charitable activities
Making a Difference Together

How Does Ballantyne Corporate Park Give Back to the Community?

Bissell encourages tenants of Ballantyne Corporate Park 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 the Park – read more about annual events in Ballantyne on the Annual Events page!

2017 Share the Warmth Coat Drive

Ballantyne Corporate Park is collecting coats to benefit Steve’s Coats for Kids from Monday, January 2 through Wednesday, January 11. Donate new or gently used coats of all sizes for underprivileged children in the greater Charlotte area. Collection bins will be available in our building lobbies, and donations will be distributed through Crisis Assistance Ministry. Interested in serving as a team captain or have questions? Please contact activities@bissellcompanies.com to get involved.

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!

The Ballantyne Blast

Sign up to receive monthly Ballantyne Corporate Park news, promotions and upcoming events.
View the latest newsletter here