Navigating the Necessities Digital Guide

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Mothers who are trying to provide basic needs face huge obstacles when trying to navigate the necessities of Food, Housing, and Childcare to provide for their families.

Nonprofits that serve these women and their families have lost a significant number of volunteers since the pandemic and in order to maintain their levels of service, they need to recruit new volunteers and supporters. We welcome you to find and support one of the nonprofits on the following pages that are helping mothers in CharlotteNavigate the Necessities

ABOUT SUPPORT We address food insecurity and its root causes among underserved families in North Mecklenburg County through restaurant-style meals, groceries, referrals to other organizations. It also provides a two-generation approach to tutoring and education pathways. Support Angels & Sparrows Community Table & Resource Center Help us impact the lives of low-income families in North Mecklenburg County. ANGELS & SPARROWS COMMUNITY TABLE & RESOURCE CENTER We invite you to schedule a tour of our facility. The best way to learn about who we are and what we do is to come for a visit! VISIT OUR PROFILE

THE BULB

Donations in any amount make all the difference.

ABOUT SUPPORT

The Bulb is a nonprofit, donation-based farmers market that pops up in food insecure neighborhoods in an effort to fight food inequities and improve healthy outcomes.

Support The Bulb

Your support will remove barriers that make it difficult or impossible for community members to access fresh and nutritious produce.

VISIT OUR PROFILE

CAROLINA FARM TRUST

ABOUT SUPPORT Carolina Farm Trust rebuilds a decentralized food system from production to consumption. Support Carolina Farm Trust Every dollar helps us strengthen local food systems in the Carolinas.
Make a financial contribution. VISIT OUR PROFILE
ABOUT SUPPORT Charlotte Bilingual Preschool prepares Spanish speaking children and their families for success in school and life. Support Charlotte Bilingual Preschool Your gift will support strong parent-child interactions and promote early development of literacy skills, build school readiness skills, and connect families to community resources. CHARLOTTE BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL You can sponsor a family in the amount of $250, with one month of ParentChild+ home visits. VISIT OUR PROFILE

CHARLOTTE FAMILY HOUSING

ABOUT

Charlotte

SUPPORT
Family Housing’s mission is to empower working families experiencing homelessness to achieve life-long selfsufficiency through shelter, housing, supportive services, and advocacy. Support Charlotte Family Housing Donate $100 to provide monthly shelter for a family in need.
Make a financial contribution. VISIT OUR PROFILE

CHILD CARE RESOURCES,

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INC. Make a financial contribution. VISIT OUR PROFILE

CHARLOTTE WORKS/ NC WORKS

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Charlotte Works connects job

employers, providing skills training and work opportunities for you and adults, and educates the public on workforce needs to help make Charlotte-Mecklenburg a place of

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attend work-based learning or training activities.
Make a financial contribution. VISIT OUR PROFILE

FAMILIES FIRST IN

ABOUT SUPPORT Families First in Cabarrus County provides early childhood education, starting with parenting in the home. They also operate two Immersion preschools and aid in other whole family supports. Support Families First in Cabarrus County Infuse 1000’s of disadvantaged children into our Title I schools ready to learn. It will also provide a multi-cultural, dual language learning preschool experience.
CABARRUS COUNTY To provide scholarships for Hispanic families ineligible for childcare. VISIT OUR PROFILE
ABOUT SUPPORT Families Forward Charlotte partners with families experiencing poverty to achieve lasting economic stability; we provide educational opportunities, offer essential support, and foster long-term relationships through individualized mentoring. Support Families Forward Charlotte Your donation will mean that more families be accepted into our program, more volunteers can be trained, and we can open a Program Hub! FAMILIES FORWARD CHARLOTTE Set up a monthly donation of $25 or more on our website. VISIT OUR PROFILE

FEEDING

ABOUT

Feeding

Support Feeding

SUPPORT
Charlotte, Inc. rescues excess food that would otherwise be thrown away and deliver to nonprofits that feed the hungry.
Charlotte This will ensure our sustainability and ability to continue our mission.
CHARLOTTE, INC. Become a monthly donor. VISIT OUR PROFILE

FeedNC

ABOUT

SUPPORT
stands for Food, Education, Essentials, and Dignity and we create connections to food, education, and resources as a catalyst for change. Support FeedNC Each student is ensured upward economic mobility. It will also increase annual income, which directly improves the lives of the individual and/or family. FEEDNC Sponsor a future Culinary or Grocery & Warehouse Workforce Development Student with the gift of $2,000 to support education, hands on training, and job placement. VISIT OUR PROFILE

FOUNDATION FOR GIRLS

ABOUT

Foundation

Support

SUPPORT
for Girls economically empowers homeless single mothers and their children through custom content, coaches and community.
Foundation for Girls Our goal is to raise $10,000 to support ten moms and their children.
Make a financial contribution. VISIT OUR PROFILE

GOOD FRIENDS CHARLOTTE

Join Good Friends for $75 a year and donate to our community fund. Membership ensures your invitation to the Gather & Give luncheon, our annual fundraiser held in December.

ABOUT SUPPORT

Good Friends Charlotte is a women’s organization supporting individuals and families with financial resources to improve lives and inspire hope.

