Raleigh Dream Center

Raleigh Dream Center Raleigh Dream Center is a volunteer-driven, Christian non profit committed to sharing the Gospel through building relationships & providing resources to under-resourced communities.
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Target Population: Those engaged in substance abuse, physical abuse, gangs; and those experiencing homelessness, poverty, trafficking, and mental illness. Three Uniques: 1) We reach out to specific communities relentlessly seeking & loving hurt and broken people. 2) We develop relationships that lead to a desire for transformation, seeing lives forever changed by the power of Jesus Christ and seeing their dreams realized. 3) Our outreach programs (Adopt-A-Block/Food Truck/KidzJam) are unlike anything in this city in its consistency and presence in communities providing: influence, resources, & relationship. Proven Process: Following the 22 year record of the Los Angeles Dream Center, our presence in the communities transforms the atmosphere and impacts crime rate. Our Promise To The Hurting: God has the power to meet your need and heal your hurts. Our Promise To Volunteer: Serving changes the lives of people who serve. Our Promise To Local Churches: A partnership with RDC brings an opportunity to help reach our collective purpose of the Great Commission. We desire to see the Church in missions work to change our city.

Mission: To bring hope and healing to those who have been hurt and broken by difficult circumstances. We consistently go to specific communities, providing practical and spiritual resources that bring hope through Jesus Christ.

Operating as usual

This October, we are celebrating 6 years of seeing all the Lord has done through RDC! Thank YOU for the part you have pl...
10/05/2020

This October, we are celebrating 6 years of seeing all the Lord has done through RDC! Thank YOU for the part you have played in sharing God’s love to others. If you would like to join us in serving our city, or donate to our mission, go to https://raleighdreamcenter.org/covid-19-2/

09/26/2020

Saturday ministry in action.

We love our city!! The food and produce are boxed and loaded for Adopt-A-Block tomorrow. 25,000 pounds ready to bless fa...
09/25/2020

We love our city!! The food and produce are boxed and loaded for Adopt-A-Block tomorrow. 25,000 pounds ready to bless families.

Do you need food? Come to our NEW distribution site at 4301 Louisburg Rd, Raleigh at 10am.
#wegettoserve

Our warehouse volunteers are awesome!!! 🙌🙌🙌🙌 They are helping us prepare to serve the communities for the week - we can’...
09/21/2020

Our warehouse volunteers are awesome!!! 🙌🙌🙌🙌
They are helping us prepare to serve the communities for the week - we can’t do it without their help.

Another day of serving! New communities, new deliveries, new smiles... all starting this week. We can’t wait to serve yo...
09/16/2020

Another day of serving! New communities, new deliveries, new smiles... all starting this week. We can’t wait to serve you!!
We have expanded to reach communities in Garner, Wendell, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Rolesville, Middlesex, Youngsville, and new sites in Raleigh.
#wegettoserve

09/15/2020

New communities, new ministry starting today!!!

Father and daughter serving together by preparing for this Saturday’s Adopt-A-Block ❤️ If you would like to help in our ...
09/10/2020

Father and daughter serving together by preparing for this Saturday’s Adopt-A-Block ❤️ If you would like to help in our food warehouse or at Adopt-A-Block, go to https://raleighdreamcenter.org/covid-19-2/

“As we started to partner alongside RDC we got to see the work they do in serving our city and it is beautiful. Our chur...
08/31/2020

“As we started to partner alongside RDC we got to see the work they do in serving our city and it is beautiful. Our church’s heart is to love our city well and by teaming up with RDC it allowed us to meet the needs in our communities as well as build relationships. For us, the holistic approach that RDC takes is one that resonates with our mission. We are not just filling a physical need. We also have the opportunity to care for emotional needs as well as sharing the gospel and meeting spiritual needs. We look forward to working with RDC long into the future as we continue to connect people to Jesus for life change.” - Scott Mason, Missions Pastor at Southbridge Fellowship

Our official count of meals served ... 523,404!!! Thank you again for your support in helping us serve our city! Continue to go with us as we “Fill The Need, Support The Comeback” by checking out our website.

Special thank you to Bulkogi Truck  and Lumpy's Ice Cream for celebrating our last day of summer meals by providing free...
08/28/2020

Special thank you to Bulkogi Truck and Lumpy's Ice Cream for celebrating our last day of summer meals by providing free food and ice cream at some of meal sites today! 523,404 meals served since March 16th!!!

