Project Dressed 2 Learn seeks school uniforms for struggling families

Published Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summer 2017 | CHARLOTTE, NC – Crisis Assistance Ministry this month announces Project Dressed 2 Learn, a summer campaign to collect school uniform items for Mecklenburg County children who could not otherwise afford them.

This year, more than 48 public Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools will require students to wear uniforms. According to spokesperson Tovi Martin, many of those schools have high concentrations of poverty, “so we know there are thousands of children who will need help to start school 'dressed to learn.’”

The public is urged to donate new or gently used uniform items for distribution through Crisis Assistance Ministry’s free store and partner relationships.


  • Donations of new and gently used items can be dropped off at Crisis Assistance Ministry's convenient donation drive-thru at 500A Spratt Street in Charlotte.
  • Community members can shop the agency's Amazon Wish List to order items shipped directly to Crisis Assistance Ministry.
  • Community members can support the community-wide SummerSHARE campaign via the Give Shop at to order items shipped directly to Crisis Assistance Ministry.

About Crisis Assistance Ministry

Crisis Assistance Ministry is Mecklenburg County’s Lead Agency offering emergency assistance to impoverished families. Specifically, Crisis Assistance Ministry helps families by: providing for basic needs with emergency rent and utility assistance, clothing, household goods, furniture, beds, and appliances; providing counseling, services and support to give families the tools they need to rebuild financial stability; and educating the community about the realities of poverty in Mecklenburg County. Visit them online at or to learn more.