Salvation Army Charlotte Blog

Charlotte Boys & Girls Club “Youth of the Year” Wins The Salvation Army's State Competition

Janae-Rose Fageyinbo, a senior at Charlotte Country Day School, received award for local and state organizations; now will represent NC in Boys & Girls Clubs of America competitions.

Blessed to be a Blessing: Remembering a Life Well Lived

Once a month, Rev. Shavonne and her army of volunteers would arrive at the Center of Hope early in the morning with food for the nearly 400 women and children who temporarily called the shelter “home.”

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte Names New Executive Director

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte has named a new executive director, responsible for leading the organization that runs seven Clubs in Mecklenburg and Union counties.

Creative Kids Come Up with a Fun Way to Help

Having a lemonade stand is fun. In fact, Fincher Nelson, 7, and her sister Emory, 4, enjoyed hosting their own last Thanksgiving. But, it just whet their appetite. They wanted to do something else, and they wanted to make a difference in the process by raising money for people in need.

Christmas Season Kicks Off With Annual Kettle Campaign

Red Kettles across the community and the nation also offer digital donation capabilities through Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal and Venmo

​Harris Teeter launches Round Up campaign to support The Salvation Army

Harris Teeter announced the launch of its United Way and Salvation Army Round Up Campaign. Now through Nov. 2, Harris Teeter shoppers are invited to round up their transaction to the nearest whole dollar at checkout; 100 percent of funds raised will be distributed evenly among local United Way chapters and Salvation Army commands throughout Harris Teeter’s marketing areas.

SC Johnson Awards Grant to Charlotte Boys & Girls Clubs

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte is pleased to announce it has received a $8,500 grant from consumer products company SC Johnson to support its Back to School efforts in Charlotte.

Charlotte Premium Outlets Urges Community to “Fill the Fountain” with School Supplies

​Our friends at Charlotte Premium Outlets are urging the community to give back by donating school supplies this Back to School season, all of which will benefit students in our Boys & Girls Clubs and other programs.

A Mother’s Love

​When her mother left her and her brother as children because of drug addiction, Reneé McCarroll, now in her forties, had no idea how that choice would change her life. When she sat down with The Salvation Army to reflect on how its programs had helped her, Reneé saw it as coming full circle—back to the West Charlotte neighborhood of her youth—and to her own mother, now in recovery for nearly 20 years, who stopped by as she talked.

Searching for Love in the Wrong Places

Pamela’s struggles began at an early age. Her father left, and the relationship she had with her mom was strained, to say the least. Dealing with her own issues – physical, mental and spiritual – Pamela’s mom made her life nearly unbearable.

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