Share the Love With a Community Project

Consider a family service project as a way to show love for the community this Valentine’s Day.
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Consider a family service project as a way to show love for the community this Valentine’s Day. Find more about these and other volunteer opportunities for families at sharecharlotte.org.

Help the elderly or disabled with yard work. Love Inc. volunteers go to clients’ homes to do a large, one-day yardwork project. Apply at loveinc-charlotte.org.

Serve a Sunday meal to the homeless. Help serve a dignified, sit down meal at The King’s Kitchen in uptown Charlotte to homeless members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Dream Center congregation. The Dream Center is a nonprofit, launched by The King’s Kitchen owner Jim Noble, dedicated to providing outreach to homeless individuals. cltdc.org.

Lend a hand. The second Saturday of each month, Project 658, which serves at-risk families with a variety of help moving them toward sustainability, welcomes volunteers to tackle projects like painting, sorting donations, landscaping and organizing donations at its center. project658.com.

Sort shoes. Samaritan’s Feet is committed to making sure all children have shoes, as a means of providing hope, encouragement and unity to our city. Ages 8 and older can volunteer with a parent to help process shoes in the warehouse. Request information at samaritansfeet.org.


Michele Huggins is editor of Charlotte Parent magazine.