Toy Shop Opportunities

During Christmastime, The Salvation Army's Christmas Cheer Program works to bring joy to thousands of
Wake County children, providing them with new clothing and toys, and the opportunity to have a happy
Christmas morning. The Toy Shop portion of the Christmas Cheer Program focuses on fulfilling the need of
new toys. Help make a child's Christmas magical by volunteering with the Toy Shop Opportunities!

Client Registration

See the 2018 Christmas process from the beginning and volunteer for Client Registration. Here over 4,000 families come to register their children for the Christmas Cheer Program, where they will receive new toys, clothing, and stockings. Volunteers with basic computer skills and/or bilingual speakers are extremely helpful (but not required). We have added an extra day of registration on Thursday, November 15. Please contact our volunteer coordinator for shift times. *Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.


9,000 stockings need to be filled with goodies by December 12. A guideline of items to include can be provided, and stockings can be picked up at 1863 Capital Blvd. during regular office hours. Great activity for groups!

Fill the Truck!


Toy Shop Set Up

Volunteers assist in every set up aspect of Christmas Distribution: receiving donations, organizing toys & games, decorating, cleaning, sorting Angel Tree gifts, etc. November 5-December 8 (Tuesday-Saturday); shifts: (9:00a.m.-12:30p.m. and/or12:30p.m.-4:30p.m. December 10- December 158 (Monday-Saturday); shifts: (9:00a.m.-12:30p.m. and/or 12:30p.m.-4:30p.m.) -AND Monday, December 17 -9:00- 4:30pm *Volunteers must be at least 14 years old with an adult.

Christmas Distribution

Unfortunately, not everyone can rely on Santa to put presents under the tree. Be Santa’s helper! Assist parents in picking out toys and gifts for their children. December 18, 19, 20 and 21 shifts: 8:00a.m.-12:30p.m.; 12:00p.m.-4:30p.m. or all day 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m. *Volunteers must be at least 14 years old with an adult.

Toy Drives

The Christmas Cheer Program gives out over 47,000 brand new toys to children in the community. Every toy helps. Pick up a few toys during your holiday shopping or host a Toy Drive! Download our Toy Drive Tool Kit to get started!