Single mom Tanesha Garner is an example of what happens when a family living paycheck-to-paycheck runs into something they were praying would never happen. In her case, it was lost transportation that started the dominoes falling. Faulty brakes resulted in her car being totaled in a wreck. Without a car, she lost her job […]
A Child’s Place Program Manager Kelly Cates knew early on that she wanted to make the world and her community a better place. Since 1989, this Charlotte nonprofit has worked to “erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education.” During the 2014-2015 school year, A Child’s Place helped 2,075 homeless kids.Working with children from kindergarten to 8th grade living in unstable housing, such as cars, campsites, homeless shelters, pay-by-the-week motels/hotels, or living doubled-up with friends and family, A Child’s Place helps remove the disadvantages and barriers to educational and personal success. As most homeless families are working poor, a variety of programs are in place to ensure both the child and their family are supported for maximum success.
Have you ever had a school-anxiety dream? Such dreams might involve walking into a classroom and facing an exam that you didn’t know about, or perhaps you missed the exam entirely. Maybe you’re racing down the hall and can’t find the correct classroom, or your locker.
On July 20, members of the Boys & Girls Club living in the Salvation Army Center of Hope play amongst themselves in a classroom, switching between board games and card games.
The number of children in North Carolina living in poverty has increased by 25 percent since 2008, according to a report to be released Tuesday, even as the nation recovered from the recession.
United Way’s recently publicized goal to lower absenteeism rates among homeless students has gained momentum with news that A Child’s Place is responding with a middle-school initiative to tackle the issue.
When Jeff Moose came across an article highlighting the number of homeless children in the United States, he knew he wanted to do something. What that was, exactly, Moose didn’t know. As an unemployed man, he had no money to give. But “what I do have is time,” he said. Moose said taking action on […]
100 families need assistance in the form of food boxes this break
Warmer weather brings with it spring break and intercession at our partner CMS schools. While it is nice for students to be on break, the extended time out of school often causes an extra strain on families experiencing homelessness. The two meals and a snack our students receive daily at school are an important supplement to the monthly food bill.
Though A Swine Evening is the only fundraising event hosted by A Child’s Place, we are always excited to help promote events organized by outside individuals and groups on our behalf. Dozens of events occur throughout the year including sports tournaments, bake sales, fashion shows, raffles and auctions.
For the second year, A Child’s Place will be the beneficiary of Charlotte’s premier Party with a Purpose on February 27 during the CIAA tournament. The event will be held at BLT Steak in uptown’s Ritz-Carlton. The soiree is being organized by former A Child’s Place Board member Natalie Brown and her husband Rudy along with […]