Elevation Outreach empowers individuals to change the world in Jesus’ name.
We are a movement of Elevation Church working in partnership with non-profit organizations locally and globally to feed the hungry, fight homelessness, empower children and families, respond to the needs of people in crisis, rescue victims of injustice, and lead a generation into a greater life of generosity and service.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Co-founded by Pastors James McDonald and Mark Driscoll, Churches Helping Churches is a global partnership of church communities who seek to rebuild ministries in the wake of a catastrophic natural disaster. Currently, your generosity is helping to rebuild churches following earthquakes in Japan and Haiti.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
La Roca Skate Church evangelizes, disciples, and invests in Latin American youth, equipping them to become Godly leaders within their home, family, church, and society. Volunteers can serve beside youth in Quito, Ecuador on local work projects and in outreach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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's Feet is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing disease and improving lives through Shoes of Hope distributions around the world. In Charlotte, volunteers of all ages can help sort shoes at the warehouse to be distributed globally and locally.
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.
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.
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.