Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 3 at 2 a.m., so we’ve come up with a few suggestions of what to do with your extra hour:
Educate yourself on poverty. We have some incredible blog posts that individually are quick-reads, but collectively may offer a more well-rounded insight into poverty in Mecklenburg County:
- Mythbuster Pt 1 | Mythbuster Pt 2
- Period Poverty
- Energy: The Overlooked Aspect of Affordable Housing
- Living Wages
- How to Speak to People Experiencing Poverty
Buy holiday cards for friends and family. Instead of giving a gift in a bag or a box, give the gift of hope with honor cards.
Clean out your closets and stop by our donation drive-through. Donations of clothing and household goods ensure that families in need can shop for essentials free-of-charge. Currently, our most-needed items are:
- Coats (all sizes)
- Men’s clothing, shoes, and work boots
- Linens: towels, blankets, sheets, and comforters
- Backpacks and luggage with wheels
- Dishware, pots, and pans
- NEW undergarments (all sizes)
- NEW toiletries (travel-size are best)
Go shopping (virtually). Amazon Smile makes it easy to purchase and donate items that allow families in need to shop free-of-charge in Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store and Furniture Bank. Check out our free store wishlist and our furniture bank wishlist.
Sign up for a volunteer shift. This is the perfect time of year to give your time back to the community. We offer a wide variety of activities for the whole family (including kids as young as 5). Find information and registration here.