Get Involved

Help us fulfill our mission of using sport and education to empower families and individuals break cycles of abuse, poverty, neglect and homelessness one stride at a time. We depend on the help and generosity of community partners, supporters, and volunteers, so we encourage you to become a part of the solution! Volunteer your time. Make a tax-deductible donation. Attend an event. Go shopping. Here are a few of the many ways to get involved:

Volunteer – As a RunningWorks volunteer, you can assist a neighbor in need and help change the lives and individuals and families in your community. It only takes a little time to do a lot of good. For information about volunteer opportunities, visit Share Charlotte or email us at

Donate – No donation is ever too small. A gift of $10 is enough to buy a meal for a neighbor in need. A donation of $80 is the cost of a monthly bus pass. $200 is enough to buy a move-in kit for one of our team members transitioning off the streets into a new apartment. Help support our mission by making a tax-deductible contribution online at Gifts and donations can also be mailed to RunningWorks at 401 Hawthorne Lane, Ste. 110-317; Charlotte, NC 28204.

Partner – Promote your company’s commitment to compassion and generosity while working to end extreme poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity in our community. For more information about partnership and sponsorship opportunities, please email or call (980) 500-8786.

Shop – Use Amazon Smile when shopping online. You will find any and everything you can find on Amazon, and a little more. Amazon Smile automatically donates 5% of your purchase choice to RunningWorks when you select us as your charity of choice. It’s a win win. You do some good, and it costs you nothing extra. Click here to get started

Be a Leader – Start a RunningWorks club at your school or church. For more information, email us at

Drop off – Donate clothing, household items, hygiene products, and other new or gently used items. Call (980) 500-8786 or email for more information. You can also purchase items from our wish list.

Attend an Event – RunningWorks serves as the benefit charity for a number of races in the area. We are always looking for energetic volunteers to help lend support. A list of upcoming events can be found at Email us at for more information.

Share Your Story – Learn how your courage to overcome adversity or press on through hardship can help a neighbor in need. Sign up to teach a workshop or lead a life skill. Email us at for more information.

Come Run (or Walk) With Us – RunningWorks has multiple programs each week. We invite you to join us. It’s a great way to get some exercise, have fun and get involved in your community. Not an athlete? No worries. You can participate regardless of your fitness level.  We meet every Tuesday and Friday at 9:45 a.m. Our physical address is 901-E N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206.

Get Social – Connect with us on social media