Help Smart Start of Mecklenburg County Raise $5,000

Donate between November 19 and December 3 to help us provide books to young children.

The Basics Mecklenburg campaign is a countywide coalition of organizations and individuals working to make sure that every child gets a great start in life. This campaign is brought to you by Smart Start of Mecklenburg County. 

Presented by Wells Fargo and powered by SHARE Charlotte, #GivingTuesdayCLT is Charlotte’s local response to the global movement. Now in its fifth year, #GivingTuesdayCLT is a day for our community – families, businesses, students and others – to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County’s focus during this year’s season of giving is The Basics Mecklenburg. This program is inspired by the fact that 80% of brain growth happens in the first three years of life. During this period, skill gaps between children from different backgrounds become clearly apparent. This does not need to be! Everyday interactions between children, their parents, and other caregivers provide abundant opportunities to give children from every background a great start in life.

The Basics are five evidence-based parenting and care-giving principles that encompass much of what experts agree is important for children from birth to age three. Every child from every background can benefit from routinely experiencing The Basics. Therefore, The Basics Mecklenburg campaign is working through a broad range of institutions and partners to ensure that every parent and caregiver is fully supported by family and friends to use The Basics practices in everyday life.

Your donation will help provide age-appropriate books to the children and families supported by The Basics Mecklenburg. Click the DONATE TODAY button below to make a difference in a child’s life. 

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Smart Start of Mecklenburg County’s goal is to raise $5,000 during the #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign. This amount will cover the cost of books for young children supported by The Basics Mecklenburg.