Karen R. Martin
Director of Development
704-896-0471, ext. 102

[email protected]

We help people create lasting solutions for health, education, and economic stability.

212 Gamble Street
PO Box 1842
Davidson, NC 28036

  • Instant cold packs
  • Band aids
  • Small paper plates & napkins
  • Construction paper
  • 12 easel style dry erase boards and dry erase markers
  • Exercise balls
  • Jump ropes and Hula Hoops
  • 4 Heavy duty pencil sharpeners 

Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

front desk at Ada Jenkins Center; please ask for Karen Martin
212 Gamble St.
Davidson, NC 28036


We are incredibly grateful for the calls we receive every day about donations. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to accept non-monetary donations through the month of August. Right now we're serving our families mostly virtually, and what we're hearing most is they need help with mortgage/rent and utilities. (Thank goodness, CARES Act funding will assist with some of that for a few months.) And our friends at Loaves & Fishes are bringing boxes every week for our food pantry clients. Our Food Pantry is operating as a drive-through service on Wednesdays from noon-2:30pm. To qualify, click here.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' Summer Meals program has ended, and after several months of operating volunteer-driven food deliveries as part of that program, we now are evaluating additional volunteer needs going forward. Ada Jenkins Center services look different than they did before COVID-19 – and we don’t know yet exactly where volunteers will be most needed in the weeks and months ahead. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in learning about future volunteer opportunities.

 We invite you to help us serve our families with a gift that's comfortable for you; click here to donate online. Checks may be sent to the Ada Jenkins Center at PO Box 1842; Davidson, NC  28036.

 For more information, please call 704-896-0471, ext. 102.

 Thank you for caring about the families in our community!

Please email [email protected] for details.

For the Learn/Works position, the hours are: Monday and Thursday 3:15 – 6:30 pm. 


Please email [email protected] for details.

For the Learn/Works position, contact Leslie Wilson, Director of Education Services at Ada Jenkins Center, at 704-896-0471 x. 137.


In addition, to assist our client-partners who have been calling us for help with food, childcare, and housing expenses – assistance they haven’t been able to access from other local agencies – we have established a Critical Assistance Fund, with an initial goal of $25,000. Donations may be made:

  • Online
  • or with a check payable to Ada Jenkins Center; PO Box 1842; Davidson, NC  28036 – “Critical Assistance Fund” in the memo line

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