STOP SCROLLING and be encouraged by Michele’s testimony...     The hotel where I work closed its doors on March 19 and I...
08/26/2020

STOP SCROLLING and be encouraged by Michele’s testimony...

The hotel where I work closed its doors on March 19 and I was furloughed along with 150+ other employees. It was very difficult to process the fear I was feeling as a result of COVID-19. On the way home from work on my last day, I felt completely drained. I remember praying in the car for God to use me during this time. I had become numb and stale in my Christian purpose and I was ready for action and wanted to use this unexpected time to grow and to serve others in need.
During my first week of unemployment, I started serving with Raleigh Dream Center and was able to help serve lunch 1-2 times a week to students who were in need of food. Then my husband and I decided to serve together with Adopt-A-Block on Saturdays. With the COVID-19 safety protocols in place, the first few Saturdays were very methodical as people were fearful and uncertain. They quickly picked up their food and supplies and left. But, the need was great. I recall people literally waiting for the Raleigh Dream Center van to pull up and supplies being depleted in one hour. After just a few weeks, people in the community started to open up and share very personal stories of how they were truly doing during the pandemic, their loneliness, depression, alcoholism, addiction, and the effects of unemployment.
Through serving we saw how RDC provided a way to be an example of a Christ-centered life even in times of crisis. We began to share our testimonies of how God has personally led us through tough times ... our God is bigger than COVID-19! After just a couple of Saturdays, we were able to pray with the people we were serving from six feet away and even in their cars.
We have overwhelmingly witnessed God’s protection and love. - Michele Gavalier, RDC volunteer

08/22/2020
Special thank you to Southbridge Fellowship for donating 1,000 school supply kits for tomorrow’s Adopt-A-Block to bless ...
08/21/2020

Special thank you to Southbridge Fellowship for donating 1,000 school supply kits for tomorrow’s Adopt-A-Block to bless families in our communities. #wegettoserve #Back2School2020

We want to keep going to meet the need and support the comeback and to be faithful to do what God has placed in front of...
08/19/2020

We want to keep going to meet the need and support the comeback and to be faithful to do what God has placed in front of us. Will you go with us? Find out how at https://raleighdreamcenter.org/covid-19-2/

Today is the last day of our Summer Leadership Program, and we will miss our awesome interns! They helped distribute our...
08/14/2020

Today is the last day of our Summer Leadership Program, and we will miss our awesome interns! They helped distribute our 500,000 meals as well as ministering to hundreds of children with prayer, encouragement and fun! 👏👏👏 #wegettoserve #covid19

500,000 MEALS SERVED! That’s five-hundred thousand times someone ate a meal because you served - because you gave. We ar...
08/13/2020

500,000 MEALS SERVED! That’s five-hundred thousand times someone ate a meal because you served - because you gave. We are in awe watching the Lord use YOU in this way to reach so many people in such a short time. Truly a miracle in our midst! #covid19 #tmsg #wegettoserve

Volunteer Highlight! We want to thank Val Vance for all her hard work in our food warehouse! We couldn’t do what we do w...
08/12/2020

Volunteer Highlight! We want to thank Val Vance for all her hard work in our food warehouse! We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers. Get involved today at https://raleighdreamcenter.org/covid-19-2/

Our Adopt-A-Block team has loaded up, prayed up, and hit the streets for a day of ministry! “Each of you should use what...
08/08/2020

Our Adopt-A-Block team has loaded up, prayed up, and hit the streets for a day of ministry!
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace...” 1 Peter 4:10

#wegettoserve

08/07/2020
Crossroads missions trip with RDC

We LOVE seeing God use you to bring joy in so many communities! Thank you Crossroads Fellowship for sharing this video from your recent missions trip with us.

Volunteer Highlight!!! We want to thank Rolf Janke for consistently showing up to help in our food warehouse! We couldn’...
08/05/2020

Volunteer Highlight!!! We want to thank Rolf Janke for consistently showing up to help in our food warehouse! We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers! Get involved today at https://raleighdreamcenter.org/covid-19-2/

#wegettoserve #covid19volunteers

We loved having Crossroads Fellowship and The Summit Church serving with us this week! They interacted with many childre...
07/31/2020

We loved having Crossroads Fellowship and The Summit Church serving with us this week! They interacted with many children, sharing their faith, encouraging them, playing some games, and serving meals. An incredible week!
#wegettoserve

07/28/2020
Inside Look Into RDC Food Warehouse

Food drives are critical to sustain our outreaches, and we need them now more than ever! Here’s an inside look from Val Vance, one of our warehouse volunteers, of how we bless the communities we serve. Our warehouse has distributed over 190,000 lbs. of food this year!

