2019 Holiday Schedule

Crisis Assistance Ministry will be closed to all customers, donors, volunteers, and staff on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 21, 2019 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Friday, April 19, 2019 - Good Friday
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019 - Easter Weekend
  • Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Memorial Day Weekend
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day
  • Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Independence Day
  • Saturday, August 31, 2019 - Labor Day Weekend
  • Monday, September 2, 2019 - Labor Day
  • Monday, November 11, 2019 - Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 29, 2019 - Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Saturday, November 30, 2019 - Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - Christmas Eve
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - Christmas
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - New Year's Day

Preventing homelessness. Preserving dignity.

Volunteers And Community Partners Honored

Crisis Assistance Ministry this week celebrated the contribution of volunteers in preventing homelessness and preserving dignity for struggling families in Mecklenburg County. In the most recent fiscal year, individual, family, group and corporate volunteers served over 47,000 hours. Honorees included Kelvin Glee, Randy Franklin, TIAA, and Legal Aid of North Carolina.

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Non-Event Gala Signature Cocktail – Summer Cider Sangria

Rick at GoodRoad CiderWorks created this signature cocktail – Summer Cider Sangria – to pair perfectly with the #NonEvent signature dish. By staying home during the Non-Event Gala and making a gift, you provide hope for families in Charlotte who are fighting to avoid eviction and keep their water and power running.

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Partnership Rallies Community to Help Lake Arbor Families

When more than 170 families at Lake Arbor apartments received notice to move out before year’s end, Crisis Assistance Ministry joined a partnership of agencies to help affected residents avoid homelessness. Initial estimates show the community will need an additional $350,000 to assist affected families.

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Non-Event Gala Signature Dish – Smoked Tomato Jam

Join Geoff Bragg, the Minister of Food Affairs at Common Market, for a cooking adventure. He will walk you through the steps of making our signature dish for the Non-Event Gala – the smoked tomato jam, as well as a way to use it in the Alabama Grinder.

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New Game Show – $150K Quadrangle

Our #NonEvent emcees, Matt and Tim, are continuing their high jinks with a brand-new game show, The $150,000 Quadrangle. Can you guess what they’re forgoing by staying home and instead donating to the Non-Event Gala?

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Love Week Volunteers Bring Hope and Light

In their 10th year, Elevation Church brought over 500 volunteers to Crisis Assistance Ministry during LOVE Week. Among them, a teacher who is well acquainted with the struggles of low-income families in Charlotte Mecklenburg.

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Budget Meeting Bonanza

Our fearless emcees, Matt and Tim, are back to hash out the budget for the #NonEventGala and hilarity ensues. This short video will put a smile on your face.

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William Has Good News Thanks to You

William had it all – a happy family, a wonderful place to live, and a great job. All of that changed quickly and unexpectedly. With your help, his story on the upswing and he wouldn’t be smiling without your support.

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Non-Event Gala Playlist

Keep your #NonEventGala going with this playlist full of hits to get you on your feet. While enjoying the at home party take a moment to make a gift to help families on the edge avoid eviction.

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Meet our Non-Event Emcees – Matt and Tim

Matt and Tim are thrilled to be the emcees for the Non-Event Gala. Get a first taste at the fun to come and get inspired to stay home and grow hope.

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Grow Hope

Carol is planting seeds for the future by supporting our neighbors in need. Join her by staying home during our #NonEventGala. Instead of attending a gala, stay home and make a donation to make a difference.

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Partnership Fuels Summer Adventures

Wayfinders NC, formerly known as Bruce Irons Camp Fund, provides year-round enrichment and summer camp experiences for local students. A visit to the Free Store makes those adventures possible for families already struggling to make ends meet.

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