Year Founded
2014
EIN
46-5287924
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Bethany McDonald, Executive Director
Primary Contact Name
Bethany McDonald
Main Address

HUGCLT
2920 N. Tryon Street
Suite 150
Charlotte, NC 28206
United States

United States

What We Do

The goal of our organization is to serve our community with dedication, compassion, integrity, and love. Our mission is to not only provide support; but to also focus on creating avenues of prevention and sustainable solutions.

Hearts United for Good is committed to addressing and identifying gaps and needs within Mecklenburg County and its often overlooked and marginalized populations.  We aim to offer the access and assistance necessary to ensure each and every human we encounter is given the tools and ability to succeed - regardless of educational, historical, financial, and societal barriers. HUG believes that ending stigmas and the perpetuity of failure and oppression through advocacy, understanding, and devotion is the foundation for effecting the greatest impact on the needs of our community.

Together we can build stronger communities and ignite hope by removing structural barriers that perpetuate poverty, and by providing guidance for healing the challenges of inter-generational trauma.

Interesting Info
  • HUG was recognized via official proclamation from Mecklenburg County Commissioners for our work in the Tent City Eviction process
  • During the height of Covid and the rapid growth of tent encampments, HUG provided over 92,000lbs of ice in the course of 8 months
  • Our "Lunch is on Us" initiative provided over 55,000 free, hot meals to children in the most at-risk communities during Covid-enforced school shutdowns
Photos and Videos
We don't just help people in the tent encampments... we take care of ALL beings in need!
Our Free Food Pantry provides over 200+ turkeys and complete Thanksgiving meals to families each year!
Our "Lunch is on Us" initiative provided over 55,000 hot meals to school age children during the Covid-forced School Closings
Sorting and organizing our Homeless Outreach supplies each day before our Tent City visits
We are SO grateful to our donors and supporters for helping fill out van with food - so that we can fill the bellies of families and children in need of food assistance!
HUG provided hot meals along with endless crucial resources on our daily Tent
We also provide food for local pet owners in need, along with our cross-organizational support of the Humane Society Pet Food bank during donation shortages.
Our amazing Animal Welfare program volunteers after providing a free fence for Kojo (the sweetest beagle mix) and his family!
Our pantry volunteers are always all smiles after serving families at our drive through food assistance program
Hearts United for Good was the proud recipient of the 2022 HRC (Human Rights Council) Dan Mauney Award recognizing exceptional dedication and service to community
We use registered and Certified Service Dogs to brighten the days of our shelterless clients in hospitals when they have no visitors or family support