We are excited to announce that this fall, we are partnering with LG Electronics USA and Lowe's Home Improvement for the second year to give five homeowners in the Druid Hills Neighborhood ENERGY STAR appliances.
ENERGY STAR appliances are equipped with cutting edge energy efficiency technology that allows homeowners to save on energy costs and help protect our planet. For the homeowners we work with, these appliances can be life-changing. We are forever grateful for the relationship we have with LG and Lowe's and the impact their generosity has on the health and safety of our homeowners.
Learn more about this partnership here.
These appliances are life-changing for me. Before I had to unhook my oxygen to cook because the gas stove and dryer, now I don’t have to worry about any of that."
In the midst of the pandemic, Social Venture Partners launched a new pilot called Spark Teams to leverage their greatest assets - Partners' skills, experience, and expertise - to support the nonprofit community. A Spark Team consisting of SVP Partners with interest and expertise in specific areas (e.g. operations, fundraising, governance, etc.) convened to offer non-financial support, brainstorming, and thought partnership to a few selected nonprofits.
In the spring of 2019, our Executive Director, Beth Morrison, participated in SVP's SEED20 event, which provided invaluable coaching and support in crafting and elevating the messaging of our work. So we didn't hesitate to throw our name in the hat for the Spark Team Pilot and were thrilled to be selected.
Our leadership determined the most impactful areas to strengthen as we continue growing and expanding our community impact. We were paired with an amazing team of strategic philanthropists including Henry Lander, Lou Jerome, Cristy Travaglino, and Dawn Posey. Over the course of eight sessions over two months, we mapped out a more supportive and robust board onboarding process and identified different tools to use with board and staff to implement our strategic plan.
We're working with Lowe's Home Improvement to make a meaningful difference in the Greater Charlotte area! Through our partnership in 2020, we have further expanded our staffing capacity by hiring a full-time Program Manager, piloted virtual build-along fundraisers, launched an Emergency Repair Program, and prepared to launch programming in our new shared nonprofit space, Innovation Alley.
Our partnership with Lowe's has provided a springboard for our growth and increased impact in preserving safe, affordable housing in the Greater Charlotte area.
Read more about Lowe's community impact throughout the Greater Charlotte area.
*Please note, these photos were taken in October 2019 during the Rebuild-a-Block event.