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Charities that receive funding through the Carolina Cares, Carolina Share campaign can apply contributions toward areas where they are needed most, allowing them to stretch the value of their existing budget for programs and services offered. While most charities spend a great deal of time and money to solicit and acknowledge gifts, charities under the SECC umbrella receive payments quarterly without the need to invoice individual donors. CCCS helps to alleviate that burden and allows for charities to spend their time and funds in the areas of greatest need.

  1. In 2020, there were 618,399 victims of child abuse in the United States. (Source:
  2. More than 703,000 people die by suicide every year, with 77% of global suicides occurring in low- and middle-income countries. (Source: World Health Organization)
  3. According to a survey from 2020, the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis will increase female poverty worldwide. Globally, 247 million women aged 15 years and older will be living on less than 1.90 U.S. dollars per day in 2021, compared to 236 million men. The gender poverty gap is expected to increase by 2030 as women will still be the majority of the world’s extreme poor. (Source:
  4. Gender inequality is a major cause and effect of hunger and poverty: it is estimated that 60 percent of chronically hungry people are women and girls. (Source: WFP Gender Policy and Strategy.)
  5. Estimates published by WHO indicate that globally about 1 in 3 (30%) of women worldwide have been subjected to either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. (Source: World Health Organization)
  6. 1 in 5 children in the U.S. have learning and thinking differences like dyslexia and ADHD. Only a small number of kids who learn and think differently receive accommodations or specialized instruction. (Source:
  7. As of January 2020, North Carolina had an estimated 9,280 experiencing homelessness on any given day, as reported by Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Of that total, 809 were family households, 798 were Veterans, 485 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 1,272 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. (Source: US Interagency Council on Homelessness)