To offer support to the families and staff of Thomasboro Elementary and the Thomasboro neighborhood...located in a high crime, high poverty area of Charlotte. This ministry attempts to ease the burden on families and staff by providing material help, whether it be school supplies, clothing, shoes, etc...to families with children, or providing food for hungry families, or helping to empower local leaders in their search for solutions to problems in the Thomasboro area. St. Luke's is a powerful networking source to find help and opportunities. We hope to enable children to go to school well-fed and nourished, appropriately clothed, and ready to learn! We believe education plays a crucial role in ending the cycle of poverty. The Thomasboro ministry provides a valuable path to that goal.
There are many different ways to be involved in the Thomasboro ministry...you can tutor once a week, or twice a month at the school, you can eat lunch with a child once a week or twice a month, you can help with our special projects which are announced in the bulletin, or you can donate to our coat drive, book drive, or food drive...held at different times during the year. We provide lunch for Thomasboro officers twice a year and always need help. We are always looking for new ideas and new volunteers!
We hold a meeting in September for anyone interested in touring the school and finding out volunteer opportunities.
Varied to fit your schedule. If you are interested let us help you to find a way and/or a place for you to make a difference!