Welcome to the John 3:16 Center

C.A.R.E. / Child Abuse Resource and Education is an interdenominational Christian, board directed, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, founded in 1998. As the organization grew, the need for its own facility became apparent.

Through the support of many donors and volunteers, The John 3:16 Center was built in 2004 and C.A.R.E. was able to expand its programs. These programs include: GED classes and Homework Club during the school year, Camp J316 (a free summer day camp), Parenting Classes, Food Pantry, Coordination with local agencies for clothing and other such needs, School Supply/Uniform Drive, Christmas Outreach, Recreational Activities, Budget Friendly Healthy Cooking Classes, and Classes on Recognizing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect.

C.A.R.E. serves families in Halifax, Warren, and Northampton counties in North Carolina and welcomes the involvement of volunteers in its programs. All services are offered in a safe, structured, and faith-based environment. While we welcome people from all backgrounds to register and participate, we share our faith openly and include Bible-based devotions in our programs.

The board and staff of C.A.R.E. continue to examine and evaluate the needs of children and families in their community to ensure that the organization continues to be an effective resource for family growth and stability.

Upcoming Events

Board of Directors Annual Fundraising Banquet & Silent Auction - You are invited to The John 3:16 Center’s Board of Directors Annual Fundraising Banquet & Silent Auction on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Mystique in Roanoke Rapids, NC. Table Sponsors are currently needed. The cost of sponsoring a table is $200. Table sponsors will have their name listed in the evening’s program and on the table they sponsor. They may also invite people to join them at their table for the event. For more information, to sponsor a table, or to donate an item for the silent auction as well as to R.S.V.P., please contact a board member or Shannon McAllister at the John 3:16 Center, 252-586-1800.

Christmas Toy Drive – We need toys to distribute at Christmas to families who would otherwise not have gifts for their children. We are asking that churches or businesses begin accepting toys November 3rd and drop them off or arrange to have picked up before December 8th. Gifts are given to children ages infant to 17. Examples of gifts that would be appropriate are: board games, baby toys, dolls and Barbie (ethnically diverse), toy cars and trucks, stuffed animals, balls, books, watches, costume jewelry, etc. Please do not send toy guns, other toy weapons or used items. Please do not wrap gifts; we need to see them in order to give each to the child for which the gift is most appropriate.

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