RALEIGH — Wake County is looking for individuals, businesses and organizations who can help brighten the holiday season for children and seniors in need.
Wake County’s Holiday Cheer program matches families with community sponsors who provide them Thanksgiving and Christmas meals or gifts. The program gives the sponsors a unique opportunity to build personal relationships with their Holiday Cheer families.
“In 2015, 1,319 children and 75 seniors received holiday meals and gifts through the Holiday Cheer program,” said Denise Kissel, Wake County Human Services resource development specialist. “This year, we hope to meet the needs of 500 families. Wake County residents can help us meet this goal by becoming Holiday Cheer sponsors.”
Wake County will match families with community sponsors from Nov. 7 – Dec. 9. Holiday Cheer is in particular need of sponsors who speak Spanish or who will sponsor families in rural Wake County.
Learn more about Holiday Cheer and apply online to become a sponsor at wakegov.com/humanservices/social/pages/seasonalprograms.aspx.