A new school year is on the horizon, and over 40 public schools in Mecklenburg County require uniforms for students. For some families, having the right combination of colors, in the right sizes, after a summer of extra costs can be daunting. You can easily help out by visiting Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Wish List to point. click. and ship.
On a warm morning in May, a (small but mighty) team from Red Ventures arrived with 100 sausage biscuits, juice, water, and willing hearts.
Follow along as St. John’s Episcopal volunteers Mary Ellen, Kay, Louise, and Georgia return to their monthly volunteer spots sorting, inspecting, and preparing donated goods.
Following a temporary pause due to high rates of COVID-19 Omicron variant infection in Mecklenburg County, Crisis Assistance Ministry has resumed accepting donations of clothing, household goods, furniture, and appliances at its Charlotte offices at 500-A Spratt Street.
Due to the rise in transmission of COVID-19 and the prominence of the highly contagious Omicron variant in Mecklenburg County, Crisis Assistance Ministry is temporarily suspending all in-person volunteer opportunities beginning January 8, 2022, and temporarily suspending receipt of donations at our Donation Drive-Thru and Furniture & Appliance Store beginning January 12, 2022
Aramark volunteers recently stepped up to provide laundry and hygiene kits along with fleece blankets for neighbors who shop free of charge at Crisis Assistance Ministry. The project was made possible by a grant, secured by Aramark, from the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Council on Accreditation. Thanks to their forward-thinking pursuit of grant funds and these hard-working volunteers, more families will find these essentials when they shop free of charge at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store.
With 40+ public schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg requiring school uniforms, thousands of families face extra expenses each fall. Your generosity, together with critical community partnerships, helped struggling families return to learning this month.
Nearly 800 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) leaders recently participated in a week of service, named CMS Cares, giving back to the community while also learning more about the agencies and organizations that serve their students and families daily.