MPPC’s Outreach office has been in touch with our ministry partners and is gathering ways in which our faith community can continue to provide support to those most vulnerable during this difficult time.  In the coming days we will learn of even more needs around food insecurity and shelter from our various ministry partners.

Listed below are current needs and service opportunities. Please check back regularly for updates. Page last updated on September 25, 2020.

Sunday Spotlight videos highlight our Outreach Partners and our current response to the needs associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic.

COVID-19 Emergency Outreach Fund

Our ministry partners continue to face additional challenges in providing critical resources and services to our vulnerable neighbors across Charlotte. This fund supports their immediate and sustained responses to the coronavirus pandemic as well as PC(USA) special offerings and the Presbytery of Charlotte’s Ten Cents-a-Meal program, which address food insecurity and disaster relief. Thank you for joining this united effort to live out the love of Christ in tangible ways.

Questions? Email Chrissy Carlton at ccarlton@myersparkpres.org

Mail a check:
Memo field: COVID-19
MPPC Finance Office
2501 Oxford Place
Charlotte, NC 28207


Text-to-give: (704) 312-7540
Type the amount and the fund “COVID19”
Example: “$200 COVID19”

Support Remote Learning in Partnership with CrossRoads

Weekdays, now-December, 3100 Leroy St. – Our ministry partner CrossRoads Corporation is asking for volunteer support at Grier Heights Community Center while students engage in remote learning. You can sign up to provide learning support for a minimum of one hour between 8:30 – 10 a.m. or 12:15 – 2 p.m. and/or provide breakfast or lunch for the students on site.| Sign up

Volunteer with or Donate Items to Crisis Assistance Ministry (CAM)

Tuesdays – Saturdays from 9 – 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., or 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., 500-A Spratt St. – Volunteer in Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Free Store Production Area to help in a variety of roles from sorting and inspecting donated items to hanging clothing; which provides families in our community with essentials free-of-charge. | Sign Up

CAM accepts new or gently used clothing for men, women, and children, as well as household goods such as blankets, kitchenware, and personal care products at their donation drive-thru. Find out more here.

Billingsville-Cotswold Elementary School (BCE) Tutoring

As the school year begins, navigating virtual
learning is a top priority. HELPS Tutoring is looking for new and
past volunteers to help reach their goal of serving 600 students
this year! Tutors would work with BCE students via Zoom throughout
the school year.

Reach out to Billingsville-Cotswold Ministry Team Co-Leader Meredith Long at bceministry@gmail.com to learn more about HELPS and other tutoring opportunities or visit myersparkpres.org/literacytutor

Loaves & Fishes
Ways to Help:
Home Delivery Drivers

Loaves and Fishes is in need of delivery drivers to deliver food boxes to neighbors who do not have a way to pick up food from a mobile pantry and no friends or family to pick up for them. If interested in delivering food boxes, please follow the sign up process found in the PDF below.

Support Refugees in Charlotte
Ways to Help

Support refugees in Charlotte by donating items to Refugee Support Services’ weekly food drive at the Galilee Center. Sign up here.

Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region
Ways to Help

Click here for a few ways you can volunteer from home to support Habitat for Humanity.

Friendship Trays
Ways to Help:
Shop Friendship Trays’ Amazon Wishlist

Friendship Trays Amazon Wishlist

Please have items shipped directly to 2401 Distribution Street, Charlotte NC 28203

Find additional opportunities to give by visiting https://friendshiptrays.org/donate/nc-donor/

Roof Above
Formerly Urban Ministry Center | Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
Ways to Help:

Click here to stay up to date on all of Roof Above’s needs including links to their various Amazon wishlists and bagged lunch sign ups.

Charlotte Rescue Mission
Ways to Help:
Samaritan House
Ways to Help:

Samaritan House is still accepting prepared and/or pre-cooked meals as drop offs for lunches and dinners. These meals can be prepared/cooked at home or ordered from a store or restaurant. Donated meals are one of the most important volunteer duties because they allow the small staff the chance to concentrate on other aspects of keeping Samaritan House the great place that it is.

Please contact Gregg Chapman at greggchapman1@gmail.com if you are interested in dropping off a meal.

Hope Haven
Ways to Help:
Donate needed items to Hope Haven

You can send the following items to Hope Haven’s main campus at 3815 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28206.

  • Regular size body wash/lotions
  • Regular size deodorants and Antiperspirants
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Wash Cloths and bar Soap
  • Big bottles of shampoo & conditioner