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All money contributed goes to the Salvation Army's Christmas Center, which buys toys, food, clothing and gift cards for families. Donate

After abuse, fire and homelessness, single mom’s thankful for Christmas help. Full Story

Grandmother is now raising a newborn as family struggles at Christmas. Full Story

Iraq War vet finds help in Charlotte when money is too tight for Christmas. Full Story

Mom of boy attacked by pit bulls get Christmas help from Salvation Army. Full Story

Why it's important to young mothers for Santa to remember their babies, too. Full Story

When paycheck doesn't cover the bills, little fibs help parents out at Christmas. Full Story

One of the South's largest Christmas toy giveaways relies on donors like this. Full Story

Cancer survivor tunrs to Salvation Army to shield son from family's troubles. Full Story

Widower with three young girls will make the best of Christmas with the help of others. Full Story

With giving down, one Red Kettle bell ringer tries to rally our Christmas spirit. Video

Teens with disabilities volunteer for Christmas program to prove Santa's real. Full Story

The gift of hope: You made it possible for thousands of families. Full Story