Your donations make a difference every day in preventing homelessness and preserving dignity for struggling families in Mecklenburg County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a native Charlottean, Kara had been aware of Crisis Assistance Ministry for some time but never imagined she would need to seek out the agency’s services. But a job loss and other strains on her finances meant that several years ago, she needed a temporary hand up.Read More
Crisis Assistance Ministry this week celebrated the contribution of volunteers in preventing homelessness and preserving dignity for struggling families in Mecklenburg County. In the most recent fiscal year, individual, family, group and corporate volunteers served over 47,000 hours. Honorees included Kelvin Glee, Randy Franklin, TIAA, and Legal Aid of North Carolina.Read More
Siblings Hannah, Kelsey, and Nicholas decided they wanted to make a difference and give back to the community. While Mom and Dad put together a yard sale, they sold lemonade and homemade cookies, with the proceeds benefiting families seeking help at Crisis Assistance Ministry.Read More
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.Read More
It’s been a while since Edna had the luxury of lingering over a cup of coffee. Over the past four years, she has crashed with friends, lived in her car, and most recently, lived at the Salvation Army Women & Children’s Shelter. That all changed thanks to your support and Edna’s hard work overcoming chronic homelessness.Read More
Last year, Julia shared her story of Thanksgiving after a visit to Crisis Assistance Ministry. Yet, hidden in that one brief moment were so many more moments of loss, resilience, and hope. This fall, Julia shared her journey with Crisis Assistance Ministry volunteers gathered for their annual recognition dinner. Here, in her own words, is her story.Read More