Summer Share 2017

Summer is the greatest time of need for many nonprofits in Charlotte; when needs are high and supplies are low. SummerSHARE, presented by Bank of America, is a fun way for neighbors to make an impact and see exactly where their dollars are going.

SummerSHARE asks generous people like you to give an in-kind item that a nonprofit needs. CCT’s greatest need this summer is backpacks. Our No. 1 item helps kids whose families have lost income due to the incarceration of a parent. These families struggle to afford basic needs, and backpacks and other school supplies can be a major burden.

Each year we distribute school supplies to nearly 300 children who have been affected by a caregiver’s incarceration. Most of the families we serve are low-income, and have difficulty making ends meet. We help make sure the children are prepared to go back to school by providing them with the necessities.

We need to collect 300 backpacks! Will you donate today?

By you purchasing a backpack and other school supplies, our organization can continue to help children impacted by incarceration feel loved, supported, and prepared for school.

Ways to donate

  • Donate backpacks and other schools supplies online in our “Give Shop” today! All items purchased will be shipped directly to CCT. You can also check out the Give Shop for other items CCT needs.
  • Make a monetary donation online right now! All donations given through this link will be designated for school supplies.
  • Mail a check
    • Make the check out to “The Center for Community Transitions”
    • Write “Summer Share” in the memo line
    • Mail to PO Box 33533, Charlotte, NC 28233
  • Drop off new or gently used school supplies at our administrative offices 24/7 at 5825 Old Concord Rd. Charlotte, NC. Let the front desk know they are for “Summer Share”.

Other ways to help

  • Hold a school supply drive for CCT at your office or place of worship by August 18th.
  • Ask your employer to match your monetary donation in part or in full.
  • Host a fundraising dinner or brunch by August 18th.
  • Volunteer to help distribute supplies on August 24th.

CCT is happy to provide you with any materials you need to hold a school supply drive or fundraiser. Contact for details.

Items Needed



Notebook Paper (Wide Ruled & College Ruled)


Pencils & Pens

Pencil Boxes/Pouches

Crayons, Colored Pencils & Markers

Composition Notebooks


Glue Sticks

USB Flash Drives


Sprial Notebooks

Scissors & Highlighers