Thank You for Your Support

Your donations make a difference every day in preventing homelessness and preserving dignity for struggling families in Mecklenburg County.

Make a Financial Donation

Make a secure online donation to help prevent homelessness and preserve dignity.

Amazon Wish Lists

Help out from wherever you are by visiting our Amazon wish list for most needed items.

Clothing & Household Goods

Donate clothing and household goods so families can shop for essentials free of charge.

Car or Motor Vehicle

Through our partnership with CARS, donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat.

Donation Drives

Coordinate a donation drive in your workplace, neighborhood, or place of worship.

Donor-Advised Funds

Grant funds using this philanthropic giving vehicle which provides a tax benefit to you.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock to Crisis Assistance Ministry are gifts of help, hope, and understanding for our neighbors in need.

Duke Energy Brings Summer of Service Here

On an extremely hot day in August, nearly 100 Duke Energy employees swarmed Crisis Assistance Ministry with energy, enthusiasm, and genuine concern for their neighbors. Led by Harry Sideris, executive vice president at Duke Energy, colleagues from their Customer Experience, Solutions & Services group inspected and prepared donated items, stocked the store with new and gently used clothing and household goods, and spruced up donation barrels for use in the community.

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Electrolux (and you) Help Neighbors Beat The Heat

Volunteers from Electrolux’s North American headquarters in Charlotte unloaded 750 Frigidaire air conditioners recently at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s warehouse. For thousands of families in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, there is no central air or a suitable window unit to fight the heat in their homes or apartments, and extreme heat can cause adverse health effects. It’s a situation that’s more likely to affect families who are served by the agency.

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Meet Ed – A Grandfather Giving Back

How does retiree, grandfather, and volunteer see the future? Hopeful. That’s one of the reasons you find him helping people in financial crisis every week. How does retiree, grandfather, and volunteer see the future? Hopeful. That’s one of the reasons you find him helping people in financial crisis every week.

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CPI Security Teams Up To Provide for Basic Needs

A big thanks to CPI Security employees for putting together an amazing volunteer event to pack hundreds of hygiene kits with full-size toiletry items for neighbors who shop at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store.

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Presenting “A Donation Journey”

You are a vital part of the donation journey and without your support hardworking families in Charlotte Mecklenburg would be without a home, power, or water. Please make a gift today and join the Challenge!

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Meet the Inspiring Jan and Sue

For the past four years, Jan and Sue have been making time each week to volunteer together at Crisis Assistance Ministry. They have seen how your donations provide invaluable wrap-around services for our neighbors in need and are asking you to join them by making a gift today to double your impact.

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Customer Stories

George’s Story: You Are Not Alone

George might have returned from deployment to a home with no heat, no lights—maybe even no home at all. As a young dad facing a financial crisis and tough decisions, he found help and hope at Crisis Assistance Ministry through the support of our community.

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The Real Meaning of Hope, Warmth, & Light

Hope. Warmth. Light. What do these words really mean? What happens when they are taken away? Joe’Asia knows that fear, but she’s now able to share warmth with her family thanks to the help of neighbors like you.

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One Easy Thing You Can Do To Help Families In Need This Holiday Season

It’s hard enough to make ends meet at any time of the year. But during the holiday season? Not only is it harder, but it’s also disheartening.

When you have mouths to feed, bills to pay, and little ones to clothe and keep warm, trying to manage it all during the busiest time of year seems impossible.

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Here’s What You Make Possible

It’s not too late to make stories like the one Carol shares here possible. You won’t need to attend a big gala, hire a babysitter, or order an Uber. Instead, make a direct contribution to help stabilize nearby families facing a financial crisis.

Your gift will help hardworking neighbors escape the threat of eviction or loss of utilities while empowering families with the resources to stabilize their families . . . and their future.

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Summer Adventures Made Possible By You

Antonio and Angel were among 50+ local youngsters who headed off to traditional summer camp or college exploration camp this summer with the help of the community.  Wayfinders, a local nonprofit organization, funds summer activities for these students and matches them with year-round mentors from fourth grade through high school graduation. On their journey, they carried an array of clothing, toiletries, blankets, and other essentials found during a special shopping day at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store.

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Overcoming Challenges, Reclaiming Purpose

After watching dementia slowly take her mother, battling her own depression, and ultimately retiring due to health difficulties, things got hard for Deborah. Loss of income and grief overtook her, and before long she was, in her own words, “sitting alone in the dark, with no lights, no food, and too much pride to ask anyone for help.”

That’s when the master’s prepared social worker found herself somewhere she never imagined: sitting across the desk from another social worker, seeking help to dig herself out. There, she remembers being met with kindness, concern, and hope.

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