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.

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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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

Welcome Our Newest Graduates

On May 4, Crisis Assistance Ministry joyfully celebrated the graduations of a new class of Customer Advocates. New graduate Kimberly reflected on her journey from customer to empowered advocate saying: “I have found my voice and will utilize it to the best of my ability to help families like mine understand that there is hope, that life happens to everyone, and that we must not give up but continue to move forward.”

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For Abigail, A Place To Reclaim Her Purpose

A survivor who proudly proclaims her identity as a “person with a purpose,” Abigail arrived at Crisis Assistance Ministry in the coldest part of winter. Thanks to you, Abigail finally has a place to reclaim her purpose: not just to receive, but to give.

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You Offered Mandy Hope in a Moment of Need

No amount of financial or material assistance can replace her mother. But Mandy is grateful for the generosity of people like you who stepped in to lift her up during her darkest time.

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A Beautiful Thing

Because of you, things are looking up for Patricia and her family. “I know it will get better,” she says. “Knowing you can reach out and get the help you need, it’s just a beautiful thing. That’s all I can say. You changed my life today. Thank you.”

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Give More Families Like Joy’s Hope For The Future

Joy and her son needed help and hope during a health emergency and looming eviction. Your support of Joy and other families is crucial and you can #doubleyourimpact during #Challenge2019 with a gift today.

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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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