Giving the Gift of Giving

November 26, 2019

Raleigh Rescue Mission Partners with Pride for Parents and The Encouraging Place

This year we’re approaching Christmas presents for those at the Mission a little differently than we have in the past.  Instead of sponsoring an individual child, we’re asking you to donate, either money or items, so that parents can have the joy of choosing the gifts for their own children. We all know that giving feels good – so now we’re asking you to give so our parents can give . . . It’s a win-win.


The single Mothers and Fathers who are living at the Mission will be given vouchers in the amount of $50 and will get to shop for their children at the annual Pride for Parents toy and gift sale.

Through donations of new and gently used toys and gifts, Pride for Parents offers quality affordable merchandise to families in need in Wake County. At the event they sell–not give–toys and gifts to families who can afford to pay a small price. This approach is based on instilling dignity, not dependence. It supports our New Life Plan approach by allowing  our parents to be financially responsible and involved in budgeting and planning.

Adults will also receive a gift card, in the amount of $50, which can be used to purchase items they want and need for themselves such as clothing, personal items, or gas for their car so they can travel to work.


You can give:

  • Toys, bikes, helmets, games, books, clothing for infants thru teens
  • Money and we will purchase needed items for the kids, and gift cards for the parents

Schedule a drop off time:

Contact Geia:

You can volunteer:

The Encouraging Place will need people to help with this event. If you’d like to be part of the joy, register to volunteer at

If you want to give money and can’t get by our drop off location, please donate online at

Thanks for giving the gift of giving. Merry Christmas to you and yours!