Making a Difference Together
Northwood 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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Ballantyne Corporate Park collected 4,321 pounds of computers and other electronics to benefit Heineman Foundation of Charlotte.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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