November 30 - December 1, 2023, 9am - 11am & 2pm - 4pm
December 11 - 12
- Chatham Main Campus:
By appointment only
Room 201 (NC Works Room), Building 41
764 West Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312-8822
- Harnett Main Campus:
9-10 am & 2-4 pm
Main Office, Miriello Building
1075 E. Cornelius Harnett Blvd.
Lillington, NC 27546-7672
- Lee Main Campus:
9-11am & 1-5 pm
Bell Conference Room, Bell Hall
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
The Angel Tree Program provides toys, clothes, and shoes to children of current curriculum CCCC students in need during the holiday season. Curriculum students are determined by definition in the CCCC College Handbook. Students can submit an application for their children for consideration for the program. If selected, they will be placed on our "eTree" for adoption. Current students, staff, and faculty are able to adopt an Angel.
- Current curriculum CCCC student
- Not receiving additional seasonal support from outside agencies
- Children aged 0-12*
- Children are dependents of CCCC student
- A separate section completed for each child in family
- Please be specific with clothing sizes
- Please be specific with needs and interests
- Dream gifts should not exceed $50 limit
To determine eligibility for the program, the Program Coordinator will review all applications, Financial Aid records, and may contact other seasonal support programs. By applying for the CCCC Angel Tree program, you agree to allow the Program Coordinator access to the relevant information. No additional information will be collected, and your information will be accessed only by CCCC staff to determine eligibility.
*Every effort will be made to evaluate the applications and accept all children in each family. If you have a child older than 12 years old, you may include them in the application, knowing our target range is 0-12 years old. However, there is no guarantee all children will be placed on the tree.
Virtual Angel Tree
The CCCC Angel Tree program will remain virtual this year, including applications and Angel Adoption. This allows more children to be sponsored as it unites all our students, staff, and faculty, across all three counties, in one virtual platform. While every effort will be made to assist as many student families as possible, please be aware there is a chance of being placed on a waitlist.
All applicants will be notified on or before the date below regarding their status in the program. If selected for the program, you must pick-up your gifts during the Gift Pick-Up times below. All gifts not picked up by the due date will be donated or placed into future Angel Tree programs.
Angel Tree gift pick-up will occur on all three Main Campuses. Please select the closest Main Campus when filling out your application.
2023 Holiday Season
- Application Open: October 11, 2023
- Applications Due: October 25, 2023 by Midnight
- Angel Adoption Open: November 6, 2023
- Angel Adoption Close: November 21, 2023
- Gift Drop Off Dates: November 30 - December 1, 2023
- Gift Pick up Dates: December 11 - 12, 2023**
**All gifts not picked up will be donated.
For Student Applicants (Angels)
What if I need to update my child’s clothing size, gift ideas, interests, etc.?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the application deadline (October 25, 2023) with any updates to your application.
How much information about my child should I include in the application?
Please provide as much detail and information as possible in your application. If approved for the program, the information provided on your application will be uploaded to the adoption website. Potential adopters will use this information to purchase clothes, shoes, and gifts for your child; therefore, the more information you can provide, the better. Remember that all identifying information about you and your child will be removed before your child’s information is uploaded to the adoption site.
What if I can't pick up the gifts during the gift pick-up period?
We provide the gift pick-up dates at the beginning of the program in hope that all program participants can make arrangements to pick up their gifts on the gift pick-up dates. However, we also recognize that situations arise that are beyond our control. If you are unable to pick up your gifts during gift pick-up days, please email email@example.com. Please note, any gifts left after the pick-up date without any communication from the student applicant will be donated to future Angel Tree programs.
Can I still submit an application for my child even though the application has closed for this year?
Due to the tight timeline of the Angel Tree program and the immense amount of administrative work the program requires, no late applications can be accepted.
How do I know if I have a financial need in order to apply for the program?
Financial need is determined by the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and is reported by the Office of Financial Aid. For any questions regarding your financial aid status, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why are the gifts I received not wrapped?
Angel Tree gifts are unwrapped so that parents are aware of what has been bought for their child(ren). We hope this helps parents in their decisions about holiday gifting for their family.
Can I ask for a gift card?
Part of the joy of the Angel Tree program is providing clothes, shoes, gifts, and more for children in need. While gift cards may be useful, there is no way to confirm they are used to benefit the children they are gifted to and therefore, adopters are highly discouraged from gifting them. Angel Tree student applications that only request a gift card will not be approved.
Why do I have to indicate which Main Campus I am closest to on the application?
Gift pick-up will occur on each Main Campus (Chatham, Harnett, and Lee). You will be assigned the closest main campus to you for gift pick up. We are not allowed to deliver presents to individual homes.
How can I say thank you to the people who purchased gifts for my children?
