List of Resources and Ways to Help
Charlotte Rescue Mission: Donations are needed to help re-supply pantry and other food supplies at their two locations. To donate, visit their website. If you or your business/church/other group want to sponsor one meal for all the residents, please email email@example.com.
CMS and Promising Pages: Set-up food and supplies distribution area, hand out books and supplies, and clean up materials at the conclusion of the event. Sign up here. Volunteer to organize book/learning packages for students here.
CMS Foundation: Established a Fund to buy technology (including connectivity) for kids in need so they can continue to learn remotely. To learn more about the initiative, including their partnerships with other local nonprofits, and to donate, click here.
UrbanPromise Charlotte is looking to buy gift cards for their families and teenage ‘Street Leaders.’ Link here.
Block Love: Needs donations of snacks / pop-top canned goods and clothes for distribution on Sunday mornings in Uptown. Website and contact info.
QC Family Tree: Looking for online tutors and snacks/books/school supplies. Follow social media for information. Their Amazon Wishlist has needed items and are accepting donations here to assist with rent relief efforts with their neighbors.
Freedom Communities: Donate to their fund that is supporting the families of 166 children who attend Bright Future Learning Center in West Charlotte. The money raised will be distributed for families to afford diapers, formula, soap, toilet paper, and other hygiene products.
Donating Blood: Blood drive organizations are asking for healthy people to go donate blood now, while they are healthy, which could prevent a shortage later as regular surgeries will still need blood. Websites: One Blood and Charlotte Red Cross.
Project 658: A fund has been set up to provide relief and hope in the form of gift cards for food and essential needs of the families we serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. All donations directed toward this fund will go directly toward those in need. Link is here.
ourBRIDGE: after school program for immigrant and refugee children where kids get help with homework, have fun, and enjoy a healthy dinner. They are supporting families with care packages of food, toys, books, hand sanitizer, and more. Donate online, or drop off goods at their center at 3925 Willard Farrow Drive.
The Bulb: mobile produce stand, supplies and delivers food-insecure neighborhoods with produce. Support them by buying items on their Amazon Wish List.
Project BOLT: Grassroots group that is combining grassroots efforts to alleviate food shortages via delivery and pop up stations. Donations to support this effort can be sent via CashApp to $projectbolt.
Atheists Helping the Homeless Charlotte meets "on the block" the first Sunday each month at 164 Phifer. Provides hot breakfast and a free store of clothing and hygiene stuff. We are always looking for donations of clothing and toiletries. You can volunteer and/or donate $$ via their website.
Support Local or Else: Stay connected and supported to local, small Charlotte businesses. Take a look at all the options on their website.
Charlotte Responds Coalition: Mobilizing faith and/or nonprofit organizations to connect volunteers and resources to support the food distribution plan for children in need of food at one of the following 69 points of distribution. Sign up to help coordinate volunteers at one of the CMS distribution centers here (note: this is not for general volunteer signup).
Heal Charlotte: Help feed the community and support a local black business! Join Heal Charlotte and Uptown Yolk Cafe in feeding 100 kids breakfast in the community of Orchard Trace. Hoping to raise $2,000 for 4 weeks of breakfast. You can donate at www.healcharlotte.org.
Housing CLT: Consider donating to the Housing CLT / Socialserve direct assistance fund, which provides assistance including rent supplements or application fees paid directly to property providers to secure or retain housing for HousingCLT tenants, who are facing financial hardships due to work hour cutbacks.
Service Industry Support: Website that allows you to tip various local workers in the Charlotte service industry.
Housing Justice Coalition: Sign the “We Need Guaranteed Housing in NC During the COVID-19 Pandemic” petition online to encourage state and local leaders to implement measures that stop foreclosures/evictions, guaranteed housing, and more.
Loaves and Fishes will be looking for new drivers to deliver boxes of food that will provide seven days of meals to people who are unable to leave their homes: Volunteer link. Have also created a virtual way to donate food: Virtual Food Drive link
Second Harvest is always looking for new volunteers to sort food in order to increase speed of food service capabilities. Can also send online donations. Volunteer and donation info.
If you are or know of a youth in foster care who is staying at a college dorm room that is going to be closed due to the coronavirus, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will provide or help you find housing during this transition.
If You Need Assistance:
Families Forward Charlotte: Frequently updated list of available Health, Work, Food, Financial, and Education links and resources. Information on their website.
Charlotte Community-Led Resource Map: Interactive map that shows various resource opportunities.
Various lunch programs for children and adults:
The Bulb: Offering fresh food boxes to prioritized families with children. They can also connect families with other food providers. Call 980-224-3972 or email email@example.com. Deliveries are Monday – Thursday between 12 – 4 PM.
Spectrum is offering free broadband and WiFi internet access to students impacted by the coronavirus shutdown. To enroll your household in this offer call 1-844-488-8395.
