Holiday Serving



Holiday Serving



We know that everyone is trying to balance the desire to serve and give while keeping their families healthy this year so we have worked with our nonprofits to share a variety of opportunities to give, serve and pray from home or in person.




Giving Tree

Whether you are worshipping in person or at home, together we can meet critical needs in our cities. Click the "ornaments" on the tree below to discover ways to give to nonprofits. You can choose to deliver your donation to the nonprofit or ship the items directly to them.



Starting November 28, visit the Giving Tree in the Atrium Lobby and select an ornament(s). Fulfill a wish list request for a child or family this Christmas, or help our nonprofits meet critical needs year-round.





  • Christmas Shoppers

    Now thru Wednesday, December 16

    Perimeter Church

    If you enjoy shopping and finding deals, we need help shopping for our nonprofits’ wish list items. We will provide you with a shopping list and budget. The more we save, the more we can give. You can turn in your receipts to get reimbursed. Contact jackied@perimeter.org for more information. Sign up below.

  • Christmas Gift Deliveries

    Mondays, December 6, 13, and 20
    10:00 AM – Noon
    Perimeter Church

    Volunteers are needed to pick up toys, gift cards, food or other items donated for Christmas by our congregation and deliver them to our non-profit partners. You will be given the items and a map to the location where the items are expected. Contact jackied@perimeter.org for more information. Sign up below.



We’ve worked with our nonprofit partners to identify ways we can bless individuals and the communities around us throughout December. Opportunities in this section are listed alphabetically and the city in which they take place is highlighted for each opportunity. We hope this will help you easily find a way to serve in your city this Christmas season.

  • Provide Musical Entertainment

    A Beacon of Hope
    Tue, Dec 14 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    Address TBA

    Our Bridge program is for families who faced an unplanned pregnancy and chose to parent despite significant pressures to abort. Each
    year, they look forward to our Christmas party with delicious treats, craft-making, and a Bible lesson. By providing musical entertainment,
    you’ll make this a very special night out for sweet families who deserve to be celebrated.

  • Christmas Fiesta *

    Boy With A Ball 
    Sat, Dec 11 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    1929 Sarah Ct. NW

    Volunteer at our annual community party. Volunteers serve lunch, help with activities, and distribute gifts to the children.

  • Traveling Christmas Party *

    Campus Church / Project Eat Kids
    Sat, Dec 18 | 10:30 AM - 1 :00 PM
    1525 Indian Trail, Lilburn Rd NW

    We will meet at Campus Church and take a traveling Christmas to homeless families living in extended-stay hotels by delivering toys, stockings, art kits, food, cleaning supplies, and other needed items. For more information, contact Julie Williams at julie@campuschurch.org.

  • Serve in the Food Pantry *

    Duluth Hands of Christ
    December | Monday | Wednesday | Friday
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    3395 Fox St

    December is Perimeter’s month to serve at the Duluth Hands of Christ. Come be a part of the team that assists families by loading them up with much-needed groceries from the pantry.

  • Farm Assistance *

    Fill Ministries - Aquaponic Farm
    December | Wednesday - Friday
    9:00 AM - Noon
    6405 Bennett Rd.

    The aquaponics farm produces food for families in need in Dawson and Forsyth counties. Volunteers plant, harvest and weed at the farm. This a great opportunity for gathering your small group. For more information, contact volunteer@MealsbyGrace.org.

  • Serve in our Holiday Store *

    Friends of Refugees
    Fri, Dec 10 | 9:00 AM - Noon
    3701 College Ave

    Volunteers will sort and price toys and coats for the Holiday Christmas Store. Some lifting may be required. Volunteers must be 10 years and older.

  • Christmas Toy Sorting

    Frontline Response
    Wed, Dec 13 - Fri, Dec 15 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    2585 Gresham Rd.

    At the Christmas Toy Giveaway, we give over 4000 gifts to over 2000 kids. We need help in the week prior sorting the gifts to get them ready to hand out at the Christmas Toy Giveaway on December 18. Come join us the week before to prep and sort the gifts.

  • Christmas Toy Giveaway *

    Frontline Response
    Sat, Dec 18 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    2585 Gresham Rd.

    Volunteer at Frontline Response’s annual Christmas Toy Giveaway which consists of games, crafts, giving gifts and sharing the gospel. Volunteers needed at different stations to engage families and lead various activities. Great opportunity for families to volunteer together. Last day to sign up is December 3.

  • Yard Clean-up

    Home Repair Ministries
    Sat, Dec 11 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Volunteers needed to assist with general yard clean-up for an elderly Home Repairs client. Come help trim bushes, remove weeds and spread mulch. Volunteers must be 16 years of age and older.

  • Deck Staining

    Home Repair Ministries
    Sat, Dec 11 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Volunteers needed to stain a deck. Home Repair Ministries built a new deck for a client that needs to be stained to protect the deck. Deck is approximately 12x16. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.

