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How Does Ballantyne Give Back to the Community?

Northwood encourages tenants of Ballantyne to get involved in the community! With annual blood, food and school supplies drives, there are many ways to give back to your local community. There are also many other charitable events in Ballantyne – read more about annual events on the Annual Events page! Want to get involved? Contact our Community Director.

Eliminate the Digital Divide (E2D)

Ballantyne is excited to support E2D, a nonprofit committed to ensuring that all students have affordable access to essential at-home technology and digital literacy training to set them up for success in life. Northwood Office, on behalf of its tenants in Ballantyne, will fund a computer lab at South Mecklenburg High School. The new computer lab will support dozens of local schools, serve up to 22,400 people in need and provide 7,000 refurbished laptops in 2018.

Have any computer technology that can be repurposed for student use or want to support the cause in other ways?

The E2D model relies on the corporate donation of laptops that companies, like yours, may be decommissioning. Student lab technicians – gaining real IT work experience in the process – refurbish these devices giving them new life that can positively impact the lives of the more than 20,000 CMS families who still find themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide. For more information, please contact Pat Millen to discover how your company can provide computer solutions for CMS families in need.

E2D graciously accepts monetary donations to ensure that all students have affordable access to essential at-home technology and digital literacy training to support academic success and prepare students for college, careers and beyond. Tax-exempt donations can be made online.

E2D also relies on volunteers to help with computer distributions and digital literacy training for CMS students. For more info on volunteering, please contact Shelley Suter.

2017 Color the Park Drive Results

Thank you for your donations to the 10th annual Color the Park School Supplies Drive benefiting Classroom Central! Your generous support helped us collect more than 80,000 school supplies, which will support hundreds of local students in need. Our community furthered its impact with a Togetherhood project where nearly 100 corporate volunteers hand-delivered a portion of the donations to four local schools and assisted with on-site projects. 

2017 Earth Day Results

Ballantyne Corporate Park collected 4,301 pounds of computer equipment to benefit Heineman Foundation, over 727 pounds of household clothing and goods for Goodwill, two full boxes of used batteries and light bulbs for Sam’s Club, 8 boxes of old and unused medicine to be properly disposed of by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, 1,000 pounds of ballasts for Plyler Paper and shredded more than 15,000 pounds of recycled documents with Shred It.

2017 Share the Warmth Coat Drive

The Ballantyne community collected new and gently used coats to benefit Steve’s Coats for Kids January 2 through January 11. More than 1,700 coats of all sizes were collected for underprivileged children in the greater Charlotte area and were distributed through Crisis Assistance Ministry.

2016 Books for a Brighter Future Book Drive Results

Ballantyne Corporate Park hosted a book drive to benefit Promising Pages from October 31 through November 9. We collected $882.32 and 8,568 books, which equates to a total of 9,450 books. Thank you for all of your donations to support the drive! 

2016 Color the Park Drive Results

Thank you for your donations to the ninth annual Color the Park marker drive benefiting Classroom Central! Your generous support helped us collect more than 11,000 coloring supplies (including packs of markers, colored pencils and crayons) and more than $2,000 in monetary donations. Due to Classroom Central’s ability to transform every dollar into seven dollars worth of essential classroom tools, the collective impact of BCP’s generosity is more than 33,000 school supplies into the hands of students in need!

2016 Earth Day Results

Ballantyne Corporate Park collected 4,321 pounds of computers and other electronics to benefit Heineman Foundation of Charlotte.

2016 Cans for a Cause Food Drive Results

Ballantyne Corporate Park collected 75,649 pounds during its annual Cans for a Cause Food Drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Carlisle Companies made a substantial contribution of $10,000. The drive ran from April 11 through April 20.

Keep Pounding Food Drive

Ballantyne Corporate Park would like to thank everyone who donated to the Keep Pounding Food Drive vs. Denver. BCP partnered with the Mecklenburg County Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the United Methodist Church to collect non-perishable food for Loaves & Fishes. We are excited to announce that the Ballantyne community provided over three tons of food for the Super Bowl Food Drive. The total is based on the donation from Food Lion, the collection of physical items in BCP and Ballantyne Commons East, and monetary donations made to Loaves and Fishes over the week. 2,100 physical items + $1,520 online donations + 2,500 canned items from Food Lion = 6,120 total food items. Special thanks to everyone who contributed to the drive. Your support is greatly appreciated!

2016 Heineman Computer Drive Results

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Ballantyne Corporate Park computer drive benefiting the Heineman Foundation. We are pleased to announce this year’s computer drive surpassed previous efforts, producing 5,966 pounds of recycled computer equipment! Each piece of equipment will be refurbished and donated abroad to the Technology for Education project in Guatemala. Since 2011, the Heineman Foundation has donated more than 14,000 computers to this project thanks to the generous support of Charlotte-based organizations. We appreciate your support and help making this campaign a success!

Holiday Drive – Packs for Patriots Drive Served Over 2,000 Troops!

Ballantyne Corporate Park appreciates your generous donations to our Packs for Patriots drive benefiting USO North Carolina. We collected 14,046 toiletry and snack items, and $1,775 in monetary donations to provide over 2,000 rack packs for America’s troops. All donations were distributed to our servicemen and women as they traveled home for the holidays through the USO’s rack pack program. Thank you to all who contributed to this successful effort! Each year, BCP selects a cause to donate to in honor of the holiday season. In the past drives were hosted to benefit Steve’s Coats for Kids, Jacob’s Ladder and Toys for Tweens.

2015 Color the Park Drive Results

Thank you for your donations to the eighth annual Color the Park marker drive benefiting Classroom Central! Your generous support helped us collect a total of 20,000 coloring supplies (including packs of markers, colored pencils and crayons), 600 miscellaneous school supplies and more than $4,000 in monetary donations. Due to Classroom Central’s ability to transform every dollar into five dollars worth of essential classroom tools, the collective impact of BCP’s generosity is over 41,000 school supplies into the hands of students in need!

2015 Cans for a Cause Food Drive Results

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Cans for a Cause food drive and helped make this drive BCP’s most successful food drive yet! With your help, BCP donated 140,055 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Special thanks to Food Lion for its donation of 5,000 pounds.

2015 Heineman Computer Drive Results

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Ballantyne Corporate Park computer drive benefiting the Heineman Foundation. Equipment donated to the Heineman drive is refurbished and donated abroad to the Technology for Education project in Guatemala.

Togetherhood at Sara’s YMCA

Togetherhood® is the Y’s member-led volunteer service program dedicated to strengthening the community. Through Togetherhood, Y members and tenants will work with community partners to plan and lead service projects that respond to community needs and help shape the future of our community. Learn More

Want to get involved? Contact our Community Director!

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