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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.

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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.

You May Need A Hand Up Some Day

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.

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Volunteers And Community Partners Honored

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.

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Lemonade Stand Makes a Splash

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.

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Edith Knows the Power of A Little Help

Edith and her husband came to Crisis Assistance Ministry over 20 years ago when they were facing homelessness. Recently, she returned to the agency to give back financially and volunteer in the Free Store.

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Walmart Works to Strengthen Community Through Collaboration, Philanthropy

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.

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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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Customer Stories

A Home For Edna

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.

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In Her Own Words: Julia’s Story

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.

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You Gave William Hope

“You gave me hope when I had none. And when you’re struggling like I am, hope means everything.” That’s how William describes his visit to Crisis Assistance Ministry while trying to get through the devastating impacts of renal disease, job loss, and a neglectful landlord.

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Financial Help is Music to Darneal’s Ears

Darneal is a hard-working musician helping to support his girlfriend and her school-age children. When summer brought a drop in income for her teaching assistance job, he swallowed his pride and sought help to avoid eviction and restore disconnected utilities for their family.

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You Restored Robert’s Faith

Robert is a boisterous soul who loves people and tries to leave everyone he meets better than he found them. He’s always been a helper. Until he was the one who needed help.

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You May Need A Hand Up Some Day

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.

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