We are pleased to announce that our charity for 2018 is once again The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. All raffle ticket sales from the 2018 Geek Gala are directly donated to the organization, along with any other designated donations made through The Charlotte Geeks, Geek Gala, or Guardians of the Geekery.
We are so excited to announce that in 2017 we were able to donate $2,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption! Thank you to everyone who gave!
Why an Adoption Charity? Well, It’s Personal
Hi gang – Joey aka The Giddygeeker here. My little sister Christina was adopted in to our family when she was 9 and I was 12. I already had 3 older brothers, but I always wanted a little sister. As an older foster child, she had been in the system for over 6 years and had to endure a series of challenges that formed a big part of her personality, her insecurities, and ultimately influenced the circumstances that led to her death in 2005. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Today, there are wonderful organizations that focus on providing those adoptive homes for kids who need them, and support for the adoptive families so they can provide the ultimate support and loving environment all children need and deserve. I miss my sister every day, and am so grateful for The Charlotte Geeks for providing me with an opportunity to help others like Christina before it’s too late.
About The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is driven by a single goal: finding a loving family for every child waiting in foster care to get adopted. They are America’s only national nonprofit charity dedicated solely to finding permanent homes for the more than 100,000 children in foster care.
Muggles Market Charity
The Muggles Market has adopted Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina as their charity and in lieu of admission, we ask that everyone donate a non-perishable item.
We were amazed and honored to be able to donate 754 lbs. of food in 2017!
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
There are many ways that Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina fights hunger to the best of their ability. Please click here to learn more about hunger in Charlotte and the programs you can stand behind and give towards.
The Need In Our Region
Approximately 527,000 people in our 19 county region live at or below the poverty level. Over 42% of the people at risk of hunger in our region are children and seniors – 188,000 children and over 41,000 seniors. The partner agencies of the food bank report that requests for food assistance have continued to increase at a rapid pace.
Most Wanted Items
- Canned Fish or Meat
- Peanut Butter
- Canned or Dry Beans
- Canned Fruits in Juice
- Canned Low-Sodium Vegetables
- Whole Grain Cereals
- Paper Products
- Cleaning Supplies
- Personal Hygiene Items