Elevation Outreach

About Elevation Outreach

Elevation Outreach exists to empower a generation of believers who embrace a lifestyle of generosity and service so that our cities will be forever changed by the love of Christ.

We function under Pastor Steven’s vision to partner with great non-profit organizations and serve the underserved in Jesus’ name.

When you give to Elevation Church, 12% of your giving goes directly to support these partner non-profits.

Here’s how your generosity and service is changing the world:

  • LOVE Week 2013 engaged more than 11,000 volunteers in six cities to serve 58,370 hours
  • The 2012-2013 M1 Initiative empowered more than 1,000 volunteers to tutor and mentor students in our local schools.
  • The 2011-2012 Orange Initiative engaged volunteers to serve 102,208 hours in our city gave $1,038,000 to our local partners.
  • Since 2006, we’ve given $9.9 million to 65 partner non-profits.
  • Through our outreach partners, your giving is directly impacting people in 16 countries around the world.

Our Partners

  • A21 Campaign

    A21, Founded by Christine Caine, is committed to abolishing the injustice of human trafficing in the 21st century. You can help by writing letters to rescued victims, putting together gift bags, or hosting a party to raise awareness about human trafficking.

    To volunteer, contact Reem Haj
    Website: The A21 Campaign

  • A Child's Place

    A Child's Place works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. You can help by becoming a "lunch buddy" or providing healthy snacks to children who may not have good nutrition when they get home from school.

    To volunteer, contact Erin Hummel
    Website: A Child's Place

  • ALS Association’s Jim “Catfish” Hunter chapter

    ALS Association’s Jim “Catfish” Hunter chapter is empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. Your generosity is touching the lives of ALS community with hope for the future.

    To volunteer, contact Elevation Outreach
    Website: ALS Association’s Jim “Catfish” Hunter chapter

  • Autism Foundation of the Carolinas

    The Autism Foundation of the Carolinas (AFC) is dedicated to addressing the needs of families in our community dealing with autism through inclusion-based programs.  You can help by supporting occasional events like “Lose the Training Wheels” or by attending an “Autism 101” class to help families find support for their special needs children.

    To volunteer, contact Wendy Welch
    Website: Autism Foundation of the Carolinas

  • Anuvia

    Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center is committed to providing the resources and tools needed for people to avoid alcohol and drug abuse and maintain long-term abstinence and recovery. Anuvia provides alcohol and drug education, prevention, assessment and treatment services. There are great educational opportunities with this partner and limited opportunities to volunteer.

    To volunteer, contact Elevation Outreach
    Website: Anuvia

  • Beds for Kids

    Beds for Kids seeks to provide a bed and other essential furniture items to every child and family in need in Charlotte.  They accept donations of new and gently used furniture basics.  You can help by donating approved items, hosting a bedding drive, or helping at the warehouse on Saturday mornings.

    To volunteer, contact Brett Bost
    Website: Beds for Kids

  • Bless Back Worldwide

    Bless Back Worldwide empowers individuals to use their gifts to bless others in mission trips to Haiti, Nicaragua, and beyond. What began as a medical relief effort following the 2010 Haiti earthquake has evolved into much more. All skills needed.

    To volunteer, contact Allison Fowler
    Website: Bless Back Worldwide

  • Camino Community Center

    Camino Community Center is an extension of Camino del Rey church and serves both the spiritual and physical needs of the predominantly Latino neighborhood nearby on North Tryon.  Volunteers can help in the medical clinic, the clothing closet, or the food pantry.

    To volunteer, email Elevation Outreach
    Website: Camino Community Center

  • Center For Community Transitions

    The Center For Community Transitions strengthens our community by helping people with criminal records find a healthier and more productive way of living. Their work provides employment and transition services, supports alternatives to incarceration, and restores and strengthens family bonds.

    To volunteer, Contact Linda Mayes
    Website: Center for Community Transitions

  • Charlotte Family Housing

    Charlotte Family Housing works to empower families from homelessness to self-sufficiency. eGroups can join in and launch new Elevation "Hope Teams" to mentor a family, individuals can stay the night at Hawthorne Place, prepare and serve dinner, or help with occasional work projects.

    To volunteer, contact Chip Todd
    Website: Charlotte Family Housing

  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

    Elevation Outreach currently partners with two CMS schools in two low-income neighborhoods.  We serve Druid Hills Academy and Piney Grove Elementary with funds, volunteers and mentors.  You can help by serving as an EOG testing proctor, by tutoring or mentoring a child, or by supporting occasional events.

