FOSTER VILLAGE (SOUTH END)
We look forward to joining Foster Village this spring as they launch their new initiative called Wrap Around Care. The goal is to gather 10-12 members from Hope South End to support a specific foster family for a period of 3 months. This will not involve childcare but rather yard work, errand running, and meal delivery. Please contact Jill Hudson if you are interested in being a part of this team.
Our friends at Foster Village have also given us a way to love our city with a refreshing summer treat! Hope will order your children a start-up kit for a lemonade stand and proceeds will go to support Foster Village. Please email Anne Sorrells if you would like to host a neighborhood lemonade stand in the month of June.
MOM’S MOVING FORWARD (SOUTH END)
Join us to serve a meal and provide encouragement to 20 West Charlotte single mothers and their children at Freedom Communities’ “Moms Moving Forward” program. We will bring, serve and clean up a meal while the mothers receive valuable training on career development, financial literacy and early childhood education support. Contact Matt Hultquist to learn more.
ASHLEY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (SOUTH END)
Our partnership with Ashley Park continues through our Harris Teeter VIC card link as well as our uniform collection drive. Currently, they need volunteers for PreK-8th grade to help proctor End of Grade testing. EOGs begin May 24th and end June 3rd. Click here to sign up. Volunteers must be registered with CMS. To register as a CMS volunteer, click here. If you would like to learn more about partnering with Ashley Park, email Katie Guelzow.
I AM 24/7 (COTSWOLD)
IAM 24/7 is hosting a cornhole tournament Saturday, May 21st, from 5-8pm in the parking lot of Westminster Presbyterian Church. All proceeds raised from the event will go towards providing discovery trips for boys ages 6-17, designed to create new experiences away from normal life distractions where they can fellowship and come to know Jesus. Please check out the website or contact Sink Kimmel (email@example.com or 704-582-1672) for more information.
PROJECT 658 (OP)
Service Opportunities at Project 658. 658 is a Christ-centered, holistic ministry providing services for at-risk families in Charlotte, moving them toward sustainability with a key focus on the international and refugee communities.
– 658 hosts summer camps June 20th through August 4th
, Mon.-Thurs. from 9:30-12:30. Adults and children are welcome! The adults can help facilitate the camp and kids can join the campers! You can go for as many or as few days as you would like. However, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
to sign up. If you are not able to volunteer your time, you can also donate money towards this camp. The camp not only serves the elementary kids but also provides a work opportunity for high school and college students from the community. They act as counselors by leading groups and facilitating activities. 658 would like to raise $15,000 to help pay these workers. If you wish to donate, you can do so at https://give.project658.com/
, noting “summer camp 2022”.
Summer Uniform Drive
– Consider donating school uniforms for children in the Project 658 community. Items can be purchased online using this Amazon wish list
or you can buy items on your own (new items only please). Items needed are:dark blue, black or khaki bottoms (pants, shorts, skirts, jumpers, or skorts). Collared shirts can be any shade of blue, white, gray or yellow (long or short sleeved). All kids sizes are needed. Items can be dropped off or mailed to Project 658, 3646 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205.
Walmart Gift Cards – 658 is always in need of Walmart gift cards to give to families in need. Increments of $20, $50 and $100 are best. Once purchased, they can be mailed or dropped off at Project 658, Attn: Sarah Freeman, 3646 Central Ave.,Charlotte, NC 28205.
Tutors for High School and College Students
– 658 works with high school and CPCC students throughout the year to ensure they have the resources and support they need to succeed in school. The days and times for this opportunity are flexible. If interested, please email Matt Fisher
to be matched with a student.