We provide Christmas assistance for Alamance County families who have children that are in the 8th grade or younger and the elderly 60 years old and older.
Our main goal is to provide children with toys, food for their family's Christmas dinner and warm clothes when possible. For the elderly we focus on food and warm clothing.
Due to the generosity of many area businesses and clubs, we are often able to provide other essential needs such as heating assistance, prescription medication and school supplies.
Our secondary goal is to act as a clearinghouse for all other county agencies involved in Christmas giving. We work hard to ensure that services within the county are not duplicated and Christmas resources are used fairly and wisely.
Most families needing assistance are referred to us by school social workers or other county agencies. Those who are not referred, but request assistance, are thoroughly screened to verify their need.
Christmas Cheer enhances the quality of life in Alamance County because of what it offers to both those who need assistance and those who give it.
When a family falls onto hard financial times due to fluctuations in the economy, illness or a family crisis, it encourages them to know there is a place they can go that will care about their children's Christmas wishes. We understand how hard it is for a child, as well as a parent, to endure the disappointment of an empty Christmas tree and table.
Of equal importance is the opportunity Christmas Cheer gives to those who have been blessed with adequate or abundant finances. We allow our community not only the opportunity to give financial support to those experiencing hard times, but the greater opportunity to get involved with a hurting family and make a difference.
When we respond personally to the needs of those around us, a spirit of kindness and generosity is fostered. It is this spirit that has spread throughout Alamance County for so many years, making it a great place to live, work and play. A place you can be proud to call home.