Get Involved

Bell Ringer

Your organization can ring bells at one of our 30+ locations around Durham, Orange, and Person counties. Dance, sing, perform, and ring the bell! You will not only raise money for the programs that serve our community, but you will help us to save money as well. For every kettle stand that is unmanned by a volunteer, we have to staff that location with a paid employee. Your volunteerism allows us to put more funding toward programs that help. 1 volunteer hour = $24.14 saved. Learn more and volunteer.

Angel Tree

There are so many ways to get involved with our Angel Tree program. Volunteers help by registering families for assistance, helping label the "Angels" before we send them off to sponsors, setting up our Toy Shop where we house all of the donated gifts, and distributing the gifts to our registered families. Learn more and volunteer.

Food Drive

If you are interested in hosting a food drive for The Salvation Army of Durham, there are a couple of ways to do so! We are able to deliver an empty food barrel to your school, office, or business for you to fill up (don't worry, we will pick it up too!). If you are interested in doing the food drive on your own, we welcome that as well. Learn more and sign up.

Toy Drive

Consider hosting a toy drive in your school, business, or neighborhood to ensure that children in our community can have a very Merry Christmas! Learn more and sign up.

Christmas Assistance Programs

To see if you qualify for any of these holiday programs, give our Social Services office a call at 919.688.7306.

2020 Angel Tree

Due to COVID-19 all application's for this year's Angel Tree will be processed online.

The Registration link will be active beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 21 through Friday, October 2.

Click HERE to learn more information about our Angel Tree program.


Families experiencing natural disasters or immediate financial hardship may qualify for our Adopt-A-Family program. They must qualify for this needs-based program, The entire family will then get "adopted" for Christmas and receive gifts based on a wish list they provide.

Sheetz Christmas Party

The Salvation Army of Durham has partnered with Sheetz to bring you the greatest Christmas party...ever! Thanks to various fundraising efforts of Sheetz employees, we are able to make the holiday season brighter for these children. Sheetz employees from every Sheetz operating volunteer to participate in the annual shopping days. Then we hold special parties in each of our districts, where Santa presents the children with gifts purchased specifically for them. Along with the presents, children enjoy food, crafts, games and pictures with Santa. Since inception of the program over $13.5 million dollars has been raised For the Kidz!


Stock the Sled

Each year, we partner with WNCN and Capital City Clauses for Stock the Sled! Almost 1,000 brand-new toys were collected at WalMart at New Hope Commons during this all-day event! Patrons of the store are encouraged to purchase a toy for a child in need while they are doing their regular shopping.

Coats for the Kids

WRAL-TV works with The Salvation Army every year to provide brand new coats for children in need in our community! Hundreds of coats are delivered to us and we are able to give them out free of charge to families in need of a nice winter coat during these cold months!

Raging Bull Harley-Davidson Toy Run

Perhaps one of our loudest events each year, the Raging Bull Harley-Davidson crew has done an annual toy run for The Salvation Army of Durham for 26 years! Over 50 Harley-Davidson lovers ride their motorcycles in a parade-like fashion to our office and deliver a huge pile of toys for children in need. It's definitely a sight to see, and something we look forward to every year.

The Boys & Girls Club Christmas Party

Each year we host a fantastic Christmas party for our Boys & Girls Club members. Community members and corporate groups sponsor our children and ensure that they have an amazing Christmas. Our staff, volunteers, and Advisory Council members come together to make this party a huge success each year with yummy food, games, and of course...presents!

2019 Christmas Stats


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Coats Distributed