an alternative in giving

live small. GIVE BIG 2009 TOTALS December 3, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosiemolinary @ 7:32 pm

Thanks so much to everyone who attended a live small. GIVE BIG party this year.  We hosted two parties– one in Charlotte on December 1 and one in Davidson on December 2- and between the two of them local non-profits received $6065 in support from about 45 guests.  This amount tops last year’s total by $518.25 and boosts our positive impact on the work of our non-profits.  We also collected canned goods for two area food pantries and will be delivering those goodies in the coming days. 

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in live small. GIVE BIG 2009.  We’re honored to live in such a generous community and to be able to support the work of such vital non-profits.


livesmall.GIVEBIG 2009 announced October 23, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosiemolinary @ 6:53 pm
Tags: , ,

Giving Party Logo

Yes, we are hosting livesmall.GIVEBIG in 2009. 

Guests can come and enjoy the holiday spirit, get some shopping done, and make a huge impact on Charlotte and Davidson area non-profits who are especially in need of our generosity this year. Guests will be able to honor friends and family by making a donation to the non-profit(s) of their choice. It’s a wonderful way to learn about some local non-profits and help them out in a year of great need. For every donation, guests receive a beautiful card (with that eye catching logo above) to present to your gift recipient, along with information about each organization. It couldn’t be easier!

livesmall.GIVEBIG Charlotte will take place on December 1st.  The following non-profits will join us:   

2009 Organizations:
A Child’s Place
Community School of the Arts
Crisis Assistance Ministries
Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
Animal Adoption League
Teen Health Connection
The Council for Children’s Rights
The Refugee Resettlement Office
Thompson Child and Family Focus
Charlotte Community Health Clinic

We are asking guests to the Charlotte party bring canned goods that we will donate to Second Harvest Food Bank. 

livesmall.GIVEBIG Davidson will take place on December 2nd  The following non-profits will join us:                                                                                                                                                                

Ada Jenkins Center
Circle de Luz                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Community Arts Project
Davidson Community Players
Davidson-Cornelius Day Care Center   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Davidson Housing Coalition/ HAMMERS
Hospice & Palliative Care Kids Path                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lake Norman Animal Rescue

We are asking guests to the Davidson party to bring canned goods that we will donate to Loaves and Fishes.


live small. GIVE BIG shout-out December 15, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosiemolinary @ 3:23 pm

Crisis Assistance Ministry gave live small. GIVE BIG a mention on their web-site as they talked about innovative ways that people are supporting them during this holiday season and trying economic times.  We’re so happy that we were able to offer support to them and other vital non-profits.


live small. GIVE BIG 2008 total update December 14, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosiemolinary @ 10:10 pm

Turns out our math was a little off, and we really raised $5546.75 at livesmall. GIVE BIG 2008.

The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much.  It is whether we provide enough to those who have little.

–  Franklin D.  Roosevelt


Some ink on giving parties December 10, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosiemolinary @ 1:59 pm
Tags: , , ,

You, too, can host a ‘Giving Party’

Idea is to inspire guests to forgo potentially needless gifts, donate to charities.

By Orla Swift

As party invitations go, this one was a bit strange.

It wasn’t only that Perri Kersh, the hostess, was asking guests to bring their checkbooks. Plenty of parties are organized around selling items, from Tupperware to Avon. The odd twist was that Kersh offered no merchandise at her spendfest, only good will.  More…


Women and Giving December 9, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosiemolinary @ 1:53 pm
Tags: , , , ,

Women’s growing financial power changes the world of philanthropy

Posted September 23, 2008

Angelina Jolie isn’t the only woman wielding her philanthropic power. As a result of their growing earning power, wealth, and financial control, women have surpassed men as the biggest givers, leading to shifts in how the philanthropic world operates.

Check out the rest of this US News and World Report article. 


Sights of live small. GIVE BIG 2008 December 8, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosiemolinary @ 3:22 pm


Here are some photos from live small. GIVE BIG 2008





Here are some of our international non-profits.  international-nonprofits


Lake Norman Animal Rescue


 Davidson Cornelius Day Care Center dc-day-care


Avery and David McGuirt share the Community School of the Arts’ sound and story with party goers. 


Hostess Kristi Walters explains how everything works to party goer Mary Kathryn Elkins.   kristi-and-mk-2





The Animal Adoption League


A Child’s Place