The Salvation Army is calling the recent influx of donations to meet the holiday wishes of more than 2,000 children in need a Christmas miracle.
With its Christmas gift distribution a week away, the Salvation Army of Wake County said Tuesday that it is still short donations needed to fulfill the holiday wishes for more than 2,000 children in need.
A local company that provides at-home care and companionship for senior citizens is working to spread a little holiday cheer this year for hundreds of elderly people with a program called Be a Santa to a Senior.
The congregation of the First Baptist Church of Garner spent Sunday packing hundreds of shoe boxes with holiday gifts for children around the world. It's part of Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.
Homeless families, retired executives and schoolchildren alike are finding blessings in sharing the Christmas spirit at a shelter run by the Durham Rescue Mission.
Durham Rescue Mission officials said 3,400 people attended Friday's pre-Christmas event, including 552 volunteers. They distributed 2,500 meals, 12,000 toys, almost 10,000 items of clothing and 1,200 bags of groceries.
For the 21st straight year, Moses Mathis is playing Santa Claus to hundreds of Fayetteville-area children.
Dozens of Triangle companies are reaching into their coffers to make the holiday season a little brighter for others.
"Layaway angels" are paying off the small-payment programs at local retailers like Walmart in Cary and Kmart in Raleigh, to make the holiday brighter for some families.
The Downtown Raleigh Ambassadors are hosting their second annual Christmas drive on Monday, December 19 at the downtown City Plaza Ice Rink. Polar Ice House is sponsoring the event and if you bring canned goods, toys or clothes you will receive free admission to ice skate. The event will also include mini skate lessons, live bands and prize giveaways!
Someone donated a diamond ring and a wedding band to the Salvation Army of Wake County over the weekend, the charity announced on Monday.
With its Christmas gift distribution beginning Monday, the Salvation Army is still looking to get donations in order to meet the needs of more than 3,500 families in Wake County alone. Paige Bagwell, director of operations for the Salvation Army of Wake County, talks with WRAL about the need for continued giving.
Among the tall, fragrant evergreen trees dressed up in fancy ribbons and glittering ornaments that adorn Diamond View Park at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, stands one sad, drooping Charlie Brown Christmas tree with a message.
The 60 bicycles sitting in a Durham Police Department storage facility will find new riders this Christmas, and 60 people will get a new set of wheels courtesy of a cooperative effort between police and eight area non-profit service organizations.
Mike Corbitt, owner of Ink Well in Durham, gave away free tattoos and piercings in exchange for donations to Toys for Tots.
A Sanford home construction company is turning to social media to help children find presents under the tree on Christmas morning.
WRAL stars, Wool E. Bull and Santa Claus urged people to donate to the Salvation Army's Coats for the Children campaign during a telethon on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.
Donate new or gently used coats, or cash, to help the Salvation Army keep kids warm this winter.
Certified nurse practitioner Susie Catchings provides tips for parents on teaching children values in the holiday season.
The economy may be on the slow march to recovery, but holiday seasons continue to come, year after year, with an increasing need for charity and steadily dwindling donations.
Police in Durham are bringing a little cheer this holiday in the form of free bicycles.
Family and friends of a man killed inside a Raleigh restaurant more than five years ago spent Thanksgiving serving up free meals to the community.
Hundreds of Triangle residents use Thanksgiving to celebrate with those less fortunate, a tradition that feeds the soul as well as the stomach.
The United Way of the Greater Triangle has mailed a letter to major contributors, asking them to give a little more than they have previously because the sluggish economy jeopardizes funding for area social service groups.
Tis the season for tipping! But figuring out WHO to tip and how much to give can often be a bit of a challenge! Some factors to consider when deciding how much: how long you've used the service, your relationship with the provider, as well as the quality and frequency of the service you receive.
A record number of people have signed up for the Salvation Army's annual Angel Tree program, which provides holiday gifts for area children.
The Salvation Army of Durham is accepting applications through Friday for families who anticipate needing help during the holiday season. The Salvation Army helps thousands of families each year with Thanksgiving meals and Christmas gifts, primarily through the Angel Tree program.