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​The Dream Center of Gaston County is committed to being a catalyst of life change for many in our community. It provides programs and activities to build character and hope for the future, together we can make a difference one community, one house, one family and one child at a time.

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LOT Carolinas' purpose is to identify and service the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children and their caregivers, with the primary focus on children in foster/kinship care. Through a community effort of local churches, businesses, and caring citizens; applying the Biblical principle of helping those in need to glorify God.

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Leading a cooperative effort of churches, local government and businesses to create a community of people who through the giving and receiving of assistance will be inspired to “love your neighbor as yourself”.

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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. City Church volunteers run the City Church Myers routes in Gastonia (Union Road & New Hope Road areas)

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Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope was founded in 1994 by the Donaldson family. Their inspiration for starting the organization can be traced back to the many people who helped their family after their father, Harold, was killed by a drunk driver in 1969. Today, more than 115 million people have been served throughout the world by Convoy of Hope.

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Back Pack Food

Hundreds of children in Gaston County go home to little or no food on the weekends. The Backpack Ministry fills backpacks full of food for these children. Often times this is the only food they may have. The backpacks are then delivered to schools where students are in need. Your donation would help buy food to go in these backpacks.

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Salvation Army

Want to help serve breakfast to those in need? City Church serves breakfast to the homeless through the Salvation Army once a week. If you can’t make the breakfast times, we also need help grocery shopping and doing setup as well.

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Dates: Sunday July 11th – Wednesday July 14th
Times: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: Erwin Center: 913 N. Pryor St. | Gastonia, NC

Runner’s Camp is back this July 11th- 14th at the Erwin Center in Gastonia! In partnership with Tabernacle Baptist Church and High5 Sports Ministry, we will be including other fun sports to our week in addition to the usual track and field events. Kids be sure to bring your grownups on Sunday evening at  6:30, July 11th to our Family Kickoff for food and fun as a family!  Monday through Wednesday, at 6:30 we will rotate through sporting events, relays, small group, worship time, and a nightly Bible story. Our night will conclude around 8:30. We can’t wait for you to join us! Register online TODAY for faster check-in! Runner’s Camp is free for all participants. Students who have completed K-5th are eligible to register.


Runners Camp Participant is now closed online. You may still register in-person Sunday evening during the start of the actual event.