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Ways to Safely Give Back This Holiday Season

There's no better way to celebrate the holidays than by giving back. Whether it’s donating gently used coats and hats or writing letters to bring holiday joy to those less fortunate, there are many ways to give back to your community. 

We will continue to update this list as new opportunities arise. If you have something to add, please contact

LAST UPDATE: Dec. 22, 2020


Activation Mask Up - Activate Good

Activate Good needs you to help downtown "mask up" by helping to assemble 50,000 mask kits (150,000 masks total). In just two hours, one volunteer can assemble over 100 bags! Volunteer here.


Diaper Train - Saint Saviour’s Center

Saint Saviour’s Center is a local charity located on the corner of Tucker Street and Boylan Avenue. Their main project is providing diapers to low-income families because diapers are generally not covered by food stamps or food pantries. This is their 10th anniversary and they are celebrating a decade of diapers and 4.8 million diapers distributed. Learn how to donate.

Holiday Coat Drive - Junction Salon & Bar

Tis the season for giving! Junction Salon & Bar is asking their clients to give back this winter by donating coats, hats, gloves, socks, and blankets. They will only be collecting donations during their operating hours. Learn more here

Pay It Forward - A Place at the Table

Where community meets good food, A Place at the Table provides meals for all regardless of means. Customers can pay the suggested price, pay at least $3 for their meal, or pay using a token from community partners. You can also pay it forward by tipping to fulfill their mission or buy a $10 token to hand out in the community to those in need of a meal. See more about their mission here. 

Presents of Peace - Poyner YMCA

Help support families through Presents of Peace (Similar to Angel Tree)! This year, families will receive a gift card per child, a jacket per child, and a board game. See more info here.