Donate

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

It's easy to help out from wherever you are by visiting our Amazon wish list for most needed clothing items. You shop, check out, and the items are shipped directly to Crisis Assistance Ministry for distribution to individuals and families right here in our community.  Your donations allow families to shop free-of-charge in the Free Store.

Furniture Bank Wish List

Every family needs a simple place to sit and share a meal. Our furniture wish list on Amazon includes low-cost dinette sets and other essentials to live with dignity. It's easy to help out by checking out the list, selecting an item, and having it shipped directly to our Furniture Bank for distribution to individuals and families in need right here in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Time Is Running Out to Double Your Impact

You can join the Challenge by making a life-changing gift for our neighbors in need. See why other people are joining the Challenge and make a gift by April 30 to double your impact with a matched gift.

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A Welcoming Space Thanks to Elevation Church

Elevation Church, a long-term partner, volunteers to bring breakfast or lunch to waiting families a few times a month. During those visits, they saw our Charlotte neighbors huddled next to outlets on the floor, waiting for their phones to charge. They saw children anxiously tugging on their parents’ arms asking to leave, restlessly tossing about in their seats, running around searching for any distraction. They saw this and decided to do something about it.

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You Have the Power Today

Dr. Friend tells you why he is committed to making a difference with his support for Crisis Assistance Ministry. You can end 2019 by making a life changing gift to help hard-working families.

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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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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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Customer Stories

Tim Ryan Named Nonprofit CFO of The Year

Huge congratulations to Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Chief Financial Officer Tim Ryan who was just named CFO of the Year for nonprofit organizations by the Charlotte Business Journal. Tim’s work to meet the urgent needs of the community despite the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions stood out according to the Journal’s special report.

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C4 Partnership Brings Help Closer to Westside

“In a crisis, we look to the community to show up when we need them the most,” JB says. “And Crisis Assistance Ministry does just that. It is so critical because it allows individuals who are struggling to do so with dignity by providing financial support so they can get through it and heal.”

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Debbie Is One Happy Soul

“I know what we are doing here is helping. It makes my soul happy,” says Debbie, who has found the perfect fit as a volunteer preparing donated items for Free Store shoppers.

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2020 Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk Goes Virtual

For 42 years, the Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk has invited the community to walk together against hunger—locally and globally. This year’s (virtual) walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 11th, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. in a neighborhood or park near you.

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Are You Ready to Vote?

September is National Voter Registration Month! Election Day may still be weeks away, but now is the time to act to ensure your voice is heard this November.

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Labor Day

For most Americans, Labor Day evokes parades, backyard barbecues, and the unofficial end of summer. But the laid-back holiday we observe today is a far cry from the original “workingman’s holiday” that grew out of a particularly tumultuous era in our history.

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