Children cared for since founding of charity
Toys collected & distributed annually
Bikes collected & distributed annually
For many families in our community, Christmas is a luxury. This is why for over 25 years, Kids First of the Carolinas has committed to providing Christmas to thousands of children and families in need. Every year, we throw a Christmas party of epic proportions for almost 500 children and senior citizens. There will be a wonderful meal, fun Christmas music, gifts, dancing, entertainment, and of course, Santa arriving by a red helicopter!
We receive no federal or state funding, therefore we must rely on local businesses and individuals like you, to provide us with necessary resources, hoping to fulfill this commitment to our community. We identify these families through a vast network of sponsors, teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, neighborhood leaders, family, friends and co-workers.
Help is discreet and immediate. Each child is asked for a wish list. Many only ask for food, clothing, shoes, or socks. We try to give each child two wishes and clothing. These gifts are wrapped, ready to be placed under the tree. If they don’t have a tree, we can provide that too. Every year, the real work begins the day after the party, as our amazing, wonderful volunteers continue to help those in need, out of our donated store front right up till Christmas day!
Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference.