camp-sos-pic-2Your donation makes a difference!

InReach is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donation may be tax deductible.
You may donate to InReach and/or First In Families of Mecklenburg County (a program of InReach).

To make a secure donation online
using PayPal, click the button below.

Note: You do not have to have a PayPal account to donate. Simply use your Visa or Mastercard.

You may also donate by mail. Make checks payable to InReach and send to:

Attn: Kathi Knier
4530 Park Rd. Suite 300
Charlotte NC 28209

DonationsYou may designate your gift for general (unrestricted) purposes or for our enhancement fund.

General Agency Donations: Used to support our programs and services, or for the purchase of equipment or vehicles.

Enhancement Fund: Used to enhance the lives of the people we serve in many ways, such as paying for medical or dental needs, buying clothing, purchasing bus passes, or covering other unexpected expenses.

Honor Someone Special

Gifts may be made in honor or memory of someone special in your life. Cards will be sent to the designated individual (or their family) to notify them of your gift. Gifts are also recognized in the InReach Annual Report.

Nancy & Terry Young Legacy Society

donations-3_smFriends of InReach are also invited to consider joining our Legacy Society. The Nancy and Terry Young Legacy Society is a planned giving opportunity that will help sustain and enhance the organization’s work for the future. Designating a gift for InReach in your will, or naming InReach as a beneficiary of all or part of your IRA, reflects your commitment to people with disabilities and your desire to help InReach continue to pursue its mission.

For more information, contact Kathi Knier at or
704-536-6661, ext. 418.

Barrie L. Wiggins Memorial Fund

Named in honor of a true southern lady and lifelong friend of InReach. The fund will provide emergency assistance such as rent, utilities, food and clothing to families caring for a loved one with a disability.

For more information, contact Kathi Knier at or 704-536-6661, ext. 418.

In-kind Donations

Donations of items and volunteer time are also welcome! Please see the Wish List below for items that will benefit the people we serve.

General Program & Service Needs

  • CATS bus passes
  • Gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy)
  • School supplies
  • Gently used furniture
  • Towels, bath rugs
  • Twin/full/queen sheet & comforter sets
  • Pots & pans
  • Diapers
  • Office supplies (from 3-ring binders to paper clips)
  • Blocks of tickets (Bobcats, Checkers, Carowinds)

Emergency Supplies

  • First aid kits
  • Sealed drinking water
  • Flares
  • Flashlights with batteries
  • 20 lightweight blankets
  • Canned goods with pop tops
  • Manual can openers
  • CPR disposable mouthpieces

Equipment & Furniture Needs

  • Two 12-passenger vans
  • Washers/Dryers
  • Prepaid cell phones
  • Laptop computers
  • Audio conferencing equipment
  • Flat panel computer monitors (17" or larger)
  • Gently used mattresses
  • Ceiling-mounted projector with remote
    (hardwired for Power Point presentations)
  • Automobiles in good condition

Save the Date for InReach's 10th Annual Dream Maker Luncheon

Thursday, November 12, 2015 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church


Over 600 guest attend this year's Dr. Seuss themed "Oh the Places You'll Go! Luncheon. We raised over $200,000. If you are interested in serving as a Table Captain for the next Dream Maker luncheon, or would like to learn more about ways that you or your company can participate as a sponsor, volunteer or attendee, contact Kathi Knier at 704-536-6661 ext 418 or email at



InReach will not sell or trade a donor’s personal information to any other entity in existence. InReach and its Development Staff endorse the Donor Bill of Rights that was created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).


Barrie Wiggins Memorial Fund

After a valiant battle with brain cancer, Barrie Wiggins sadly died in March. In honor of the many ways Barrie helped secure the future of InReach, we have established the Barrie L. Wiggins Memorial Fund. The fund will provide emergency assistance such as rent, utilities, food and clothing to families caring for a loved one with a disability.

Barrie was a true southern lady who was incredible devoted to her faith, her family, and her profession as an attorney with McKaig and McKaig. Barrie was the catalyst behind tremendous support InReach as received. The support has enabled us to continually improve programs and services to an increasing number of individuals. Through this fund Barrie will continue to touch the lives of many.

To make a donation to the Barrie Wiggins Memorial Fund, please click on the button below.