RunningWorks | SHARE Charlotte


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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Meredith Dolhare
Main Address:
401 Hawthorne Lane
Suite 110-317
Charlotte, NC 28204
RunningWorks Headquarters
901 N. Tryon Street
Suite E
Charlotte, NC 28206

What We Do


As a health and human services organization, RunningWorks’ mission in the community is to work with individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity to address their needs for physical, emotional and social well-being.

We provide housing, homeless outreach and social services. Our focus is addressing the medical and non-medical factors that affect the overall health of adults and children experiencing homelessness and poverty. These factors include access to shelter, transportation, food security, interpersonal safety, education and economic mobility. In addition, four in five of our clients report untreated mental health issues. Since its inception in 2012, RunningWorks has served 5,000 people of all ages.


Team members in our subsidized Supportive Housing Program are all on their way to self-sufficiency in varying degrees, employed or on SSI or SSDI (and some fully self-supporting), but this crisis has hit them hard for their jobs are the ones that were cut first: dishwashers, line chefs, hotel workers, janitorial staff, etc. We have already heard from many of our team members that they have lost their jobs or had their work schedules drastically cut due to COVID-19. As a result, our financial commitment to keeping them in housing during this time has increased exponentially—and our exposure was already close to $100k.

3 Ways you can help:

1. Make a Financial Donation: Donations can be made in three ways.


TEXT TO GIVE: You can also make a gift by texting "DONATE" to (980) 243-0700.

BY MAIL: If you’d like to send a gift, make checks payable to RunningWorks and send to: RunningWorks; 401 Hawthorne Lane STE 110-317; Charlotte, NC 28204

2. Donate Items for Care Packages: As we support team members through this pandemic, our goal is to make sure they have supplies on hand to remain healthy, such as masks, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant spray cleaner, toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, dish soap, and non-perishable food (i.e. canned items, Mac’n Cheese, pasta, etc..). We’ll be distributing care packages at the beginning of each month for the foreseeable future.

If you would to donate items for care packages, we encourage you to visit out Amazon Wish List. Any items purchased through our Amazon Wish List will be conveniently delivered directly to RunningWorks. Email if you have items on hand you’d like to drop off.

To coordinate a donation dropoff, please contact Items can also be purchased through our Amazon Wish List and will be delivered directly to us.

3. Stay Connected: We are doing all we can to continue building relationships and maintaining a sense of family and community among our team members in this time of uncertainty. On Tuesday, March 24, we began hosting virtual programs via our private Facebook Group. We invite you to join us.

Log on to Facebook and search "RW Team," and submit a request to join our private group.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for continued updates.

If you have any questions, concerns or access to information that may help our team members during this time, please contact us at

Interesting Info

Over 2,000 meals provided annually to help combat food insecurity with those we serve
500 bus passes supplied each year to assist with needed transportation
3,500 Volunteer Hours Completed in 2019

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Volunteer Opportunities

Virtual Life Skill Workshop - Presenter
Repeats every week on Tuesday and Friday until Tue Dec 22 2020.
Friday, October 2nd, 2020
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Handyman Services
Repeats every week on Sunday until Tue Dec 22 2020.
Sunday, October 4th, 2020
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Rocktoberfest Half-Marathon and 5 Miler presented by Keffer Cares (VIRTUAL ONLY)
Repeats every day 1 times Also includes Thu Oct 08 2020, Fri Oct 09 2020..
Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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