A Child’s Place is seeking donations of winter coats for client homeless children attending CMS elementary and middle schools. Last year the agency assisted more than 2,600 homeless children in the greater Charlotte area.
The Housing Opportunity Foundation awarded eight area nonprofit agencies a total of $15,000 through the annual Realtor®-directed Community Grants Program. The foundation serves as the charitable arm of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association, and is dedicated to making a difference in the community by creating housing opportunities, promoting homeownership, and positioning and educating Realtors® as leaders.
Thanksgiving is usually a time for friends and family to gather around the table, feast on a hearty meal and share childhood stories. Afterwards, they wrap up the leftovers and store everything in the refrigerator. Most families are nibbling on turkey-inspired sandwiches, casseroles and soups for days. For the client homeless families of A Child’s Place, there is no money to purchase a Thanksgiving meal. There is no way to store or refrigerate food. The families may feel there is no reason to give thanks. That is why Thanksgiving sponsorship is so important.