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Angel Tree: November 24–December 14

You see them at the malls or in your work place: Angel Trees adorned with the names of thousands of children in Charlotte who need your help. Last year you gave joy in the form of new clothes, shoes, and toys to more than 13,100 children.

Ready for another great year? You can adopt angels at public trees at Subway locations throughout the Charlotte area and online at WCCB-Charlotte Virtual Angel Tree. Or to host an Angel Tree at your work or church, call 980.297.0518 or email You may also add a stocking to your Angel Tree donation. We provide the stocking and gift suggestions; you do the shopping. 

Find an angel tree   Find an angel tree drop-off

Magical Toy Drive: November 24–December 14

When parents register their children, we promise to assist them. However, not every child is adopted off an Angel Tree. In these cases, we rely on toys you provide through the Magical Toy Drive. This helps us stock "Toyland" at our Christmas Center so that we can fill every child's wish. Many thanks to WCNC that help make this possible. For more information call 704-714-4723 or email




Silver Bells: November 24–December 14

The sister program to Angel Tree, Silver Bells, gives you a way to care for elderly neighbors (60+) who live on a tight, fixed income. They also need your help with clothing, shoes, toiletries, and daily essentials such as small appliances and food. To adopt a Silver Bell, call 704-334-4731



Red Kettles: November 21–December 24

Be a part of a Christmas tradition. Sign up for a shift to ring a bell at one of our red kettle locations. Or pitch in by hosting an online red kettle (companies and groups often compete).


Register to Ring   Host an Online Red Kettle FIND YOUR NEAREST RED KETTLE 


More than 2,500 volunteers help to make The Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance programs a success each year. We need you! As a volunteer, you might help us, decorate the Christmas Center, man an Angel Tree location, sort donations, or pitch in during distribution. Choose a day and time, and come join in the fun!

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