Salvation Army Charlotte Blog

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

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.

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.

The Deeper Meaning Behind National Donut Day

This food-focused holiday is among the few with its roots in charitable service.

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte Awarded $14,700 Grant to Fuel Bold Ambitions of Charlotte Young People

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte received a $14,700 grant from the Taco Bell Foundation to support youth in the community working hard to achieve their dreams. The funds will go toward career readiness programs at the Clubs, providing teen members access to learning opportunities and other programs that inspire the next generation of leaders.

Writing A New Chapter After Experiencing Homelessness

​Kendra is used to writing stories, not having stories written about her. She also never thought she would have gone through what she has experienced over the past year.

When Life Unravels

​From the outside, everything seemed normal. Growing up in the Washington, D.C., area Charles seemed to have it all together. He played sports and got good grades in the classroom. Unlike some of his peers, he still had both of his parents in the home. But, everything wasn’t as it seemed. His mother was an alcoholic and his father was involved in selling drugs. He grew up in the shadows of these vices, so it stands to reason his involvement in them was inevitable.

It’s Not What You’ve Done, It’s What You Can Do

In the rural area where Gregory McIver grew up, there wasn’t much going on. The only bright lights were those surrounding the baseball diamond, where he was a promising young centerfielder. His growth on the field could have been his ticket out of town, but unfortunately, Gregory’s story went the way of a foul ball.

2025 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing & Homelessness Strategy - A Joint Effort to Address Current and Prevent Future Homelessness

A broad consortium of the public, private and non-profit sectors has announced the launch of a comprehensive community-wide effort to create a strategic plan around housing instability and homelessness in our community.

The 2025 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing & Homelessness Strategy is led by Cathy Bessant, Chief Operations and Technology Officer for Bank of America and Eugene A. Woods,…

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