Onslow Christmas Cheer has been helping Onslow families in need at Christmas since the 1970’s. Christmas Cheer is our community’s demonstration of a Caring Community.
Christmas Cheer offers Gifts for children who qualify, up to age 12. If resources are available, we try to help teenagers up to age 17. A food offering is provided to the entire household.
Christmas Cheer depends on the donations of the community.
Because of COVID-19, some things in 2020 will be managed differently to keep everyone safe. Therefore please watch our Facebook page and Onslow Community Outreach’s page for the latest information.
Monetary Donations: We use funds given to us to purchase specific items that are needed to help the most children and their families. We have a great relationship with area merchants and get great deals that allow us to purchase a specific type of toy or food that may be needed, but which has not been donated. Please consider a donation this year as we will be able to turn it into assistance to the families. You can mail a donation to PO Box 4, Jacksonville NC 28541-0004 or select the Donate Button on the right hand side of the Onslow Community Outreach website.
Toy Donations: We will accept donations of toys for boys and girls 10-12 years old. We will announce when were able to accept donations.
Food Donations: We are in need of canned meats and staples. Canned meats are especially needed for families and elderly persons who need to stretch their food pantry. We will make an announcement when we are ready to accept donations.
Volunteer: Most of the volunteer opportunities are during the distribution period. Go to www.volunteeronslow.org to sign up for a specific shift. There will be a very limited distribution this year because of COVID-19. We try to reserve the evening hours for students seeking the Sponsors for Academic Talent scholarships, but all are welcome. Sometimes, we simply don’t have anything to sort or for volunteers to do, so calling 910 347-4646 right before your shift will help determine our workload.
Sponsoring: This is the most meaningful exhibition of Christmas spirit. It allows your family, group or organization to connect to a family in need. Because of COVID-19 we are offer contact free options where we will contact the family for you. Sponsoring is not for everyone as the range of families seeking sponsorship are as wide as our diverse population and not everyone makes a perfect match. But for those who enter with the belief that helping others in the spirit of Matthew 25 will find the process rewarding. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Christmas Cheer operates at the Future Onslow Community Outreach Services Center, 1210 Hargett Street, Jacksonville. The Center became the permanent home for Christmas Cheer in October 2015. Mail donations and correspondence to Post Office Box 4, Jacksonville, NC 28541.