Salvation Army Charlotte Blog

UnitedHealthcare Ensures Club Members Are Active During Spring Break

UnitedHealthcare wants to make sure kids stay active. And, that’s why their team stopped by the Belmont Avenue Boys and Girls Club with a brand-new treadmill, 100 pedometers for our members, and $1,000 for healthy lifestyles programs.

The Salvation Army Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers for National Volunteer Week

They are the ‘army behind the army,’ who willingly share their time and support. And as part of National Volunteer Week, The Salvation Army took time to say thank you.

Not Just Changing Lives, Saving Them

For one young man, the Boys & Girls Club was a life-saver. He joined the Boys & Girls Club at his local Charlotte elementary school because his parents were concerned about leaving him at home alone. He and his older sister were “latchkey kids” -- they were used to staying at home by themselves after school until their parents returned from work. But, something had changed of late. He had started making suicidal statements, so his parents knew there was a problem and he needed help.

Faith and Perseverance Lead to Seraphina’s Fresh Start

As Charlotte wrestles with issues like lack of affordable housing and economic mobility, homelessness remains at a high level. As a result, the Center of Hope regularly operates at capacity and in many cases, calls on the local faith community to partner to address the lack of space. Every year, Providence Presbyterian Church in South Charlotte answers the call and opens its doors to 12 homeless…

12 Women Graduate from Center of Hope’s Employment Readiness Class

Finding and keeping employment that provides sufficient income is foundational for helping women experiencing homeless to get back on their feet. A dozen women are ready to embark on that journey, after graduating from The Salvation Army Center of Hope’s job readiness program.

New Youth of the Year Announced at Great Futures Breakfast

As The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs kicks off its annual “Great Futures” campaign, one of its brightest success stories had her moment in the spotlight.

WNBA Star Kristi Toliver Inspires During All-Star Weekend

Boys & Girls Club members were inspired during a panel discussion featuring Kristi Toliver, current WNBA star and NBA assistant coach. The event was a part of the WNBA/NBA's Her Time to Play initiative.

Scholarship Student Profile: Jonathan Ifedi

Each year, The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary hands out scholarships to Boys & Girls Club alum who are attending college. Jonathan has worked with his mentor to graduate in less than three years.

ROSS DRESS FOR LESS® to Help Local Kids Learn in Charlotte

​Every year, nearly four million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation. Nearly 1,700 kids have a safe place after school at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Mecklenburg and Union Counties. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Ross Stores, Inc. announced that it is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

31st Annual Festival of Tables to Raise Funds to Create Opportunity for At-Risk Students and Families Experiencing Homelessness

On May 2, 2019, The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, will host its annual Festival of Tables events to raise support to address key issues our community faces, such as economic mobility and family stability. In its 31st year, the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s Festival of Tables event, has raised more than $1 million for critical needs in Charlotte.

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