- Adult Day Care Center
402 N. Main Street | Belmont, NC 28012
901 S. New Hope Road | Gastonia, NC 28052
Provides daytime supervision and socialization for older adults assisting families that are primary care providers in cooperation with Gaston County Department of Social Services.
Director: Betsy Goins
Allocation Amount $56,500
- Alliance for Children & Youth
218 E. Franklin Blvd | Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-867-3512 | www.afcay.org
Coordinates community partnerships and facilitates programs that address the needs of children. Administers Child Care Information Resource and Referral Services, Juvenile Restitution and Teen Court.
Director: Arin Farmer
Allocation Amount $100,500
- Alternative Community Penalties Program, Inc. (A.C.P.P., Inc.)
Gaston County Courthouse | 325 N. Marietta Street
P.O. Box 370 | Gastonia, NC 28053-0370
Provides information assessment, linkage, and services to individuals assigned by the courts. Services include education, employment, treatment, and counseling. The primary emphasis is on community safety and restorative justice for citizens of Gaston County.
Director: Doug Lance
Allocation Amount $35,000
- American Red Cross - Gaston County Chapter
190 S. Oakland St. | Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-864-2623 | http://gastoncounty.redcross.org
Provides disaster relief including single family fire assistance; an emergency message service for military families; blood services; CPR, first aid, Automated External Defibrillation (AED), lifeguard training, water safety, preventing disease transmission and HIV/Aids education and youth programs.
Director: Chuck Bridger
Allocation Amount $110,100
- Arc of Gaston County (formerly The Association for Retarded Citizens)
200 E. Franklin Blvd. | Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-861-1036 | www.gastoncountyarc.org
Case management, referrals, accessible living projects, socialization programs, and educational awareness for persons with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities and their families.
Director: Sara Osborne
Allocation Amount $32,500
- Bessemer City Area Crisis Center
PO Box 921 | Bessemer City, NC 28016
Offers help to the needy in the Bessemer City area by providing free clothing and financial assistance for utilities and medicine - life maintenance needs, food, senior food program and information and referral.
Director: Toni Long
Allocation Amount $27,275
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston (formerly West Gastonia Boys and Girls Club)
310 S. Boyd Street | Gastonia, NC 28052
West Gastonia Boys and Girls Club Teen Center
340 W. Long Avenue | Gastonia, NC 28052
Bessemer City Boys and Girls Club
401 E. Washington Street | Bessemer City, NC 28016
Provides after school and summer youth developmental programs, for members ages 5-16, that incorporate education and career development, the arts, health/life skills, character/leadership development and sports/fitness/recreation.
Executive Director: Tripp Hord
Allocation Amount $216,015
- Camp Sertoma of Gaston County, Inc.
Dallas-Cherryville Highway (seasonal)
Post Office Box 343 | Dallas, NC 28034
Offers summer day and residential sessions for children and adults with mental retardation or other related developmental disabilities.
Board Chairperson: Jonathan App
Allocation Amount $14,194
- Cancer Services of Gaston County, Inc.
246 E. Garrison Blvd. | Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: 704-864-1271 | www.gastoncancerservices.org
Provides cancer patients with medication assistance, supplies, medical equipment, and support group programs. Provides cancer prevention and detection programs. Contributes to cancer research.
Director: Stephanie Withers
Allocation Amount $87,825
- Cherryville Area Ministries and Thrift Shop
212 N. Mountain St. | Cherryville, NC 28021
Offers help to those in need in the Cherryville area, by providing free clothing and financial assistance for rent, utilities medicine and food. Operates thrift shop. Transportation for senior citizens.
Director: Delena Sigmon
Allocation Amount $30,641
- Dallas Christian Ministry
110 S. Gaston Avenue | Dallas, NC 28034
Offers help to the needy in the Dallas area, by providing free clothing and financial assistance for utilities, medicine and food.
