You’ve probably heard of the old saying, “Many hands make light work.” Well, it’s accurate and was on full display this year at the Salvation Army Christmas Center.
This year, more than 5,000 families in need registered for Christmas assistance. This represented more than 10,450 children. Many of these families had parents who lost jobs, were experiencing unexpected medical bills, had lost homes, and most importantly, had lost hope. We also registered more than 1,300 low-income seniors through our Silver Bells program.
Fortunately, we live in a community that cares deeply about its neighbors in need. The Salvation Army stands in the gap for these families, but we don’t stand alone. We stood arm in arm with more than 2,000 volunteers this Christmas, not counting the thousands of people who adopted Angels, purchased gifts, donated toys, made financial contributions and more.
We can’t help these families alone, and for their sake, we don’t have to. We can accomplish amazing things when we work together.
This year, we have been overwhelmed by the support you have given us. You adopted Angels and Silver Bells from out in the community. You contributed thousands of toys to the WCNC Magical Toy Drive. You donated to The Charlotte Observer’s Empty Stocking Fund, and you gave to the annual Red Kettle campaign. You volunteered your time at Angel Tree drop-off locations, the Christmas Center or ringing the bell. For all of this, we say “thank you.”
Thank you for helping us as we speak hope into the lives of the people in our community who need us most this Christmas. You can partner with us as we help families throughout the year by making a year-end financial contribution here.