Hornets, Bank Of America Team Up For 2nd Annual Week Of Community Service

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets, in partnership with Bank of America, will host a Week of Service for the second year in a row from July 19th through July 23rd.

The two organizations will support a different local nonprofit each day during the week.

“We are excited to once again expand our Day of Service to be a Week of Service and team with Bank of America to support our community,” said Hornets President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield. “We have so many great nonprofits focusing on relief efforts in the areas of homelessness, basic needs and economic mobility, and we are proud to have this opportunity to assist several of them with the crucial work they do to help our neighbors.”

Hornets officials say more than 1,000 volunteers will work remotely on projects that impact nearly 20,000 individuals in the Charlotte community.

The projects include:

  • Packing “laundry bags” to be distributed by Hope Vibes.
  • Putting together “9 School Tools” supply kits and making flashcards for Classroom Central.
  • Assembling baby swaddle gift packages and making cards to be given to families of newborns by Baby Bundles.
  • Making lunches and placemats for Roof Above neighbors.
  • Creating wreaths for Habitat for Humanity to provide to families moving into new homes.

In 2020, the Hornets and Bank of America expanded the annual Day of Service into a Week of Service in order to help meet the rising needs of the community during the pandemic.

Officials say 2021 marks the seventh straight year the two organizations have partnered on this event.

“Bank of America and the Charlotte Hornets are very much aligned in our efforts to address economic mobility in the Charlotte region, and we appreciate the opportunity to bring employees from our two organizations together to make a tangible impact,” said President of Bank of America Charlotte Kieth Cockrell. “The Week of Service is just one of the ways we collaborate with the Hornets to help lift up our community.”