Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarships in Honor of Gary and Margaret Lincoln have been awarded. Fausto Espinoza received a $3,500 scholarship, Miguel Ortega a $3,000 scholarship, Kristal Arechiga a $2,500 scholarship, and Cameryn Reid a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship provides a graduating high school senior with money toward the first year at Central Piedmont Community College.
A $10,000 Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship has been awarded to Maya Patel. Additional scholarships were awarded to Tanvee Wakankar, Sara Hernandez and April Bourommavong. Click below to read the entire article about these remarkable young scholars.
Pictured is Ardrey Kell High School graduate Maya Patel being presented with the $10,000 Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship by Scholarship Chairman Debbie Tankle.
At age 94 Assistance League of Charlotte member Harriette Thompson completed the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon to become the oldest woman ever to complete a 13.1-mile race.
Harriette poses with members of her family at the finish line of the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. Courtesy of Team In Training.
The National Operation School Bell Award was presented to Jeff Swartz at the Annual Meeting and Luncheon. Jeff is the Community Business Development Manager for the Morrison Place Barnes & Noble in Charlotte. He has been a supporter of Assistance League's Operation School Bell Program for over 10 years.
For the past several years, the Morrison Place Barnes & Noble has held a book drive for Assistance League during the peak retail Thanksgiving to New Year's holiday season, resulting in over a thousand new books being collected for our Operation School Bell Program. Barnes & Noble has also donated several hundred out-of-stock books on multiple occasions to Operation School Bell.
Literacy is an important component of Assistance League of Charlotte's mission and commitment to improve the lives of children and youth in our community, Jeff Swartz and the Morrison Place Barnes & Noble, have greatly impacted our mission by assisting Assistance League in placing thousands of books into the hands of children in the Charlotte community.
Pictured is VP Philanthropic Program Susan Sayrs presenting the award to Jeff while Operation School Bell Chairman Susan Smilie looks on.
In March Assistance League of Charlotte was awarded a Group Financial Partner Award by Second Harvest Food Bank. Eight members attended the annual Partner Appreciation luncheon and accepted the award. Assistance League sponsored nearly 12,000 backpacks and nine mobile pantries in 2016-17 school year.