Blanket Drive

Carlos W and friends.

Yesterday, Carlos W & friends delivered one-hundred-seventy new blankets to the homeless population of Charlotte.

Several weeks ago Carlos mentioned, via social media, his desire to undertake this project. The response was rapid with many people offering to help. The First Ward Community Fund has a history of this type of giving and we too offered to donate $250 to assist with the endeavor.

Carlos said “It was amazing! We ended up with a little over 170 blankets…. and people are STILL contacting us to donate!”

This was a collective effort by many people. Not only did they donate new blankets, time and money, but also purchased supplies to make blankets. The group met early on Saturday to prepare the blankets and then make deliveries in the Uptown neighborhoods. Many shared pictures and comments via Facebook and all of the participants found the experience both humbling and rewarding.

We have a significant homeless population in Charlotte and the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte does great work.  Please consider helping with their mission.


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