CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 19, 2023 -- As part of a company-wide effort to foster connection within the Charlotte community, CNP partnered with local nonprofit organization Families Forward Charlotte to sponsor a memorable Christmas experience for a local family faced with hardship this year.

Employees at CNP Technologies were excited to gift a local Charlotte family a complete, Christmas gift experience.

Founded in 2017, Families Forward Charlotte is a 501 (c) (3) organization that partners with local families experiencing poverty to achieve lasting economic stability. By providing educational opportunities, mentorship, and essential support, volunteers and donors foster lasting relationships to help area families overcome intergenerational poverty.

"Our families commit to be in the program from 1 to 2 years, said Executive Director Carrie Christian. "We work to remove all barriers towards our families' economic stability by helping them learn about financial resources, parenting skills, mental health, and setting boundaries."

"That's really what we're all about, taking an individualized approach to help each person," added Christian.

This year, the organization has worked with over 75 families and hopes to reach 100 at the end of the fiscal year.

One program Families Forward Charlotte offers participants is a holiday present sponsorship, allowing each family member the opportunity to create a Christmas wish list. Donors can gift each family member clothing necessities or one small and large item. Often, this is the only opportunity the families have to receive holiday gifts.

CNP was carefully matched with a local family of seven, a mother and six children ages 7-17, hoping to provide some holiday cheer. Employees worked together to gift a holiday package that fulfilled each family member's wish list.

Not only was every wish list item included, CNP also ensured the family could experience the true magic of the season with a fully decorated Christmas tree and a delicious meal for Christmas Day.

Amy Portis, CNP human resources manager, expressed the company's commitment to giving back to the Charlotte community.

"With the challenges faced by many in our community, our employees wanted to make a meaningful impact by adopting a local family for the holiday season. We believe in the power of community and the importance of coming together, especially during this time. Sponsoring a local family in need is a small yet heartfelt way for us to give back and share the joy of Christmas, and we hope our contribution brings smiles to the faces of our sponsored family."

"I have never been so proud to be a part of an organization that comes together to give back to the community. Our whole team banded together to make sure every child on our list was covered."

 - Madison Justice, CNP Business Analyst.

CNP business analyst Madison Justice echoed the sentiments.

"I have been at CNP for almost seven years, and while we have done a few things for charity over the years, this has been the most impactful," said Justice.

For media inquiries or more information about CNP's community initiatives, contact Maegen Becker, CNP Technologies Marketing and Communication Strategist, at

About CNP Technologies

CNP Technologies offers a range of services covering Unified Communications, Network Integration and Cloud Services to clients across the Southeast. Focused on delivering top-notch solutions, CNP offers an impressive range of services including VoIP, video conferencing, virtualization, data backup and disaster recovery, storage, security, intelligent WAN, and ongoing support.

With over 200 years of combined experience in information technology, CNP's team of engineers consistently maintains their knowledge by partnering with leading technology firms and undergoing continuous training.

An industry-leading Mitel (previously Shoretel) Partner, CNP also provides high-quality on-site and remote support services while providing a reliable technology infrastructure to support voice and information system needs.