Thank You for Your Support

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

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Make a Financial Donation

Make a secure online donation to help prevent homelessness and preserve dignity.

Amazon Wish Lists

Help out from wherever you are by visiting our Amazon wish list for most needed items.

Clothing & Household Goods

Donate clothing and household goods so families can shop for essentials free of charge.

Car or Motor Vehicle

Through our partnership with CARS, donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat.

Furniture & Appliances

Donate new and gently used furniture and appliances to help furnish a home.

Donor-Advised Funds

Grant funds using this philanthropic giving vehicle which provides a tax benefit to you.

Donation Drives

Coordinate a donation drive in your workplace, neighborhood, or place of worship.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock to Crisis Assistance Ministry are gifts of help, hope, and understanding for our neighbors in need.

CPI Security Teams Up To Provide for Basic Needs

A big thanks to CPI Security employees for putting together an amazing volunteer event to pack hundreds of hygiene kits with full-size toiletry items for neighbors who shop at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store.

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Presenting “A Donation Journey”

You are a vital part of the donation journey and without your support hardworking families in Charlotte Mecklenburg would be without a home, power, or water. Please make a gift today and join the Challenge!

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Meet the Inspiring Jan and Sue

For the past four years, Jan and Sue have been making time each week to volunteer together at Crisis Assistance Ministry. They have seen how your donations provide invaluable wrap-around services for our neighbors in need and are asking you to join them by making a gift today to double your impact.

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Robert Patterson’s Legacy Of Caring Lives On

As Robert Patterson neared his 78th birthday while battling a terminal illness, his friends and family rallied to celebrate his legacy. Together, they surprised him with a gift that will keep on giving: The Robert Patterson Eviction Prevention Fund.

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Paul Horner Continues to #KeepCharlotteWarm

Paul Horner decided to once again bring warmth to Charlotte. Together with his wife and brother, Charlotte Youth Soccer Club, and Smallcakes Utopia, the group was able to collect over 900 winter items.

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Electrolux Stocks Charlotte Kitchens

Electrolux and Crisis Assistance Ministry teamed up to stock kitchens with hope throughout the Charlotte region for the holiday season.

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Customer Stories

Who Are You Helping?

Ever wonder who comes to this agency for assistance? Some of our caseworkers give insight about the people who are blessed by your gifts.

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Hope For This Grandmother

Meet a grandmother who received your gift of hope and help when she needed it most. Her modest monthly check, which had previously barely covered her regular expenses, couldn’t stretch to meet the increased food and utility costs.

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What A Difference You Made

In 2021, your support powered so many transformations — from the thousands of families you helped to the innovative new ways they received services. Thank you for preventing homelessness and preserving dignity for so many of our neighbors during an unprecedented year.

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You Gave the Gift of Relief

Two remarkable women recently sat down together to share what your gifts to Crisis Assistance Ministry have meant to them. Both of these ladies came to Crisis Assistance Ministry needing rent assistance and thanks to donors like you they got financial help and relief. Sometimes you just need a little bit of help to get moving in the right direction and feel like you are no longer underwater.

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Michelle Knows How It Feels to Ask For Help and Pay It Forward

Together we can give families the opportunity to receive one-on-one coaching and counseling in the Economic Mobility program along with assistance to stay housed and financially stable. Your donation will provide the opportunity for a hardworking community member to support their family by focusing on planning and goals, savings, financial well-being, and life skills.

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Back-to-School Partnerships Help Families Return to Learning

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.

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