An Interfaith Approach to Initial
COVID-19 Relief: Hunger & Education
At the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020, we asked ourselves: "What will it take for our Charlotte community to rise out of this crisis more deeply committed to the wellbeing of all?"
With an initial grant from The Gambrell Foundation, five local higher education campus teams addressed this question, collaborating with partner organizations to build a sustainable model of interfaith cooperation. Together, they addressed pressing needs in the areas of food insecurity and education gaps.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte & Wingate University
Interfaith Learning in a Box
Teams from Wingate and UNC-Charlotte created and distributed over 100 interfaith activity boxes through three non-profits addressing Covid-related learning loss: Freedom School Partners, Wayfinders, and Refugee Support Services.
Johnson C. Smith University
Telling Charlotte's Interfaith Story During COVID-19
JCSU's team partnered with MeckMIN (Mecklenburg Metropolitan Interfaith Network) to produce a documentary series called "Crisis and Compassion" that highlights our community's religiously-motivated care for those impacted by the pandemic.