's hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll,”. Nationwide Children’s has a medical staff of 1,100 and nearly 10,000 employees providing state-of-the-art pediatric care for one million patient visits annually. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at

Pat's Place

Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center coordinates the investigation, prosecution and treatment of the most severe cases of child abuse in Mecklenburg County. As the only child advocacy center in Charlotte, Pat’s Place serves children from birth through age 18. All services are provided in a nurturing, friendly and safe environment at no cost to a child’s family. Last year, Pat’s Place served more than 600 children (and their caregivers) who were sexually abused, severely physically abused, or who had witnessed a violent crime

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The Dale Jr. Foundation is a charity dedicated to giving underprivileged individuals, with a focus on youth, the resources to improve their confidence and education and the opportunity to achieve extraordinary goals.

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The Dale Jr. Foundation is a charity dedicated to giving underprivileged individuals, with a focus on youth, the resources to improve their confidence and education and the opportunity to achieve extraordinary goals.

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