Kara Lopp

October 13, 2021

Last chance … make your Love in Action gift today!

This year’s Love In Action was a shining example of how our community has pulled together to meet the needs of our neighbors who are struggling to put food on their tables. But, we are not done yet….. So far, we have raised $41,843 towards our $60,000 goal. There is still time […]
September 30, 2021

9-year-old twins collect 500+ boxes of cereal

Fourth graders Amisha & Ronak Ghelani know what it means to put #loveinaction. The 9-year-old twins from South Charlotte collected more than 500 boxes of cereal for Common Heart’s food pantries after seeing the cereal shelf was almost empty when they were volunteering recently at our Marshville location.  The idea […]
September 23, 2021

Ruth’s ‘ah ha’ moment

Getting Ahead graduate Ruth Perez says her “ah ha moment” during the Money & Me class hit on a topic that she loves — ice cream. Regular trips to a local ice cream shop with her 10-member household (of three generations!) is expensive, but before taking this class they wouldn’t […]
September 15, 2021

‘What do I do?’

When Kenyatta Moore heard about Getting Ahead she was in the middle of what she describes as a “perfect storm.” The mother of two from Waxhaw was full-time caregiver for her mother, taking college courses, helping her daughter with autism complete virtual school and she had just lost her customer […]