OrthoCarolina Supports Design Marathon Benefiting Local Non-Profits

OrthoCarolina and building community go hand in hand. We are proud to partner with Make a Mark Charlotte to support their 2020 Make a Thon, a 12-hour design and development marathon benefiting nine local non-profits.

We value Make a Mark’s mission and efforts to support local organizations that make our community exceptional. Learn more about the amazing non-profits selected this year and how you can get involved.


Do Greater Charlotte

Mission: Do Greater Charlotte's mission is to address the lack of exposure and access to creative, technological, and entrepreneurial education within underserved and under-resourced communities in Charlotte.

Get Connected: DoGreater.org | @DoGreater on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

“Do Greater Charlotte is so excited to be participating in Mark a Mark Charlotte this year. As a small organization, we now have the resources of a larger organization to create a long-lasting brand platform for the new co-learning space for youth called the CRTV (Creative) Lab. This allows us to continue to make an impact by creating a brand story around a community of creatives empowering the next generation of creators for good.”
– William McNeely | Founder/Executive Director, Do Greater Charlotte

Care Ring

Mission: Care Ring's mission is to empower individuals with limited resources to establish and maintain good health.

Get Connected: CareRingNC.com | @CareRingNC on LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram

“The creation of a new donor welcome packet will improve donor retention and increase philanthropic support, enabling more individuals in our community to receive access to the health care services offered by Care Ring. We are deeply grateful to the talented individuals with Make a Mark Charlotte for making this new packet possible for us.”
– Jennifer Frey | Director of Individual Giving, Care Ring

Mind Body Baby NC

Mission: Mind Body Baby NC's mission is to ensure all new and expectant caregivers in Charlotte are knowledgeable and nurtured, so they, their infants and our community can thrive.

Get Connected: MindBodyBabyNC.org | @MindBodyBabyNC on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram


A Fresh Start CLT, Inc.

Mission: A Fresh Start Clt's mission is to provide addiction and holistic counseling for human trafficking survivors and their children.

Get Connected: AFreshStartClt.com | @AFreshStartClt on LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram

“A Fresh Start Clt is excited to be a part of this year's Make a Thon. The creative team will help us by creating content that will assist in increasing our reach in providing the community with information on the issue of Human Trafficking. Since our mission is to provide addiction and holistic counseling for human trafficking survivors and their children, it is important that our content matches our mission and desire to spread awareness. We want to grow in the community by showing them that the issue is happening in our own backyards and we have the power to change it. A Fresh Start Clt's goal is truly to help survivors of human trafficking and their children to grow, heal and thrive together.” 
– Monique Johnson | Executive Director, A Fresh Start Clt, Inc.

Right Moves for Youth

Mission: Right Moves for Youth's mission is to provide the resources and guidance to help students graduate from high school with a plan for their future success.

Get Connected: RightMovesforYouth.org | @RMFYCharlotte at Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

“At Right Moves for Youth, everyone’s story matters. As we help the youth of Charlotte develop their own stories, the work of the Make a Thon will help our organization tell our story in a fresh and creative way to more students, families, and the community at large. This collaboration with the makers will help us to continue to build better lives through extraordinary relationships.” 
– Ryan Grammatico | Community Engagement Director, Right Moves for Youth

Renaissance West Community Initiative

Mission: Renaissance West Community Initiative's mission is to promote a collaborative community centered on quality housing, education, health, wellness and opportunity, while also working to end intergenerational poverty through a holistic community revitalization effort.

Get Connected: RWCI.org | @RWCIImpact on Facebook & Instagram


Soccer Foundation of Charlotte

Mission: Soccer Foundation of Charlotte's mission is to provide access, excellence, and education through the game of soccer to children in underserved communities.

Get Connected: SoccerFC.org | @SoccerFoundationCLT on Facebook & Instagram


BEAMRS (Bilingual Educators’ Agency of Multicultural Representation in Schools)

Mission: Our mission is to foster mentoring relationships between future bilingual educators and professionals in the field who can help connect them with resources and support.

Get Connected: Website and social profiles coming soon!


The Academy of Goal Achievers

Mission: The Academy of Goal Achievers' mission is to develop youth leaders and prepare high school students for post-secondary education and careers.

Get Connected: TAoGAInc.org | @GoalAchievers on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

“We start by changing the trajectory of students’ lives by calling them who they truly are: ‘Goal Achievers.’ Ninety-six percent of our students transition successfully to their post-secondary goals, and 45 percent of our high school graduates attend HBCUs. Make a Mark Charlotte will allow us to gain more exposure and communicate a clear vision on how we’re impacting lives. It will be a gift that keeps on giving!”
Courtnie Coble McIntosh | Founder/CEO, The Academy of Goal Achievers, Inc. Developing Youth Leaders to Impact Communities


At OrthoCarolina, making lives better is at the core of our mission. We are proud to support Make a Mark Charlotte and other organizations hard at work to advance the communities we serve.

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