Salvation Army Charlotte Blog

Family Honors Late Son with Scholarship Fund in His Honor

On March 20, 2019, Philip, the 18-year-old son of Benjamin and Yvonne Moore, died unexpectedly. As his family grieved this tremendous loss, they decided to raise funds to provide a BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE scholarship to other students in Philip’s name.

Harris Teeter launches round-up campaign to support The Salvation Army

Harris Teeter announced today the launch of its United Way and Salvation Army Round Up Campaign. Through Nov. 17, 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.

The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte Sets Out to “Rescue Christmas” Due to Immense Impact of COVID-19

For the first time in 130 years, The Salvation Army is starting its annual holiday fundraising campaign early across the country in order to help rescue Christmas for those suffering during this time. The funds raised through the organization’s iconic red kettles are at risk this year due to COVID-19, while requests for services are at an all-time high.

Lincoln Financial Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to Boys & Girls Clubs to Support Youth While Learning Virtually

Lincoln Financial Foundation, founded by Lincoln Financial Group, has awarded a $25,000 grant to The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte to support its “Power Hour” program, an initiative more vital than ever in the age of distance learning.

​Turning Art into a New Start

Elijah Kell, a 15-year-old artist from Mint Hill, turns glass into beautiful pieces of art. This year, he’s creating a special piece that will be auctioned off during The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s Online Auction, to raise support for families experiencing homelessness and to help at-risk students attend college.

Our Kids Need Your Help This Fall

​In the middle of this public health crisis, our local school districts have had to make the difficult decision to shift toward distance learning, and it has spawned important conversations regarding the impact on our local students. The pandemic has revealed the long-prevalent inequities throughout the system, including the technology divide along racial and socioeconomic lines.

Wells Fargo Contributes $50K to Support The Salvation Army’s COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Wells Fargo has announced a $50,000 contribution to support the work of The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte, particularly at the Center of Hope.

NFL, Panthers Star Christian McCaffrey, With Teammate Shaq Thompson, Announces Initiative to Bring CLT Community Together Through Sports for Underserved Youth

Christian McCaffrey, two-time All-Pro Carolina Panthers star running back, is expanding his previous efforts to support frontline healthcare heroes in the Carolinas impacted by COVID-19. He launched 22 Together: an initiative with teammate Shaq Thompson to unite the Charlotte community through sports programs for underserved youth.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte begins accepting applications for its Summer Day Camp Program

Beginning June 15, Summer Day Camp offers affordable activities and programs for families in Mecklenburg and Union counties

Carolina Panthers and Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of NC/SC team up for multi-year integrated partnership

Among other marketing activations, Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of North & South Carolina become presenting sponsor of Panthers Kids Club in partnership underwritten by Transportation Insight

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