Thousands of Charlotte Families Are Without Warm Clothes – ‘Winter Warmup’ Is Hoping To Change That


charlotte-homeless-familyAs temperatures continue to drop, and many of us are looking forward to spending a warm Christmas with those we love, thousands of Charlotte families are currently without enough clothes to stay warm.

Local startup 2ULaundry has just partnered with with Charlotte’s Crisis Assistance Ministry to rally the city to help change that.

Their first annual Winter Warmup Charity Clothing Drive is now hoping to collect over 15,000 pounds of warm clothes to give to those who need it most in Charlotte.

This week’s campaign is a follow-up to the ‘Spring Clean CLT’ campaign launched in March, which resulted in collecting over 5,000 pounds of clothing for Charlotte families.

Here’s the video we made for their Spring Clean campaign:

winter-warmup-partner-fliers2ULaundry has made donating clothes incredibly easy by offering free pick-up.

Charlotte residents can schedule a pickup online or by sending a text to (704) 766-8730 using the word “donation” now through December 19th.

Donors can place their clothing in plastic bags on their doorstep and 2ULaundry will drive to their home, pick up the bags, and bring them directly to the Crisis Assistance Ministry. The clothes will then be given out for free to anyone who needs them.

According to Charlotte’s Crisis Assistance Ministry, the most needed items this winter are hats, socks, underwear, gloves, and school uniforms. Gently used items like shoes, work boots, bed linens, towels, and winter coats may be donated as well.

You can visit for more information and text or call (704) 766-8730 to schedule your donation pickup.