How Charlotte Families Can Help with COVID-19 Efforts

Here are opportunities across different fields
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Babe & Butcher allows you to place an order for a healthcare worker or first responder right now.

Teaching kids to give back is particularly important amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a great opportunity to foster empathy and awareness, and it’s something you can do as a family. Find ways to help locally through these programs.



CLTGivePPE supports frontline healthcare workers by procuring and distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative addresses the massive shortage of PPE and is completely volunteer-based.

How to Help:

  • Fund the cause on the CLTGivePPE’s GoFundMe page.
  • Register for the COVID-19 Miler, a virtual 19-mile run/walk from April 27 – May 3. Miles can be completed on different days.
  • Join the Sewing Angels team by sewing cloth facemasks, pressure relief head wraps, surgical gowns, and hooded coverall suits.
  • Transport created or collected items as a volunteer courier.
  • Donate unused PPE at one of three front porch drop-off locations throughout Charlotte. Contact CLTGivePPE for details on the Myers Park, Southpark, and Davidson locations.


Feed the Frontline Mecklenburg County

Feed the Frontline Mecklenburg County uses donations to purchase food from local restaurants and deliver meals to hospitals, fire departments, police stations, and Mecklenburg EMS. Restaurants get an economic boost, and first responders and healthcare workers receive a well-deserved meal.

How to Help:


Zuper Heroes Czech Pilsner

NoDa Brewing Company released a new brew called Zuper Heroes to support healthcare heroes. Ten percent of sales from the Czech pilsner goes toward 22 and You, a fundraising campaign led by Carolina Panther Christian McCaffrey that supports frontline medical personnel in the Carolinas battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Help:

  • Purchase a four-pack of Zuper Heroes via NoDa Brewing’s Brew-Thru. The taproom is closed, but the brew-thru is open daily.
  • Donate to McCaffrey’s fundraiser, 22 and You to support healthcare heroes.


Rē Salon and Med Spa

Rē Salon and Med Spa has donated 6,500 medical-grade masks to Atrium Health hospitals in North Carolina and is collecting donations to gift frontline workers with salon kit gift bags.

How to Help:


Babe & Butcher

Babe & Butcher, known for their Instagram-worthy charcuterie, crudité, fruit, and dessert boards, allows customers to purchase a meal for a healthcare worker or first responder through their website.

How to Help:

  • Visit the Babe & Butcher website and place an order for a healthcare worker or first responder for $20 per meal.


Friendship Trays

Friendship Trays delivers meals each weekday to the community’s “most vulnerable” members who are unable to buy or prepare food for themselves. The organization calls their remaining recipients who have neighbors or local family to help them through this time.

How to Help:

  • Purchase food for Friendship Trays from the Amazon needs list, or donate coolers and canned foods.
  • Donate funds via telephone, mail, or PayPal.


TSI Filtration Technologies

Charlotte-based TSI Filtration Technologies produces a variety of industrial air filters. To help the COVID-19 efforts, the company has created washable face masks for first responders, nursing homes, and medical facilities while still completing customer orders.

How to Help:

  • Pick up a take-home box of pre-cut materials and supplies from TSI Filtration Technologies to make a mask of your own. Distribute homemade masks to friends and family in need of them. Call 704-392-5564 prior to picking up a take-home box.