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School Supplies

Today the Community Fund, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) and First Ward Place Apartments brought smiles, and lots of school supplies, to children in First Ward. Thanks to NATCA Charitable Foundation and Vector Shirts we were able to provide more than $1,500 in supplies to our young residents. The Case Managers […]

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CMPD Central Division

As we do each year, today we delivered a large supply of Gatorade for the men and women who will patrol uptown this Fourth of July. Karie Greathouse, the president of First Ward Neighbors, and Bob Szymkiewicz, the founder of the First Ward Community, visited the Central Division offices to say thank you for the hard […]

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Stand Up To Cancer

Next Monday the women of CAT 5 compete in the North Carolina State Senior Games in Raleigh, NC. First Ward Community Fund and Stand Up To Cancer wish CAT 5 success. CAT 5, the Mecklenburg County Senior Women’s Softball Champs, will compete for Gold while using the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the […]

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First Ward Wednesday

First Ward Wednesday

  Don’t miss this month’s First Ward Wednesday! View this email in your browser YOU’RE INVITED…FIRST WARD WEDNESDAY   Wednesday, May 6th at 7th Street Public Market: 5:30pm – 7:00pm WHO: Anyone that lives or works in First Ward.WHAT:An informal meet-up with your neighbors.WHEN: Wednesday, May 6th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm (come when you can). […]

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Ground Breaking at First Ward Park

  Yesterday, Mecklenburg County held a ceremony to commemorate the ground breaking for First Ward Park. The Park is a much needed amenity for our neighborhood and the event was well attended. Bob Szymkiewicz, a long time resident and founder of the First Ward Community Fund, was a speaker at the event. Bob took time to […]

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Independence Day at The 1 House

Traditionally, on the Fourth of July, the First Ward Community Fund provides lunch for the crew on duty at Fire Station One. This year’s feast was provided thanks to the Community Fund and generous donations from Reid’s Fine Foods and Harris Teeter. Once again, the Station was open to neighborhood residents for tours. Bob Szymkiewicz […]

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Blanket Drive

Yesterday, Carlos W & friends delivered one-hundred-seventy new blankets to the homeless population of Charlotte. Several weeks ago Carlos mentioned, via social media, his desire to undertake this project. The response was rapid with many people offering to help. The First Ward Community Fund has a history of this type of giving and we too […]

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Take a Slice Out of Cancer V

Last evening several residents of First Ward and members of our board attended the fifth annual Take a Slice Out of Cancer fundraiser at Villa Francesca. Each year the event gets bigger and better with a veritable who’s who of Charlotte in attendance. Now, while the event is a party, the emphasis is on defeating […]

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Red, White and Food

It’s that time again. Each year, on Independence Day, the First Ward Community Fund provides lunch for the men and women on duty at Fire Station One. This is how we, in First Ward, says thank you to the Charlotte Fire Department for helping to keep us safe each and every day. The loss of […]

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Take A Slice Out Of Cancer

Today several members of the First Ward Community Fund board delivered a donation and few items which will be auctioned at the annual Take a Slice Out of Cancer event at Villa Francesca. Stan Washington, VK Simpson and I had the chance to spend some time with Louie Suppa who is the brains behind this […]

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