Help bring Christmas to local foster kids and families in need.

12 Hours of Christmas is collaboration between Least of These Gaston, Hope 4 Gaston and The Shelter of Gaston County to provide Christmas for children in foster/kinship care and families in need of assistance for the holiday.

Gifts are wrapped and delivered to the children at the event. There is a nativity scene, the Christmas story being read, games, and an area for children to pick out gifts for their parent or guardian. After gift-wrapping and playtime is done, everyone enjoys a family meal together. It’s a fun-filled magical day for the children to enjoy in a safe, happy place.

How to Help

Sponsor a Child

12 Hours is special because our sponsors do not purchase just one gift per child. They provide the entire wish list for a child (apx $125-150 per child). Families are encouraged to save these gifts for Christmas morning.

If you or your group would like to sponsor a child, please contact Selina Johnson at

Volunteer on December 2nd, 2017.

This event takes approximately 400+ volunteers* to operate. We need YOUR help to pull this off! Click the button below to sign up or call 704-215-4344 to learn more.

Click to Volunteer

We need:

  • Guides for adults & children
  • Gift wrappers
  • Runners
  • Setup & tear down
  • Registration
  • Loaders & unloaders
  • Security
  • Parking attendants
  • Kitchen workers
  • Children’s workers**
  • and more.

*Please note, you must be 18+ to volunteer at this event!*

**Anyone signing up to work with children must have a background check and come by the LOT office to complete paperwork.

First Assembly of God
777 S Myrtle School Rd,
Gastonia, NC 28052


Prayer is the most important thing you can do for these children. Wrap them up in God’s love and pray that their needs are met.

About Least of These Carolinas

The mission of Least of These Carolinas is to identify and service the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children and their caregivers, with the primary focus on children in foster/kinship care.

Through a community effort of local churches, businesses, and caring citizens, applying the Biblical principle of helping those in need to glorify God.

Least of These Gaston, Inc. is a registered 501c3 organization. 46-2326191


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