The Sandbox is a Charlotte based non-profit charitable organization that locks arms with the community to walk with families who have a child diagnosed with cancer or life-altering illness. The Sandbox is a natural partnership for FW Cares and continuation of FreemanWhite’s core services, which support our clients in providing quality patient care and support.
The Sandbox’s annual signature event is An Evening of BelievingSM a prom for 275+ Honorees and their guests located in the heart of Charlotte in Founder’s Hall. Honorees are outfitted with donated prom dresses and accessories or tuxedos, treated to hair,makeup, and nail services and whisked away to the Prom in style via limousine with police escort for an ‘Evening of Believing’.
This year’s Sandbox Prom included table centerpieces designed and donated by area organizations. Of course, FreemanWhite’s design was a huge hit, and is even featured in Charlotte Style Magazine highlighting the event!
Thanks so much to Leigh Stephenson, Brian White, Dora Wood, Leigh Walker and Erika Hill for not only the time spent, but the effort that you dedicated to help make a special night for many deserving children and their families.
“The Evening of BelievingSM was one of the most special nights of my life. When I’m around my friends having fun I forget about my brain tumor, and I can be a regular kid.” – Honoree in the Sandbox
The Sandbox supports Honorees and their families throughout the year by providing ‘Shovels of Hope’ which are love baskets delivered to a family while in the hospital. These baskets contain tangible needs that make a hospital stay more palatable but more importantly are a physical manifestation of support, hope and most importantly love. Additionally the Sandbox provides ‘Hopeful Holidays’ offering families support during Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter Holiday Seasons which sometimes prove all the more difficult than the average day.
FreemanWhite has been honored to serve as a 3-6-5 sponsor of the Sandbox since 2013. It is a charitable focus that all our Charlotte based staff have readily supported in mulitple ways from: donations of dresses and accessories, food and gift items in support of ‘Hopeful Holidays’ and certainly volunteer time. Additionally, two staff members: Jill Faulkenberry, Director of Human Resources and David F. Martin, AIA, Principal serve as Sandbox Board Members.