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.


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.

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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Jim Middleswarth: “Just a Regular Guy” with an Extraordinary Heart

Every month, accountant Jim Middleswarth dutifully pays his power, water, and gas bills. That’s not too surprising. But what he does next might be. Not too long after he joined one of the big firms right out of college, James was transferred from Philadelphia to Charlotte in the 1970s. Eventually, he ventured out into his own practice where he continues to serve individuals and small businesses.

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Customer Stories

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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Summer Made Possible Thanks to You

Angel and Tony earned trips to sleepaway camp through the Bruce Irons Camp Fund. But with their mom already struggling to make ends meet, the long supply list was a bit daunting. Fortunately, they were able to shop at the Free Store for flashlights, swimsuits, pajamas, towels, water shoes, toiletries, summer clothes, and more.

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Collaboration Brings Jeff Home with Your Help

When his rent went up to just $33 less than his entire monthly income,  Jeff  joined the ranks of our city’s chronically  homeless. For the next 14 months, he made his home in a tent in the woods.  He didn’t know what else to do.  He couldn’t afford market rent on his disability income, and the waiting lists were so long to get into subsidized housing for seniors or individuals with disabilities.

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You Helped Patricia and Her Son Rebuild Their Lives

When her husband walked out on her, Patricia and her 15-year-old son Jamil were plunged into an unfamiliar world of financial distress. Fully disabled after a surgical mistake years earlier, Patricia had relied on the income from her husband’s job to pay the mortgage and other bills. Left with only her monthly Social Security disability payments, she soon found the situation unmanageable.

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Everybody Has a Story and You Changed Wendy’s

Wendy first visited Crisis Assistance Ministry for help  decades ago when her children were small.  Today, she is a member of the agency’s Board of Directors. Watch the video and listen as she shares how your support changed her family’s future.

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Giving Gaylene the Gift of Heat

Since a degenerative bone condition left her unable to work, Gaylene has been making ends meet with disability and social security income. Gaylene’s power was scheduled for disconnection until your support provided an emergency payment directly to the power company to make sure she could return to a warm apartment.

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