The Salvation Army is adding more social programs to help parents besides the annual push to help get children Christmas gifts through the Empty Stocking Fund. They sponsored a job fair for people coming to register for Christmas gifts for their children
Najah Walls can be shy and her mom worried about that when she was about to start middle school last summer. After two weeks at Girl Scout camp, a more confident girl emerged. Najah describes her time at the Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus as "amazing!" She discovered bugs she'd never seen before, swam in a lake shaped like a bunny and cooked s'mores over a campfire.
Loaves and Fishes provides a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families in a short-term crisis through a network of 20 emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County.
Catholic Charities has three food pantries across the Diocese of Charlotte, in Asheville, Charlotte and Winston-Salem. Each food pantry provides walk-in assistance on a first-come, first-served basis during normal operating hours.
The pantries operate on a client-choice model, through the principle of providing food with dignity. Clients select food they would like from a list of items in stock. Every pantry relies heavily on the work of volunteers to stock and distribute groceries on a weekly basis.
Friendship Trays generally delivers more than 600 meals daily to elderly, handicapped, and convalescing people who are unable or greatly restricted in their ability to prepare or secure meals and who reside within the area we can reach with our corps of drivers.
The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte will be one of the more than 300 Houses operating worldwide today. Since 1974, Ronald McDonald Houses have united in a common purpose – to offer hope, support and love to families struggling with children’s illness. The goal of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to improve the health and well-being of nearly 3.7 million children worldwide every year – and it has indeed made a global impact.