Charlotte, NC. (December 15, 2016) — Charlotte, NC, Networking Group, Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) has raised $28,121.97 for local families in need this holiday season. BLOC Members will distribute the proceeds of the 12th Annual Holiday Fundraiser BLOC n’ Bowl directly to local families in need this Saturday, December 17, 2016. Each family will receive approximately $750 dollars in gifts, $250 Walmart Gift Card (purchased by BLOC), and a $250 Food Lion Gift Card (Donated by Food Lion). Additionally, BLOC Will Donate $12,109.02 to Beds for Kids this Holiday Season with the excess proceeds from BLOC n’ Bowl.
This holiday season is the 15th consecutive year that Business Leaders of Charlotte has committed to adopt local families for the holidays and the 12th year that this effort has been anchored by BLOC n’ Bowl! Over the years, BLOC has been able to provide needs and wishes to families in need along with a holiday meal and groceries.
“It’s truly rewarding to see the results of our collaborative efforts go directly into the hands of local families in need. Our members raise the funds, buy the presents, and then personallydeliver to the families in need.”
For six weeks leading up to BLOC 'n Bowl, teams from all 5 local chapters (Uptown, Ballantyne, North, SouthPark, and Matthews). solicited pledges from friends, family, and colleagues willing to give to those less fortunate so that BLOC members could continue to adopt local families in need. In addition to fundraising, BLOC members volunteer to shop for the families wish list items and deliver gifts directly to the families.
“ This is by far one of the most important things we do for our community every year. It’s amazing to see the gratitude of the families we serve. Getting to meet with them personally and see how much it means to both the parents and the children, inspires us to deliver bigger fundraising goals. You can’t help but to want to do more for local families after you’ve gone to deliver the presents.”
Members of the community who would like to join BLOC or contribute to BLOC charity fundraising events can reach out to BLOC directly via the website: www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com
Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) is an alliance of professionals that provides opportunities to build business, grow friendships, and strengthen our community.