Friday, February 12, 2016

Early Bird gets the DISCOUNT!


  • Discount good through April 2
Registration is now open for our 6th annual Common Cupboard Golf Classic!
This year's May 2 event will feature a great day of golf at the most exclusive course in the Charlotte region: Firethorne Country Club.        
It will be a great day supporting a great cause because all the proceeds will help us feed our neighbors in need!   
The event will feature a Captain's Choice format and 5 contests, use of the driving range and putting greens. But that is just the start. 
-Every participant will receive an embroidered Common Cupboard Golf Classic Golf Shirt
-Fantastic Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place 
-More prizes for  Closest to the Pin, AND Longest Drive, AND Straightest Drive contests. 
-Prizes for first and second place in the Putting Contest run throughout the day with an end-of-day putt off. 
-Door prizes and a goody bags with some great prizes and discounts in each bag. 
-Silent Auction with more than a dozen golf courses offering foursomes,and much more!
-Chick-Fil-A box lunch, & huge buffet dinner provided by local restaurants 
-Use of putting greens and driving range, golf carts. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

An Invitation to Pastors & Church Leaders

Dear friend in ministry to our community,
Happy New Year to you!  Although it is much colder than I like outside, I feel like it’s springtime in my heart already. I'm excited for the new opportunities before us to serve and transform hearts in our community! 
I want to tell you about Common Heart’s “Kindness Connects! Initiative” and some ways we have of working and growing together for God’s Kingdom.  A key part of “Kindness Connects!” this year is our desire to mobilize the faith community to more fully and strategically fulfill the command to love our neighbor.  To this end we have begun this month to invite pastors and church leaders to be a part of the “Charitas Network.”  Here is a brochure on what we envision this network to be, but in a nutshell it is a way that we can increase the amount of service in the community provided by local churches through their already existing programs and ministries. 
In 2016, Common Heart hopes to become a way to make more connections for you and families in this community. We look to build connections of relationships between pastors, churches, and ministries beyond denominational structures. Through Common Heart CONNECTS we want to become a one-stop clearinghouse of information for families in need to access resources provided through local churches.
To introduce you to this new opportunity to serve those experiencing crisis, unemployment, disability and poverty, I would like to invite you to lunch on Thursday, February 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at The Trail House, 6751 Old Monroe Rd in the Sun Valley area of Indian Trail. This will give us a chance to get to know each other and learn more about the Kindness Connects! Initiative, Charitas Network and Common Heart. Please join us.
Additionally, as part of our Kindness Connects! Initiative, we are holding our third Community Lunch Workshop.  This workshop is introducing the concepts of Bridges Out of Poverty and how to help struggling families living in survival mode move into stability and freedom.  Here is a flyer.
Thanks for reviewing this information.  Please take us up on lunch on Thursday, February 18.  If you can make it please RSVP to  or give us a call at 704-218-9060.  I would love to talk with you!
Bridging the gap together,
Keith Adams
Executive Director

Monday, February 1, 2016

NOW OPEN! Free tax service begins

Our annual free income tax service is now OPEN! 

During our first day on Saturday, our volunteers prepared and e-filed taxes for five local residents and already have 22 appointments scheduled this week! But don't worry, there's still plenty of room left for YOU! ;)   We have 11 trained and IRS-certified volunteers ready to serve, which is an increase in the number of volunteers from last year, Tax Service Coordinator Susan Ochs said.    


"We've got more volunteers this year, so if we can get the word out we hope to serve many more people than last year," Susan said. 

If your annual household income is $53,000 or less we can help you! To make an appointment, call 704-684-9007.

If you'd rather prepare and file them yourself, there's a free online service that can help. Visit: If your annual household income is under $62,000 you can use this free service!

Please spread the word ...