At Crisis Assistance Ministry, we embrace this day with open arms and invite you to join us as we celebrate 10 years of #GivingTuesdayCLT, a local, community-wide celebration led by Share Charlotte that involves hundreds of local nonprofits and thousands of caring Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents like you.
It’s October and some mornings bus stop temperatures have already been in the 40s. For many parents, that means discovering that last year’s coat no longer fits their 2nd grader. You can join neighbors from across the region who will help kids stay warm through Steve’s Coats for Kids.
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.
A new school year is on the horizon, and over 40 public schools in Mecklenburg County require uniforms for students. For some families, having the right combination of colors, in the right sizes, after a summer of extra costs can be daunting. You can easily help out by visiting Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Wish List to point. click. and ship.
Nearly every day, volunteers share their time and their energy to support of Crisis Assistance Ministry’s critical mission: to provide assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move toward self-sufficiency. During National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and every week, we salute every neighbor who pitches in to strengthen this community in priceless ways.
As seasons change, many families discover the need to refresh their wardrobes: children have grown, last summer’s shoes are worn out, and there’s not a matching set of socks to be found. For low-wage earners, these needs can wreck a carefully balanced budget. Here are four ways you can help these neighbors meet their basic needs this season.
Walter and his furniture-construction partner, Nick, have lost count. They’ve been deep into Ikea instructions, constructing drawers, adding liner paper, and hauling dressers to sit with the others that volunteers from True Homes have made.
Was it five dressers they constructed? Six? They can’t recall. But 22 newly constructed dressers and 24 tables were added to Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Furniture & Appliance inventory.
Steve’s Coats for Kids welcomes new or gently used coats of all sizes, from children’s sizes up to adult sizes, and the coats that are collected in Charlotte-Mecklenburg will be added to the Crisis Assistance Ministry Free Store or distributed to our countywide Partner Agencies to provide to their clients.