    To volunteer, email Elevation Outreach
    Website: Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

  • Charlotte Rescue Mission

    Charlotte Rescue Mission provides intensive, no cost, 90-day residential programs for homeless and jobless men and women facing drug and alcohol addiction.  Elevation volunteers serve breakfast here every first Saturday of the month.  We would love for you to join us to learn more about this ministry.

    To volunteer, contact Christy Baker Seay
    Website: Charlotte Rescue Mission

  • Children's Attention Home

    The Children’s Attention Home, Inc. provides quality care to help York County, SC children who have suffered from child abuse.  You can help by volunteering in the emergency shelter to help heal a child suffering the devastating impact of neglect.

    To volunteer, conact Elevation Outreach
    Website: Children's Attention Home

  • Christ Our Shepherd

    Christ Our Shepherd's goal is to empower single parents in Matthews, NC to reach financial and spiritual security.  You can help by mentoring a child, or by volunteering for occasional special projects.

    To volunteer, contact Ryan Culpepper
    Website: Christ Our Shepherd Ministries

  • Citizen Schools

    Citizen Schools is dedicated to helping all children discover and achieve their dreams through an expanded learning day with rich opportunity. Volunteer to be a Citizen Teacher 90 minutes a week and transform the lives of middle-school students.

    To volunteer, contact Elevation Outreach
    Website: Citizen Schools

  • Crisis Assistance Ministry

    Crisis Assistance Ministry provides assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move toward self-sufficiency.  Elevation volunteers serve breakfast here to neighbors waiting in line for services the first Friday of every month.  You can also help by sorting items in the free store, or by picking up and organizing donated furniture.

    To volunteer, contact Russell Goetting
    Website: Crisis Assistance Ministry

  • Compassion International

    Since 1952, Compassion International has touched the lives of more than 1.6 million children through their holistic child development ministry. Their strategic, church-based ministry operates in more than 5,000 churches in 26 developing countries.  Currently, your generosity is helping to support mothers and their babies in a Child Survival Program in Kamwokya, Uganda.

    To volunteer, contact Danae Diller
    Website: Compassion International

  • Compassion to Act

    Compassion to Act (CTA) is committed to bringing awareness to and ministering to victims of human trafficking. This program provides long-term housing, mentoring, job training, spiritual training and life skills development. You can get involved by becoming a mentor, volunteering with a community event, or serving girls through CTA’s monthly strip club outreach.

    To volunteer, contact Janette Albury
    Website: Compassion to Act

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is leading the way in a search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. Your generosity supports the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately helps to find a cure.

    To volunteer, contact Rebecca Fish
    Website: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

  • Down Syndrome Association Of Charlotte

    Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte (DSAC) supports families and individuals with Down Syndrome (DS) to reach their full potential.  Volunteers can help plan and execute educational and social activities and raise awareness for special needs children.

    To volunteer, contact Laurie Maddex
    Website: Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte

  • Freedom School Partners

    Freedom School is an energetic, unique program based on the work of Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman.  Freedom School focuses on literacy and fight summer learning loss with nine locations serving more than 500 children.  Volunteers can read, tutor, or mentor at the Johnson C. Smith University and Bruns Academy locations.

    To volunteer, Elevation Outreach
    Website: Freedom School Partners

  • Growing Churches Network

    Pastor Craig Groeschel, lead Pastor at LifeChurch.tv launched the Growing Churches Network to spread the gospel around the world and support new and growing ministries.

    To volunteer, contact Reem Haj
    Website: Growing Churches Network

  • Habitat For Humanity – Charlotte

    Habitat for Humanity transforms lives by partnering with families and communities to create and preserve affordable home ownership solutions.  Volunteers can help with twice-monthly building projects.

    To volunteer, contact Steve Esposito
    Website: Habitat Charlotte

  • Hands On Charlotte

    Hands on Charlotte connects volunteers to a wide variety of service projects.  You can help fight homelessness and hunger, read to, tutor, or mentor a child, care for the environment and much more.

    To volunteer, contact Cindy Parkes
    Website: Hands on Charlotte

  • Harvest Center

    The Harvest Center offers opportunities for life transformation to homeless individuals in the heart of Charlotte.  They provide basic necessities like food, clothing, tutoring, literacy, and recovery services.  Volunteers enjoy working in the food bank, in the community garden, or directly with homeless neighbors.

