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Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Whether it’s donating cold-weather gear or lending your time through volunteering, there are many ways to give back to the Downtown Raleigh community–and beyond–this Season of Giving.

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


The Women’s Center | 400 S. West St.

The Women’s Center is in urgent need of hand warmers, sleeping bags, backpacks, warm coats, and much more to help women seeking refuge from abuse and homelessness. 

Oak City Cares | 1430 S Wilmington St.

Oak City Cares accepts in-kind or financial donations to support programming and on-site services for those who are experiencing homelessness. 

Carrol’s Kitchen | 19 E Martin St.

When you get involved with Carroll’s Kitchen, you connect a woman to a supportive community of people dedicated to helping her overcome crisis for good.

Shepard's Table Soup Kitchen | 121 Hillsborough St.

Donations will help them obtain the resources they need to feed over 250 men, women, and children daily in Downtown Raleigh.

Edge of Urge Adopt-a-Jellycat Campaign | 215 E Franklin St.

Purchase a Jellycat stuffed animal in-store or online to gift a child in the UNC Children's Hospital with a new friend for the holiday season!⁠


A Place at the Table | 300 W Hargett St.

Volunteers work inside the cafe doing a variety of tasks to ensure that everyone, regardless of their means, can enjoy a satisfying meal. 

Designed for Joy | 517 W Cabarrus St. 

Be a part of the crucial work Designed for Joy is doing to uplift the vulnerable women of our community and volunteer at their Downtown Raleigh studio. 

LGBT Center of Raleigh

You can assist with outreach, special events, and community projects by volunteering at the LGBT Center of Raleigh.

Raleigh City Farm | 800 N Blount St.

Get your hands dirty and help maintain Raleigh City Farm by weeding the gardens, planting crops, picking produce, and more.