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Christmas 2023

So another amazing Carolina Cares Christmas event is in the record books!

Including a few more families that we will be helping the remainder of this week and some gifts we are passing to another org holding their event next Saturday, we will have provided toys, clothing, hygiene, diapers, formula, books, or other gifts to approximately 600 kids and over 200 families.

Special thanks go out to Clouds Brewing, John, and Francis. You have been so generous in allowing us to partner with you for Christmas and it means the world to us. Friends if you like good craft beer and visiting breweries go check out Clouds.

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We had an army of volunteers helping us unload, sort, organize and wrap items as well as helping clients shop for things they know their children need and want. Many of our families are single parent households being led by mothers and grandmothers. It has been a hard year in many ways for people, and I am proud to have helped these families alleviate some of their burden and provide some happiness for their children.

We could not have done this without you and we are grateful for everyone who helped us. Please feel free to tag yourselves if I’ve inadvertently missed you. Also if I didn’t get a chance to really chat with you because I was so busy please reach out.

Please mark us down on your calendar for Saturday December 14, 2024 if you want to join us next year. At the rate we are growing we could use another 20 volunteers.

Shameless plug: if you’re out shopping after Christmas and see those 70-90% off sales, we will happily collect and save toys for next year.

Christmas Registration Info

Eligibility & Registration Info:

  • Families must already be a member in good standing of Carolina Cares prior to November 1 and reside in Wake, Johnston, or Durham counties.

  • Children already signed up with other nonprofits, government agencies, or private sponsorship are not eligible as they are already covered. We want every child to have a special Christmas.

  • Children must live in your household and be under your care.

  • Sponsorship is not guaranteed. The number of children sponsored will depend upon the donations received.

  • Registration is handled only through the Carolina Cares Facebook Group.

  • Registration opens at 3:00pm on November 25th and closes at 11:59 PM on December 6.

  • The person who is registered must present a form of ID to match their registration when attending the event on the 16th.

  • You will be notified (in the original registration) if you are sponsored by December 13th.

  • Please do not contact Clouds Brewing with questions. All questions should be directed to Carolina Cares.

  • You must be able to come to the distribution event on Saturday December 14th between 1130am-200pm at Clouds Brewing Taproom, 1233 Front St. Raleigh. This location is near Trader Joe's off Wake Forest Road within walking distances to bus stops.

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Thank you to Clouds Brewing for hosting our Christmas event. We are proud to partner with you and appreciate you and your patrons.

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