In 2016 ...

Hope Mission provided 39,232 meals served from our Community Kitchen.

The Hope Mission Men's Shelter provided a temporary home and support for 155 guests.

The Emergency Financial Assistance program provided financial assistance to 253 families.

You Can Help!

Financial contributions can easily be made online using your credit or debit card or PayPal account.

Every penny you donate to Hope Mission stays here in Carteret County helping your neighbors.

Donating Goods

Delivering Donations:.

We ask you to please call ahead with goods, services and financial donations to make sure that a manager is available to receive your donation and to issue a receipt for you. This also ensures that donations are recorded properly.

Mailing Donations:

You may also wish to mail your donation. Our mailing address is: Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc. P. O. Box 1438 Morehead City, NC 28557

Hope Mission THRIFT STORE!!

Friends and Supporters of Hope Mission, we have great news to share with you and hope you will share it with your neighbors, friends, family and co-workers.

Hope Mission Ministries is opening a Thrift Store that will enable us, to expand our ministry, as we to continue to meet the needs in our community.

Our thrift store will enable us to:

a) open a home and provide assistance needed to homeless ladies
b) open transitional homes and provide assistance to men and women who have completed a 6-month substance abuse recovery program through Hope Mission’s sister organization, Hope Recovery Homes
c) increase our emergency financial assistance to help those in financial crisis

We need your help!

If you have items that you are replacing, giving away, want to donate, etc. bring them to Hope Mission or the new Hope Mission Thrift Store (1409 Bridges Street – directly across from Hope Mission and the Morehead City Fire Station) or give us a call (252-240-2359) for more information. We will pick up large items.

“Serving others with many hands and one heart”, Hope Mission makes a difference in our community!


Pastor Gene McLendon
Executive Director

Empty Bowls 2016

The Empty Bowls Committee of Hope Mission of Carteret County and the Hope Mission Board, wishes to thank the following individuals and businesses for helping raise over $15,000 at the 12th annual luncheon fundraiser.  HopeDSC_0004 Mission shares a portion of the proceeds with Martha’s Mission as both entities work toward the same goal of feeding the hungry of Carteret County. We also thank the many individuals, who are too numerous to mention, who volunteered in helping to make this event such a success and of course it would not happen without all who came to support the event by purchasing tickets, participating in the 50/50 raffle, and or the silent auction among the daily festivities.

Contributing Artists:

Beaufort Clayworks, Brent Wheelwright, Aria Hanson; Bridges Street Pottery, Scott Haines, Donna Weatherford; Beth Baugham; Caroline Ladely; Coastal Carolina Pottery, Christine O’ Connell; Deana Pollack; ECHS Art Classes, Michael Rhinehardt; Glenn Gage; Julie Garner; Kathy & Rocky Gillikin; Lanny Pelletier; Laura Leegins; Libby Jacobi; Lisa McIntosh; Mudpies Gallery, Marty Freeman; Meredith Knott; Pam Holliday; Michael Helm; Mark Gordon, Patti Reeves; Penny Hooper; Robin Griswold-Ott & James Ott; Tricia Heimer; WCHS Art Classes & Club, Kathy Spruill, Jordan Bay, Principle Carolyn Heller; Morehead Primary School, Kristen Piner; Keith Lambert, Willie Baucom; Wildwood ECA, Croatan High School Art Teacher; Catherine Olander, Corinna Laird, Lola Edmondson.

