Elevation Outreach

Easing Impact of Homelessness

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Photos by: Brian Schindler

By: JORDAN HATTAWAY

Elevation Outreach partner A Child’s Place has counted more than 4,700 homeless school-aged children in our city.  It’s an overwhelming number.  But we have the opportunity to offer the hope and healing of Jesus to these children and their families.

This week, Elevation Interns organized and led a kickoff to summer camp field day for 150 of these kids at Shamrock Elementary in East Charlotte.  It was a loud, fast, sweaty, sticky, fun-filled few hours.  Young friends Nakerrina and Marissa told us the experience was “awesome.”  The third graters added, “We love everyone here because they play, help, and love us.”

Honest, sweet, profound words from children who are just like our own.  And we can help ease the impact of their homelessness this weekend at the New Life 91.9 event Faith Family and Freedom.  Several volunteers have already signed up to help A Child’s Place gather and sort new school uniforms.  Before and after your volunteer shift, you get FREE admission to enjoy the event.

15,000 concert-goers are expected at the ZMax dragway, and they’re all asked to bring an article of school uniform clothing.  With all of us pitching in to help, the event will easily reach its goal of 3,000 polos, khakis, skirts, and shoes.

There’s still time for you to sign up and be a part of Saturday’s event – SIGN UP TODAY!

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