CHRISTMAS COAT & GIFT BAG COLLECTION – CHARLOTTE RESCUE MISSION (SOUTH END)
Join us by bringing in winter coats, sweaters and warm clothing for the Charlotte Rescue Mission by dropping them in the South End lobby boxes ASAP. Also, we are helping fill gift bags for each resident (120) at their Annual Candlelight Service. Please shop using this link and help us purchase these boxers, watches and deodorant by December 11. Thank you! Contact Atlee Lenes with questions.
CONGREGATIONS FOR KIDS (SOUTH END)
Join us by supporting our foster care partner, Congregations for Kids, as we serve at their Merry Market on Dec 8th and 9th. Sign up here and bring joy to social workers as they shop for kids on their caseload. Separately, if you’d like to join their Socialight Program to provide encouragement and support to CFK’s child welfare social workers or if you’d like to serve as a mentor, please contact Jill Hudson.
YoungLives has created an Amazon Holiday Gift Registry (of $100 and $50 gift cards) for the young families they serve. Every gift card purchased will go directly to a Charlotte area teen mom or dad at their annual Christmas club on December 8th! Love these young families and help them get the things they need this holiday season. Click here for their Amazon Registry.
You can also volunteer to serve in childcare and help provide a safe environment at one of YoungLives’ monthly meetings. This is a great way to love the teen moms served by YoungLives as they gather together! Immediate need for a lot of childcare volunteers at 12/8 Christmas club, as this is YoungLives’ most attended meeting! Sign up to serve here.
CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY SHOPPE (OP)
Community Christmas Shoppe is an event that runs in the community on December 2nd & 3rd where pre-approved families can come shop for 90% discounted Christmas toys and meals. This year, there are 117 families and 275 kids coming – more than ever before. If you’d like to donate food, clothing, games, toys, etc. please contact Holliday Grow for more info! If you’d like to donate food for Christmas dinner, there will be grocery bags at the church that have shopping lists attached. You may take a bag and help buy groceries for families. This is a great way to serve our community during the holiday season.
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.