  • Winter Care Kit Preparation

    Hope Thru Soap
    Mon, Dec 20 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    2650 Pleasantdale Rd, Suite 15

    Volunteers are needed to put together winter kits for those experiencing homelessness. Volunteers will also help organize the warehouse. Some lifting of boxes may be required. Volunteers must be 12 and older and accompanied by an adult.

  • Client Choice Pantry *

    Meals by Grace
    December | Tuesdays | Thursdays
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM | 12:30 - 3:30 PM
    432-A Canton Highway

    The Client Choice Pantry is open for families in need, to shop via a points system. Volunteers stock shelves, unload shipment trucks and shop with our clients. For more information contact volunteer@MealsbyGrace.org.

  • Sunday Service Day

    Meals by Grace
    Sundays in December | 1:00 - 3:00 PM
    Midway United Methodist Church
    5025 Atlanta Hwy

    Meals by Grace Sunday Service Day serves Forsyth County families every Sunday at Midway United Methodist Church from 1 to 3 PM. Volunteers prepare, cook and deliver meals to 70 families in Forsyth County. For more information contact volunteer@MealsbyGrace.org.

  • The Merry Mariket

    Neighborhood Cooperative Ministry
    Dec 6 - 15 | Various times
    4480 Peachtree Corners Circle

    Each year, Neighborhood Co-op ensures families experience the joy and hope of Christmas. The Merry Market provides a place that empowers parents to select toys and gifts for their children. This is a great opportunity for families, neighbors, and small groups to serve together. Parents will provide wish lists for their children, and volunteers will select gifts based on the wish lists. For more information, visit merrymarket.org.

  • Christmas Toy Wrapping

    Next Generation Focus
    Sat, Dec 11 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM
    2500 Beaver Ruin Rd.

    Volunteers are needed to help gift wrap toys. Great opportunity for families and discipleship groups.


  • Serve and Share a Holiday Season Meal

    No Longer Bound
    Sat, Dec 11
    2725 Piney Grove Rd

    Volunteers are needed to provide a meal for 35 men (plus your group.) Our men enjoy the opportunity to fellowship with people from the community. It is especially fun if you bring a game or activity to share. (Examples: Karaoke, Trivia, other group or team-based games.) Volunteers must be 18 and older. Teenagers may attend if accompanied by a parent.

  • Volunteer in our Thrift Store

    No Longer Bound
    Tuesday | Thursday | Saturday
    Through Dec 18 | Various shifts

    No Longer Bound Thrift Stores are an important source of revenue to help men in addiction access one full year of treatment. Each NLB Thrift Store (Cumming, Woodstock, and Dawsonville) will feature a Christmas boutique. We need donations of gently used Christmas decorations as well as volunteers to sort and process.

  • Collect, Sort, and Organize Toys and Gifts for The Santa Shop

    North Fulton Community Charities
    Address TBA
    Mon, Dec 13 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | 2:00 - 5:00 PM
    Tue, Dec 14 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | 2:00 - 5:00 PM
    Wed, Dec 15 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM | 1:00 - 3:30 PM | 4:00 - 6:30 PM

    North Fulton Community Charities has been serving local families in need during the holidays for more than 30 years. Our Santa Shop provides toys and gifts to local children in need during the holidays. Give a child a very special Christmas by donating new toys and gifts for our Santa Shop. Toys will be collected by volunteers at our holiday distribution site.

  • The Santa Shop Toy Distributions

    North Fulton Community Charities
    Address TBA
    Thu, Dec 16 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM | 1:30 - 4:30 PM
    Fri, Dec 17 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM | 1:30 - 4:30 PM
    Sat, Dec 18 | 12:30 - 3:30 PM | 1:00 - 4:00 PM

  • Volunteer at the Food Bank and Thrift Store *

    North Gwinnett Cooperative
    December | Various times and shifts
    4395 Commerce Dr

    We need extra hands this holiday while we try and meet the needs of so many in our community. Volunteers will sort donations, assist in the thrift store, and help set up for the holiday giving programs. Several volunteer/shifts are available.

  • Holiday Party for Rainbow Village Academy *

    Rainbow Village
    Tue, Nov 30 | 5:00 - 6:30 PM
    3427 Duluth Hwy

    This is a great opportunity for a group of volunteers to come in and interact with our children. The group is needed to provide holiday decorations, tree decorating supplies and assist with decorating a tree in our after-school program with the children. The volunteers will also provide a holiday-themed snack, craft, and one or two activities for the children. Volunteers must be 7 and older with a parent.

  • Holiday Family Night Gift Assembly

    Rainbow Village
    Fri, Dec 3 | 3:00 - 6:00 PM
    3427 Duluth Hwy

    Volunteers are needed to help with holiday family night. Come help sort and assemble donated items. Volunteers must be 7 and older with a parent.

