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.

Meet Ed – A Grandfather Giving Back

How does retiree, grandfather, and volunteer see the future? Hopeful. That’s one of the reasons you find him helping people in financial crisis every week. How does retiree, grandfather, and volunteer see the future? Hopeful. That’s one of the reasons you find him helping people in financial crisis every week.

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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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Customer Stories

Haley’s New Friend

Rising fifth-grader Haley knows what she wants. Accompanied by her mother, she combs the aisles of Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store looking to find just what she needs for her upcoming trip to camp.
An avid reader, Haley is among 150+ area scholars who will attend overnight camp this summer with the help of Wayfinders.

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Deborah: Growing Stronger As An Advocate

When we last looked in on Deborah, she was emerging from a time of crisis with a renewed sense of her purpose. Today, she’s thriving as a Customer Advocate sharing her story. And every time she does, she becomes a little bit stronger.

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Sometimes You Need A Friend

You could be that friend to offer hope and help during a trying time. With your help, people like Mary find that support through Economic Mobility specialists like Crisis Assistance Ministry staffer Randee. Caring community members like you have the unique opportunity to offer help during the initial financial crisis and to extend hope through vital life-changing resources like the Economic Mobility program. All with a gift before our Challenge comes to a close at midnight on April 30.

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You and Lucy Are Lifelines

Meet Lucy the loyal 16-year-old black lab. Pet lovers know the importance of a furry best friend. Lucy has provided Tammy with a lot of love and support over the years. Tammy and Lucy moved to Charlotte to support her sister with her first pregnancy. She got a job as an assistant manager but soon […]

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A Phone Call Changed Her Life

Her reality changed in an instant when she got the call that she was furloughed. Betsy was at a loss for what to do next but she needed to be strong for her three children ages 10, 14, and 16, and her elderly mother.

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Facing Challenges Together

Life can change in the blink of an eye. One fateful day six years ago, Mary was hit head-on by a drunk driver. The aftermath of the crash left her with chronic pain and a mountain of medical bills. This new reality forced Mary to leave the workforce and apply for disability. With children at home and bills piling up, the disability check just wasn’t enough to help cover her basic needs.

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