With the support of Make an Impact Foundation, Little Smiles during the early stages of their organization, purchased iPads and computers for terminally ill children in the greater Charlotte community. Since then Little Smiles continues to impact many kids and their families and we are grateful for our ongoing collaboration.
Shoes of Hope-Make an Impact Foundation partnered with Samaritan’s Feet in several U.S. markets to distribute new shoes and socks, while providing hope and encouragement to children in need. In 2017, we partnered in Flint, Michigan, serving an entire elementary school. That same year we equipped all students participating in a Salisbury, North Carolina, PowerCross Summer Camp with brand new athletic shoes. In 2019, we served together at Blythe Elementary school in Huntersville, North Carolina, through “Huntersville Cares” working alongside community leaders and first responders to make an impact in the children’s lives. We are grateful for all the lives we’ve impacted thus far.
In collaboration with EDU Healthcare, the Make an Impact Foundation was able to bless students throughout Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools with the "Bless a Birthday" project. Many of these kids are temporarily homeless. Unfortunately, they don't have the resources to celebrate their birthday with their classmates. Through this project we were able to provide those children with the supplies and treats so they could experience birthday joy in their class among their peers - of course anonymously. This also gave them a chance to be a giver in their peer environment and be recognized in that way.
The Make an Impact Foundation and our Project Ambassador, Antonio Evans, designed the Upward Mobility Project to give children from underprivileged backgrounds the opportunity to meet with business owners, participate in academic activities and receive continued mentorship thus leading to a stable and hopeful future. In 2017, we sent our first group of six students on an enrichment trip to Washington D.C. where they met with business owners, visited academic institutions as well as toured museums and local sights. Following this experience, they received continued mentoring 1:1 by our project ambassador Antonio Evans, as well as group mentoring with support from the Charlotte business community. In the first summer after our project, five out of the six students had summer jobs. None of them had work experience prior to this project. We are proud to announce that in 2019, one of the students successfully graduated high school and will start [...]