Nurturing Our Roots

In addition to providing ongoing support for Ronald McDonald House Charities, ACN is proud to sponsor and be involved with a long list of local charities. Having a sense of community is important to us and we understand the importance of cultivating our roots in the Charlotte area.  Find out more about our local involvement below.

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Samaritan's Feet

Samaritan’s Feet wants to inspire hope through the gift of shoes, the act of washing feet, and encouragement to those who need it most. People without shoes face dangers like laceration, fungus, and insect bites that can lead to infection, disease, and even death. Children with no shoes are often not allowed entrance to education in many countries and can find their way into slavery, or unsafe and inexcusable child labor environments. Since our founding in 2003, Samaritan’s Feet and its partners have distributed over 6.5 million pairs of shoes in 88 countries and 325 U.S. cities.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a “home-away-from-home” for families with critically ill or injured children being treated in area medical facilities at little or no cost.  These Houses are built on the concept that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child. ACN matches donations made by employees and Independent Business Owners dollar for dollar; and together have raised millions of dollars worldwide to support Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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The Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County

The Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County offers programs and services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. ACN assists the local chapter, just minutes from its World Headquarters, by financially supporting Pancake Day, the "It Just Takes One" Dinner and the Festival of Trees, and by sponsoring the basketball program and golf tournament.

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Children's Home Society of North Carolina (CHS)

Children's Home Society of North Carolina, one of the most comprehensive and seamless child welfare continuums in the state; allows families to access a wealth of child welfare services – parenting education, family preservation, teen pregnancy prevention, foster care, adoption and family support services – all from one agency. ACN takes part in supporting the CHS Christmas fundraiser as well and acts as a sponsor of the "A Place to Call Home" luncheon.

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American Red Cross

Since 1881 the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization, and is where people mobilize to help their neighbors in emergencies. ACN supports the American Red Cross by having a presence on the local ARC Board of Directors, by hosting blood drives at the headquarters throughout the year where ACN employees donate blood, and by being a Camp Ready Kids Sponsor.

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Speedway Children's Charities

Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) operates with the mission of caring for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. SCC provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation in hopes that every child has the same opportunities, no matter what obstacles they are facing.  ACN is a sponsor of the Charlotte Chapter’s Annual Speedway Children’s Charities Gala.

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Community Free Clinic

The Community Free Clinic of Cabarrus County helps members of the community who lack the resources for comprehensive healthcare move toward wellness by providing medical services through a Night Clinic, a Dental Clinic and Pharmacy Collaborations. ACN was a sponsor of the Cabarrus Ducktona Dash fundraiser with proceeds benefiting local charities including the Community Free Clinic.

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Meals on Wheels

Cabarrus Meals on Wheels provides one hot meal a day each weekday to individuals who are unable to prepare meals for themselves and have no one to prepare one for them. The recipients suffer from a variety of disabilities such as arthritis, blindness, and heart disease leaving them physically unable to prepare their own meals.  ACN is a sponsor of the Meals on Wheels Sunday Soup Sampling as well as the Cabarrus Ducktona Dash fundraiser.

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Allegro Foundation

Allegro Foundation is a nonprofit that combines movement instruction with medical and educational expertise, creating a new vehicle to teach children with disabilities and enhance their quality of life. Allegro teaches more than 500 children with mental retardation, Down syndrome, orthopedic challenges, learning disabilities, muscular dystrophy, visual and hearing impairments, and children with cancer in free weekly classes. ACN is a sponsor of the Allegro Ambassador’s Ball.

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Autism Society of NC

For over 40 years, the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) has improved the lives of individuals and families affected by autism. They are service driven, with three strategic priorities: advocacy, training and education, and direct services.  Every dollar that is raised is a resource for connecting people who live with autism and those who care about them.  ACN is a sponsor of the ASNC 5k Puzzle Run/Walk with ACN employees participating in the event.

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Kannapolis Intimidators

The Kannapolis Intimidators are the Single-A baseball team based out of Kannapolis, NC. The ballpark is within several miles of the ACN World Headquarters. During the season, Wednesday nights at the ballpark are Charity Spotlight Nights, presented by ACN.  ACN selects local charities as beneficiaries of Charity Spotlight Nights and each charity receives a portion of ticket proceeds on their designated night. 

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Ace & TJ's Grin Kids

Ace & TJ's Grin Kids is a non-profit created by morning show personalities Ace & TJ in Charlotte, North Carolina. The charity raises funds to take terminally ill and chronically handicapped children, along with their families to Disney World in Florida.  Because of their special needs and financial strain, this is an experience that many of these children and families would not be able to otherwise experience. 

