Friday, May 25, 2012

Charlotte Community Center Up for $50,000 Renovation from Maxwell House

From now through June 8, you can help rally the citizens of Charlotte
to support the Urban Ministry Center for the opportunity to win up to
$50,000 in renovations, courtesy of Maxwell House. The Urban Ministry
Center in Charlotte offers basic services such as a soup kitchen,
showers and laundry, while also providing temporary shelter, substance
abuse treatment and education to the community in hopes of uniting the
people of Charlotte ending homelessness.

With a history of brewing good deeds, Maxwell House is kicking-off
year two of Drops of Good: The Maxwell House Community Project to
bring change to communities in need and inspire hope from the ground
up. In partnership with Rebuilding Together and country music
superstar, Trace Adkins, Drops of Good will revitalize communities
from coast to coast.

At, you can vote for one of 10 community centers and
the top three will receive the makeover of a lifetime. They can also
find volunteer opportunities in Charlotte at

With nearly 50% of Americans receiving some form of government aid,
more families than ever before are in need and relying on local
community centers for vital support. To inspire hope and bring change
to struggling communities, Maxwell House is launching the second year
of "Drops of Good: The Maxwell House Community Project" to help
revitalize these crucial community centers.

In partnership with Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading
nonprofit dedicated to safe, healthy homes and communities, and multi-
platinum recording artist, Trace Adkins, Maxwell House is hitting the
road in a specially equipped truck to revitalize community centers and
deliver grants from coast to coast. Building off the momentum of last
year's success, "Drops of Good" will:

· Ask Americans to go online to select three of 10
deserving community centers to receive up to $50,000 each in renovations

· Provide a $5,000 grant to each remaining community

· Deliver ten surprise "Drops of Good" grants to non-
profit organizations across the country

· Enlist Americans to volunteer at "Drops of Good" renovation
events or with Rebuilding Together in their local community

"While touring the country, I've seen how communities are struggling
in the current economy, and no matter what zip code I'm in, I feel the
need to help out where I can," said Trace Adkins. "I'm proud to be a
part of 'Drops of Good' because it is the perfect opportunity to roll
up my sleeves and help communities in need."

"Maxwell House is serious about giving back and encouraging
volunteerism, that's why we're excited to kick-off year two of 'Drops
of Good,'" said Corey Provine, Maxwell House Senior Brand Manager. "We
believe everyone can make a difference in their local communities and
it's the simple things in life that can often have the most impact on
those in need."