Charlotte's BIGGEST Non-Event Is Here

We are rolling out the virtual red carpet for Charlotte changemakers at our 2019 Non-Event Gala. Now through August 30, we are bringing the gala to you. Charlotte is rapidly growing and supporting this gala will help neighbors prevent homelessness and plant seeds for their future.

For over 20 years, Crisis Assistance Ministry has been encouraging donors and supporters to forgo the costs of attending a gala and stay home. Instead of spending money on tickets, tables, a babysitter, rideshares, a tuxedo or gown, and pampering, make a gift to make a difference for families at risk of eviction and utility disconnection.

Make a gift to grow hope as Charlotte grows.

Non-Event Gala Signature Cocktail – Summer Cider Sangria

By Rachel Blake | August 27, 2019

Rick at GoodRoad CiderWorks created this signature cocktail – Summer Cider Sangria – to pair perfectly with the #NonEvent signature dish. By staying home during the Non-Event Gala and making a gift, you provide hope for families in Charlotte who are fighting to avoid eviction and keep their water and power running.

Non-Event Gala Signature Dish – Smoked Tomato Jam

By Rachel Blake | August 22, 2019

Join Geoff Bragg, the Minister of Food Affairs at Common Market, for a cooking adventure. He will walk you through the steps of making our signature dish for the Non-Event Gala – the smoked tomato jam, as well as a way to use it in the Alabama Grinder.

New Game Show – $150K Quadrangle

By Rachel Blake | August 19, 2019

Our #NonEvent emcees, Matt and Tim, are continuing their high jinks with a brand-new game show, The $150,000 Quadrangle. Can you guess what they’re forgoing by staying home and instead donating to the Non-Event Gala?

Budget Meeting Bonanza

By Rachel Blake | August 12, 2019

Our fearless emcees, Matt and Tim, are back to hash out the budget for the #NonEventGala and hilarity ensues. This short video will put a smile on your face.

William Has Good News Thanks to You

By Rachel Blake | August 7, 2019

William had it all – a happy family, a wonderful place to live, and a great job. All of that changed quickly and unexpectedly. With your help, his story on the upswing and he wouldn’t be smiling without your support.

Non-Event Gala Playlist

By Rachel Blake | August 2, 2019

Keep your #NonEventGala going with this playlist full of hits to get you on your feet. While enjoying the at home party take a moment to make a gift to help families on the edge avoid eviction.

Meet our Non-Event Emcees – Matt and Tim

By Rachel Blake | July 19, 2019

Matt and Tim are thrilled to be the emcees for the Non-Event Gala. Get a first taste at the fun to come and get inspired to stay home and grow hope.

Grow Hope

By Rachel Blake | July 14, 2019

Carol is planting seeds for the future by supporting our neighbors in need. Join her by staying home during our #NonEventGala. Instead of attending a gala, stay home and make a donation to make a difference.

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