07/27/2020

Thank you to our short-term missions teams from The Summit Church and Crossroads Fellowship! You are making a difference by sharing the gospel and reaching people in local communities-

We are thankful for our many church partners like Faith-Harvest Church (East) that served 228 families today with grocer...
07/25/2020

We are thankful for our many church partners like Faith-Harvest Church (East) that served 228 families today with groceries. Many were encouraged, and great ministry is happening!
#adoptablock
#adoptacommunity

The demand for food continues to rise in our city, and we are in need of additional food resources. You can drop off foo...
07/22/2020

The demand for food continues to rise in our city, and we are in need of additional food resources. You can drop off food donations at our warehouse Mon-Fri between 2-5 pm at 4301 Louisburg Rd., Raleigh #meettheneed #supportthecomeback #covid19relief

Thank you @celebrationchurchnc for blessing us this weekend! Not only do you serve faithfully and give generously, but c...
07/13/2020

Thank you @celebrationchurchnc for blessing us this weekend! Not only do you serve faithfully and give generously, but coming by and washing our fleet and cleaning our warehouse is very much appreciated! 😇😇😇🙌🙌🙌

We are so grateful to serve & provide groceries to hundreds of families today! Thanks to the churches like Peek City Chu...
07/11/2020

We are so grateful to serve & provide groceries to hundreds of families today! Thanks to the churches like Peek City Church who are dedicated to loving this city and sharing their faith in the Lord. God has never and will never fail us!
#adoptablock
#wegettoserve

400,000 meals served since March 16!! For the countless times someone has said “Thank you”... for the many times people ...
07/06/2020

400,000 meals served since March 16!! For the countless times someone has said “Thank you”... for the many times people expressed their gratitude... we pass that on to all of you who have partnered with us to make this a reality. This is God at work showing His love in such a tangible way.
#covid19
#wegettoserve

We hope you have a meaningful and safe Fourth of July!
07/04/2020

We hope you have a meaningful and safe Fourth of July!

We can’t believe we are already half way through our summer leadership program! 11 interns have been working hard servin...
07/02/2020

We can’t believe we are already half way through our summer leadership program! 11 interns have been working hard serving meals, hosting fun activities and bringing smiles to kids around Wake County. How great to see their passion to reach this city for the Lord!

Reina was temporarily staying in one of our Adopt-A-Block communities. She recently traveled to the US from Columbia and...
06/27/2020

Reina was temporarily staying in one of our Adopt-A-Block communities. She recently traveled to the US from Columbia and ended up not being able to go back to her country due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19. Every weekday she would come through our meal sites hosted in the parking lot right outside of the apartment she was staying at. On Saturdays she would receive groceries through our Adopt-A-Block program. We were blessed to get to know her, pray for her, and support her during this season. Her husband recently found temporary work in Colorado, and we were able to see them off at the airport. It was also incredible to see the Denver Dream Center get involved as Reina was greeted with a food basket for her family. How great to know they will continue to have support until their country opens back up for them to return home.
#wegettoserve

Thank you Chick-fil-A Wake Forest for your support and giving over 5,000 meals to kids in local communities!! 🙌 We all L...
06/25/2020

Thank you Chick-fil-A Wake Forest for your support and giving over 5,000 meals to kids in local communities!! 🙌 We all LOVE Chick-Fil-A!!
#bringingjoy
#servelocal

Our outreaches are still going strong!!! We are not only serving food, but being intentional to listen and love others. ...
06/22/2020

Our outreaches are still going strong!!! We are not only serving food, but being intentional to listen and love others. Help us continue bringing the necessary resources to communities all over Wake County by signing up to volunteer by going to https://raleighdreamcenter.org/covid-19-2/

Reconciliation and equality is a core value of Raleigh Dream Center. Today we celebrate the importance of Juneteenth in ...
06/19/2020

Reconciliation and equality is a core value of Raleigh Dream Center. Today we celebrate the importance of Juneteenth in the history of our country and the freedom it includes.

Proverbs 31:8-9 -
Open your mouth for those who cannot speak, and for the rights of those who are left without help. Open your mouth. Be right and fair in what you decide. Stand up for the rights of those who are suffering and in need.

