Orange Moon CDC is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. If you or someone you know is in need of any of the services we offer, please get in contact with us. In addition to helping families, we offer many services to young children and teens. We provide a positive environment to focus on ethical decision making.
Our mission is simple...to help. There is no reason anyone should have to go to bed hungry. Or wake up to start the day without something on their stomachs. We will improve the lives of families in Salisbury, Metrolina, and the Triad that have fallen on hard times. We will help put food in the pantries of those in need. And for the children and young teens, we offer tutoring, cooking classes, game night, and what you don't see here, just ask. We WILL make it happen (within reason of course)! We are here to provide access to positive and productive information. We help individuals discover their passion, learn life skills, and build self-esteem through increased literacy and positive programs.
Remember, happy, well-rounded children make happier well-rounded adults. Those same adults may be taking care of you one day. I'm just saying...
We are a small group of dedicated volunteers who can pick up and drop off donated items and distribute them to families in need. Items in high demand are as follows:
We all need a little help sometimes. Orange Moon is here to extend that helping hand. Currently we offer the following. This list will grow in the months to come.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of what we do at Orange Moon. Whether it is helping a group of students with homework or any other number of ways to be involved. Volunteering with Orange Moon offers the chance to serve children and families in meaningful ways that lead to life changing relationships, for those we are serving and for volunteers alike. We have volunteer opportunities for a variety of different interest and commitment levels, from just seeing what Orange Moon is about to a long-term investment in the life of a child.
Every single penny you give goes towards the children we help...100% of it. Your kind gift is also tax deductible.
In addition to our weekly activities, we get together each month to celebrate our achievements, no matter how small. Whether it's going to the movies or out to dinner. Everyone is involved in the decision making.
I want you all to meet this little guy...his name is Amir. Amir is very special to our family. We met Amir and his mother 2 years ago through a mutual friend. They were living in a roach infested apartment with broken windows, mold growing throughout the unit, and a slumlord who refused to make repairs. After only knowing this family for a few weeks, I decided to move them in and get them in touch with the proper agencies to assist. While living with us, Amir's mother acquired a full time job less than a half a mile from my office. She was able to catch a ride with me. And during this time, she also was able to find child care for Amir. After one month, we were able to find her a rental house. It was not in the best shape, but it was all she could afford. I took care of the move in costs and gave their new place a make over. This was not the first time I stepped in to make sure a family was taken care of. And certainly wasn't the last.
Because of the situation his family was in, Amir never had a birthday celebration. So when he turned 2, we decided to take him out for ice cream and cake. When we sang happy birthday, he didn't know how to respond.
Here we have Mr. Amir after his first haircut! He is now 4 years old and in the pre-k program. AND just last month Amir received an Accelerated Reader award!
Here is a photo of the kitchen before the makeover. The place was drab and absolutely filthy.
TADA!!! After some paint, a nice backsplash and some elbow grease, we have a finished product. I am by no means an interior designer, but I know when something needs to be done. There's nothing like having your own.
My name is LT Godwin. I was born in Charlotte, NC, but moved to Los Angeles when I was 3 months old. I moved back to Charlotte in 1995 with my 2 year old son after his father was murdered. December 23, 1995 I decided to pack up my son and move to Charlotte for a fresh start. My mom remained in LA. Although all of my family was in Charlotte, I did not have a relationship with any of them. My son and I slept on the sofa of a friend of the family for 2 weeks until we were awoken by gun fire! Someone was shooting up the house. That next morning, my son and I moved into the Women's Sheltor on Spratt Street. It was the dead of winter and we did not have winter clothes. The shelter provided us with warm clothing and a bed. Because I did have a full time job, the shelter provided child care while I worked. After a couple of months, I was able to get an apartment. But during my homeless stint, things were extremely difficult. My mother, back in LA had no idea what I was going through. I did not want her to worry. Eventually, I began working at better paying job and was able to continue to make a better life for my son. During my climb, I was always one to lend a helping hand to the next person in need. I've had several families move in until they were able to get on their feet. It is everyone's responsibility to take care of one another.
It is OUR mission at Orange Moon to make sure that child has what her/she needs to succeed. We are still in the "start up" phase, but believe me, we are going to grow this organization. As long as we have it, you have it! Peace & Love...always!