At Cabarrus County Government, the giving continues
Ch3 chair Melissa King raffles gift baskets benefiting Ch3initiatives at a Cabarrus County Employee Appreciation event.
For nearly 15 years, Cabarrus County employees have maintained a tradition of helping others in the community. The employee-led charitable group, Cabarrus Helping Hearts and Hands (Ch3), has raised more than $700,000 during that time through Annual Campaign fund drives while coordinating volunteer opportunities and community service projects.
The most recent Annual Campaign just wrapped, and the total reached $31,471 in contributions.
One hundred percent of those donations are distributed to 10 local charities selected by County employees. Donations also go to Cabarrus County’s Veterans Services food pantry and Lewis Williams Emergency Fund, which provides crisis support for residents and County employees.
Ch3 is one of the most important initiatives employees are involved in, said Londa Strong, Active Living and Parks director and longtime Ch3 committee member. Strong was there when Ch3 began, and she’s seen it grow into the success it is today.
“From the very beginning, Ch3 has always been about empowering Cabarrus County employees to make a difference,” Strong said. “It’s clear that philosophy continues through today. It’s always amazing how our employees are so willing to help their fellow co-workers and our community.”
The 10 local non-profits benefiting from the 2019 Annual Campaign are:
- Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County
- Humane Society of Concord & Greater Cabarrus County
- Cabarrus Meals on Wheels
- Cooperative Christian Ministry
- Special Olympics
- Partners for Parks
- American Red Cross of Cabarrus County
- Community Free Clinic
- Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County