Since 1887 the Salvation Army of Wake County has helped provide Christmas gifts for thousands of families through its Holiday Cheer Program. After paying for everyday needs many parents don't have funds left over to purchase gifts to place under the tree for Christmas, but with the help of the community, the Salvation Army is able to open their Christmas Center every year to lend a helping hand. The Christmas Center allows parents to come and "shop" for new toys, clothing, and stockings to fill up. Through the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program the community is given the opportunity to choose a child and shop for them from their personal wish list.
In recent years they have registered as many as 8,600 children to be part of their cheer programs. This year they are looking for your help. If you are able to volunteer to assist in interviewing clients and entering data of those wishing to be registered please contact If you would like to volunteer please contact Jamie Britt Noble via email at jamie or call 919-390-6732. Bilingual language skills are needed but not required. The volunteers will be needed starting Monday, October 2 through Friday, October 6th.
Parents who would like to register children please come to the old Sears building at Cary Towne Center 1105 Walnut St without your children. Registration hours are 9 am - 11 am and 1 pm - 3 pm daily October 2nd - 6th. You may only register for the Salvation Army Angel Tree/Toy Shop program if you have not registered for other Christmas assistance. Please bring a picture ID of yourself and ID for each Child. The income of everyone in the household, proof of a current Wake County address and clothing and shoe sized for each child.