The Holly Springs community loves to give back, and many opportunities are available through the Town of Holly Springs during November and December.
Thanksgiving Holiday Hunger Relief – Public Safety Cadets
Join the Holly Springs Police Public Safety Cadets in a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. Through the week before Thanksgiving, drop off non-perishable food donations such as canned goods, cereal, and baby products at the Law Enforcement Center at 750 Holly Springs Road or at Town Hall. The cadets will transfer all donations to the Cupboard for distribution to local families facing food insecurity.
Holly Springs Police Angel Tree / Public Safety Cadet Toy Drive
Interested in gathering gifts for a child from a local family in need? Every year, Holly Springs school resource officers identify children who could benefit from a boost of holiday cheer. If you’re interested in donating an array of items for a child, drop by the Law Enforcement Center to select a tag off the Angel Tree. Each card lists a child’s name, age, clothing and shoe sizes, and wish list.
Want to donate a toy or two instead of a larger selection of items? No need to select a tag from the tree. New, unwrapped toys also are accepted at the police station to supplement the Angel Tree donations. Donations of wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, ribbons, bows, tape are also accepted as well as coats, gloves and hats. All donations should be returned by Monday, December 11, allowing officers time to wrap gifts and coordinate with families to pick up the gifts. Questions? Call 919-557-9111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Shop with a Cop
One of the highlights of the holiday season is the annual Holly Springs Police Shop with a Cop event. Every year, Holly Springs Police and School Resource officers identify about 10 children. Each child is paired with an officer to shop for holiday presents for themselves and their families. Police officers wrap the gifts and deliver them to the child’s home closer to the Christmas holiday. This year’s shopping event will be held at Walmart. Monetary donations are being accepted at the Law Enforcement Center through Dec. 14. Drop by the police station or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Holiday Toy Drive
Nov. 16-Dec. 4, Town Hall lobby
Donate unwrapped toys to be given to the Christmas Store, a local resource for families in need of support in purchasing holiday gifts. The toys are taken to join other donations at a local church where families “shop” for items their children would enjoy. The event serves Holly Springs families, as well as those from surrounding communities.
U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Collection at Holly Springs Fire Stations
Donate unwrapped new toys are Fire Station 1 or 2 through mid-November. Toys for Tots, a program created by the U.S. Marine Corps, distributes toys to disadvantaged children.