Holiday Tour of Homes

2022 Holiday Tour of Historic Homes, Lincolnton, NC

Speak Up For Children’s 2022 Holiday Tour of Historic Homes will be held Friday, December 16, 2022 from 4:00 until 9:00 pm. The tour offers a rare opportunity to enter some of Lincolnton’s finest private homes and a historic church. Visitors will be able to experience the architecture, furnishings and holiday decorations that make these treasured sites unique.
The proceeds of the event benefit the foster children of Lincoln County. Please join us and enhancing your Christmas spirit by helping to provide for the unmet needs of our Lincoln County foster children.

Tickets may be purchased online below or by visiting:

The Lincolnton Cultural Center
Treasures on Main, Uptown Lincolnton
7th Moon Boutique, Uptown Lincolnton

Amy’s Closet, N Hwy 16 Denver

Homeplace Restaurant, Hwy 27 W

Burtons General Store, Uptown Lincolnton

The following beautiful homes on the tour for this year:

Woodside Plantation

Mauney-Rudisill-Long House

Alexander-Carter-Krutz House

Frank & Rose Budd Chamberlain House 1927

Homestead Events (formerly 1st Presbyterian Church)






NOTE: Tickets purchased online may be picked through December 15, 2022 at the office of Scates & Sellers, CPA PA, 2817 E Hwy 27, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 9:00am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5:00pm. For information please call (704)735-8786. On the day of the event December 16, 2022, prior to visiting any homes, please pick up your tickets up at the “WILL CALL” table located at the front of Homestead Events, Formerly First Presbyterian Church, located at 114 W Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092

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Today we received a donation from the City of Lincolnton Student Advisory Council. Members pictured are Mason Fitzpatrick and Peyton Lee.
Thanks for helping us “Make a difference” in a Lincoln County foster child’s life❤️❤️❤️

Learning made fun! 📕📗📘📙📚

Pictured are two of the bookcases that were placed in the Lincoln County DSS visitation rooms.  The new books were gifted from Lisa’s Library.  They supplied an assortment of books for all ages. Additional books, previously purchased by SUFC, added to the collection. 

 The children are encouraged to keep a book if they so desire. A lot of these children have never owned a book of their own😢

Thanks to Charlie & Norma Bohlen for securing the donation and such an awesome display of the books!

Annual Shoe Campaign

👟🧦👟Shoe Campaign👟🧦👟

This year Speak Up for Children is purchasing athletic shoes for all the Lincoln County Foster children. We currently have an unprecedented number of children in our local foster care system. Our goal is to purchase shoes and socks for at least 110 children (this number increases as children are taken into custody). We estimate that the total cost will be around $5,000.00.
This project is in addition to our normal grants for the children’s unmet needs such as tutoring, clothing, summer camps, and other miscellaneous needs.
Thank you in advance for your contribution of any amount to help us continue to “Make a Difference” in a Lincoln County foster child’s life.

You can contribute by mailing a check to:
2817 E Hwy 27
Lincolnton, NC 28092

Or by calling (704)735-8786 to make a contribution by phone

#help #donate #nonprofit #childrenscharity

2020 Angel Tree

Speak Up continues to help provide for our LIncoln County foster children by purchasing some of the more expensive Angel Tree gifts for the LIncoln County Department of Social Services. This year, because of generous donations, the budget was increased to $2,000.00. Many thanks to Charlie & Norma Bohlen who shopped for all the gifts and advocated for discounts to stretch the budget even further. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this years “Angel Tree” project a success.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Help us continue to make a difference in the life of a LIncoln County child by making a tax deductible contribution!

Second Annual Shoe Campaign


This is the second year our board voted to buy our Lincoln County foster children name brand tennis shoes. Thank you so much to Kohls whose “Kohl’s cash days” allowed us to also buy socks for all the children. I also want to thank my amazing staff for always jumping in and helping with whatever is needed to make every project a success!!! The results were amazing! Thank you to Store Supply Warehouse for the awesome bags and so generously “gifting” us the updated version of our logo! Thanks to all the foster care social workers for their assistance with the delivery. Many thanks to all those who contributed to help make this possible!!! There are 106 happy children!!!
Making a difference in the lives of our Lincoln County Foster Children

Make a difference Volunteer

Happy Non-Profit Day! Celebrating all non-profits across the country, especially our fellow National CASA/GAL programs who are serving the abused and neglected children in their state. Together we are one collective ‘Voice’ for children! #BeAVoice #NCGAL