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Our Approach

Lend A Hand Up

Christmas for Moore is a group of local volunteers committed to providing Christmas for our neighbors in Moore County who are in need of a hand up during the season of giving.

Our Story

How It Works

Christmas For Moore organizes several sites around Moore County in September annually, so our neighbors can register their families for the program.

Your personal support is needed because:

  • Hundreds of Moore County families are hurting and in need due to lack of meaningful employment with few hours of work at low wages.
  • Approximately 43 percent of all school-aged children in Moore County Schools receive free or reduced priced lunches.

We Ask Sponsors To Provide:

  • Each adult listed in the family a minimum of one item of clothing and one household item. (Approximately $50)
  • Each child a minimum of one item of clothing and one age-appropriate, educational toy. (Approximately $50)
  • Additionally, sponsors are encouraged to provide a grocery gift card based on the size of the family adopted. (Approximately $50)

2023 Christmas For Moore Board of Directors

Chair: Kim Daly
Board Members: Rhonda Bullock, Dan Daly, Carrie Frye, Glenn Gobeli, Valerie Gobeli, Laurin Hardwick, Beth Kellner, Becca Scogin & Anne Wells

Board of Directors of Christmas Past

A group of people that are sitting in front of a fireplace.
CFM board 2020
A group of women in santa hats posing for the camera.
A room filled with lots of presents and bags.
A group of women in red shirts posing for a picture.

Ready to Lend a Helping Hand?

If you would like to give back to your Moore County neighbors in need for Christmas, become a Christmas For Moore sponsor, volunteer or donor today!

Making Christmas Merrier Since 2015

Christmas For Moore’s Steering Committee, now defined as its Board of Directors, first formed in 2015. The initial goal of the organization was to fill in the gap left by the Empty Stocking Fund in Moore County, North Carolina, in offering a systematic way to register families in need at Christmas time and match these families with area sponsors who provide gifts and food.


Each Christmas For Moore family receives clothing, household items, toys and food vouchers from a list of items the families have requested. Families attend registration sessions, where a member of each family must show identification for all family members, provide a list of items with clothing sizes that each person needs along with contact information.

Since 2015, Christmas for Moore has successfully accomplished its goal by matching every qualified family with a sponsor and increased the number of low-income Moore County residents it serves annually.


In 2015, there were 307 families reached by Christmas for Moore sponsors.


In 2016, there were 342 families, including 1,115 individuals.


We are thankful to say that in 2017, Christmas for Moore supported 438 families with 1,424 individuals. That is an increase of more than 300 people in one year. This increase could not have been accomplished without amazing support from the community.


With your help, 441 families, totaling 1,510 individuals. Other program highlights include:

  • All qualified families who registered were matched with sponsors.
    We had an increase of nearly 30% in sponsors.
  • Our demographics showed that two thirds of those registered were from Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Carthage and West End.
  • 2018 was a big year as we became a 501(c)(3) organization, which enabled us to receive increased financial support through grants and individual donors.


With your help, all 1,630 program participants across Moore County were sponsored and received gifts for Christmas.


In 2020, the year of the pandemic, even without the ability to do face to face interviews for applications, the program registered 534 families and 1,675 people. The number of sponsors doubled from 2019 and donors tripled. Due to this generosity, Christmas for Moore not only supported all of the families who applied, they were also able to provide assistance to many of the area homeless and families in shelters.


In 2021, as the pandemic continued, the registration was period was extended, again added in person registration, as well as online and mail in options. Applications were accepted from July 1 to October 1, 2021.  Completed registrations totaled 503 families representing 1600 individuals, but the outreach of Christmas for Moore went far beyond this number.  Christmas for Moore provided food cards and financial gifts to an additional 60 families.  These additional families were mainly residing in area at risk and homeless shelters.  The generosity of donors also enabled Christmas for Moore to provide the equivalent of approximately 50 bikes to children on Christmas morning through Project Santa.


In 2022, we were able to hold in-person registration again as well as online, and Christmas For Moore served more than 2,200 of our Moore County neighbors, our greatest number to date. In addition, we continued to offer Christmas donations to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC-Sandhills Branch, Project Santa and Team Workz to spread as much Christmas genrosity as possible among our local community.

Since the conception of the Christmas for Moore, each qualified family registered has been matched with a sponsor or supported by Christmas for Moore funds.  Each family receives clothing, household items, and/or toys amounting to a minimum of $50 per person.  The gifts are chosen from a list of items the families have requested and food cards are also generally included and prorated according to family size.

We anticipate as Moore County population grows, so will the needs in our community.  Christmas for Moore would like to continue to increase our financial support and to share the love and the joy of the Christmas season with the neighbors and local agencies who need our help.