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Matthews HELP Center
PO Box 91
Matthews, NC 28106

General Fund

The mission of Matthews HELP Center is to provide short-term crisis assistance to our neighbors in the Greater Matthews community.

Matthews HELP Center provides assistance with food, shelter, clothing and transportation for those unable to meet life essentials. Our help begins with you!

Thank you for your support!

If you have any questions please contact 704-847-8383 x299
or email

Item Donations Accepted Monday through Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Thank you for thinking of the Matthews HELP Center and Backporch Treasures Thrift Boutique to donate your gently used items.

Please see the lists below for items we can and cannot accept.

Items we can use will be placed for sale in our Thrift Boutique. Proceeds from the Boutique benefit our financial assistance programs at the Matthews HELP Center providing crisis assistance to local residents in need. Thank you!

FOOD PANTRY and General Needs

Thank you to those who blessed us with food for our clients. Our shelves are still quite full with non-perishable items.

Please consider a monetary donation or items of need from the Amazon Wish List.

This will help us help our families the most, as many are receiving food stamps. We sincerely appreciate your support.

Give at Work

Matching Gifts - Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. If you are employed or retired, check with your Human Resource or payroll department to determine if they have a program and what are the next steps in the process. The Matching Gift Program is a great way for you to double your gift! Please email for questions.

Leave a Legacy

A bequest is a gift of any amount made outright in your will. You may include a charitable bequest when you execute a new will or you can add it to an existing will. Bequests to Matthews HELP Center are very important, and will help us continue to support families in need in the future. We appreciate your consideration in leaving a legacy.

Tax Exempt Status

Matthews HELP Center is qualified as a Charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Matthews HELP Center are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our EIN number is 58-1408738.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Section at (919) 807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

View our IRS Form 990

Donations of Stock or Life Insurance - Please contact Susan Ross, Director of Development at 704-847-8383 ext. 299 for information.

In Honor or In Memory of Someone

Make a contribution in honor of or in memory of someone who has touched your life, and support MHC in the process! A personalized card acknowledging your gift will be sent to the person you are honoring and to others you may designate. Please include all necessary addresses.

Donate Via Donor Advised Funds

If you have a Donor Advised Fund at Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable or BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund you can make a gift to the Matthews HELP Center here. Thank you for your generosity.

Acceptable Donations

  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Art Work
  • Arts & Craft Items
  • Books, CD’s & DVD’s
  • Christmas Décor
  • Clocks & Watches
  • Clothing
  • Dolls & Doll Clothing
  • Fans (floor and box)
  • Fine China
  • Greeting Cards - New Only
  • Glassware & Dishes
  • Golf Clubs
  • Halloween (misc. items & costumes)
  • Housewares
  • Jewelry (all types)
  • Kitchen Items (i.e., blenders, mixers, toasters, coffee makers, etc.)
  • Linens, Blankets & Quilts
  • Musical Instruments
  • New Paper Products
  • Pocketbooks & Belts
  • Pots & Pans
  • Silverware
  • Shoes
  • Stereo Equipment, Turntables
  • Small Electronic Items
  • Flat Screen TV's Only
  • Toys & Games

Non-Acceptable Donations

  • Appliances (refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, hw heaters,washers /dryers,air conditioners,etc.
  • Automotive (parts, tires & batteries)
  • Batteries
  • Bed Frames, Bed Pillows, Mattresses & Mattress Covers
  • Building Materials
  • Carpet
  • Chemicals (paint, oil, gasoline, etc.)
  • Cribs
  • Computers, Printers, Fax Machines & Copy Machines
  • Cables or Computer Software
  • Construction Materials
  • Cornices & Curtain Rods
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Floor Lamps
  • Filing Cabinets
  • Furniture (Large pieces)
  • Gas-powered chain saw, weed eater, etc.)
  • Grills & Metal Fire Pits
  • Sinks, Toilets & Tubs
  • Neon bulbs
  • Non-Flat Screen TVs / VCRS
  • Rugs
  • Unframed Mirrors
  • VHS Tapes
  • Weapons, Ammo, Fireworks
  • Window Blinds & Shutters

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