Local Hope exists to help meet the spiritual, physical and social needs of people from the local community through resources and volunteers.

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Christmas Initiatives

Christmas Initiatives

Help give children the gift of Hope this Christmas! Through Dec. 10/11 – Hope is hosting a Toy Drive to help families in need. While visiting one of our Hope campuses during the holidays choose a tag from a tree, purchase a gift and bring it back to the church. For campus specific details, see below.

Raleigh – The Hope Toy Store is open December 12-14. Parents are invited to shop for one toy for each of their children.(Click here for day-of details) But to make it a success, we need toy donations and volunteers! Would you like to help? We need greeters, wrappers, restocking volunteers and more. Click here to sign up to volunteer. Need some gift ideas? Click here.

Ship of Zion – Santa Day begins at 3:30 Dec. 18. Help us provide Christmas cheer to more than 300 children by donating new toys for children ages 3-18! And don’t forget to volunteer. Email us if interested.

Apex – Our Hope Toy Drive helps two ministry partners! We’re providing toys for the Christmas Store at New Horizons Fellowship in Apex and for families impacted by flooding in Kinston.

Morrisville – Help us meet the needs of residents the Durham Rescue Mission! Giving Trees in the campus atrium will be stocked with tags with a variety of giving opportunities, from toys to clothing, and more to help the Mission serve thousands of Durham residents through its Christmas outreach. Click here to donate.

Clothing and Children’s Book Outreach

Clothing and Children’s Book Outreach

Help us help others! We’re hosting a clothing and book drive and we need you! Gather “like new” winter clothing for children and adults as well as children’s books and return them to the Raleigh campus by Jan. 21/22. Want to volunteer? We’re looking for willing hands to sort items in two-hour shifts Jan. 26 and 27 to get ready for our event Jan. 28. Register here.

NC Disaster Relief

We’re partnering with 902 Church in Kinston to provide disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Much of the area remains underwater and residents are in need of food, water, basic supplies and more. For a list of items we’re collecting, click here.

Hope on the Homefront

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Extending God’s love through home improvement projects for people in need, we provide the tools, you bring a willing heart and the elbow grease! Projects include general repairs, accessibility improvements, painting and landscaping . View the opportunities

BackPack Buddies

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BackPack Buddies provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. Help collect food items to fill a back pack with non-perishable food. On-going donations are needed at the Raleigh campus during the school year.

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Bumper Crop

Bumper Crop

A great opportunity at each of our campuses to help provide food or volunteer to under-resourced people. View the opportunities

Human Trafficking Ministry


Hope4Freedom (H4F) focuses on human trafficking in North Carolina and the U.S. through awareness, prevention and outreach opportunities to church members and community. Through this combination we hope to empower youth and young adults to prevent growth in the human trafficking industry. If interested in immediate opportunities or have any questions, email us.  View the opportunities

Homework Club


 Homework Club

The Homework Club provides free one-on-one tutoring for elementary school children grades first-sixth, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at the Raleigh campus (times to be determined) during the school year. This classroom tutoring environment helps students with various subjects, homework assignments and test preparation. View the opportunities

Food Pantry

Food Pantry

The Raleigh campus hosts a food pantry for people in need on Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon and it’s open to the public. Volunteers and donations of dried beans, pasta, rice, soups (including Top Ramen), peanut butter & jelly, oatmeal and canned sauce are especially needed. Interested in serving? Email Carrie Miranda.