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You Can Change It: Urban Poverty


“Urban Poverty’s Depth,” a recent op-ed piece by Gene Nichol in The Charlotte Observer takes a close look at the levels of poverty in our home town. What you discover might surprise you: over the last dozen years Charlotte has experienced the nation’s sixth steepest increase in concentrated poverty. Spend a little time learning about the issues here. If you’d like to be a part of the solution, here are 5 ways to step in now to help.

Farmer Foodshare - work a donation station shift at the Atherton Market

Salvation Army - volunteer as a mentor with the Boys & Girls Club

Jackson Park Ministries - help with children and youth programming at after school programs in the Jackson Park community

Crisis Assistance Ministries - volunteer in the Free Store or hand out muffins with the Breakfast Ministry

Faith Hope and Love - mentor kids in an after school program 


(Image courtesty of The Salvation Army)


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