Address

Mailing Address: 6325 Falls Of Neuse Rd, STE 35-409
Raleigh, NC
27615

General information

RDC OUTREACHES: ADOPT-A-BLOCK This is Raleigh Dream Center’s primary way of changing the atmosphere and building transformational relationships by being present in local neighborhoods. The strength of Adopt-A-Block is its ability to build strong, lasting relationships within the community that will allow us to speak into someone’s potential and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Adopt-A-Blocks happen every 2nd and 4th Saturdays and each event lasts 2 hours where we knock on doors, provide groceries for households, pick up trash, play with children, and have intentional Gospel conversations. It’s family friendly, so kids are welcome. Our Adopt-A-Block program provides over 10,000 pounds of groceries each month at no cost to under-resourced communities. KIDZJAM KidzJam is RDC’s after school program that exists to provide a safe space for kids to have fun and learn about God. We provide a snack, homework help, a Bible lesson and more. If you are passionate about children, speaking into their potential, and sharing God’s truths with them, please join our team! COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDIES As we build relationships, we also work to develop and lead Bible studies and mentoring programs in the local communities. As people in the communities accept Christ through our other outreach programs, the weekly Bible Study is where people can grow and nurture their relationship with Jesus and other believers. HOMELESS OUTREACH More and more, the face of homelessness includes families, seniors and veterans. RDC consistently serves at Moore Square, offering hygiene products, warm clothing (seasonally), and a variety of care packages. SUMMER READING PROGRAMS These programs provide a place of learning and fun for kids through playing, creating and reading. Our goal is to provide physical and spiritual support for children and families in under-resourced communities. The program consists of tutoring, games/crafts, a catered lunch, and a bible lesson. The program is held Monday- Wednesday all throughout the summer in 3 different communities. SHORT TERM MISSIONS If your church, business, school or group is looking for various service projects, then we can work with you to do a specific outreach in our inner-city communities. We would assign you a Dream Center Outreach Leader that would provide you all the details and serve alongside your group. OUR FUTURE: RESIDENTIAL DISCIPLESHIP PROGRAM We believe the power of life change is found through the message of Jesus Christ. We are praying for a permanent property for RDC so that we can have a place to begin restoring broken lives from life-controlling issues. Lives will be restored through daily Bible reading, weekly scripture memorization, character trait studies, weekly bible study lessons, structured work therapy, daily classes, and mentoring by our Resident Advisors and staff where Biblical principles are learned to be applied in daily application. Adults 18-59 will be able to participate in our one-year Adult Discipleship Program (based on the Los Angeles Dream Center program).

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WooHooo! In an effort to help combat hunger, West has begun working with the Los Angeles based, Dream Center. His wife, Kim Kardashian has been a supporter of the organization as well.
A special song for the dream center.
For 4 and a half years I've been serving with the Raleigh Dream Center (with a couple of months in between taking a break). I'm writing this for a couple of reasons, but some of the strongest ones is getting closer to Christ, strengthening my belief in Him and spreading His word to complete strangers...ultimately winning them over to Him. Struggling myself with some personal issues, Christ put those issues aside for me so I could focus on a number of residents within Raleigh that were/are food insecure among other things. He also put me together with other Christians longing to do many of the same things I am doing. God has shown me miracles within these residents (now some of them friends) that I wouldn't have believed before I started this with the Raleigh Dream Center. What do we do, you ask? With God's assistance, we bring a sense of community to six areas of Raleigh (soon to be more), hand out food who needs it and try and solve other important needs they may have. Not only am I blessed with a deeper relationship with Christ, all of us get to rub shoulders with the Director and Founder of the RDC...Jeremy Porras! It was him, 5 years ago, God put on his heart to quit his gifted career and begin this ministry. God is good. If you're not sure, ask one of the hundreds of volunteers, from over 30 churches who serve this ministry. Praise God for our Lord and savior.
I am posting a link to a very compelling post from a man in Hampstead NC outlining their current needs. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2139727116282753/permalink/2153825841539547/
I am in need of a kidney donor. Attached is the flyer and the fundraising link with the information. I would appreciate help in distributing the flyer in hope to find a kidney donor. Also, if someone may know any churches that might be able to help with fundraising and/or finding a kidney donor, I would appreciate it.https://s3.amazonaws.com/helphopelive/media/event_flyers/Tagirova_Tatiana_-_kidney_donor_trifold.pdf https://www.youcaring.com/tatianatagirova-1160031
Oops, I forgot to post the cake. Yummy.
We all had a wonderful time loving on the Millbank Community this morning. Can't wait to go back!!!