Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship is a wonderful opportunity to help support families in crisis for: 

  • Businesses
  • Churches
  • Families
  • Individuals
  • Neighborhoods
  • Sunday School groups

Sponsors have the option of sponsoring individual children, families, seniors, or disabled adults.

Sponsor Duties

Sponsorship involves purchasing new gifts. Gift cards for a holiday meal are also appreciated. Sponsors should plan to spend $200 to $250 per child, although amounts can vary depending on the child's age. Sponsors of seniors or disabled adults should plan to spend $75 to $100.

Additional Information

To sponsor a child, family, senior, or disabled adult please contact Serena McPherson at 919-245-2871 or email Serena McPherson

How to Sponsor

Step 1

Decide what type of family you would like to sponsor. (child only, family group, elderly adult, etc.) Determine how many families you can sponsor.

Step 2

Email Serena McPherson at the Orange County Department of Social Services or call 919-245-2871. Be prepared to give your name, address and contact information. You will also be asked what type of sponsorship you are interested in and the number of families, children, seniors, or disabled adults you would like to sponsor.

Step 3

You will receive information about the family that you are sponsoring, including wish lists and labels.

Step 4

Shop for your family.

Step 5

Drop off gifts for your sponsored family as directed in the information you will receive from Serena McPherson.

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