There’s still time to help us finish 2017 on a high note

Thanks again for everything you’ve done this year to help The Red Boot Way create compassionate communities by practicing intentional communication.

Our work is possible only with the continued support of friends like you. As 2017 winds to a close, we hope you’ll come through again to help us finish strong, and keep the momentum going into the New Year.

Please click here or on the Donate Now button below to make a secure online gift to The Red Boot Way todayGive by this Sunday, December 31, and your donation will be tax-deductible for 2017!

We are so grateful for your generosity, and wish you a happy and healthy 2018.

Big Red Boot Love.

Molly Barker
Founder and VisionGiver

Season’s Greetings, Red Boot Family! During this season of giving and gratitude, I want to thank you for everything you’ve done to make 2017 such an extraordinary year for The Red Boot Way.

With your help, we’ve strengthened our program this year by adding Red Boot Challenge Meetings to our already successful Open Meetings. We’ve just completed our second series of Challenge meetings, and look forward to doing it again in 2018.

I’m so thankful to those of you who supported our #GivingTuesdayCLTcampaign last month, with donations to The Red Boot Way totaling more than $4,500. We still have a long way to go, though, and we need your help to finish the year strong.

Training future guides requires a dedicated team of people. As we grow, I need to secure more funding to ensure that we provide our volunteers with the resources and support they need to create spaces where intentional communication can occur.

This work is hard work…but it’s also extremely joyful. Watching people come alive to the power of being heard, to building trust, to developing deep and soulful connections with their fellow humans…this is what the Red Boot Way is all about. People become engaged in ways they never dreamed possible, both with themselves and those around them. Solutions to some of our community’s most pressing problems can be found.

If we are able to raise $10,000 between now and December 21, I promise to take a giant leap out of my comfort zone by taking a zipline ride at the US National Whitewater Center. I have a powerful fear of heights so this is a really big deal for me, but sometimes it’s important to rise above our fears when we want to make a difference.

Please help us out with a secure online tax-deductible donation by clicking on the Donate Now button below. Any little bit will help.

I am immensely grateful to all of our trained guides, and the amazing men and women who continue to support us by showing up to meetings and helping spreading the word.

Big Red Boot Love.

Molly Barker
Founder and VisionGiver

Thanks again for supporting The Red Boot Way!

It’s almost 6:30 PM (Eastern Time) on November 28, and we’re in the final hours of this year’s #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign, which ends at midnight. If you’ve already supported The Red Boot Way during this campaign, thank you so much!

If you haven’t gotten around to it yet, please:

Either way, your contributions will help The Red Boot Way continue to grow. 

Thanks in advance!


Today is #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving. As you know, The Red Boot Way is participating in our local #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign. See our November 14 blog post for more details.

We have another great opportunity to help us reach our #GivingTuesday goal. Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are joining forces to match up to $2 million donated to U.S. nonprofits, and to waive donation fees for the day. Only donations made on Facebook today (from 8:00 AM to midnight Eastern Time) are eligible for matching and waived fees. The $2 million nationwide cap for matching funds has already been reached, but we still need your help today to get as many fee-free donations as possible.

Please consider posting a Facebook fundraiser for The Red Boot Way as described at When asked “Who are you raising money for?” choose “Nonprofit”, and search for “Red Boot”; we should be listed as “Red Boot Coalition” (our former name).

If you’d rather just donate instead of setting up your own fundraiser, we already have six individual fundraisers shared on our Red Boot Way Facebook page (, and hope to add even more! 

Donations to these Facebook fundraisers, regardless of size, will add up to tremendous support of Red Boot’s mission and programs.

If you’re not on Facebook, you can still support us today by visiting our SHARE Charlotte page ( or our website ( to make a secure online donation.

Please email us at if you have any questions.

Thanks again for supporting The Red Boot Way!


Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday?

Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesdayCLT is a local campaign that leverages the global Giving Tuesday movement. The Red Boot Way is proud to be part of this collaboration of more than 230 Charlotte nonprofits working together for the greater good.

Last year’s #GivingTuesdayCLT was the largest community-wide Giving Tuesday campaign EVER (watch the video!), raising $7.2 million for 174 nonprofits.

Coordinated again by our friends at SHARE Charlotte, and made possible by presenting sponsor Wells Fargo, this year’s #GivingTuesdayCLT will be even bigger. We’re joining forces to raise a total of $10 million during the campaign, which kicks off this Tuesday, November 14 and culminates on Giving Tuesday, November 28.

This is going to be an amazing time of giving, unlike anything Charlotte has seen before – and you can help! 

  • Visit, like and follow The Red Boot Way on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, share our posts, and tell everyone how you’re giving back this year! Be sure to use the hashtags #GivingTuesdayCLT, #WhatsYourGift, and #GiveGoodCLT.
  • Share this information with friends so they can help spread the word.
  • Pledge volunteer hours with us for 2018.
  • Visit our SHARE Charlotte page ( or our website ( for more information, and to support The Red Boot Way with a secure online donation.
  • Help us reach our goal of $20,000! We have some special surprises in mind if we reach this goal; we’ll tell you more soon!

For more information about the campaign and how you can get involved, please visit or email us at

Thanks again for supporting The Red Boot Way!