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Upcoming Events

August is Black Philanthropy month! Starting in 2001, Black Philanthropy Month was created by Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland with the intention of uplifting and advancing equity for those of African descent through giving. The focus is on highlighting and giving voice to organizations that are by the Black community and for the Black community. As an organization with 50% or more Black leadership and 50% or more Black clientele served, Crittenton stands as a perfect organization to support and elevate this month. The big day of giving is on August 28, but you can give anytime and champion Crittenton’s work here.

As we reflect on the inequities that still remain in our society, it is critical to be aware of them, but also actively work to solve them. We must do more to even the playing field and allocate additional resources for health and success towards those traditionally underserved groups. With our current focus on Black Philanthropy Month, there is an opportunity to be intentional about supporting the Black Community and being a part of the change.

Crittenton’s mission is to promote healing, hope and empowerment by providing comprehensive health, counseling, and education services for single pregnant and non-pregnant adolescents and women, mothers and their babies in the foster care system. This past year, 60% of all Crittenton’s clients were Black women and girls. Most of them came from backgrounds and experiences of trauma, abuse, and poverty, and were either pregnant, and/or in foster care when they arrived.

Crittenton acts as a pause point for our clients – a chance to catch their breath, deactivate survival mode, and navigate their next steps. From the day they arrive, we offer our clients safe and secure housing, regular, nutritious meals, access to prenatal, health, and mental health care, substance use disorder prevention and/or treatment, individualized support and counseling, and vocational and educational training and support. After having their babies or exiting foster care and moving on from Crittenton, many of our clients go on to secure stable housing, employment, and independence. Not only does this positively impact their present quality of life, but also their future and children’s future.

Whether or not you choose to give, we hope you will take some time to reflect on what actions you can take to ignite equitable change in our own Charlotte community. Together, we can change the narrative and create better tomorrows for our clients and for our communities as a whole.

If you want to learn more about Crittenton, please visit our Programs page or check out our social media.

Charlotte, NC (September 16, 2023, 6:30-10pm) — The Second Annual Women Supporting Women Gala hosted by Fellow Traveler Counseling and Toshkova Fine Art Advisory will take place at Bazal Art Gallery and Lounge on September 16th. The gala is held annually to raise funds for Crittenton, a Charlotte non-profit that supports pregnant women experiencing homelessness, parenting teens and their babies in foster care, and teenage girls aging out of foster care. Through healing, hope, and empowerment, this essential organization creates a pathway forward by providing a safe and healthy environment for clients and their babies. Crittenton provides a safe space to learn parenting skills, provides mental health and substance abuse services, job skills, assistance with housing, and much more.

The 2nd Annual Women Supporting Women Gala is an opportunity to celebrate and build awareness around Crittenton’s mission and contributions to our community. The event includes a silent auction featuring some of Charlotte’s favorite local businesses’ goods and services, delicious food and open bar, 360 photo booth, networking opportunities, and dancing at the Bazal Gallery Nightclub at Charlotte’s NC Music Factory from 6:30-10 pm on September 16th, 2023. This event is black tie optional attire. Tickets are $175.

Host, speaker, and media guru Ohavia Phillips will emcee the evening.

As a community, donors can provide the vital care that pregnant homeless women, teen moms and their children, and adolescents in foster care desperately need. All proceeds will support Crittenton’s operational costs including supplying basic needs, access to medical care, educational services, vocational training, trauma and mental health support, and life skills training for youth and young mothers. All donations will further Crittenton’s mission of breaking generational cycles of poverty and family dysfunction by empowering mothers to improve health and life outcomes for themselves and their children.

