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VALUES

 

COMMUNITY

We are proud of our city and recognize that real leadership is derived by service to others and to all future generations.

EMPATHY

Our true passion is to help reduce the impact of poverty on our neighbors.

INTEGRITY

We believe in openness and accountability. This approach will enhance our relationships with clients and donors.

MISSION

Families Forward Charlotte aims to ease the burden of poverty on children and their families in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. We are providing essential goods, educational programs, a comprehensive list of resources and assistance in navigating existing resources. The organization’s goal is to establish long-term stability for the children and families we serve.

VISION

Families Forward Charlotte envisions our city free of children and their families living in poverty.

FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

 

ESSENTIAL SUPPORT

Each family we serve will be assessed to determine their individual needs. All families will receive a customized “essentials basket” filled with toiletries and other items that will help ease the burden of poverty.

PERSONALIZED SUPPORT

We will work with families, one-on-one, during the year to help them get closer to life-long stability. After an in-depth assessment of each family, we will connect them to existing community resources and provide specific assistance that is preventing them from success. Whether it’s a new microwave or gas money to get to work, our aid will be specific to each need.

WEEKEND FOOD PACKS

We will coordinate, raise funds, collect donations, and provide volunteers to prepare food bags for food-insecure children and families in Charlotte. Each bag will provide a child with food over weekends and holidays when they don’t have access to free breakfast and lunch at their school.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

Knowledge is power.  We are committed to connect you to the specific resources you need, quickly.

Here you can access our comprehensive list of community resources for Mecklenburg County, NC

SEE RESOURCES

WAYS TO GIVE

 

Give back to your community!  Shop our Amazon list and donate directly to families in need.  Can’t contribute monetarily?  Host a donation drive or volunteer your time instead! Every person, every dollar helps our neighbors in need.

Interested in volunteering or hosting a donation drive?
Click the link below to fill out our questionaire.

SHOPPING ON AMAZON

You can support Families Forward Charlotte each time you shop on Amazon! Use our unique link above when shopping on Amazon, and 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to Families Forward Charlotte. In addition, by always going to smile.amazon.com and selecting Families Forward Charlotte as your favorite charitable organizaion you will ensure 0.5% will be donated to Families Forward Charlotte!

You can also shop from the comfort of your home to support our cause.  Click on our wishlist above to purchase items and have them shipped directly to Families Forward Charlotte.

ABOUT US

 

Families Forward Charlotte is a nonprofit organization committed to easing the burden of poverty on children and their families in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina! We are providing essential goods, educational programs, a comprehensive list of resourcesand assistance in navigating existing resources. The organization’s goal is to establish long-term stability for the children and families we serve.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

We are a volunteer organization founded in 2017. All of the donations received funds our programming. Financial statements and 990s will be posted as they become available.

BLOG/NEWS

 

How Families Forward Charlotte was born

Around two years ago I was driving home – it was dark and I was listening to NPR, something I rarely did back then. The broadcast was about the Harvard/UC-Berkeley Study “Where is the Land of Opportunity?” I listened while they talked about how Charlotte is the least...

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