CAMINO COMMUNITY CENTER

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Website
Address:
133 Stetson Drive, Charlotte (off N. Tryon, behind IKEA)
Contact: Wendy Mateo-Pascual wendy@caminocommunitycenter.org
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Interested in being a part of the Camino ministry team? Click HERE to get connected via The Bridge!

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The Camino Community Center serves both the spiritual and physical needs of the predominantly Spanish-speaking neighborhood nearby on North Tryon. In addition to housing a church community, the Camino Community Center also operates a free medical clinic; and University City’s only Loaves and Fishes food pantry. Every other Saturday, the Camino Community Center also serves dinner to homeless men from two local shelters.

These ministries were originally started to serve the Spanish-speaking community, but because they are the only organization in the area offering the services they provide, they have come to serve more and more English speakers. As a result, they are in great need of English-speaking volunteers. There are a number of opportunities for Life Groups, ministries and individuals to serve, including the following:
Homeless Meal

Come out every other Saturday to help with food preparation, serving, eating with our guests, and transporting them from the Urban Men’s Shelter to the Camino Community Center for a home-cooked meal, worship and fellowship.

DINNERS are served at an area uptown known as “The Wall.” Volunteers will meet at Camino and carpool to the ministry location. A van leaves Camino at 5pm to take volunteers to The Wall, and will have volunteers back at Camino by 7:30pm.

If you have any questions, please email our Camino Homeless Dinner Coordinator, Samantha Buxton, by clicking
HERE.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Nov 04
  • Nov 18
  • Dec 02
  • Dec 23
  • Dec 30
Camino Thrift Store

Got something to donate that you'd normally give to Goodwill? Camino Thrift Store would LOVE to have it! They'll take anything you'd normally give to a second-hand store: Clothing, shoes, furniture, appliances, electronics, etc. Drop off days and times are as follows:

Tues-Fri - 10am-6pm
Sat - 9am-5pm
Sun, Mon - closed


Volunteers are needed to help sort and rack clothing and other household items.
Contact the store manager, Jill Price, at 704-488-9865 to schedule a time.
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“Like” the Camino Thrift Store, and check out their FB page for more information!
Food Pantry

The food pantry is currently open Tuesdays from 4pm-7pm and Fridays from 10am-1pm. Volunteers are needed to

  • Help sort and distribute food
  • Log in clients
  • Chat, and fellowship, with clients. This is a great opportunity to pray and share with the hurting in our community.

Contact Wendy Mateo-Pascual at 704-345-3480 or wendy@caminocommunitycenter.org if you are interested in volunteering.
Bethesda Health Center

Medical professionals (doctors, nurses, physicians' assistants, EMT's et al) and medical students are always in demand to help care for the 2,000+ clientele served by the clinic who are uninsured or out of work. This is a way to care for the whole person, both spiritually and physically. Contact Wendy Mateo-Pascual at 704-345-3480 or wendy@caminocommunitycenter.org if you're interested in volunteering.

Hours:

Tues-Thurs - 9am-5pm
Fri-Mon - closed

Shop...and Serve!

Support the vital work at the Camino Community Center just by buying groceries! Compare Foods is a popular supermarket in the Latino community in Charlotte and they give 3% of every purchase back to Camino. Compare Foods doesn't just carry products tailored to the Latino community: Many of the same groceries you already buy are sold there, often at cheaper prices! The closest store to StoneBridge is at the intersection of Tryon (29) and Sugar Creek Rd. All you need to do is put your receipt in the marked box at the service and outreach center in the foyer and 3% of your purchase will go toward Camino's ministries! See the map at right for address and directions!

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