Marketplace Gives Back

Since Marketplace 2007, Marketplace Gives Back has raised more than $202,000 for local charities. 

2013 Marketplace Charity

A Child's Place

A Child’s Place (ACP) works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. ACP began in 1989 when a group of women were walking through the cemetery in downtown Charlotte and noticed a group of kids playing. When asked why the kids were not in school the children explained that they were not allowed to enroll in school without a permanent address. The group of women began offering school for this group of 27 children in a one room schoolhouse provided by First Presbyterian Church with a teacher from CMS. In 1989, the McKinney-Vento Act was passed protecting the educational rights of homeless children ensuring they are provided the necessities they need to regularly attend school. Since that first class of 27 ACP client children we have grown to help 2,228 homeless children during the 2011-12 school year.

Fundraising Opportunities

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YOUR “SPARE” CHANGE CAN“STRIKE” OUT CHILDHOOD HOMELESSNESS! Bowling Event
Sunday, Jan. 6
9:30 p.m. - Midnight

Teams of 5 bowlers will help us strike out childhood homelessness.  Sign up with your friends, sign up as an individual or just come and watch the action at the alley!

Bowlers: $100
Observers: $25

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WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE: Limited-Edition Commemorative Shirt

Cost: $20 per shirt
T-shirts are available is sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL

Shirts can be picked up on-site at the A Child’s Place Marketplace Gives Back booth on the Marketplace floor.

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FILL UP THE PIGGY BANK Marketplace Gives Back Donations

Bowling is not my game, but my “spare” change will help to “strike” out childhood homelessness.

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