In May of 2009, a one day service project came to life, Hope4Gaston. The main idea of this event was simple…help those in need. The first event day saw eleven local churches; several Gastonia businesses and the City of Gastonia come together in the Highland East Community of Gastonia. Through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers; 15 homes were refurbished, and over 1000 people received a box of food with enough sustenance for a family of four for a week. This day was so successful, Hope4Gaston decided to hold another event day five months later….so, on a sunny day in October, several thousand people descended on the Highland West Community. On this event day, 38 homes were refurbished, 1200 people received food, and a new element was added, the Closet of Hope, which was a free thrift store. The Closet of Hope provided items such as clothes, furniture, and appliances to those in need and as they say, “the rest is history”.
In our short existence, Hope4Gaston has continued events in Gastonia, but also conducts events in several surrounding cities. The Closet of Hope is now a full time operation with a permanent location
providing the same items to those in need through a partnership with local churches, Gaston County Schools, Gaston County Department of Social Services, and other crisis agencies in Gastonia and the
Hope4Gaston strives to continue our efforts to help those in need. We assist individuals in need of handicap ramps and handicap modifications to homes. We offer minor home repairs to qualified
families. We continue to provide food to families and individuals in need several times each year and we conduct free medical and dental clinics at various times throughout each year.
Hope4Gaston is a licensed 501C3 non-profit. Our main office is located in Gastonia NC. If you would like to receive more information or if you would like to partner with us, please contact us through our
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