A Child’s Place not only works to ensure that our students are mentally prepared to learn, but physically prepared as well. We focus on providing supplies from four key areas to all of the students we assist: toiletries, uniforms/clothing, school supplies and snacks. All supplies distributed are generously donated by individuals, businesses, civic/faith groups, schools […]
Celebrate the Holidays and Help A Child’s Place Students and Families 1. Holiday Central Volunteer We’re in need of additional Holiday Central volunteers! To ensure our students receive all of their gift items, we need your help! Our staff will need assistance with tasks such as accepting sponsor donations, sorting gift packages, organizing materials to […]
As a recent transplant to Charlotte from Charlottesville, VA I hoped to find a way to become more actively involved in my new community. Wanting to volunteer, I discovered that the mission and efforts of A Child’s Place aligned with my interests in working with children and families. A Child’s Place supports families experiencing homelessness, […]
Only 40% of Charlotte Mecklenburg third graders read at grade level, here’s how to help By: Gi Hallmark, Charlotte Agenda, email@example.com According to a report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, in 2014, only 40% of Charlotte Mecklenburg third graders were reading at grade level. Reading at grade level by the end of third grade […]
View Original Article Rise in homeless families predicted during annual count this week By Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer, firstname.lastname@example.org Mecklenburg County’s annual count of homeless people kicks off late Wednesday, and organizers are predicting the number of homeless families will increase for the second year in a row. It’s a belief based in part on reports […]
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 […]
We are pleased to announce that A Child’s Place is participating in United Way of Central Carolina’s new Charitable Partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and their Championship Football game that will be held in Charlotte each December through 2019. Specifically, we are participating in the ACC-United Way Reading and Attendance Challenge, which was announced […]
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.
The donation was a portion of the proceeds from sales of the MKG Burger, a menu item named in NBA player Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s honor and developed specifically to benefit one of his favorite charities.
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.
A huge thank you to our sponsors, donors, celebrities, guests and volunteers for making A Swine Evening 2015 a “pig” success! Our fundraising total will be shared soon. Click here to view event photos.
Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Swing Fore A Child’s Place golf tournament June 1 at River Run Country Club in Davidson. The event will raise funds for A Child’s Place work at Walter G. Byers Academy, a pre-K through 8th grade school in Charlotte with a high number of homeless children. Tournament […]
A Child’s Place hosts a signature fundraising gala called A Swine Evening that auctions celebrity autographed piggy bank paired with trips, activities, goods and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We are excited to announce that we already have a pig pen full of piggies autographed by celebrities. Check out our complete list of pignatures and packages!
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 […]
With the help of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the NBA Charlotte Hornets’ small forward, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar in SouthPark has developed a new offering. Kidd-Gilchrist, who recently celebrated his 21st birthday and is a regular at the restaurant, worked with The Cowfish Executive Chef David Lucarelli and Master Sushi Chef Rifali Almunir to develop Motor Keeps Going (MKG), […]
This holiday season gives us a sense of community and it’s no different for us here in Charlotte. Thank you for thinking of our students as you consider giving this holiday season. A Child’s Place received great support for our Family Holiday Sponsorship program, Holiday Central volunteers and donations drives this fall. Our children and their families have great […]
For many of us, the holiday season is a reminder of our blessings. We reflect on our gratitude for what we have – a home, food, employment, family and friends. However, this time of year can be challenging for others, including the families of A Child’s Place. Without guaranteed access to basic needs like shelter, […]
The arrival of fall means that winter is right around the corner and the children of A Child’s Place will soon need coats to keep them warm. To prepare them for the changing weather, we are asking for donations of winter coats, cardigans, jackets, sweatshirts and hoodies ranging from children’s size 6 to adult extra […]
What does your child’s bedroom look like? Is it clean, quiet, private and comfortable? Most of all, can you count on it to be there when you need to rest or be alone? Young Damien dreamed of having his own bedroom in a stable, dependable place, but the various places he slept when his family […]