Assistance League of Charlotte
Assistance League of Charlotte is a group of dynamic volunteers dedicated to changing the lives of at-risk children. We have five philanthropic programs:
- Operation Check Hunger
- Operation School Bell
- Mecklenburg Country Teen Court
- Scholarships and Outreach.
As an example The Assistance League of Charlotte provides the following services to our community:
- provides 4,000 snacks every school day to children whose last meal of the day might be the snack we have provided in the afternoon.
- provides backpacks, on Fridays. stuffed with food for a family of four for 100 families to support them through the week-end.
- dresses 3,000 children a year in two new school uniforms with all the underpinnings, new sneakers, a warm coat and a new book. Several of the children who come to us are involved in a homeless situation.
- provides book bags stuffed with school supplies to the Red Cross to be taken to children whose homes have been destroyed by fire.
Through Mecklenburg County Teen Court,they give first-time youth offenders, who admit their guilt, a chance to stand before a jury of their peers. They are offered, through community service, a chance to wipe the slate clean with no permanent record.
They seek out and support well-rounded students and provide them with funds to continue their education in a North Carolina university/college.