You could be that friend to offer hope and help during a trying time. With your help, people like Mary find that support through Economic Mobility specialists like Crisis Assistance Ministry staffer Randee. Caring community members like you have the unique opportunity to offer help during the initial financial crisis and to extend hope through vital life-changing resources like the Economic Mobility program. All with a gift before our Challenge comes to a close at midnight on April 30.
Meet Ed – A Grandfather Giving Back
How does retiree, grandfather, and volunteer see the future? Hopeful. That’s one of the reasons you find him helping people in financial crisis every week. How does retiree, grandfather, and volunteer see the future? Hopeful. That’s one of the reasons you find him helping people in financial crisis every week.
You and Lucy Are Lifelines
Meet Lucy the loyal 16-year-old black lab. Pet lovers know the importance of a furry best friend. Lucy has provided Tammy with a lot of love and support over the years. Tammy and Lucy moved to Charlotte to support her sister with her first pregnancy. She got a job as an assistant manager but soon […]
One Gift = Double the Impact
Did you know that 37% of workers in North Carolina make less than $15 per hour?* Our minimum wage is still $7.25 per hour which adds up to about $15,600 annually. Even $15 an hour only translates to around $31,200 per year. That harsh reality becomes even starker considering that the average rent in Charlotte […]
A Phone Call Changed Her Life
Her reality changed in an instant when she got the call that she was furloughed. Betsy was at a loss for what to do next but she needed to be strong for her three children ages 10, 14, and 16, and her elderly mother.
Walk with a Family Facing Financial Crisis
Walk with a family facing financial crisis to learn how you help prevent homelessness and preserve dignity for hardworking neighbors right here in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
Carol Invites You To Join the Challenge
Every day I hear stories about members of our community who are trying their best to make ends meet. Thanks to amazing donors like you, we can help prevent eviction and utility shut-off and connecting people while empowering people to achieve housing stability and economic mobility. With the help of a matching fund from The Merancas Foundation you can double your impact with a gift right now.
Facing Challenges Together
Life can change in the blink of an eye. One fateful day six years ago, Mary was hit head-on by a drunk driver. The aftermath of the crash left her with chronic pain and a mountain of medical bills. This new reality forced Mary to leave the workforce and apply for disability. With children at home and bills piling up, the disability check just wasn’t enough to help cover her basic needs.