For 41 years, our Center has partnered with the Department of Social Services to help those most vulnerable in our community during the holiday season. 

Last year with your help 2811 people in need were served. There are 3 ways you can help: 

1. Adopt A Family!
All families referred to the program are Department of Social Services clients who are elderly, disabled or families with children in the home.
Click here to sign-up online to sponsor a family in need.
Or call our Holiday hotline: (919) 998-8595.

2. Make A Gift!
Make a financial donation to support the program and help families that are not adopted!
Click here to make a financial donation

We operate a gift distribution center at Northgate Mall for gifts to be dropped off and for social workers to pick these up for their clients. This year the Distribution Center will be open from November 30-December 13 and we need volunteers to help with staffing! Shift are between 3-4 hours and there are several different shifts each day!

Click here to see available shifts and sign up! 


 New and Improved!
HandsOn Triangle is the largest volunteer matching database in the Triangle. We have upgraded the features and functionality giving nonprofits a powerful volunteer management tool. Best of all... it is FREE. 
Attend our training on December 7 to learn more.

Congratulations to Students participating in our Civic Engagement programs! 
The Annual Tomorrow's Community Leaders recognition event was held on November 8th at the NC School of Science & Math.  

For over 40 years, The Center has worked to mobilize Triangle area students to volunteer and make a difference. This year our students were recognized for over 70,000 hours of service to the Triangle community.

We host the Tomorrow's Community Leaders Award Ceremony for all student achievement programs each fall.
 Jared Siirila
Uniting NC

Jared Siirila is committed to opening up the technology industry to low-income black and Latino youth. He’s an instructor with Uniting NC’s Code the Dream program, a free nonprofit that gives low-income students the opportunity to move toward successful careers in technology.

Code the Dream provides classes, connects students with mentors, and puts them to work with local nonprofits and small businesses, enabling the students to earn money while they build their resumes. Dan Rearick, the Executive Director of the program, says that Jared “has gone above and beyond.” He adds that Jared “originally volunteered to assist with one 8-week class, but has instead remained involved with nearly nonstop classes, allowing Code the Dream to grow and provide opportunities to many more students than we could have without him.”

Jared’s hard work is allowing students to make the leap from low-wage jobs to fulfilling, innovative careers.

Thank you, Jared, for giving your talents so others can succeed!

 Congratulations to our
2017 Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service

This award recognizes the "top 20" volunteers in the state.
Medallion recipients are nominated at the county level then
evaluated by a panel of community service leaders from across the state.
Click here to see our full list of Key Award Winners

Durham County
Nazair Jones
Mentor Category
Ronald McDonald House-Chapel Hill  
Wake County
Mike Sweeney 
Faith-Based Category
Orange County
Kenneth Xu 
Youth Category
Student Environmental Education Coalition

We serve ALL nonprofits & volunteers
throughout the Triangle

The Center serves more than 1,200 nonprofits and thousands of terrific volunteers in:
Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough Morrisville, Raleigh...across the entire Triangle area!


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