The following list includes non-profit organizations that are NOT affiliated with the City of Bessemer City. These are separate entities. 

The Bessemer City Ministerial Alliance (BCMA) is comprised of local faith-based organizations that strive to better the quality of life for Bessemer City area residents.

The garden is located at 1303 North 12th Street on the property of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  The non-profit rents garden plots out to citizens and offers a common garden area which is maintained by garden members.  The common area is for anyone to harvest from.  


To find out more about the Bessemer City Community Garden, visit their website at

The Bessemer City Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit that works to be an active voice for businesses in Bessemer City.  The BC Chamber is supported by local businesses and operates under a volunteer board.

More information about the chamber can be found at

The Bessemer City Crisis Center offers resources for low and moderate income families that are in need.  The center is located at 315 East Virginia Avenue.


More information about the Crisis Center can be found here.

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411 E. Washington Ave – Bessemer City, NC 28016
(704) 629-5663

Boys & Girls Club of Bessemer City is a development organization for youth ages 6-18 in Bessemer City. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Our youth development strategy is to promote the development of young people by instilling in them a sense of competence, a sense of usefulness, a sense of belonging and a sense of power or influence.

Boys and Girls Club Program Highlights
  • Educational Enhancement – Programs enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to every-day situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career. Programs include: Study Buddy, Computer Classes, and Baking for Success.
  • The Arts – Programs help children enhance self-expression and creativity, develop multi-cultural appreciation, gain exposure to and develop skills in crafts, visual arts, performing arts and literary arts. Programs include: weekly arts and crafts as well as musical programs.
  • Citizenships / Leadership – Programs help youth develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning and decision making, and contributing to the club and the community. Programs include: community service projects, Goals for Growth/Graduation, 4H Club and Scout programs.
  • Health & Physical Education – Activities help children achieve and maintain fitness, acquire a broad range of physical skills, develop a sense of teamwork, cooperation and fairness and use sound judgment about safety, nutrition and avoidance of risky behaviors.
  • Social Development – Programs provide opportunities for children to participate in fun group activities designed to develop social skills and self expression.
Other Greater Gaston Unit Locations:
  • West Gastonia Boys & Girls Club, 310 South Boyd Street, Gastonia, NC 28052.
    (704) 810-9524
  • Greater Gaston Pals Mentoring Program, Gastonia NC.
    (704) 867-5320
Boys and Girls Club of Bessemer City Provides:
  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
  • Life-enhancing programs and character development
  • Hope and Opportunity
  • A positive place for kids
How you can help the Boys and Girls Club:
  • Volunteer as a tutor
  • Volunteer as a coach
  • Become a mentor
  • Help with a party
  • Be a friend of the Club
  • Donate school/art supplies
  • Sponsor a child
  • Sponsor a program
  • Come and play

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