Support Good Friends Charlotte Membership dues help sustain the operations of the organization and ensure 100 percent of all donations go directly to assisting those in need.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE
ABOUT SUPPORT Gracious Hands Transitional Housing house women and children for one year, while giving them all the tools that they need to be successful. We also created a program to teach them how to push through their trauma. Support Gracious Hands Transitional Housing Women housed in our care will never have to worry about childcare and will be able to work as soon as they enter our program. GRACIOUS HANDS TRANSITIONAL HOUSING Provide financial assistance to build our daycare. VISIT OUR PROFILE

HEARTS AND HANDS FOOD PANTRY

Hearts

ABOUT SUPPORT

Support Hearts and

Our

and Hands Food Pantry is a full service food pantry.
Hands Food Pantry
goal is to serve 7,500 families by the end of the year. Your contribution will allow us to reach more people with enough food supply to help them survive.
Make a financial contribution towards purchasing food and supply items distributed by our pantry. VISIT OUR PROFILE

LOAVES & FISHES/

TRAYS

ABOUT SUPPORT

Loaves

Support Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays

& Fishes/Friendship Trays provides groceries and meals through a network of food pantries. It serves as the primary Meals on Wheels program for Mecklenburg County.
This allows us to purchase fresh foods, such as produce, dairy, meat and eggs. It also helps fuel our trucks for mobile pantry distributions and daily meal deliveries.
FRIENDSHIP
A financial gift of any amount. VISIT OUR PROFILE

MIND

Mind

ABOUT SUPPORT
Body Baby NC supports the mental well-being of perinatal caregivers by improving access to services, resources and peers that get it. Support Mind Body Baby NC A financial contribution will allow us to expand free access to peer driven, therapeutically support mental health care.
BODY BABY NC Make a financial contribution. VISIT OUR PROFILE
ABOUT SUPPORT The Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation empowers at-risk youth and families to improve their quality of life by addressing food insecurity, access to education and job training. Support Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation Purchase five ($50) grocery gift cards that are distributed at the MBFF Labor of Love food distribution events to families in need. MUGGSY BOGUES FAMILY FOUNDATION Donate $250 for food insecurities. VISIT OUR PROFILE

PER SCHOLAS

Support

ABOUT SUPPORT Per Scholas provide free IT Training in various IT fields for local residents to gain a living wage.
Per Scholas This donation will allow our students to be fully prepared with hardware needed for class as well provide access to parking and transportation to attend our in-person cohorts.
Purchase tech kits as well as provide transportation costs coverage for students. VISIT OUR PROFILE

Support R.I.C.’s Market

ABOUT SUPPORT R.I.C.’s Market Foundation is working to open Charlotte’s first full-service nonprofit grocery store.
Foundation Your donation will provide food and snacks for homeless children during the holidays R.I.C.’S MARKET FOUNDATION Donate small hotel/motel friendly appliances, healthy snacks and grocery store gift cards. VISIT OUR PROFILE

ROOF ABOVE

To make a financial donation to our mission to end homelessness. We are always in need of in-kind needs like laundry detergent, toilet paper, tissue, welcome home kits. Our wishlist is available on www.roofabove.org.

ABOUT SUPPORT

Roof Above is NC’s most comprehensive homeless service provider.

Support Roof Above

Your donation will help us to provide basic services and needs to our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

VISIT OUR PROFILE

SHE BUILT THIS CITY

She Built This City’s mission is to spark interest in the construction trades with women, youth, and marginalized communities.

ABOUT SUPPORT

She Built This City’s mission is to spark interest in the construction trades with women, youth, and marginalized communities.

Support She Built This City Send one woman through our workforce development program to learn the skills needed to obtain a career in a nontraditional occupation of the construction trades.

VISIT OUR PROFILE

SHELTERS TO SHUTTERS

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Shelters

ABOUT SUPPORT

Support Shelters to Shutters

Through

to Shutters seek to change the trajectory of those experiencing situational homelessness in our country by providing both housing and employment as well as career training and mentorship opportunities.
financial support and giving a hand through volunteering; we plan to expand our program to meet the growing needs of those in our community.
ask that supporters provide monetary contributions to the organization. We are also looking for volunteers to lend a helping hand in : resume writing, interviewing, mentoring, volunteering or serving on a committee. You can volunteer at an event. VISIT OUR PROFILE

SMART START

ABOUT SUPPORT

Support Smart Start of Mecklenburg

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County mobilizes resources, forges partnerships, and supports families to improve early childhood health, education and development and ensure children are prepared for kindergarten.
County Your financial contribution allows us to support the 85,000 children ages zero to five in our community. And, their families.
OF MECKLENBURG COUNTY Your contribution will support our Community Systems Building work focused on our three core pillars– investing, collaborating and convening, and drive innovation. VISIT OUR PROFILE

Support

ABOUT SUPPORT Supportive Housing Communities provide permanent housing to alleviate homelessness and human suffering.
Supportive Housing Communities This will ensure families have supplies they need when they move into a new home. SUPPORTIVE HOUSING COMMUNITIES Provide items for Welcome Home baskets. VISIT OUR PROFILE
ABOUT SUPPORT Thompson is working tirelessly to ensure All Children Healthy, All Families Thriving, All Communities Strong. Support Thompson This contribution will allow one family to grocery shop, attend job interviews, pick up their children, among other things. THOMPSON Provide $100 transportation assistance for a family. VISIT OUR PROFILE

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You can find all of these nonprofits and hundreds more to support at

sharecharlotte.org
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