  • Angel Tree Sorting and Toy Warehouse *

    Salvation Army
    Nov 22 - 23 | Nov 29 - Dec 4
      9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | 2 hour shifts
    Dec 6 - 11 | Dec 13 - 18
      9:00 AM - 6:00 PM | 2 hour shifts
    5500 Peachtree Industrial Blvd

    Volunteers are needed to sort toys from various Angel Trees and help set up the Toy Warehouse for Christmas.

  • Distribution of Gifts at Toy Warehouse *

    Salvation Army
    Nov 22 - 23 | Nov 29 - Dec 4
      9 :00 AM - 4:00 PM | 2 hour shifts
    Dec 6 - 11 | Dec 13 - 18
      9:00 AM - 6:00 PM | 2 hour shifts
    5500 Peachtree Industrial Blvd

    Volunteers are needed to distribute toys to families in need. You will need to register ahead of time. Sponsors are also needed to adopt and shop for needy children.

  • Red Kettle Bell Ringing *

    Salvation Army
    Monday - Saturday
    Nov 12 - Dec 24 | 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    Volunteers are needed to take two-hour shifts and ring the bell at various locations in Gwinnett County. This is ideal for families or for groups that could combine their time and sign up for an entire day.

  • Gingerbread House and Hot Chocolate Night

    Wellspring Living
    Fri, Dec 10 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM

    Plan and facilitate a gingerbread house-making activity. Volunteers will be required to donate supplies, snacks, and hot chocolate.

  • Christmas Holiday Brunch

    Wellspring Living
    Thu, Dec 23 or Fri, Dec 24 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM

    Prepare or provide fixings to help survivors of exploitation prepare a Christmas Eve holiday brunch. Ingredients may include, but are not limited to a breakfast casserole, cinnamon rolls, a protein and drink option or even a ‘chicken and waffles’ brunch.

  • Sponsor a Holiday Outing

    Wellspring Living
    Time/Date determined by volunteer

    Help our program participants celebrate the holiday season by experiencing some off campus fun at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, GA Aquarium, World of Coke, local restaurant, etc. Opportunities may be sponsored by an individual, group, or organization.

  • New Year's Eve Meal and Party Supplies

    Wellspring Living
    Fri, Dec 31 | Time TBA

    Help our program participants celebrate the New Year by donating fun party supplies and a dinner meal (ingredients or gift card accepted as well).





While the world is full of people in need year-round, no time is more apparent than during the holiday season. Now is the time to focus our hearts and minds outward on others—just as Jesus Himself did. Below are some opportunities that can be done at home to help make someone’s holidays a little bit brighter this year.





Just as Christ gave Himself to us, so we should give ourselves to one another. But to follow Christ’s example, we need to do more than simply write a check and give from a distance; we need to give of ourselves, our hearts. We need to love our neighbors. This year, remember Christmas is a time when doors are opened a little wider and those around us need to see that the Baby in the manger, Christ Incarnate, truly does change lives. Here are some ways to love on your neighbors from your home.

  • Dinner Together

    December 1 - 24

    Your time is the most precious gift you can give. Share a meal with others. It does not have to be anything fancy!! Time with others can be as simple as food, conversation, and lots of laughter.

  • Christmas Caroling Party

    December 1 - 24

    Gather your friends and neighbors and go Christmas Caroling in your neighborhood. This is a great way to get to know the people in your community.

  • Host a Kids' Night

    December 1 - 24

    Help your neighbors get a night out by inviting the neighbor kids over for a few hours. This is a wonderful way to serve and build relationships in your community.

  • Host a Cookie Exchange

    December 1 - 24

    Opening your home in hospitality is a powerful way to show to those around you. A cookie exchange is a wonderful way to bring together people in your neighborhood to share favorite recipes.


  • Handwritten Notes and Cards of Cheer

    December 1 - 24

    Write a letter or note (or kids draw a picture) to bring some joy this holiday season. Mail or deliver them to assisted living/nursing homes,
    police stations, fire stations, a neighbor, deployed military, or anyone else who might need God’s comfort, peace, and joy.

  • Christmas Cookies

    December 1 - 24

    Whip up a batch or five of your favorite traditional Christmas cookies to share! Create a special memory with your kids or discipleship group while you bake yummy treats to give away to co-workers, neighbors, fire, and police stations. Who can resist a Christmas cookie?!

  • Dinner on Us!

    December 1 - 24

    The holidays can be stressful and lonely for many. A preplanned dinner can be a huge and unexpected blessing!! Grab all the ingredients needed and create a “Dinner Basket” to deliver to a neighbor or friend.






Praying For Our Cities And Nonprofits

Pray for our nonprofits throughout this season.

Each night have one person in your family select a nonprofit or school to pray for.

- Stop by to pray for them in your car.

- Pray for their staff, volunteers, and the clients they serve. 




Donate


Your generous donations will be used to meet the greatest needs identified by our nonprofits. Often, these needs are not the easiest to share on our Giving Tree or in our Serving Guide. Know that your gift will be used to display the love and hope of our God the Great Provider.