Make Christmas Bright


How do you make a child’s Christmas Bright?

What is an Angel Tree?  It is a holiday assistance program in which an individual sponsor or group sponsor/organization/corporation purchases new toys for a deserving child (or “Angel”) or a food gift card for seniors in need. For many, the gifts they receive through the Angel Tree Program will be the only ones they open on Christmas morning.
Last year alone we registered 1,000+ families, over 3,443 children, and 285 seniors who would not experience the magic of Christmas without the generosity of people in our community.
It will take an entire army this Christmas to deliver the nearly 19,000 toys to the neediest children and provide for our seniors.
If you believe, every child and every senior deserves to experience the joy of Christmas please support us this Christmas!
Our partners who will be hosting public angel trees will be at the following locations from November 13th – December 8th:
News & Record at 200 E Market
Whole Foods at Friendly
Morehead Foundry
Our Christmas Stockings can be registered for here OR picked up and returned at any Chick Fila.   Christmas Stockings can also be picked up / returned at The Salvation Center of Hope at 1311 S Eugene Street, Monday-Friday, from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
We ask all gifts, stockings, and gift cards be returned unwrapped by December 1st.

Resources:

Advertisements

FOX 8/OLD DOMINION HOLIDAY CONCERT 2014

wghp_holiday-concerts

Holiday Concert Schedule

  • LJVM Coliseum Winston-Salem, NC
    Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:30pm
  • Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC
    Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 5:00pm
  • Williams High School Burlington, NC
    Friday December 19, 2014

The Holiday Concerts sponsored by FOX8 and Old Dominion Freight Line have provided The Salvation Army with food to help feed those in need. Millions of cans of food have been collected since 1987. This is the 27th year for the Greensboro concert, the 25th year for the Winston-Salem concert and the 8th year for the Burlington concert. In total, we have collected 6.7 million cans for families across the Piedmont.

This is the largest and most important food raising event of the year for The Salvation Army. Last year, over 20,000 people where served.

Annually, over 17,000 people attend the concerts. In 2013, we collected over 468,000 cans of food with 30 companies participating in the Holiday Food Drive.

food-driveFor years, the Holiday Concerts have been held at the Greensboro Coliseum, Lawrence Joel Veteran Memorial and in Burlington and are a proven tradition offering quality holiday entertainment. The Concerts invite families to attend an evening of music provided by the Greensboro and Winston Salem Symphony’s. The “cost” to attend is a can of food.

In recent years, the need in the TRIAD has exceeded the cans collections at the concerts. That is why FOX8, Old Dominion Freight Line and The Salvation Army are reaching out to local businesses to participate in an eight week campaign culminating with the Concerts (Winston-Salem: December 13, Greensboro: December 14, Burlington: December 19).

Winston-Salem Symphony
Winston-Salem Youth Chorus
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
FOX8 anchors Neill McNeill and Katie Nordeen

NeillMcNeillKatieNordeen

Join FOX8 news anchors for a fun concert featuring festive holiday favorites. Includes a carol sing-along sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Parking and concert are FREE with a donation of canned food or non-perishable food items, which will be distributed to Salvation Army Food Banks throughout the Piedmont.

For more information please visit www.triadholidayfooddrive.com

Triad Holiday Food Drive

food-drive-logo-41

The Holiday Concerts sponsored by FOX8 and Old Dominion Freight Line have provided The Salvation Army with food to help feed those in need. Millions of cans of food have been collected since 1987.

This is the largest and most important food raising event of the year for The Salvation Army.  Last year, over 20,000 people where served.

For years, the Holiday Concerts have been held at the Greensboro Coliseum, Lawrence Joel Veteran Memorial and in Burlington and are a proven tradition offering quality holiday entertainment. The Concerts invite families to attend an evening of music provided by the Greensboro and Winston Salem Symphony’s.  The “cost” to attend is a can of food.

