Why I Volunteer

"If you don't step outside of yourself, what a lonely world you'll live in. Life is not about you. When you realize that, peace and happiness are more easily attained."

At the beginning of 2009 it was clear that the Lord was impressing on my heart the need for service.  I can't even begin to list the ways this has made a positive impact on my life.  But, I can say that since heeding to this call, I feel more connected to my God and His mission more than ever.  By allowing Him to guide my life, I am being shaped and molded for the better.

You Can Too

"It's not WHAT you do that counts. It's WHO you do it for, and WHY."

If you are thinking of volunteering, wanting to give back to your community, or make a difference in a person's life, I highly encourage you to take the first step. There are many organizations which would welcome you in with open arms, and be very happy to have your assistance.

Keep at it! Don't be satisfied with single service projects. Single projects are great. But, continued service is where the need is, and when the real changes are made - in your benefactor and in YOU! God has a mission and purpose for you life. Your goal is to find out where in the body you are meant to be. Find that place, and serve with a confident heart.

Lastly, if you don't know where to start, I have listed many worthy organizations below. Feel free to contact them directly, or reach out to me. I'd love to serve beside you.

More About Me

I'm still a work in progress, and a bit of a mess. But, I casually blog about travels and random, deep thoughts. Professionally, I work for an online real estate company. Moonlighting, I founded sportyTweets.com, it was Sports on Twitter. And, family is my heart. I have great parents, and four incredibly awesome brothers.

Brothers Noah, Matt, my father Dan, and I at the Grand Canyon.

Where I Serve

"The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’" - Matthew 25:34-40

Serving with CharlotteONE in the spring of 2009, we quickly realized that the young professionals of Charlotte have a unique opportunity to connect with kids.  Who better to connect with them, play with them, and mentor them than Christian young adults?  Because of this vision, you will notice that all these opportunities provide services for kids.


CharlotteONE is a unified movement of young professionals of all denominations coming together to worship as ONE.

A Child's Place

There are over 3,000 homeless kids in CMS schools.  By providing all-encompassing services, ACP works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education.

Operation Christmas Child

This subsidiary of Samaritan's Purse sends gifts to impoverished kids throughout the world.  It is the mission of OCC to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Bethlehem Center

Providing educational and after school care to impoverished neighborhoods in Charlotte, The Bethlehem Center is a faith-based organization partnering with the local community to educate, transform, and inspire  fulfilled lives by embodying the love of Jesus Christ.

Alexander Youth Network

Often serving traumatized and neglected kids, AYN is North Carolina's leading provider of children's behavioral healthcare.

charity: water

charity: water is a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. We give 100% of the money raised to direct project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need.


Some of the ways I participate in the community and the world.


"It is a great thing to sing in worship about changing the city… but you've got to get out there and do it."


Want more information on how you can get involved?  Want to share an opportunity with me?  Contact me by using the form below.   I will respond to all emails within one business day.

My contact info

Andy Denton
PO Box 20702
Charleston, SC 29413

Cell phone: +1 704.807.2259
Skype: dentonbros

My Resume

Hire me! I'm available for eCommerce consulting, web store project management, or marketing initiatives. I'm a skilled eCommerce Product Manager comfortable managing agile teams, contractors, and vendors.

Past firms I've consulted with include ESPN, SmartWool, LendingTree, Charbroil, The Franklin Mint, Donjoy, and others.

Download my resume here. (updated December 2012)