IMAGINE . . .

  • Keeping a neighbor's lights and a/c on
  • Providing clothing for someone's new job
  • Stabilizing housing for a nearby family

WHILE ALSO . . .

  • Going for a hike
  • Kicking back with a good book
  • Exploring all the possibilities Charlotte has to offer
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The Language of Service

July 8, 2024

The St. Matthews Baptist Church youth group traveled far to volunteer at Crisis Assistance Ministry. They donated clothes, assembled lunches, played with children, and even used their Spanish skills to connect with customers. Their dedication and positive attitude left a lasting impact on the community.

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Community Impact Report

May 30, 2024

Our Community Impact Report details the difference made for families experiencing the financial gap in Charlotte-Mecklenburg in the most recent fiscal year.

Behind the Smiles: Celebrating Customer Service Volunteers

April 26, 2024

Customer service can be demanding, even in the nonprofit sector. But a handful of dedicated volunteers at Crisis Assistance Ministry find it to be a rewarding experience. Their passion for community justice and generosity fuels their work.

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Charlotte’s Six-Figure Salary Requirement

April 18, 2024

Charlotte, North Carolina, has become a place where a comfortable life requires a six-figure salary, according to a recent study from SmartAsset. The study’s authors used a 50/30/20 model for their calculations, in which no more than 50% of a household’s income is allocated for essentials such as housing, transportation, and groceries,  30%  for “fun” things such as hobbies and entertainment, and 20%  for savings, investments, and paying off debt.

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More Than a Job

April 16, 2024

Meet Chelsey Fisher, the dedicated Financial Stability Caseworker recently honored as Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Employee of the Year. Her story isn’t just about professional achievement, it’s a testament to the transformative power of this organization.

March into a Good Cause

March 28, 2024

Forget the basketball kind of Madness, this March was all about a different kind of frenzy at Crisis Assistance Ministry – a frenzy of helping hands!

A diverse crew of volunteers from all walks of life converged on Crisis Assistance Ministry’s doors, united by a single mission: lending a helping hand to their neighbors in need. It wasn’t about competition; it was about collaboration – a beautiful display of community spirit in action.

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Employee of the Year Looks Beyond the Window

March 25, 2024

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming. But it can also be exciting with endless opportunities to explore and learn about your new surroundings. That’s where Crisis Assistance Ministry met Sheniqua McGinnis a native of Harlem, New York while relocating to Charlotte, NC. Her experience with Crisis Assistance Ministry showed her the positive impact the agency has in the lives of Charlotte’s families, and she knew she wanted to help give back to her neighbors with similar needs.

George’s Story: You Are Not Alone

March 14, 2024

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.

Corporate Volunteers Strengthen Bonds & Community

January 19, 2024

With a dozen group volunteer shifts a week, Crisis Assistance Ministry is a great place for colleagues to give back and spend a little time away from the daily demands of their workplace. Workgroups find helping stabilize families through volunteerism is a great option for both team building and staying engaged in their community.

MLK Day 2024: Upholding the Dream

January 12, 2024

MLK Day invites us to consider how we can contribute to creating communities founded on love, compassion, and understanding. For nearly 50 years, we at Crisis Assistance Ministry have been working on the front line to do just that by providing help, hope, and understanding to people struggling with limited financial resources.