The Brown Note Community Foundation was named LKNConnect’s Outstanding Non-Profit for December 2019. A series of 4 articles were published. You can read about the organization, its programs, its collaborative efforts in the community, and how you can volunteer. —EH Stafford, Managing Editor



The mission of the TBNCF is to engage our neighbors in a conversation. We gather people face-to-face to achieve a common goal. In order to highlight sustainability in a growing community, we need ambassadors. Our volunteers are essential to our mission. Everyone is welcome and here are some of the ways you can help.


Creative Volunteer


Think Piece program

TBNCF looks for a new non-profit to support and a new product to create every quarter. The products that were recently completed were market bags crocheted from cotton yarn. Sales supported the women of Hope House Foundation. We are currently selling crocheted hats. Hats are sold on the website to support Fight the Good Fight. Scarves and mug cozies are sold at festivals and events to support TBNCF. All levels of talent are welcome. Volunteers either follow a crochet pattern or create an item on their own.







Event Volunteer


TBNCF participates in local festivals and craft shows from Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson. Event volunteers can help us with everything involved in running a booth. From setup and breakdown, to selling handmade products, to making and vending coffee, to engaging the public in the community support conversation.


Look for Sarah Varnado at the TBNCF table the Holiday Festival at Hearts on Fiber in Davidson this Saturday, December 14th from 12pm to 4pm.




Program Essentials Volunteer

There is a lot of behind the scenes work to do in a grass roots organization. The everyday activities required to run our organization are absolutely essential. Creating marketing content such as flyers. Instead of printing business cards, we print our information on seed cards which can be planted to grow wildflowers. We also print TBNCF promotional stickers. Anything to get the word out about our organization, mission, and programs.

As a brand new organization founded in March 2019, we welcome volunteers willing to share their expertise in grant writing, website design, marketing, business planning, and sustainable products.





For more information

To learn more about us and find out how you can get directly involved, visit and take our short survey. Also find us on Facebook and Instagram @tbncf.




All too often the desire to get involved is ever-present, but the “how” is the tough part. Let The Brown Note Community Foundation be your first step in making your “how” happen.




Sarah Varnado is the Founder and Executive Director of The Brown Note Community Foundation. She was born and raised in South Louisiana. Her family of four has enjoyed living in Huntersville for three years. With a background in early childhood education, she is fulfilling a passion to support teachers and to spread joy through this non-profit work.