News To Share

Quick bits of information to share with your faith community about how to get engaged in the fight against poverty through Crisis Assistance Ministry.

Furniture Bank needs furniture, volunteers

The community's Furniture Bank is experiencing record demand for new and gently used furniture of all kinds, especially:

  • Mattresses and box springs, which will be sanitized and given to families in need
  • Sofas, couches, living room/den chairs
  • Tables and chairs suitable for dining, doing homework, etc.
  • Dressers and chests of drawers

Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday at 333 Dalton Avenue, near uptown Charlotte, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Limited pickup service is available for large donations or for group drives by contacting the Furniture Bank directly at or by calling 704.371.3001. 

Ever wanted to be a personal shopper?

Crisis Assistance Ministry looking for thoughtful, compassionate individuals to help families select furniture at the Furniture Bank.  Morning, afternoon, or daily shifts are available weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. No heavy lifting is required, just a smile and a heart for serving for families in need. Training provided.  If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Susan Neal or sign up for a volunteer information session.

Spring Cleaning?

The Crisis Assistance Ministry Free Store accepts donations of new and gently used clothing, linens, blankets, and household goods.  Your generosity means more than 100 families a day can find essentials free-of-charge.  Donations can be dropped off at 500A Spratt Street between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday.  Critical needs include:

  • New underwear and socks
  • Large size women's and men's clothes
  • Children's clothing suitable for school uniforms (khaki, navy pants/skirts, solid color polo shirts)
  • Men's shoes
  • Belts, purses, backpacks

Questions about getting engaged? Email or Call 704.371.3001 ext. 192.