Volunteers & Donations:

Ann Hewat, Angela Spell, BJ Larson, Beatrice Barzetti, Betsy Stevenson, Bobbie Brooks, Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness Center, Captain Willis, Carolina Home & Garden, Charlotte Farris, Charlie & Dawn Rock, Clayton Rusich, Coastal Press & Graphics Dawn Brock; Crystal Coast Civic Center; Tina Purifoy, Gina Clark, Butch Moore, Phil Walley, Crystal Coast Tourism Authority, Dr. & Mrs. Wayne Anderson, Donna Skubina, Evelyn Harris, Every Second Counts, Handscapes Gallery, Highwater Clays, Hope Mission Glenda Killion, Ken Johnstin & Volunteers; Jackie Rusich, Judy Peters, Lisa Johnson, Mary Ann Huber, Mary Moore-Walker, Mary Lou Foster-Reschr, Phyllis Flannigan, Robin Hamm, Pine Knoll Shores-Town Mgr. Brian Kramer, & HOA, Jane Price, Sarah Jo Safrit, Sharon & Steve Gunn, Shorewood Realty, Sweet Spot, Pottery To Paint, Sue Lewis, Tina Lewis, Vada Couch, Vicki Tangredi, Webb Memorial Library, Cindy Schersching, Dianne MacAvery, Emerald Isle Realty, Walgreens, Shorewood Realty


Carteret Community College:

Cathy Crowell, Jo Ann Cannon, CCC Culinary Art Students, Shana Olmstead, Lela Mcclanahan, CCC Security & Maintenance, Cindy Yount.


Silent Auction Donors:

AB Surf Shop, Bake Bottle Brew, Best Buy, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness, Carolina Home & Garden Center, Carteret Vision Center, Cieli Day Spa and Salon, Coastal Outlet, Dallas Daniels, Elly’s Gift shop, Emerald Isle Books & Toys, Emerald Plantation Cinema, General Store, Ginny Gordons, Grandmas Toy Box, Harbor Specialties, Handscapes Gallery,  Laura Murphy, Longhorn Steakhouse, Mac Daddy’s, Reel Outdoors, Salt Marsh Cottage, Salty Sheep, Shore Décor, Star Hill Golf, Susan Snow, Tierra Fina, , Olde Beaufort Shop & Tours, West Marine, 4 J’s.

Soup Providers:

Swansboro Ice House, Carteret Café, Clamdigger, Island Grill, Sammy’s, Floyd’s 1921, Beaufort Grocery, Flipperz, Village Market, Texas Steak House, Church Street, Soundside, Applebees, Mike’s place, Mac Daddy’s, Snapperz, Channel Market, Rucker John’s, Chowdaheads, Ruby Tuesdays, Monkey Bar, Circa81, Clawson’s, Longhorn Steakhouse, Quizno’s, Cox Family Restaurant, CCC Culinary, Hope Mission, Kountry Kitchen.


Cookies, Bread, Drinks & Supplies:

National Charity League, Outer Banks Chapter, Morehead City, B&B Office Products, Carteret County Schools, Captains Table, CVS, Coastal Carolina Supply, Mary Wadsworth; Food Lion, Golden Corral, Lowes Foods, Lowes Home Improvement, McDonald’s, Mikes Place, Smithfield’s Chicken & Bar-B-Q, Walgreens, Staples & Carteret County Schools for their donations of supplies, tea, bottled water, crackers, paper products, cookies, bread & other needs.


Special Services:

Coin Jar Locations: Captain Willis, Sweet Spot, Village Market, Sunkissed Memories, Elly’s Gift shop, & Every Second Counts, these wonderful collections paid for the Civic Center Rental. West Carteret Jazz Ensemble, Floyd Olmstead & Staff, Chef of Floyds 1921: Organizing, directing & serving; JROTC of West Carteret High School, Chef Carl Briscoe & Col. Vince Giani, I cannot even express our gratitude for Chef Floyd and the JRROTC for without their dedication this would be a much more difficult task. And finally our media support Carteret News Times Melissa Jones, Helen Outland & Dylan Ray; Ben Ball 107.1FM WTKF 1240am; Andy Wright; TWC Community events calendar, Coastal NC Coffee News, Al Ebron;


Kudo’s to you all … serving others with many hands one heart!



Gene McLendon, Hope Mission Executive Director
& the Empty Bowls Committee