A Week of Hope

Yesterday, hundreds of volunteers from across the city gathered at BB&T Ballpark with one mission in mind: speaking hope and letting others know they care.

“We Speak Hope” Week is a time we’ve set aside to encourage the community help "speak hope" in the lives of people who need us most. Monday at BB&T Ballpark, we did just that. Volunteers packed toiletry kits for the homeless; school supplies for at-risk youth; snack packs for first responders and the military. Each kit included a handwritten note of encouragement from the volunteer to the pack's future recipient. It's a small act that says to these folks "we care."

But, it doesn’t end there. Throughout the week, we are encouraging the community to get involved by simply doing something for someone else. It can be something small. You can come up with your own ideas, or there's a list of ideas at www.WeSpeakHope.com.

We want to say a special word of thanks to our friends at First Tennessee Bank, whose partnership helped make yesterday’s event possible. First Tennessee plays an active role in the community by investing in ways that positively impact the places we serve. We also want to thank our other “We Speak” Hope Week community partners: Planet Fitness, Church at Charlotte, Ally Bank, Charlotte Knights, Johnson & Wales, Lake Norman Realty, GrowthPlay, Hands On Charlotte and the United Way.

Lastly, we want to thank you, our faithful volunteers. You inspire us with your commitment to our community. Let’s continue working together this week and beyond to make a difference. Share your random acts of hope online using #WeSpeakHope to inspire others to join the cause.

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