Welcome Baskets for Charlotte Family Housing
Charlotte Family Housing (CFH) is a local nonprofit organization which helps families facing homelessness by empowering them to secure and maintain safe, affordable housing. You can read more about CFH and the services they provide here. One of the greatest needs identified by Charlotte Family Housing was supplies for their “Welcome Baskets.” These welcome baskets serve essentially as a new home starter pack for each family that enters the shelter and contain enough bedding, pillows, towels, dinnerware, cookware, and personal hygiene products for a family of four.
Frontier Capital got hands-on with Charlotte Family Housing by putting together and delivering ten welcome baskets to one of their shelter locations. Gathering supplies for the baskets and putting them together was a truly team effort and delivering the baskets was unbelievably rewarding. Over and over we heard CFH employees and volunteers mention how empty their welcome basket storage closet has been for months, yet how crucial it is to have these supplies on hand for the families. Touring the shelter was also incredibly humbling. We toured family living and dining quarters, common areas inside and out, and even saw one welcome basket ready and waiting on a new family!