With 40+ public schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg requiring school uniforms, thousands of families face extra expenses each fall. Your generosity, together with critical community partnerships, helped struggling families return to learning this month.
Nearly 800 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) leaders recently participated in a week of service, named CMS Cares, giving back to the community while also learning more about the agencies and organizations that serve their students and families daily.
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.
Victoria knows how to stretch a dollar. But since the pandemic hit, even her usual budgeting and savings strategies have been extended to the limit. Thanks to donations from people like you, she has stable housing, cleaning supplies, and other household essentials—all with her dignity intact.
DO GOOD Week, now in its fifth year, was created by SHARE Charlotte, to both celebrate and encourage volunteerism with local Charlotte nonprofits during National Volunteer Week. Now more than ever, volunteers are critical to the success of our entire nonprofit community and the important work happening at Crisis Assistance Ministry.
An innovative new Partner Agency Shopping Service invites representatives of local nonprofits to shop by appointment on behalf of the individuals and families they serve. Available items include clothing, shoes, coats, school uniforms, kitchenware, dishes, and linens. So far, 50,000+ items have been provided to partner organizations.
“I know what we are doing here is helping. It makes my soul happy,” says Debbie, who has found the perfect fit as a volunteer preparing donated items for Free Store shoppers.
A grandmother’s love is a fierce combination of worry and tenacity. Thanks to you and Steve’s Coats for Kids, Betty has two less worries after a devastating stroke put her family into financial crisis.