Common Wealth Charlotte: Advanced Financial Advisors are available to answer some basic questions: "What if I cannot pay my mortgage?" "What if I cannot cover my car payment?" Text the word "finances" to 474747 and submit a question.
Disaster Distress Helpline: Provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies. Call (1-800-985-5990) or text (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746) are answered by a network of independently-operated crisis centers.
NC 211 Hotline remains open and available to support those who need resources. NC 2-1-1 is an information and referral service that families and individuals can call to get free and confidential information on health and human services resources within their community. Info available here.
Crisis Assistance Ministry: In coordination with other entities, CAM will pay for a week's worth of hotel and motel costs to forestall immediate evictions, then work with the hotels and motels to come up with a longer-term solution. To get in touch, call 704-371-3001 ext. 123.
First In Families: Funding available for individuals with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) living in NC, whose household income does not exceed $65k. The money is available now until 6/30/2020. Access application here.
Cardinal Health: As part of their ongoing philosophy of community reinvestment, Cardinal Innovations has created the COVID-19 Relief Fund to support local responsiveness in a way that impacts the health, wellness and stability of vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19, particularly individuals with mental health conditions, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders. Grant process info here.
Childcare: If you live in North Carolina and you have an official letter on letterhead from your job that you are an essential employee and need childcare and your current daycare is closed, call Ms. Christine Middleton at 704-651-4220 or call one of her daycare locations at 704-398-1616.
Charlotte ToolBank: ToolBank tools and equipment is available to all organizations providing critical services during this crisis. Whether it is first responders who are using pop-up testing sites or organizations issuing food and supplies to families practicing self-isolation. Applicable organizations can call at 704-469-5800 or go to www.charlotte.toolbank.org to become a member.
FOX 46 found several businesses in the Charlotte area that are looking to hire for hundreds of open positions. The hiring companies include:
Other Job Opportunities:
Huge variety of jobs including: Bagger; Cashier / Self Checkout Cashier; Customer Service; Driver; Fresh Foods / Deli / Bakery; Fuel Center; Grocery; Home Shopping; Produce. Job posting board here.
Amazon is looking to hire new employees to keep up with growing services during coronavirus pandemic. They’re paying $2.00 more an hour starting out and may help some of our clients supplement income lost during this time. Here is an article with more details. Link to their delivery service positions is here.
Access NC job postings and information at their website.
Lista de referencia y modos de apoyar.
CMS y Promising Pages: montar comida y materiales en áreas de distribución, repartir libros y materiales, al fin de el evento recoger todos los eventos. Para ser voluntario agá clic aquí. Para ser voluntario para organizar libros y paquetes educativos para estudiantes, agá clic aquí.
UrbanPromise Charlotte: buscan tarjetas de regalos para sus familias y jóvenes “Street leeders” link aquí
Block Love: Necesitan donaciones de meriendas/ productos enlatados y ropa para distribución los domingos en la mañana en uptown. Website y info de contacto.
QC family Tree: buscan tutores para clases en internet y meriendas, libros y útiles escolares. Síganlos en las redes sociales para mas información. Su Amazon Wishlist tiene una lita de artículos necesarios. Y están aceptando donaciones aquí para asistir a vecinos que necesitan ayuda con la renta.
Freedom Communities: Buscan donaciones a su fondo para apoyar a las familias de 166 niños que van a Bright Future Learning center en el oeste de la ciudad de Charlotte. El dinero recolectado se utilizará para distribuir pampers, formula, jabón, papel higiénico y otros productos a las familias.
Project 658: Se a creado un fondo para proveer apoyo y esperanza en forma de tarjeta de regalo para comida y cosas esenciales que necesiten familias que ayudamos mientras la pandémica de COVI-19. Todos los fondos recolectados van a ser provenidos a quien lo necesita. El Link esta aquí.
OurBRIDGE: es un programa después de la escuela para niños inmigrantes y refugiados adonde se les ayuda con las tareas, divertirse, y comer cena. Están apoyando a las familias con paquetes con comida, juguetes, libros, desinfectantes de manos, y mas. Pueden donar por internet o dejar materiales en el centro, 3925 Willard Farrow Drive.
The Bulb: proveen materiales y llevan comida a comunidades si productos. Apoyen comprando materiales de su lista de Amazon Wish List.
Project BOLT: Son un grupo de base que estarán ayudando aliviar necesidad de comida estableciendo estaciones de comida en logares necesarios. Donaciones se pueden recibir por CashApp to $projectbolt.
Atheists Helping the Homeless Charlotte: se reúnen el primer domingo de cada mes en la 165 Phifer. Proveen desayuno caliente y una tienda gratuita de ropa y materiales higiénicos a gente sin hogar. Están buscando donaciones de ropa y artículos de aseo. Para ser voluntario o donar dinero pueden hacer en su pagina web.