In recent years, the need in the TRIAD has exceeded the cans collections at the concerts.  That is why FOX8, Old Dominion Freight Line and  The Salvation Army are reaching out to local businesses to participate in an eight week campaign culminating with the Concerts  (Winston-Salem: December 13, Greensboro: December 14, Burlington: December 19).

How your business can help:

  • Create an internal food drive – asking employees to participate and in turn provide them with special incentives if they do.
  • Choose a period of time and ask your customers to donate canned food, offering them a discount if they do.
  • The goal of each participating business should be a minimum of 15,000 cans of food or at least $5,000 which The Salvation Army will use to purchase food (3 cans of food for every dollar collected).

Examples to consider:

  • A team building event- create teams internally – be creative, set a goal and the team with the most cans wins bragging rights and an incentive (vacation day?)
  • Top Dog for a Day.  Sell tickets internally to have the winner be the Leader of the business for a day.
  • A company wide bake sale (or if applicable open to the public)
  • A company wide yard sale (or if applicable open to the public)
  • Host a golf tournament
  • Wine tasting event
  • Sell raffles inside your company – the winner to receive prize of your choice
  • Host an Auction
  • For retail/quick serve restaurants – ask customers to bring in canned food for a discounted offer off their purchase, include a  donation box on counters.

Exposure for the Triad Holiday Food Drive and participating businesses:

  • FOX8 will include your business on the Triad Holiday Food Drive page housed on myFOX8.com (triadholidayfooddrive.com).  This will showcase each business participating in the Triad Holiday Food Drive and how they are helping to feed the needy in our community.
  • Turn Key for your business – The Salvation Army will drop off boxes and pick up from your business if required.
  • FOX8 will create multiple announcements encouraging businesses to participate, this message will run in high profile areas on FOX8.  In addition, FOX8 will include social media posts encouraging participation.  We will include the triadholidayfooddrive.com link in all pushes.
  • In addition to the exposure on the triadholidayfooddrive.com page, each business will receive exposure on myFOX8.com and with social media; highlighting your business and all participating businesses.
  • All participating businesses will be listed in the Holiday Concerts program.  Over 15,000 programs printed.
  • At the conclusion of the Holiday Concerts, FOX8 will create one message recognizing all participating businesses.  This message will air on FOX8 and Antenna TV during December and January.

Official Website: http://triadholidayfooddrive.com/

Fox 8 News: http://myfox8.com/2014/08/14/2014-triad-holiday-food-drive/

WATCH: Roy’s Folks 25th Anniversary Special

Watch as Roy Ackland and David Weatherly celebrate 25 years of Roy’s Folks.

Visit the Official Website for more info @ www.myfox8.com

Visit here for the original news update. Roy’s Folks 25th Anniversary Special

Carolina Christmas Spectacular

Symphony-conductor

This year, the Winston-Salem Symphony under the baton of Music Director Robert Moody, invites you to enjoy a brand new, exhilarating holiday musical tradition entitled “Carolina Christmas Spectacular!” The concerts will take place on Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem.

Tickets range from an affordable $25 to $65 for adults and $25 to $40 for children 2 and up and are available in advance by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336-464-0145 or online at WSsymphony.org.

This concert is part of the Winston-Salem Symphony’s Angel Tree partnership with the Salvation Army. Concert goers are encouraged to donate new unwrapped toys for children up to age 12 at the concerts. The toys will be distributed through The Salvation Army’s Christmas Program.angeltree6

The Winston-Salem Symphony’s “Carolina Christmas Spectacular!” is the perfect way to get immersed in the spirit of the season. This new concert offering includes a selection of popular and beloved secular and religious music. Joining the orchestra and Symphony Chorale are guest artists Cirque de la Symphonie, whose aerialists will add to the festive holiday spectacle with their dramatic feats above the orchestra, and Winston-Salem State University’s phenomenal Burke Singers.

