Salvation Army of Wake County seeking major gifts from companies
Posted December 4, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — The number of families in need is up again this holiday season, and the Salvation Army of Wake County is reaching out to companies in the hopes of persuading them to make major gifts.
Peter Donlon is in charge of getting major gifts for the organization. His job, which was newly created, is to ask companies to help provide Christmas for more than 8,700 children this year as part of the Angel Tree Program.
Donlon has invited companies, such as Duke Energy, to come out to the Salvation Army to see they work they do and help fill some stockings for needy children.
“Growing up in a middle class family, we were always able to have Christmas of some type. Paying it forward is really what it’s about,” said Duke Energy employee Jackie Coley. “They say the best therapy is to volunteer, and it really is.”
The Salvation Army is making it easier for people to give this year. You can shop online for the kids in the Angel Tree Program. Make a donation and the Salvation Army will shop for the items for you.