Hundreds of children in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County School Systems only eat at school. Esther’s Heart provides meals for these under-privileged school children while they are home on the weekends. A large portion of these youth face housing insecurity in addition to food insecurity. We are thankful for the continued generosity of donors and volunteers who support this aspect of our ministry.
Data from Feeding America’s 2023 Map the Meal Gap Study
Please join us in our hunger relief efforts by collecting food or sponsoring a food drive on our behalf. Food donations, grocery gift cards, and/or financial donations are appreciated. The cost to feed one child for one year is $300.00. We serve approximately 300 children every month. Consider sponsoring a child for the entire school year. From our hearts to your hearts, we say thank you for your continued support.
3-4 hour sessions aimed to build girls’ character, self-esteem, worth and value. We end every session with a celebration including a princess tea with proper etiquette, a craft, a chance to dress up and take photos, and nail painting.
3-4 hour sessions empowering boys to develop their character, identity, and self-worth. We end each workshop with a luncheon and the chance for each participant to fellowship with a male mentor.
In-depth programs meant to enhance positive character traits in children as young as preschoolers and youth through high school ages. We discuss honesty, respect, perseverance, trust, forgiveness and other qualities with the hope that these traits can become part of their everyday lifestyles.
Presentations educating our youth on the true nature of bullying and its real consequences, encouraging them to make healthier choices by choosing kindness and just saying “no.”
The fun-loving character of Miss McGuillacutty discusses and shares the word of God with elementary students at a level they can understand. With her colorful wigs and mismatched outfits, Miss McGuillacutty teaches students what the Bible says and uses games and examples to help kids apply what they learn.
Queen Transformation is a parenting/women support program that has empowered women housed at the Cabarrus County Detention Center since 2014. The program consists of moderated, hour-long sessions every other week discussing parenting and other challenges group members face from a Christian perspective. Each session is also a chance to connect group members with resources they can access when they exit prison so they can embrace a better quality of life. After returning to society, group members can continue the program through a closed-group Facebook page. Queen Transformation decreases recidivism rates at the Cabarrus County Detention Center and empowers women to understand their divine identity and access God’s power to transform their lives.