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.
39% of Latino adults report having difficulty paying basic household expenses compared to 23% of white adults. A partnership with the Latin American Coalition allows families to overcome barriers of language, transportation, childcare, and cultural understanding while seeking assistance with urgent needs.
With four kids at home, Mariagrazia has always worked hard. A first-generation American, she took care to save for emergencies and plan for her family’s future. That’s how she managed to stretch things through the worst of the COVID impacts last year. But when an injury put her out of work again she needed help to avoid eviction.
Dot is a hardworking mother and caretaker for her own mother. When things got too much and utility bills piled up, she turned to the community for support. You made sure that her family was able to have running water and air conditioning at the end of a long summer day.
When Ashley and her five children arrived in Charlotte two years ago, she was determined to do everything possible to keep her family safe. When faced with the threat of homelessness, the community’s generosity and Ashley’s resilience kept her and her children stably housed. Help others in Ashley’s situation by making a gift today.
Last year, Shavonna’s family struggled through chronic illness, furloughs, COVID-precautions, and more. But Shavonna’s story is bigger than that. She’s a survivor, a mother, a teacher, a caregiver. She’s someone who encouraged others to fulfill their potential while questioning her own. Until now.
Two Charlotteans are breathing a sigh of relief after receiving essential appliances, thanks to a generous donation from Lowe’s. These individuals recently picked up brand new washers and dryers at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Furniture & Appliance Store — a life-changing and inspirational gift during a challenging time in their lives.
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.