Director: Toni Long
Allocation Amount $33,000
- Flynn Fellowship Home
311 S. Marietta St. | Gastonia, NC 28052
Provides residential care to recovering alcoholic men through fellowship with other recovering alcoholics, counseling and Alcoholics Anonymous.
Director: Linda Martin
Allocation Amount $18,000
- Gaston County Family YMCA
Metropolitan Office - 201 South Clay Street | Gastonia, NC 28052
Central Branch - 615 West Franklin Blvd. | Gastonia, NC 28052
615 W. Franklin Blvd. | Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-864-5681 | www.gastonymca.org
Puts Christian principles into practice through family child care, fitness, sports, aquatics, teens and senior programming at locations in Gastonia and Belmont.
Director: Tony Sigmon
Allocation Amount $106,925
- Gaston Hospice
258 E. Garrison Blvd | Water Tower Place, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: 704-861-8405 | www.gastonhospice.org
Provides nursing, social, spiritual, and bereavement services to terminally ill persons and their families; promotes quality of life focusing on pain and symptom management. Has a Grief Counseling center. Provides Resource Management to HIV/AIDS clients.
Director: Richard Lahm
Allocation Amount $91,150
- Gaston Literacy Council
116 Marietta Street | Gastonia, NC 28052
Prepares volunteers to tutor basic reading, writing and math skills and English as a second language.
Serves adults who are 18 and older who have less than a high school diploma, individuals for whom English is not their first language and second graders within the school system.
Director: Kaye Gribble
Allocation Amount $99,508
- Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
250 S. New Hope Road | Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: 704-864-3245 | www.girlscoutsp2p.org
Offers to girls ages 5-17 an informal educational and recreational and career-building program that is designed to help girls develop values and skills for success in the real world.
VP of Development: Grace Lewis
Allocation Amount $39,901
- Heart Society of Gaston County
1201 East Garrison Boulevard | Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: 704-865-1214 | www.heartgaston.org
Provides programs that increase awareness of cardiac disease and promote a heart healthy lifestyle. Provides financial assistance for heart medication for Gaston County residents in crisis situations.
Director: Renee Anthony
Allocation Amount $70,000
- Mount Holly Community Relief Organization
PO Box 831 | Mount Holly, NC 28120
Provides emergency assistance for rent, utilities, medicine and food in Mount Holly and surrounding areas.
Director: Alice Bayne
Allocation Amount $20,820
- Piedmont Council, Boy Scouts of America
PO Box 1059 | Gastonia, NC 28053
Phone: 704-864-2694 | www.piedmontcouncilbsa.org
Builds character development, citizenship, leadership, and fitness of mind and body through participation in weekly meetings, camping and enrichment opportunities.
Director: David Allen
Allocation Amount $62,700
- S.O.C.K.S. (Serving Our Community with Kindness in Springwood)
PO Box 269 | McAdenville, NC 28101
Provides assistance for food, clothing, utilities, medicine and hospital supplies in the Springwood area of Gaston County.
Director: Lee Allen
Allocation Amount $19,800
- Salvation Army
107 S. Broad St. | Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-867-6145 | www.salvationarmy.org
Provides assistance with utilities, rent, medicine, food and clothing to residents of Gaston and Lincoln Counties in emergency situations. Provides temporary emergency shelter for men, women and families. Provides breakfast, lunch and dinner through the soup kitchen for anyone who is hungry, seven days per week. Provides Christian based programs for all ages based on four fold programs: Fellowship, Service, Education, and Worship.
Director: Majors Tim and Donna Carter
Allocation Amount $100,520
- Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs
Joe R. Hudson Lowell Unit
701 E. First St. | Lowell, NC 28098 (Direct Mail to PO Box 1094, Gastonia, 28053)
Phone: 704-824-4773 | www.salvationarmy.org
Provides organized programs of recreation, athletics and educational, social, cultural and other special activities to promote character development for boys and girls ages 6-18.
Executive Director: Daniel Simmons
Allocation Amount $87,000