One Word: Hope

Founded by Sharon Sanders in 1984, Kids First of the Carolinas has provided joy and nourishment to over 30,000 Charlotte children. From gifts at Christmas to meals in the summer to back-to-school backpacks, there is no need too big or too small.


Our mission is clear:

Find a need and fill it. 


Our volunteers work as beacons of hope in some of Charlotte’s most marginalized communities. Through partnerships with local schools and churches, we are able to identify families who may be suffering from job loss, a death, or any number of setbacks that require a helping hand. We are that helping hand.

Needs Are Constant   Email Us or Call 704.995.5679