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Charles Town Now is nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the downtown Charles Town and is supported solely by charitable donations from individuals, families, businesses, and organizations. The work our volunteers do on behalf of downtown Charles Town wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our donors.

 

Charles Tow Now operates on a tight and accountable budget that is 100% funded by donations. We work hard to conscientiously and strategically utilize every dollar, and we’re proud of what we’ve been able to achieve. Would you invest in downtown Charles Town by financially supporting Charles Town Now? We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.


 Thank you for your support and for helping to downtown Charles Town continue to become a more vibrant and beautiful place! Please download and print our donation form for mailing.


To donate online and get your Charles Town Now Card, click the donate button below.






 

Why Donate to Charles Town Now?

 

Over the past several years our organization has made great strides in understanding the strengths and perceived vulnerabilities of downtown Charles Town. 

We are stone throw away, but a world apart from Washington and Baltimore. Our four corners downtown is a cross section of small town America, with its historic Court House, Charles Washington Hall, Post Office, and City Hall, a slice of Norman Rockwell.

We have a rich tapestry of art, culture, history, and entertainment.  We know we can successfully market our community to key demographics and a regional audience. During the next year, you will no doubt see the results of our outreach efforts to make Charles Town a-must-visit destination.

As an organization, our goal is to have a paid executive director committed to making our downtown the jewel of the eastern panhandle.  We will expand our wonderful internship program that has seen so many talented students from Shepherd University come through its doors.

We wish to see our organization strengthen its ties to the City of Charles Town.  The City has been a great partner in our efforts to showcase our downtown as an epicenter for business, the community, and the Arts. We look forward to partnering with other community and non-profit organizations that share our vision for a more prosperous future.  Additionally, we are committed to earning the National Main Street designation for Charles Town Now. The four points of the Main Street approach: including, Promotion, Organization, Design, and Economic Restructuring, work together to build a sustainable and complete community revitalization effort.

Charles Town Now’s Promotions Committee is responsible for our highly successful Third Thursday events. Our most recent event featured super heroes and princesses. Hundreds of children and families flocked to downtown seeking autographs from their favorite characters. Our downtown was filled with glowing faces and our businesses received a tremendous amount of pedestrian traffic and positive exposure.

Our Events Committee will continue to work with city staff on the planning and implementation of the Tree Lighting and the Christmas Parade. Over the past two-years this committee assisted the City and organizers of the Charles Town Car Show. This show is one of the best in the region and is responsible for thousands of people--new residents, and visitors alike--to downtown Charles Town.   We will continue to create innovative programs that draw more people downtown and enhance the commercial and artistic activities of our members.

The banners and flowers you see when you visit downtown are the result of our wonderful Design Committee in partnership with the City of Charles Town. Additionally, our Design volunteers worked with the City on the implementation of its Façade Grant program. This program has spurred building owners to beautify their properties creating a more inviting downtown. We look forward to working with the City on other revitalization projects.  

Our Economic Restructuring Committee is one of the unsung heroes of our downtown.  The members of this committee have immense experience and knowledge of the local business community and are ready to help prospective businesses navigate opening downtown.  Additionally, by including a business recruitment component to this committee we can reduce vacancies and ensure we have a thriving downtown.

On Small Business Saturday, Charles Town Now will launch its Charles Town Now Card. For a $20.00 donation this card is your passport to downtown and entitles you to savings at participating businesses.  By supporting locally owned businesses we keep dollars in circulating in our community bolstering the local economy.

Through the tireless efforts of our City, the community at large, and Charles Town Now we are turning the tide in downtown.  It is again becoming the heart of our community.  Because of these efforts, people believe in downtown again and there is a renewed sense of pride, a can-do-attitude that proclaims, “We are putting our town on the map.”

However, there is more work to be done, and fewer financial resources available. It will be through our collective ingenuity and creativity that we are ultimately successful. To paraphrase President John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what Charles Town can do for you, ask what you can do for Charles Town. Everyone has something to contribute, lets do this together, get involved and put your talents to use.

Liberty Street Investor$20+
Receive Charles Town Now card
E-mailed copy of annual report
Newsletter
CTN sticker


George Street Investor $50+
Annual report recognition

2 Charles Town Now Cards
E-mailed copy of annual report
Newsletter
CTN sticker


Business Investor $100+
Business or name listed on Website,
Annual report recognition,
3 Charles Town Now Cards,
E-mailed copy of annual report
Newsletter
CTN sticker


Downtown Investor $250+
Website link  (or name) on webpage
Annual report recognition
4 Charles Town Now Cards
E-mailed copy of annual report
Newsletter
CTN sticker


Jefferson Investor $500+

Small Logo on Homepage
Website link  (or name) on webpage,
Sponsorship of all Events - Bronze
Social media & e-newsletter mentions
Annual report recognition
4 Charles Town Now Cards
Hard copy annual report
Newsletter
CTN sticker


Washington Investor $1,000+
Medium Logo on CTN Homepage
Website link (or name) on webpage,
Press Release Announcing Contribution
Social media & e-newsletter mentions
Sponsorship of All Events - Silver
Annual report recognition
6 Charles Town Now Cards
Hard copy annual report
Newsletter
CTN Sticker


Civic Leader $3,000+
Large Logo on CTN Homepage
Website link (or name) on webpage,
Press Release Announcing Contribution
Social media & e-newsletter mentions
Sponsorship of All Events - Gold
Annual report recognition
8 Charles Town Now Cards
Hard copy annual report
Newsletter
CTN Sticker

Charles Town Now Fundraising Campaign 2017

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