    To volunteer, contact Kyle Ferlic
    Website: Harvest Center

  • Hope Cancer Ministries

    Hope Cancer Ministries provides Christian volunteer services to cancer patients and their families.  Volunteers can work directly with patients and families by delivering meals, handyman, housekeeping, assist with medical costs, utilities, housing, and transportation to doctor’s appointments.

    To volunteer, contact Beth Helms
    Website: Hope Cancer Ministries

  • Hope Haven

    Hope Haven provides a supportive residential environment for homeless individuals and families living with addictions and disabilities.  Volunteers can do just about anything here; cook, clean, garden, babysit, mentor, lead an activity, sponsor a resident, or grill out with your eGroup for the neighbors

    To volunteer, contact Penny Krueger
    Website: Hope Haven

  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte

    The mission of Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte is to provide exceptional care and to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of individuals and families. There are many opportunities to get involved such as running errands, helping in the office, volunteering for events, providing decorations during holidays or being a much needed listening ear.

    To volunteer, contact Elevation Outreach
    Website: Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte

  • Issachar Initiative

    The Issachar Initiative exists to serve the body of Christ by bringing vision and focus so its resources are strategically directed toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission. The ministry is working to spread the gospel to the whole world.

    To volunteer, contact Danae Diller
    Website: Issachar Initiative

  • Jackson Park Ministries

    Jackson Park is a Christian ministry providing financial, housing, and crisis assistance to families with children.  Volunteers can cook and serve meals to families, mentor children, and work on handyman projects from renovating wings of the building to painting.

    To volunteer, email Cheryl Price
    Website: Jackson Park Ministries

  • Joni and Friends

    Joni and Friends founded by Joni Eareckson Tada seeks to train, disciple and mentor individuals and families affected by disability. Volunteer with Joni and Friends by serving at a family retreat, collecting and transporting wheelchairs or helping to make homes disability accessible.

    To volunteer, contact Dave McGuirk
    Website: Joni and Friends

  • King's Kitchen

    The incredible fried chicken draws you in, the mission keeps you coming back.  King’s Kitchen is an outreach launched in the heart of Charlotte by Jim and Karen Noble.  The not for profit restaurant donates proceeds to feed the poor and provides leadership and job opportunities for previously unemployable neighbors. 

    To volunteer, contact Janet Springs
    Website: The King's Kitchen

  • LA Dream Center

    Dream Center Los Angeles was founded by Matthew Barnett in response to the desperate need found in the heart of the city there.  “See a need and fill it.  Find a hurt and heal it,” is how they operate.  Volunteer “street teams” serve victims of poverty, abuse, addiction, homelessness and hunger.

    To volunteer, contact Reem Haj
    Website: LA Dream Center

  • Matthews Free Medical Clinic

    Matthews Free Medical Clinic provides quality healthcare to low income, uninsured patients of Mecklenburg and Union counties.  Volunteers can help with organizational tasks and regular events like free clinic days.

    To volunteer, contact Heidi McClure
    Website: Matthews Free Medical Clinic

  • Matthews Help Center

    Matthews Help Center serves and cares for those in our community by providing programs and services to meet life's basic needs.  Volunteers can serve in the food pantry, the clothing closet, and with basic education or counseling.

    To volunteer, email Elevation Outreach
    Website: Matthews Help Center

  • One 7

    One7 has a vision to reach and transform inner city communities and families by intentionally forming cross-cultural youth ministry teams while focusing on holistic change and spiritual growth.  Volunteers can make and serve dinner to One7 students, support the ministry’s soccer teams, and help with occasional work projects in the culturally diverse neighborhoods of East Charlotte.

    To volunteer, contact Kevin Carpenter
    Website: One7

  • Pregnancy Resource Center

    Pregnancy Resource Center is a non-denominational, non-political organization committed to providing compassion, information and support to anyone facing the challenge of unintended pregnancy.  Volunteers can serve and walk alongside expectant parents, or put together gift boxes filled with items for a newborn.

    To volunteer, contact Cherish Rush
    Website: Pregnancy Resource Center

  • Project 658

    Project 658 is aimed at community transformation in the culturally rich neighborhoods of East Charlotte.  Volunteers can engage in the ministry’s clothing closet, food pantry, children’s programs, health clinic and unique billboard recycling vocational program.

    To volunteer, contact Elevation Outreach
    Website: Project 658

  • R.A.I.N.