“Carolina Christmas Spectacular!” will take concert goers through a musical journey of holiday music starting with the traditions of the holidays (including Simple Holiday Joys, A Holiday Melody, Little Bolero Boy, “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker and more) progressing through the story of the holiday (The First Noel, The Rose, Lo, how a rose e’re blooming, Hallelujah! from the Messiah and more) and ending with the spirit of the holiday (Sleigh Ride, Christmas Sing-a-Long, Let there be  Peace on Earth and more).CDLS-Aerial-Duo

Cirque de la Symphonie is an exciting production designed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. Cirque de la Symphonie is the only cirque company in the world that performs exclusively with symphony orchestras. Over one hundred orchestras worldwide have featured Cirque de la Symphonie in sold-out venues, adding energy and excitement to the concert experience.

The Winston-Salem State University Burke Singers are a female a cappella vocal ensemble founded on the campus of Winston-Salem State University in March 1995 by D’Walla Simmons Burke, Director of Choirs and Vocal Studies. She saw a need to add variety, emotion, and a sense of political awareness to the choral program and to the city of Winston-Salem. More than just a vocal ensemble, the Burke Singers inspire listeners to experience songs of old in a new way. Burke-Singers-WSSU

The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale is comprised of 90 auditioned singers and is directed by Dr. Carole J. Ott. The group performs several times each year with the Winston-Salem Symphony.Winston-Salem Symphony

2013 Sealy FOX8 Holiday Concerts

holiday-concerts-logo-print

Come out and join Ray Publishing and FOX8 news anchors for Sealy FOX8 Holiday Concert featuring festive holiday favorites. Includes a carol sing-along sure to put you in the holiday spirit!  Parking and concert are FREE with a donation of canned food or non-perishable food items, which will be distributed to Salvation Army Food Banks throughout the Piedmont.

The 2013 dates for the annual Sealy FOX8 Holiday Concerts have been announced.

The Winston-Salem concert will be held at Joel Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.

The Greensboro concert will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum on Dec. 15. at 5 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

The Burlington concert will be held at Williams High School Auditorium on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

SealyFOX 8Salvation armyhttp://www.995wmag.com/template/masthead/christmaslogo-215x90.jpg

30 Cars in 30 Days: Your Car Donation

11 2

30 Cars in 30 Days: Your Car Donation and Area Ford Dealers Help to Reverse Summer Trend

 
More than at any other time of the year, the summer months bring a slowdown in the charitable contributions which fund the life-changing programs and services provided to your community through The Greensboro Salvation Army. This July, with the help of participating Ford dealers in the Triad area, we will try to counter this trend by collecting “30 Donated Cars in 30 Days.”

Here’s how proceeds from the donated vehicles will help!

  • $500 can help 5 individuals or families keep the lights on in their home for a month through The Salvation Army’s Emergency Assistance program.
  • $1,000 can send 10 children to summer camp for a week at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club this summer.
  • $1,500 can provide 800 meals to be served from The Salvation Army mobile feeding kitchen in the midst of a local, regional or national disaster.
  • $2,000 can provide 160 nights of shelter at The Salvation Army Center of Hope for someone experiencing homelessness.

Your car donation can be made during the month of July at participating Triad-area Ford dealers, or directly to The Salvation Army at any other time during the year. Vehicle donations, including boats and RVs, are tax-deductible.

For more information call (336) 273-5572.

SAVE THE DATE:  Join us for our Community Luncheon on the third Tuesday of every month to learn more about your Greensboro Salvation Army’s programs and services including volunteer opportunities.  Contact

carole.whisnant@uss.salvationarmy.org for additional information and to 

R.S.V.P.

  Participating Area Ford Dealers

Asheboro Ford,

1602 East Dixie Drive

Asheboro, NC

Crescent Ford

100 Old Winston Road

High Point, NC

Green Ford

3800 West Wendover Avenue

Greensboro, NC

Parkway Ford

3150 University Pkwy &

2104 Peters Creek Pkwy

Winston-Salem, NC

Stearns Ford

602 Alamance Road

Burlington, NC

Donate Now:

Visit our Website:                                         Like us on Facebook