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COMPASSION MINISTRIES-MINISTRIES IN OUR COMMUNITY "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." Colossians 3:12 There are many wonderful ministries located in our community who are extending the compassion of Christ. The following is a list where we believe you will have a fulfilling volunteer experience. GS=Great group serve opportunity. Amy’s Closet & Boutique (GS) 751-E North Hwy 16, Denver, NC 704.483.5515, Linda Campagna

A resale store where proceeds support Amy’s House, a safehouse for abused women and their children. Opportunities: Volunteer in the store-available shifts are 10am-1:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Angels and Sparrows 514 N. Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 704.918.0122, Sarah Fortner, Operations

A soup kitchen providing lunch to the hungry in the Lake Norman area. Opportunities: Serving lunch, organizing food for a lunch Barium Springs Children’s Home 156 Frasier Loop, Statesville, NC 704.872.4157, Tamara Johnson

Serving NC children & families by providing a caring place to live for abused or neglected children, early childhood development for low income families, counseling services and foster family programs. Opportunities: Tutoring children, hosting chapels, raising/donating school supplies, yard projects Beds for Kids 11020 Bailey Road Suite D , Cornelius NC 704.422.1192

Beds for Kids mission is to provide beds and essential furniture to children and their families in need. Opportunities: donate or volunteer in store. Billy Graham TV Telephone Ministry 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 704.401.2432

This ministry coordinates phone centers around North America to answer calls generated by BGEA’s evangelistic programming on TV. Opportunities: With training, lead TV viewers in a simple prayer of faith who respond to the telecast’s invitation to receive Jesus Charlotte Family Housing (GS) 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 704-335-5488

The mission of Charlotte Family Housing is to empower homeless families to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through shelter, housing, supportive services, and advocacy. Opportunities: days of service & meals for residents in one of their 90 day homeless transition complexes Charlotte Rescue Mission (GS) 907 W First St, Charlotte, NC 704.333.4673 ext. 214, Andria Tindall

A Christian residential treatment program for men with substance abuse issues as well as homeless shelter program. Opportunities: Bible studies, preparing toiletry bags, internal building maintenance and repair projects, seasonal projects

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COMPASSION MINISTRIES-MINISTRIES IN OUR COMMUNITY Community Pregnancy Center of Lake Norman 212 Caldwell Ave, Mooresville, NC 704.664.HOPE (4673)

This ministry serves those touched by possible crisis pregnancy, including the woman and her unborn child. Opportunities: Volunteer as peer counselor, office assistant, fundraiser, guest speaker. Help sort donations and prepare mailings Crisis Assistance Ministries (GS) 500-A Spratt St, Charlotte, NC 704.371.3001 Email: [email protected]

Serving families and individuals in crisis with rent and utility assistance, clothing, furniture, job training, etc. Opportunities: Clothes sorting, serving snacks in waiting area, stocking and maintaining store East Lincoln Christian Ministries (GS) 4278 Catawba Burris Rd, Denver NC 704.483.4415, Laura Moore

A Christian ministry that provides goods and services to the people in parts of Lincoln and Gaston counties. Opportunities: Volunteer or provide items for the food pantry, clothing closet, second-hand store, home meals ministry and/or holiday events East Lincoln Pregnancy Care Center 4264 S Hwy 16, Denver, North Carolina 704.489.0708

This ministry serves those touched by possible crisis pregnancy, including the woman and her unborn child. Opportunities: Volunteer as peer counselor, office assistant, or fundraiser Dove’s Nest 2855 West Blvd, Charlotte, NC 704.334.4673 x213, Hilary Howton

A Christian residential treatment program for women recovering from substance abuse. Opportunities: Preparing a meal for the residents, preparing toiletry bags for the residents, seasonal projects FAVAR Ministries 7913 Old Concord Rd., Charlotte, NC 980.237.4787, John Jennings, Exec. Director

Ministering to men transitioning from prison by aiding them in the restoration process . Opportunities: Preparing toiletry bags, providing a work project for the men to earn money to pay their probation fees, raising men’s clothing for clothing closet

Give Back Boutique 478 Williamson Road, Suite D, Mooresville, NC 704.663.3677

The boutique is an upscale women’s consignment shop. All proceeds support the Mooresville Christian Mission. Opportunities: Contribute items by consigning or donating them Habitat for Humanity (Our Towns branch) (GS) 20310 North Main St., Cornelius, NC 704.896.8957 x108, Cathy Petriano

Providing affordable housing in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Mooresville. Opportunities: Providing breakfast and lunch at a worksite, serving on a home building team

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COMPASSION MINISTRIES-MINISTRIES IN OUR COMMUNITY Karios Prison Ministry Retreats (GS) 704.567.2730 or 704.277.8701, Danny Teague

Retreats that take place in prisons, similar to Encounter Jesus or Tres Dias Opportunities: Baking cookies for a ministry retreat weekend , serving at retreats Levine Dickson Hospice House 11900 Vanstory Dr., Huntersville, NC 704.375.0100

A hospice center helping patients and families in the final days of life. Opportunities: Providing a meal(s) for families Loaves and Fishes (GS) 212 Gamble Street, Davidson, NC 704.896.0471, The Ada Jenkins Ctr.

Provides free groceries daily to those in need in the Lake Norman area. Opportunities: Collecting and delivering canned foods, stocking shelves Mooresville Christian Mission (GS) 266 N. Broad St., Mooresville, NC 704.664.2357x50, Suzanne Dewosky

Serving a variety of needs of families facing crisis or challenging times by providing financial assistance, clothing, food, job training, life skill classes and more. Opportunities: Serving in food pantry, yard projects, building cleaning and small repair projects

Mooresville Soup Kitchen 275 S. Broad St., Mooresville, NC 704.660.9010

Serving lunch daily to the hungry and needy in the Mooresville area. Opportunities: Working in food pantry, preparing and serve meals Old Knox Commons Nursing Facility 13825 Hunton Lane, Huntersville, NC 704.897.2700, Christine Arce [email protected] Opportunities: Visiting residents, providing baked goods Samaritan’s Feet (GS) 1900 Associates Lane, Charlotte, NC 704.341.1630, Paula Roberts, Exec. Coordinator

A ministry dedicated to taking the message of hope to children around the world and equipping their feet with shoes. Opportunities: Assisting in the warehouse to process shoes by removing the shoes from boxes, removing dunnage, lacing of shoes, tying pairs together, breaking down boxes, etc. The Hope House Foundation Huntersville, NC 704.464.2037

This organization nurtures the well-being, independence and faith of women and children in the Lake Norman area by providing shelter, services and support. Opportunities: Become a resident advisor (training required), building, and maintenance projects, housekeeping, office administration, fundraising and event management . 3