Christmas at The Salvation Army of Durham

Spreading joy.


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.


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See More 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! If you want to register your family for the Sheetz Christmas Party, call our main office to find out how.

See More Stock the Sled

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.

See More Coats for the Kids

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!