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A Child’s Place offers supportive services for homeless children. Families can receive school supplies, field trip funds, snacks, clothing, summer camps and more. Part of the program includes a Holiday Program. Call (704) 343-3790 for details.
Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church provides toys and baskets for children who are not receiving help from the Salvation Army. The Church can also assist with food, clothing, medication refills and some bills. They also provide a weekly meal on Saturdays between 1:30pm and 3:30pm.
Lions Clubs are known for assisting with Christmas and other needs. Contact them in October for details on their current Christmas progrmas.
New Outreach Ministries provides Christmas assistance. To receive help, you will need to sign up as early as December 4th! Families who receive help will be provided with breakfast, gifts and a dinner box at 7am on Christmas Day. The last update for this program was given in 2015, so I’m unclear about the 2017 program. Call (704) 398-1777 for more information.
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Salvation Army can provide holiday assistance through the Angel Tree program. Theis program provides gifts to children age 12 and under in Charlotte, NC. Registration begins in early October! When you register, you will need to suggest three gifts for each child, valuing $50 or less. You will also be asked to provide clothing and shoe sizes for all children. You will need to provide valid photo ID, proof of current address, proof of income, birth certificates for all kids and Social Security cards for parents and children.
They can provide help with food or gifts. Please contact your local Salvation Army chapter for more information.
Urban Restoration provides a Christmas Party for the low income west-side community. Please call (980) 224-0512 for details.
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Charlotte Rescue Mission provides holiday meals on Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. Breakfast is served between 6:30am and 8:30am. Lunch is served between 11:30am and 2:30pm. Movies are shown between 6am and 2:30pm. There is no registration required.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral hosts a Christmas Day dinner. The meal is served at St. Patrick’s School Cafeteria at 1125 Buchanan Street. Homebound clients who call by December 23 can receive home delivery. No gifts or toys are provided with this service.
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Catholic Charities offers a food pantry and assistance with pregnancy, adoption, burials, counseling, and refugee services. They may also offer referrals to local holiday programs. They provide services to everyone in the Charlotte area regardless of their age, race, ethnicity, gender or religion.
Liberty Baptist Church provides a food pantry on Sundays and Wednesdays. You do not have to attend a service to receive assistance.
Loaves & Fishes provide 2-7 days worth of food every month through a network of 18 pantries. You can only visit an affiliated pantry once every 60 days. If you are pregnant, you may be able to receive food for one month including baby supplies IF they have a referral from a healthcare provider. Call (704) 523-4333 for more information.
St. Paul Baptist Church offers a food pantry on the second Wednesday of each month between 10am and 12pm. Clothing may also be available here.
United Methodist Church food pantry operates Monday through Wednesday between 9:30am and 12:30pm.