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 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.

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 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 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”

Roof Above

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 bceministry@gmail.com 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.

Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region

Click here to sign up for our 33rd annual Habitat Build.

Friendship Trays

Friendship Trays Amazon Wishlist

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

Find additional opportunities to give by visiting 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

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.

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