THREE WIDE is a certified 501(c)(3) started by Steve and Donna Thomas in Salisbury, North Carolina as a response to Jesus's call to His followers to help those in need. The number three has been a special part of the Thomases' lives for two reasons: first and foremost, it is representative of the Holy Trinity; secondly, Steve and Donna have three sons of their own.
The Thomases' hope is to share with children in their community the love of Jesus Christ, just as they would hope others would do for their sons if they were unable to do so.
We believe all children can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
We believe that the youth of Rowan County have BIG potential, and we want to show them some BIG love by making sure that they have the things that most of us take for granted.
As of January 2017, the BIG details looked like this...
1 in 3 children in poverty
223 students in Rowan Salisbury Schools homeless
130 in foster care monthly
THREE WIDE wants to help these children thrive by providing them with warm meals.
Fed children are happier more productive children. We want to facilitate a giving community in Rowan County that helps provide basic needs to the children growing up here. Through meals and coat drives we have started to create real change.