Giving Back Warm Hugs Nonprofit Corporation

MISSION STATEMENT

It’s simple…we’re here to change the world one child at a time through community outreach services because our world depends on them.

VISION

First off, we would like to thank you for taking the time to step back from the world and look at it through the eyes of a child. In life, sometimes we take the simple, everyday needs for granted and we don't even think twice about it BUT that's not the case for everyone. Some children go to bed hungry, some go outside without a warm coat, shoes that properly fit their feet, a nice outfit to go on that first job interview or have simple school supplies to change their future and forget about any presents under the Christmas tree.

So what makes us different, well that’s pretty simple...WERE GOING to make a difference in the lives of children, change their world and in return they will grow up and change our world.”

Giving Back Warm Hugs Nonprofit Corporation was originally “dreamt” up by 5 little kids ranging in age from 4 to 15 years. This brother and his 4 sisters had a vision and began to lay out a plan on how they were going to change the world...one child at a time.

What started off as a simple prayer has grown into something much bigger and now with becoming an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, these children are able to give back even more to children in their local and surrounding communities and evenly throughout the world.

Through simple community outreach projects, they have successfully changed the lives of countless children. Below is a list of a few of their past yearly projects:

Donated hundreds of coats, shoes and articles of clothing through their annual coat drive.

Handed out countless hats, gloves and blankets on during the winter seasons.

Prepared, packed and handed out lunches on the streets to complete strangers.

Collected food for create weekend meals for school age children

Purchased and donated school supplies to children in local schools.

Purchased and donated hygiene bags to children in local schools.

Christmas Blessings: a yearly program in which we sponsor school age children during the Holidays and take them shopping for clothes.

Purchased and donated Christmas gifts to children who have to live or spend the Holidays in local hospitals.

Prepared and handed out meals to homeless people living on the streets during the Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

Purchasing and donating complete Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners to students in local school who would otherwise go without.

These children have walked countless miles in search of those who’ve needed help and have a desire to do so much more and now through this nonprofit corporation their prayers and the prayers of others can now be answered... this is just the beginning to a long journey!!

 

Haute Dogs in the City 2017

THE WONDERFUL DOG CHARITY: Peanuts Small Breed Rescue

Peanut's Place is a small breed rescue dedicated to saving the lives of unwanted pets.  We rescue dogs from area shelters, or from individuals who must surrender their pet due to various circumstances.  We rescue dogs of all ages and conditions.  We strive to provide the best home possible to each pet entrusted to us and carefully screen all applicants wanting to adopt one of our rescued dogs.  All dogs are completely vetted, altered, microchipped and groomed prior to adoption.  Each dog is carefully evaluated for proper placement into a loving home and only fed holistic dog food for optimal health.  All dogs have been worked on with crate training, leash training and house training.  Each adopted dog goes to their new home with food, toys, and complete adoption packet with all medical records and a free follow up vet office visit at any Banfield in the country, our primary rescue partner, and 30 days of free pet insurance through petfirst.   

Charlotte Fashion Week 2016

CHARITY:  The Cheesecake Factory and The Oscar and Evelyn Overton Charitable Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank

DONATIONS: Bring your peanut butter jars into the Cheesecake Factory at Southpark - 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28226 and place them into the Peanut Butter Drop off - YOUR DONATIONS HELP FEED THE HUNGER

 

In honor of September HUNGER ACTION MONTH, The Cheesecake Factory and The Oscar and Evelyn Overton Charitable Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank, Charlotte Seen, Charlotte Public Schools, Charlotte Private Schools, Art Community, staff members of The Cheesecake Factory are coming together for Charlotte Fashion Week.

Charlotte Seen and the Charity start January 2016 preparing for the year.  Charlotte Fashion Week, September 20-24, 2016, is bringing together the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the Art Community to show collections of new trends, fashion talent while raising funding for a great cause… to feed the hungry.

Feeding America® is “the nation’s largest hunger relief organization.” Their national network of more than 200 food banks distributes over three billion pounds of food and grocery products to America’s hungry in communities across the country each year. Learn more about Feeding America® and their local member food banks at www.feedingamerica.org.

https://overtonfoundation.ejoinme.org/peanutbutter

The Cheesecake Factory has inherited a tradition of excellence from our founders, Oscar and Evelyn Overton, whose values have shaped our culture and continue to define the character of our company today. Our charitable foundation exists to fulfill our mission of enhancing the well-being of its surrounding communities. We encourage our staff to participate in local outreach and volunteer projects by supporting philanthropic programs. We work to help improve the lives of those around us. The Cheesecake Factory Oscar & Evelyn Overton Charitable Foundation (TCFOEOCF) is a Public Charity under section 501c(3) of the Internal Review Code. Your contribution is tax deductible to the maximum amount allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 88-0508407. To learn more about our charitable giving visit The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated website at www.thecheesecakefactory.com.

Charity for the All Access Party on February 27, 2016 and

Balloons and Bubbly on the day of March 19, 2016.

Thompson Child and Family Focus

At Thompson, they see lives with tremendous potential all around us. They strive to help make that potential into reality.

Children and families struggling with neglect, abuse and hardship require the kind of commitment and compassion that is unique to kind of support we provide. That's why Thompson is the trusted partner and preferred community resource for a child or adult who needs to establish healthy relationships with their family and their community. They are where our clients need us - at our own campuses and treatment centers, through outpatient services in homes and schools, through family education or with full psychiatric services and residential programs. Thompson provides comprehensive education, treatment and care designed to transform lives. Their goal is to create a stable foundation on which children and families can learn to thrive for a lifetime.

 

Charity for the Passport For Fashion on the evening of March 19, 2016 - Cookies for Kid's Cancer

It all started with 96,000 cookies...

When 2-year-old Liam Witt was diagnosed with childhood cancer in 2007, his parents Larry and Gretchen were shocked to learn of the lack of effective treatments for pediatric cancers due to lack of funding. They pledged to support the funding of research for safer, more effective treatments for children battling cancer. With the help of 250 volunteers, his mom Gretchen baked and sold 96,000 cookies, raising more than $400,000 for research. Word spread, and people nationwide began asking, "How can I help?"

Cookies for Kid's Cancer Mission

Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a national 501(c)3 non-profit, is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. We provide inspiration and support for individuals, businesses and organizations to raise funds by hosting grassroots bake sales and other fundraising events.