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 January 26, 2021.
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 and around the world. 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. You can find a list of the COVID-19 Fund allocations to date by clicking here.
Questions? Email Chrissy Carlton at email@example.com
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”
Formerly Urban Ministry Center | Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
Click here to stay up to date on all of Roof Above’s needs including links to their various Amazon wish lists and bagged lunch sign ups.
Room in the Inn
Amazon Wish List – Roof Above would love assistance to help provide in-kind donations for their 130 winter overflow nightly guests. Roof Above has put together an Amazon wish list to provide their most needed items so that they are able to create a safe winter shelter for our neighbors. | Donate here
Support Remote Learning in Partnership with CrossRoads
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, now-March, 3100 Leroy St. – In partnership with CrossRoads, MPPC delivers lunch to elementary and middle school students at Grier Heights Community Center as they engage in remote learning. Volunteers pick up lunch from MPPC and deliver 40 individually packed lunches to GHCC at 10am on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.| Email Genie Richards if interested.
Serve I AM 24/7 Players During Virtual Learning
Weekdays, now – March, 101 Colville Rd. – Our ministry partner I Am 24/7 is asking for volunteers to provide learning support and/or lunch for 12 boys (ages 9-15) as they participate in virtual learning at Westminster Presbyterian Church. | Sign up
Volunteer with or Donate Items to Crisis Assistance Ministry
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
Crisis 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 online schooling continues, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about HELPS and other tutoring opportunities or visit myersparkpres.org/literacytutor
Loaves & Fishes
Warehouse Volunteers and Home Delivery Drivers
Loaves and Fishes is in need of volunteers to help pack food boxes in their warehouse! They have 2 shifts a day, 9 a.m. – 11:30am or 1 – 3:30pm available Monday – Friday. This is perfect for individuals or small groups of up to 10 people. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Volunteers are also needed for home deliveries. To sign up, click here.
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.
Charlotte Rescue Mission
Support Charlotte Rescue Mission by donating items from their Amazon wish list. These donations provide necessities like deodorant, dental hygiene, shampoo and body wash, etc.
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 if you are interested in dropping off a meal.
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