When Charlotte’s Salvation Army’s shelter for women and children ran out of bed space in June of 2016, it put out a call to the community for donated play pens, sheets and blankets, in hopes infants could use those as beds.
Within five days, the shelter had been given 74 portable play pens, 320 boxes of diapers and 300 boxes of baby wipes from individuals. On top of that, Family Dollar donated a pallet of baby wipes, $500 worth of gift cards, and gave the shelter a $1,000 grant to purchase more play pens.
That’s the way it works in Charlotte, a city that has a reputation for giving back in ways big and small.
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