Hearth and Patio is proud to announce that the people have voted us Charlotte’s Best 2021 in the “Furniture Store: Outdoor/Patio” category!
This award is a tremendous honor, and we don’t take it for granted. Our mission has always been to offer our customers the highest quality outdoor furniture, fireplaces, grills, and outdoor accessories on the market. We’ve been working hard to accomplish that with uncompromising service for more than 30 years.
We also strive to do our part in building a healthier, more thriving community, and we believe charity plays a vital role in improving the lives of residents from all types of backgrounds. Below, we’ll explain how the Charlotte’s Best awards are decided and talk about a couple of the local charities we partner with each year!
How Are Charlotte’s Best Winners Selected?
Each year, Charlotte locals nominate and vote for their favorite local businesses through the Charlotte Observer. The awards cover the following categories:
• Arts & Entertainment
• Food & Drink
• Health & Wellness
Each category awards various businesses, from live music venues to accounting firms, restaurants, fitness centers, and furniture stores. The charm of the Charlotte’s Best awards is that the people in our community determine who wins, not a panel of critics from out of town (or state)!
Hearth and Patio’s 2021 win puts us alongside longtime heavy-hitters in the Queen City like Mint Museum Uptown, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Morris-Jenkins, Andrew Roby, and many others. Some incredible smaller establishments have also earned honors this year, including Cafe South, Social Pet, and Paper Skyscraper.
Pink Pint Night
Hearth and Patio partners with Charlotte Radiology and NoDa Brewing Company to put on Pink Pint Night every year. For the last ten years, this event has raised vital funds for uninsured women in the area. The money provides women with free preventative measures like screening and diagnostic mammograms through Levine Cancer Institute: Project PINK.
Pink Pint Night occurs at the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month each year. More than 600 people show up to enjoy local food trucks, a silent auction, unique beer, and live music.
All of the proceeds from Pink Pint Night go to local low-income, uninsured women for life-saving exams. LCI’s Project PINK and Project Pink Plus serve more than 1,000 women per year. For 75% of those women, the screening they receive through the programs is their first-ever or first in many years. The programs have diagnosed more than 75 women since 2011!
If you are a business owner, there are several ways to participate in Pink Pint Night. You can become a Project Pink Patron for $7,500 (which will pay for a screening day for 30 women). This opportunity will earn you an exclusive vendor table at the event, logo recognition on all promotional materials, recognition on the social media pages of Charlotte Radiology and NoDaBrewing, and more.
Other options include the $5,000 Project Pink Principal, $2,500 Pink Pint Partner, and $1,000 Pink Pint Pal packages. Each package comes with its own set of perks!
Pitching for Wishes
Pitchin’ for Wishes is one of the other charities we support at Hearth and Patio. The Roby Family of Companies started this community cornhole event 13 years ago with Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina. The event has won two Guinness Book of World Records and raised over $1,900,000 for Make-A-Wish and other organizations in the area.
Pitchin’ for Wishes typically happens in early November at Freedom Park. The main feature is the cornhole tournament, which follows an NCAA bracket structure. Participants and spectators can also enjoy live music, local mascot appearances, various children’s activities, and exceptional food and drink from local vendors. The event has seen participation from 160 teams in a single year and often raises over $200,000.
All proceeds from Pitchin’ for Wishes go towards granting the wishes of kids with life-threatening illnesses in the community. To give you an idea of this event’s impact, $225,000 can grant the wishes of 37 local children!
We can’t express enough how grateful we are to win Charlotte’s Best “Furniture Store: Outdoor/Patio.” We couldn’t have done it without the extraordinary support from our valued Queen City customers! Join us in our efforts as we continue to work with local charities to foster a healthier community for all. Together, we can help Charlotte residents flourish like never before!