MATTHEWS – Matthews Alive had a record year, raising $144,062 for nearly 40 nonprofits.
More than 2,200 volunteers and representatives from over 40 nonprofits serve in various capacities during the Labor Day festival.
Sales of carnival rides, games, attractions, food vendor, booth rentals and sponsorships generate proceeds, which are shared by nonprofits that worked or participated in the event.
Organizations receiving money are as follows: Always Believe Inc, Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care, BSA Pack 214, BSA Troop 164, BSA Troop 174, BSA Troop 39, BSA Troop 46, BSA Troop 502, BSA Troop 140, Butler Girls’ Volleyball, Butler High School Lacrosse Boosters, Butler HS Band Boosters, Butler Key Club, Butler Football Boosters, Butler Men’s Soccer Boosters, Candlewyck Baptist Church, Crestdale Middle School PTO, Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, East Meck Band Boosters, First Baptist Church, Girl Scouts Meck 8 Service Unit/Hornets Nest Council, Girl Scout/Boy Scout Unit 2032, HAWK, Kiwanis Club of Matthews, Levine Senior Center, Matthews Masonic Lodge, Matthews United Methodist Church Youth Ministries, Matthews Woman’s Club, Socrates Academy Parent Faculty Involvement Association, TEAM Charlotte Swimming, East Mecklenburg High School Band, Marvin Ridge High School Band, Sun Valley High School Band, Providence High School Band, Butler High School Band, Independence High School Band, Charlotte Woodworkers, Dreamweavers Basket Guild, Charlotte Woodcarvers, Oasis Shrine Club, Play-Well Teknologies, Sweet Union Quilt Guild and Piedmont Fiber Guild.
“To put on such a wonderful family tradition in Matthews alongside our sponsors, volunteers and town staff – and then to give back in a big way – is so gratifying,” said Lee Anne Moore, executive director of Matthews Alive. “We are now over the $1.7 million mark for 26 years.”