DO GOOD Week, now in its fifth year, was created by SHARE Charlotte, to both celebrate and encourage volunteerism with local Charlotte nonprofits during National Volunteer Week. Now more than ever, volunteers are critical to the success of our entire nonprofit community and the important work happening at Crisis Assistance Ministry.
An innovative new Partner Agency Shopping Service invites representatives of local nonprofits to shop by appointment on behalf of the individuals and families they serve. Available items include clothing, shoes, coats, school uniforms, kitchenware, dishes, and linens. So far, 50,000+ items have been provided to partner organizations.
“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.
A grandmother’s love is a fierce combination of worry and tenacity. Thanks to you and Steve’s Coats for Kids, Betty has two less worries after a devastating stroke put her family into financial crisis.
Donna and Aynsley needed a hand up during a tough time and you were there for them. Unfortunately, their story is not unique. Nearly 200 a day turn to you for help here at Crisis Assistance Ministry.
As temperatures begin to drop, the approaching winter adds renewed urgency for families who are struggling to make ends meet in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. You can help by donating new and gently used coats and winter gear.
Father-son duo Noel and Aidan are looking forward to Aidan’s overnight camp trip thanks to Wayfinders as they bring their long camp shopping list to the Free Store. It’s the perfect solution to a Dad’s summer wish for his son.
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.