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** For every dollar you donate you will recieve a charity buck for Bear Hunt XXI: Bearadise Island. You can use the tickets for the raffle and to purchase other items used for fundraising. You will recieve your tickets at registration. Here is a list of the organizations we will contribute to. Scroll below to make your donation today! Thank you!

An organization’s relationship with its members collectively and individually is the lifeblood of its fundraising efforts. Those relationships deliver vitality to everything an organization does to raise money. Weak member relationships yield weak fundraising outcomes. But far too many nonprofits have focused far too often on those fundraising outcomes—the money—rather than on the donors of that money. There is no contributed income without contributors. This is no chicken-or-egg thing. Before there is a gift, there has to be a giver.


Successful fundraising efforts are based on well cultivated relationships with our sponsors, members and friends. Know your members and respect them. Understanding what has and will continue to motivate them to prioritize their commitment to your organization and its mission puts you on the path to a steady flow of contributions.


Carolina Bear Lodge is a community based, non-profit organization, that is committed to benevolent and charitable services. We create fundraisers and support for other non-profit organizations in the Carolinas. As a membership organization, we strengthen our bond and resources by promoting social activities for our members. Our social activities are open to all men that share in our common goal of serving our community, having fun, and participating in nurturing and lasting friendships.


We work with a few charities and here is a little about them! (More to come!)


Charities


HEALTH

We value the health of each person we encounter, and strive to provide safe, nourishing food to those we serve. We believe that healthy lives are not possible without healthy food, a healthy environment, and healthy communities, so we work to build all three to break the cycle of poverty and hunger.

PEOPLE

We respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person and treat all with justice, equity, and understanding. We honor the lives, ideas, concerns, and stories of those we serve to ensure they are treated with dignity in their time of need. We value our donors’ gifts and honor their intended purpose. We cherish our volunteers, and strive to ensure positive, impactful experiences each time they give their time to our cause.


SERVICE

We work with kindness, openness, and joyful generosity to meet the individual needs of each person we encounter. We serve all people without judgement in a spirit of compassion and sensitivity. We listen to the story and needs of each person so that they know they are seen, heard and valued in a world where they may often feel invisible.


COMMUNITY

We collaborate to change our community through strong relationships with individual community members, our partner agencies, community partners, businesses, and local government. Our shared mission of ‘feeding lives together’ drives us to be open, cooperative, and transparent to harness the power of a community in unison.

Through the links above you can learn about each charity. 


Carolina Bear Lodge is a community based, non-profit organization, that is committed to benevolent and charitable services. We create fundraisers and support for other non-profit organizations in the Carolinas as mentioned above. As a membership organization, we strengthen our bond and resources by promoting social activities for our members. Our social activities are open to all men that share in our common goal of serving our community, having fun, and participating in nurturing and lasting friendships.

Donating to CBL allows us to track our own impact on donations. Please note that if you submit a donation directly to CBL, it is tax deductible. We will use the funds for operating expenses or to grant to recommended charities. Thank you!

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About us

Carolina Bear Lodge was formed in 1994 by a group of guys who didn't fit into the typical gay roster. The Carolina Bear Lodge had its first meeting in Charlotte, NC. Membership is open to anyone who is hirsute/bearish or who simply admires them.

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There are no physical characteristics required for any type of membership. CBL was formed to give members of the bear community a social outlet to call their own and a means to meet like minded men in an accepting environment.

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