In 2016 alone, The Salvation Army of Durham served more than 2,000 individuals through our Christmas assistance programming. This would not have been possible without the generosity of our donors and community partnerships. Our goal each year is to ensure that families feel loved and supported during the holiday season. Whether that is providing Christmas presents for children, warm winter clothing for families, or helping parents keep food on the table, we want you to know that we are here.
You can now donate to our Red Kettle from the comfort of your home (or mobile device!). When you donate to our Red Kettle Campaign online or by visiting one of our kettle locations this season, you are giving to programs that help: our food pantry, social services programming, Pathway of Hope programs, and after-school/summer programming for at risk youth all benefit from the Red Kettle.
Volunteers make these programs possible! Without you, we would not have a Christmas Assistance program, kettles, and more. Thank you for serving with us!
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! If you want to register your family for the Sheetz Christmas Party, call our main office to find out how.
Each year, WNCN and Capital City Clauses partner with The Salvation Army of Durham to host Stock the Sled. Over 1,000 brand-new toys were collected last year for families and children in need. This all-day event is set up at WalMart on New Hope Commons in Durham. Patrons of the store are encouraged to purchase a toy and donate it on their way out.
Each year, WRAL-TV works with the Salvation Army to provide warm winter clothing, money and new toys for North Carolina families in need. WRAL-TV always broadcasts a telethon to raise money to buy warm, winter clothing and new toys for these children. It is an all-day event with special performances and guest appearances; and most of all, some amazing community support!