Provide financial assistance and empowerment to underprivileged women of color, leading them to hopefulness and self sufficiency.

About us:

Hopes Helping Hands of NC is a 501 c 3 nonprofit founded in January 2021. The organization was started because the need for assistance was obvious. We want to not only give minority women assistance and hope in knowing that their future is bright, but empower them with skills to become more self sufficient.

Second Chance Community Thrift opened September 2021.
The store is located at 1020 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054.
New & Gently used donations are accepted Tues- Sat 10a-6p at the store.
For donation pick up please call or text 704-271-4143



Meet the Team

Chief Executive Director
Charly Lindsey

Executive Director
Deyonna Barnes

Board Members
Francine Lindsey
Samiya Smith
Jennifer Simmons

Meet our Team



In Loving Memory

In loving memory of Norma Jean Watt whose actions overflowed her family and friends with love, kindness, compassion and laughter. Instilling  these acts of humanity in future generations. We honor you with this organization that will do the same.