It is back to school time, which means teachers and students are gearing up for the school year with new school supplies.
Many families at our local Title 1 schools cannot afford to purchase required supplies for the beginning of the school year. Please help them by clicking the links below and signing up to provide school supplies or come help pack book bags with Families Forward Charlotte to donate to these schools!
Families Forward Charlotte is kicking off our 2019-2020 program year on September 8th at Nevins. We are so excited to meet new families joining our program this year and welcome back returning ones. We are in need of volunteers to help with child care during the event. Please click here to sign up!
Fall Essentials Baskets
You can provide basic needs for a family in Charlotte! Each family in our Family Assistance Program receives Essentials Baskets filled with toiletries in the fall as well as grocery store gift cards to help them feed their families.
Baskets will include basic toiletries and household items (a detailed list will be emailed to you after you sign up). If bargain shopping at Walmart the list of items required will cost approximately $125 (more or less depending on brands purchased). Please click hereto sign up to donate an Essentials Basket and help a family in need this fall.
Families Forward Charlotte would like to extend a huge thank you to the below organizations for donations over the past month!
The Joy Of The Gift Of Transportation
You might remember the family in our June newsletter who we were able to gift a minivan. This family of ten was homeless when they were introduced to Families Forward Charlotte. Since joining our program, both parents have found stable employment and housing for their family. Thanks to FFC and Doing My Part, we were able to provide them that minivan to help close the gap of transportation that was hindering their success. Check out the video of their surprise gift by clicking the photo below.
Click the photo above to watch one of our very deserving families receive a minivan!