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Thank You for Your Support

Your donations make a difference every day in preventing homelessness and preserving dignity for struggling families in Mecklenburg County.

Make a Financial Donation

Make a secure online donation or learn about donations of stock or charitable bequests.

Clothing & Household Goods

Donations of clothing and household goods ensure that families in need can shop for essentials free-of-charge.

Furniture, Mattresses & Appliances

Donations of furniture, mattresses, and appliances are distributed free-of-charge to families in need who have a referral from a partner organization in Mecklenburg County.

Donate a Car or Motor Vehicle

Did you know you can donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to be sold, with the proceeds benefiting Crisis Assistance Ministry?

Through our partnership with Charitable Auto Resources (CARS) it’s as simple as completing an online form and scheduling a pick-up of your vehicle donation, at no cost to you. Your vehicle doesn't even have to be functional, as CARS will handle towing, sale, and dispersal of funds on your behalf.

Contact CARS directly at (855) 500-RIDE or click the button below to learn more and fill out their easy online form.

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Amazon Wish Lists

Free Store Wish List

View this Free Store Wish List on Amazon to see our most needed clothing items. Your donations allow families in need to shop free-of-charge in Crisis Assistance Ministry's Free Store to meet this need.

Furniture Bank Wish List

View this Furniture Bank Wish List on Amazon to see our most needed furniture items. Your donations allow families in need to shop free-of-charge in Crisis Assistance Ministry's Furniture Bank to meet this need.

Edith Knows the Power of A Little Help

Edith and her husband came to Crisis Assistance Ministry over 20 years ago when they were facing homelessness. Recently, she returned to the agency to give back financially and volunteer in the Free Store.

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Walmart Works to Strengthen Community Through Collaboration, Philanthropy

Of the more than 1 million items that pass through the Free Store each year, a good number are new items donated by Walmart, thanks to a longstanding partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. Recently, Walmart made a generous $20,000 donation to Crisis Assistance Ministry to support families struggling to meet life’s basic needs.

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What’s Your #WhyIGive?

You can change lives by joining Al, Andrea, Lea, Andrew, Carol and Dick with a gift that celebrates all the GOOD we can do together. It’s about extending a hand to moms, dads, sisters, brothers, children, veterans, seniors, and survivors who just need a little help to regain financial security.

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Chuck Barger Applies Retail Experience to Store Merchandising

Chuck Barger is a long time friend of Crisis Assistance Ministry and the families served here. When it came time to retire from his daily role at Common Market, he found a new way to use his retail skills, stocking Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store with donated items for individuals and families who shop here free-of-charge.

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Middle Schooler Inspires Heartfelt Family Giving

If you could change one thing to make the world a better place what would you do?
Eleven-year-old Webb would “try to house all of the homeless people”. Just a middle schooler, he is already aware of Charlotte’s problems with housing instability and homelessness.

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jane hixson: “Showing Love is the Best Thing We Can Do…”

jane hixson wants Charlotte to be known for being a loving and giving community. Speaking about her neighbors who are experiencing financial crisis she says, “If we do not help them, it says a great deal about each one of us.” For decades, jane has demonstrated generosity of time and spirit and her support for Crisis Assistance Ministry has meant that struggling neighbors have received urgent assistance with life’s most basic needs.

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Customer Stories

This Great-Grandfather Is Cooking Again With Your Help

At nearly 82 years old, Frank has many stories to tell. “I’m going to hit 100,” he says. “I’m a fighter from the word go.” But, when he hit a wall financially, he turned to the community for help.

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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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Edith Knows the Power of A Little Help

Edith and her husband came to Crisis Assistance Ministry over 20 years ago when they were facing homelessness. Recently, she returned to the agency to give back financially and volunteer in the Free Store.

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Summer Possible for Father and Son

Father-son duo Noel and Aidan are looking forward to Aidan’s overnight camp trip thanks to Wayfinders as they bring their long camp shopping list to the Free Store. It’s the perfect solution to a Dad’s summer wish for his son.

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Finding a Voice and a Way Forward, with Your Help

For over twenty years, Sheila worked at the same fast food restaurant, making salads for little more than minimum wage. After all that time, she earned just a dollar an hour more than the day she started. When a cut in her hours brought her to Crisis Assistance Ministry seeking assistance, her path began to change.

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Octavia and Her Family Are Cool Again With Your Help

Octavia prayed she would find a way to cool her home again after a landlord failed to repair the only window unit in her 3-bedroom home.
Despite working five days a week to support herself and her two children, she didn’t have enough cash left after bills to do anything about it on her own. To top it off, the crushing heat made it harder to manage her recent Lupus diagnosis. Then, during one of the hottest weeks of the summer, the community answered her prayers.

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