Men's Shelter of Charlotte

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A Wallet in Every Pocket

You may have seen the article in Monday’s Observer about the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte’s new Housing Resource Center and our expectations to move 400 men from the shelter into housing this year.  As we’ve worked with men to get their identification, collect important papers, and keep up with so many other things, we’ve noticed that very few of our guests have wallets.  Imagine trying to keep your driver’s license or employee id badge from falling apart if your only option is to stuff it into your pocket.  You can help.  Donate your used wallet to the Men’s Shelter and we’ll make sure it goes to a homeless man who has no other means for organizing his pockets.  It’s easy, just drop it off at our Tryon Street campus at 1210 N. Tryon Street.  This could also be a great project for a school class or other youth group to undertake.  As we move 8 men per week out of the shelter and into their own place this year, we want to make sure there is a wallet in every pocket.  Thanks!

Carson Dean

In September 2008 I became the Executive Director of the Men's Shelter of Charlotte. I've spent almost 15 years working to end homelessness in North Carolina. After working with homeless and runaway youth in Raleigh, I served as the Director of the South Wilmington Street Center (men's shelter) in Wake County and then worked on Orange County's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. I am a former board chair for the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness and former chair of the Homeless Services Network in Charlotte. In 2014 I served as the partner agency representative on the United Way Central Carolinas board of directors.

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