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With Nonprofit Needs
Davidson is fortunate to have many nonprofit organizations dedicated to meeting community needs for both goods and volunteer services — and many residents who have material goods or volunteer hours to offer.
But you have questions:
What is needed?
When and where should I take it?
Who needs a volunteer?
What for, and who should I call?
Meet the Need has the answers:
What our local nonprofits need — the lists are regularly updated.
Where to drop off your donation — details are listed with each nonprofit.
When to drop off your donation — times are listed with each nonprofit.
What kind of volunteer help is needed — and when and where.
Click on each nonprofit name for details.
Access to Success
We provide sustainable programs that generate positive change for Nigerian children and their communities. Children in Nigeria have dreams. But they rarely have hope. We provide education, athletic and empowerment programs, and basic human needs — we give access to necessary tools that empower children and give them hope for a future outside of poverty. With your support, we are impacting children, families, and communities.
Ada Jenkins Center
The vision of the Ada Jenkins Center is to see the people of our communities increase their upward mobility and build sustainable success for generations to come. The mission of the Ada Jenkins Center is to empower the people of our communities to break the cycle of poverty through the integration of health, education, and human services.
Chorale Arts Society of Davidson
This symphonic chorus provides the opportunity for members of the faculty and staff, alumni, and members of the community to sing a capella choral literature and the finest choral/orchestral repertoire with instrumentalists from the Charlotte Symphony and professional soloists from Davidson and around the world.
Continuing the Mission
Continuing the Mission (CTM) is a non-profit organization, 501 (c) 3, with the goal of improving the quality of life for veterans living with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and their families by providing them with uniquely trained canine partners. CTM provides fully trained assistance dogs at no cost to the veteran. We have established a birth-to-placement model that immerses our dogs in continuous social and functional activities starting at six weeks old.
Davidson Branch Library
The Davidson Branch, serving citizens of Davidson and the surrounding region, is located on The Green in the heart of the downtown area. Davidson Branch’s 6,000 sq. ft. centralized location makes it a popular afternoon destination for school-age children.
Davidson Cornelius Child Development Center
Our mission at the DCCDC is to provide high-quality, affordable early education and care for any child of our community without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, or socioeconomic status, and to embrace and foster diversity in a safe learning environment. We are the only center in the North Mecklenburg area that offers 5-star, full-time, affordable early education and child care with scholarship support for children ages 6 weeks to pre-K. About 40-50% of our children receive sliding-scale scholarship support, ranging from 35‒75% of the total tuition cost.
Davidson Farmers' Market
The Davidson Farmer’s Market, Inc. (DFM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Davidson, North Carolina. DFM is a producer-only, year-round Market featuring more than 35 farmers and local producers from within a 100 mile radius. The Market is a lively gathering place for meeting friends and for learning about food, agriculture and nutrition. Growers and producers are on hand to answer your questions, from “How was this grown?” to questions about how to prepare and preserve all types of foods.
Davidson Housing Coalition
Davidson Housing Coalition believes that Davidson’s traditional mix of people in all income levels is fundamental to our community and distinguishes us as a town. The mission of Davidson Housing Coalition is to work with the larger community to preserve and create affordable housing options, and to prepare families and individuals for financial stability and homeownership.
Davidson Village Network
Davidson Village Network enriches the lives of older adults, empowering them to thrive in home and community by providing a network of trusted resources, caring support, and social connectedness. Davidson Village Network thinks globally and acts locally as change agents to redefine what it mean to age in America.
Eliminate the Digital Divide (E2D)
VISION: A North Carolina where every student has equitable access to technology and ongoing computer training/support, providing all students with the opportunity to succeed.
MISSION: (1) To end the digital divide by equipping all economically disadvantaged students and families in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools with at-home access to computers, digital broadband, and the digital literacy training necessary to immediately stimulate academic and professional success. (2) Design and advocate any practices, assessments, or public policy that make this possible.
Exceptional Children's Assistance Center
The ECAC page is under construction. . .
IGNITE is a unique “peer-to-peer” community center for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome transitioning into adulthood. IGNITE offers activities and educational groups that foster independence and social interaction. Members work toward financial, educational, and employment success. IGNITE is a place where members come together to share ideas, learn practical skills, build friendships, and feel comfortable being themselves.
IGNITE is operated by the Autism Society of North Carolina with founding support from the Evernham Family-Racing for a Reason Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization started by legendary NASCAR crew chief and Hall of Fame inductee Ray Evernham.
La Escuelita San Alban
LA ESCUELITA, or “little school” in English, is a bilingual, half-day pre-school program primarily serving low-income Hispanic children in North Carolina’s Lake Norman area. Founded in 2014 by St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, La Escuelita has been a leading force in providing first generation Hispanic families with a chance to enter the public school system on an equal footing with their English-speaking counterparts.
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
Loaves & Fishes provides a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families experiencing a short-term crisis through a network of 35 emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County. Their pantry in Davidson is located at the Ada Jenkins Center.
Our Towns Habitat for Humanity
Our Towns Habitat for Humanity serves North Mecklenburg and Iredell counties, including the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville, and Statesville, with both our homeownership and critical repair programs. Our work in your local neighborhoods is funded through individual donations, corporate sponsorships, faith community donations, private and municipal grants, and sales from our two ReStores, located in Cornelius and Mooresville.
The ODD Sock
The ODD Sock. The organization is a 501(c)(3) charity that collects, inspects and distributes, clean, unpaired (single), outgrown, gently used and new socks. We have been doing this for the past 5 years and during that time we have collected and donated over 100,000 pairs of socks to nonprofits worldwide that serve the poor, homeless, and orphans. This includes local nonprofits, as well as out of county, nationwide and international.