    R.A.I.N. engages the community to transform lives and promote respect and dignity for all people touched by HIV through compassionate care, education, and leadership development.  Volunteers support patients and families in all facets of life and engage in occasional events.

    To volunteer, email Elevation Outreach
    Website: Regional AIDS Interfaith Network

  • Renovatus Church: Justice Project

    Pastor Jonathan Martin leads Charlotte’s Renovatus Church.  Elevation partners with its Justice Project in the culturally rich, predominantly refugee Birchcroft neighborhood.  Volunteers can help in sustainable farming projects, automotive repairs, academic tutoring and more.

    To volunteer, email Elevation Outreach
    Website: Renovatus Church:  Justice Project

  • Right Moves For Youth

    Right Moves for Youth works with CMS schools and CMPD to reduce the number of student dropouts in Mecklenburg.  Volunteers can help RMFY provide motivation and resources for students in grades 4-12 to succeed in school, improve their quality of life, and become responsible members of society.

    To volunteer, contact Jeff Matuszko
    Website: Right Moves for Youth

  • Ronald McDonald House

    Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) works to improve the health and well-being of nearly 3.7 million children worldwide every year.  In Charlotte, the non-profit provides a short-term home for families with urgently sick children getting help at local hospitals.  Volunteers daily bake cookies and prepare home cooked meals, as well as provide services like hairstyling and child care.

    To volunteer, contact Elisa and Jeff Curtis
    Website: Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte

  • Safe Journey

    Under the umbrella of Communities in Schools, Safe Journey is a program that helps teen mothers complete high school, while teaching parenting programs to minimize abuse and neglect. The program strengthens their connections with their children, families, and community.  Volunteers help plan and execute major events and mentor young parents.

    To volunteer, email Elevation Outreach

    Website: Communities in Schools, Safe Journey

  • Samaritan House

    Samaritan House provides recuperative care to homeless neighbors when they are discharged from the hospital.  Volunteers provide meals, basic job training, literacy, and handyman projects.

    To volunteer, contact Steve Kamenski
    Website: Samaritan House

  • Samaritan's Purse

    Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.  Volunteers can help by serving on crisis response teams and through Operation Christmas Child.  Your generosity has funded an HIV clinic in Uganda, sent emergency aid during hurricanes and tornadoes, and currently is helping to feed terrorized people in Sudan and South Sudan.

    To volunteer, contact Danae Diller
    Website: Samaritan's Purse

  • Second Harvest Food Bank

    Second Harvest Food Bank provides a regional distribution warehouse and branches that supply food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need.  They also provide training, consultation, technical assistance, and hunger education.  Volunteers are needed to sort donations daily.

    To volunteer, email Gil Kayton
    Website: Second Harvest of Metrolina

  • SIM

    Serving in Mission (SIM) is intent on planting, strengthening and partnering with churches around the world for the glory of God. Your generosity is helping them to minister to human need, evangelize the unreached and to equip churches to fulfill Christ’s Commission.

    To volunteer, contact Elevation Outreach
    Website: SIM

  • Sports Outreach

    Sports Outreach Institute’s (SOI) mission is to identify and train committed Christian leadership in the effective use of sports ministry, in the spreading of the Gospel message, and in alleviating human suffering. Your generosity is providing hope and transforming to thousands of lives through the deployment of 5 major projects; Sports Ministry-Mentoring and Discipleship, Teaching- Biblical training and Formal Education, Training- Vocational and Life Skills, Feeding- Food and Clean drinking water and Public Health- Medical Outreach Services, Trauma Care, Education. Both in Africa and Latin America.

    To volunteer, contact Elevation Outreach
    Website: Sports Outreach

  • Urban Ministry Center

    The Urban Ministry Center works to meet the basic needs of those in our community through shelter, food, employment assistance, and therapeutic services.  UMC recently opened the landmark Moore Place, an 85-unit apartment building that offers permanent supportive housing to chronically homeless neighbors.  Residents here need everyday basics like laundry and toiletry supplies.  Volunteers can share a meal, serve drinks, make sandwiches, work in the garden or art gallery.

    To volunteer, contact Bo Hussey
    Website: Urban Ministry Center

  • Young Life Africa

    Young Life introduces adolescents to Jesus Christ and helps them grow in their faith. Your generosity is encouraging young leaders across Africa. Our efforts are currently focused in the nation of Zanzibar.

    To volunteer, contact Elevation Outreach
    Website: Young Life Africa