Laura Whittaker
Warming Hearts
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Creating a true path to self sufficiency by:




We are Warming the hands and feet of our neighbors in need

More than ever, millions of Americans are feeling the effects of our nation’s economic challenges as they struggle to make ends meet for themselves and their families. Many families who were previously living paycheck to paycheck have crossed into homelessness and the hardship faced by those that were already homeless has been magnified as funding for non-profit organizations has been overwrought by increased demand and decreased funding. Over 600,000 people are chronically homeless in the United States. Closer to home, roughly 4,700 children alone in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system (CMS) experience some level of homelessness. Assisting these children and their families is the target of HandsNFeet.

At HandsNFeet Foundation, our mission is to help ease this strain by providing assistance to the less fortunate in the Greater Charlotte area by focusing on three pillars of assistance.

to help those on the brink avoid homelessness

to provide for those unfortunate enough to find themselves in need of help

to lift up those able to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency

HNF started as a small act of providing a pair of gloves or a pair of socks to those in need –a simple, personal story of how one employee reached out to help the homeless was our inspiration in creating this worthwhile foundation. The Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, 100% volunteer operation in Charlotte, North Carolina that was established in 2011 by the senior management team at Flores & Associates in their pursuit of a ‘hands-on’ Christmas Project for their employees to participate in during the holiday season. We decided to create our own foundation as a way to engage our employees, clients, friends and other concerned parties in an ongoing community outreach effort. Today, we hope to transition from our grassroots beginnings and expand our reach within our community. Our mission has evolved from providing warmth to our neighbors in need through the distribution of outerwear to providing the means for the less fortunate to rise out of homelessness. We hope that by focusing on three pillars- avoiding, providing, and lifting- we can make an even greater contribution to our community.


Mario J. Flores, Jr.

President/Managing Partner, Flores & Associates, LLC

Jeff Howard

Senior Vice President, Consolidated Planning......

Nicol Matthews

Chief Operating Officer, Charlotte Metro Federal Credit Union

Joseph D. McCullough

................Member of Nexsen Pruet, PLLC .............

Josh Mayor, CPA/PFS, CFP(r)

Partner, Director of Investments and Compliance, Byron Financial, LLC

Beth Allen, CPA

Director of Outsourced Accounting Solutions, GreerWalker, LLP

Charles L. Lyle

...Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking.......

South State Bank


Clay Peddycord,

Executive Vice President

Robert Schick,

Director of Distribution and Special Events