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Ben Mynatt Children's Charity

The Ben Mynatt Children’s Foundation was formed by a small group of Cabarrus County businesses who share a common interest in investing in the children of the community. Each year the foundation hosts a golf tournament raising tens of thousands of dollars. The monies raised are then distributed to local charitable organizations.  For three years, ACN has been a sponsor of the Ben Mynatt Children’s Charity Foundation annual golf tournament.

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NorthEast Foundation

The NorthEast Foundation was created to support Carolina Medical Center's NorthEast campus. Gifts given through the Foundation are used to improve all aspects of the facility.  ACN provided the Foundation with an endowment donation for children's advocacy as well as donated to the Tucker Hospice House Expansion Campaign.  Additionally, ACN is a sponsor of the Fashion Benefit for Hospice hosted by the NorthEast Foundation.

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Coltrane L.I.F.E. Center

The Coltrane L.I.F.E. (Living Interest for the Elderly) Center is an adult day health services program in Cabarrus County that helps older and disabled adults continue to live in their homes. ACN is a Silver level sponsor of The Coltrane Center's "L.I.F.E. is Beautiful" calendar. ACN currently holds a board position at Coltrane Life Center, is a presenting sponsor of their annual golf tournament and donates to the Center's Christmas program.

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Charlotte Touchdown Club

The Charlotte Touchdown Club is a non-profit Sports/Social organization that promotes high school, collegiate and professional football by providing college scholarships to academically well-rounded athletes. In recognition of superior achievement on the field, in the classroom and in the community, the Touchdown Club awards five annual scholarships to area athletes.  ACN is the Presenting Sponsor of the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which is presented annually.

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Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers

Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers exists to ensure that the local community is a safe place to live and conduct business. It supports local law enforcement efforts by maintaining a crime tip hotline and rewards program. ACN is a corporate sponsor of the Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament; its sponsorship helps ensure that the local community near ACN's World Headquarters stays safe.

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Wakeman Charities, Inc.

ACN sponsors the Wakeman Charities, Inc. triathlon whose proceeds benefit the Hope House Foundation. The foundation provides individualized supported living services for adults with developmental disabilities in their own homes or apartments. The triathlon also supports the Charlotte Community School for Girls, which seeks to prepare middle school girls from low-income families for higher education.

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Junior Charity League of Concord

The Junior Charity League of Concord is an organization of women committed to promoting compassion and volunteerism throughout Cabarrus County. Through development and delivery of projects and programs, the League encourages the well-being of children and families by providing services that will help them to become successful community members. ACN acts as a Garden Tour Sponsor, and all proceeds benefit the League.

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Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce

Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce serves the region as a trusted advocate, excellent resource, and proactive catalyst for quality business and community service through economic development, public policy and membership services.  ACN supports the Chamber by being an Annual Meeting Sponsor, taking part in the Cabarrus Regional Golf Classic, and attending the State of the Region Summit.

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Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County

Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County cares first and foremost for the needs of a community of patients in the final stages of chronic illness, and for their families. ACN has been a sponsor of the annual Golf 4 Hospice Pig Pickin’ and golf tournament since 2010.  ACN is also a sponsor of an Administrative Professionals Day event to benefit Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County.

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Cabarrus Arts Council

Cabarrus Arts Council is dedicated to providing a wide variety of cultural arts programs to celebrate the rich diversity of Cabarrus County and the world. The arts council conducts one of North Carolina's largest art-in-education programs for local school systems and supports arts organizations and artists through grants and workshops.  ACN is an Arts Council Corporate Sponsor of the Students Take pART in the ARTS program.

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The Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the nations’ largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.  ACN takes the "Friends of Scouting Pledge" and offers its support through financial donations.

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Cats Care Foundation, Inc.

The charitable arm of the NBA Charlotte Bobcats, the Cats Care Foundation serves to support, promote and enhance important community efforts that enrich the quality of life for those in need, especially children and youth in the Charlotte area.  The Foundation provides funding to local non-profits offering programs in education, fitness, wellness and hunger prevention.  ACN supports the Foundations’ annual gala.

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Be a Santa to a Senior

Each year, Home Instead Senior Care identifies seniors who are at risk of not receiving gifts during the holiday season. The company then works with local businesses to help facilitate the purchase and distribution of gifts by placing trees and ornaments at various locations. Each senior's gift requests are written on a Be a Santa to a Senior tree ornament.  ACN employees' donations are matched dollar for dollar by ACN Inc. to help supply gifts to these seniors. 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  They help children realize their potential and build their futures.  Their goal is to provide a caring role model for all children who are in need.  ACN supports the organization financially, and many of our staff serve as “Bigs”.  

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