For tickets and more information:
Dazia Miller


Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsor - $10,000

This package includes:

  • Recognition as a Presenting Sponsor of the 2nd Annual Women Supporting Women Gala
  • Your company logo placed in the lead position on all printed & electronic materials for the gala including Save the Date & Invitations and Event Specific Email Communications
  • Your company name and/or logo presented on all social media posts related to the gala
  • Your company logo is listed as Presenting Sponsor on the Silent Auction platform
  • 2 VIP Reserved Tables for your company
  • 10 tickets to event for your company

Featured Sponsor - $5,000

This package includes:

  • Recognition as a Featured Sponsor of the 2nd Annual Women Supporting Women Gala
  • Your company logo placed in prime position on all printed and electronic materials for the gala including Save the Date & Invitations and Event Specific Email Communications
  • Your company name and/or logo presented on all social media posts related to the gala
  • Your company logo is listed as a Featured Sponsor on the Silent
  • Auction platform – 1 VIP Table Reserved for your company
  • 6 tickets to event



Patron Sponsor - $1,500

This package includes:

  • Recognition as a Patron of the 2nd Annual Women Supporting Women Gala
  • Your company logo or name is placed on all Event Specific Email Communications
  • Your company logo is listed as a Patron on the Silent Auction platform
  • 2 tickets to event

Supporter Sponsor - $500

This package includes:

  • Your company logo is listed and displayed as a Supporter on the Silent Auction platform
  • 1 ticket to event

**If you are interested in donating items, experiences, or something else to our silent auction please reach out to Dazia Miller at!**

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Florence Crittenton Services

1300 Blythe Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28203

Please join us as we ring in the holiday season with an open house and our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.


9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Open House (Agency tours, Lunch & Learn, Holiday Treats)

11:00 am: An overview of services provided by the Mecklenburg Mobile Crisis Team (CriSyS) and the use of these services during the holiday months when many are experiencing depression, grief/loss, substance abuse issues, and a host of other stressors.

5:30 pm: Dinner

6:00 pm: Welcome by Diane Thompson, CEO

6:15 pm: Tree Lighting and Caroling

7:00 pm: Desserts and Special Visit from Santa Claus



To RSVP, contact Michelle Smith

704-372-4663 or

What is Shop for GOOD?  Did you know there is a fun, easy way to make a difference in Charlotte that you can do from anywhere, at  any time, that fits any budget? ​SHARE Charlotte’s ​Give Shop®​ is an online marketplace that brings  together hundreds of Charlotte nonprofits’ Amazon wish lists, making it simple for our community to “shop  for good”!     

Seasonally, SHARE rallies our community to support nonprofits through Shop for GOOD promotions that  feature the items that Charlotte nonprofits need to run their business and programs. Items are shipped  directly to nonprofits’ doors, and donors know exactly where their money is going – that’s a win, win.

“Shop for GOOD: Winter is Coming Edition”,​ presented by ​Bank of America​, features nonprofit needs  including those related to preparing for Winter such as coats, clothing, food, can openers, or everyday  items such as toilet paper and trashbags. Promotion dates are Sunday, Oct 6 – Friday, Oct 11.

Take a look at the wish list for Florence Crittenton Services here. By participating in Shop for GOOD, you help to supply us with the essential tools we need to provide health and hope to adolescents, women, and their families. Thank you for choosing to #shopforgoodclt!

Come enjoy a night of food, drinks and silent auction shopping of items from Charlotte-area businesses! From tickets to gift certificates to bundles of merchandise, you cannot miss the chance to do some shopping for yourself or get some early holiday shopping done for your loved ones. Also featured at the event will be a wine pull and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will benefit Florence Crittenton Services, whose mission is to provide comprehensive trauma-informed health, educational and social services to women, adolescents and babies in the foster care system.

Tickets are $35 presale and $40 at the door. Each ticket includes beer, hors d’oeuvres, and access to the silent auction. Additional food and drink will be available for purchase.

The event will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (silent auction bidding will close at 8:00 PM sharp) at Town Brewing Co. , located at 800 Grandin Road, Charlotte, NC 28208

Follow our Facebook event here for updates and to see which of your friends are coming!

To purchase tickets online, click here.

For more information, questions, or to RSVP, please contact us here or by phone at 704-372-4663.