Angel Tree student participants can submit a note of thanks using the CCCC Fall 2023 Angel Tree Thank You Form.
How do I provide feedback about the Angel Tree program?
At the end of the Angel Tree season, all participants, adopters, and administrative staff will receive a feedback form from the program administrator via email. Positive and constructive feedback is used to make changes as needed to the program, so everyone who receives the survey is encouraged to complete it.
For Adopters and General Program Questions
How much money should I spend on my Angel?
While there is no official budget for the Holiday Spirit, this is a frequent question for those looking to adopt. We recommend spending $40-$100 on an Angel, though the adopter may choose to spend more or less. For those looking to be more generous with their donations, we suggest considering donating to the overall Angel Tree program fund via the CCCC Foundation.
Do I have to purchase everything on my Angel’s list?
You are not required to purchase everything that is listed for your Angel. Students are encouraged to provide as much information about their child(ren) as possible so that donors can understand the child’s wants and needs.
What if I just want to donate money instead of adopting an Angel?
Cash and check donations can be made out to the CCCC Foundation Office with a note that the donation is for the Angel Tree Program Fund. Those wishing to use a credit card or make a donation online may donate via the CCCC Foundation PayPal. In the "Special Instructions or Memory/Honor of" you must put “Angel Tree Program” for the donation to be routed to the right account.
What do the different letters and numbers mean when selecting an Angel?
To maintain the anonymity of Angel Tree participants, names, ID numbers, and emails are not used for Angel Adoption. Instead, a letter and number system is used to denote the CCCC main campus closest to the student as well as the number of children in their family. There are very few people who have access to the information linking the letter and numbering system to student information as a means of protecting anonymity. While we understand that you may be curious, information about students will not be given to adopters under any circumstances.
What if I lose the information about my Angel?
Please email email@example.com to request a copy of Angel's information.
How do I know if my Angel is part of a sibling group?
Angel Families are assigned a letter and two numbers to denote the closest main campus, their family group number, and the number of children in the family. For example, Angels N.1.1 and N.1.2 is a North Pole (N) family (1) with two children (1&2). Angel N.4.1 (with no following numbers) is the (1) only child in the North Pole (N) family (4). If you have any questions about the numbering system or if your Angel is part of a sibling group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If my Angel has siblings, do I have to adopt the entire family?
No, you do not have to adopt an entire Angel family if there is more than one child. You may choose to adopt as many angels as you would like, regardless of their campus or family.
Can I just buy a gift card for my Angel?
Part of the joy of the Angel Tree program is providing clothes, shoes, gifts, and more for children in need. While gift cards may be useful, there is no way to confirm they are used to benefit the children they are gifted to and therefore, adopters are highly discouraged from gifting them. If you are looking for a way to donate money to the Angel Tree program, please see the FAQ above for those wishing to donate money via the CCCC Foundation Office.
I want to wrap the presents for my Angel. Can I do that?
While we appreciate the Christmas spirit, Angel Tree gifts are required to be unwrapped. This allows parents to view what has been purchased for their child(ren) so that they can plan accordingly for their family during the holidays. All wrapped gifts will be unwrapped before the gift pick-up period.
I can’t make the gift drop-off dates. What can I do?
Gift drop-off dates are scheduled so that gifts can be inventoried, sorted, and arranged prior to gift pick-up. Late gifts cause a significant strain on the program and can cause a family to not receive their gifts from the Angel Tree program. If you cannot make the scheduled gift drop-off dates, please email email@example.com to arrange the early drop-off of gifts.
How should I label my Angel Tree gifts?
To make sure that all gifts are sorted correctly and delivered to the right family, it is critical that adopters labeled their gifts correctly. Each gift (each item) should be labeled with the letter and two numbers of their Angel (example: N.1.1), Please make sure that every item is labeled appropriately and that taped on labels are secure. To expedite the drop-off process, please have gifts labeled before dropping them off.
I cannot adopt an Angel, but I want to help with the program. What options are available to me?
Besides donating to the overall Angel Tree program via the CCCC Foundation, those wishing to help out with the program can opt to volunteer with the Angel Tree program by signing up to assist with gift drop-off, gift pick-up, and/or gift-organizing days. The Angel Tree program requires a lot of administrative and physical work to make sure gifts are at the correct campus and arranged correctly for pick-up.
Thank you for your interest in the Angel Tree program at CCCC! The 2023 Angel Tree adoption period is November 6th - 21st, 2023. Please come back to adopt an student in need.
Thank you for your interest in the Angel Tree program at CCCC! The annual Angel Tree program is designed to benefit children of CCCC students. Participation in this event is voluntary and is open to current curriculum CCCC students only.
Unfortunately, we are not currently accepting applications for the 2023 Angel Tree. The 2023 Angel Tree application period is October 11-25 (at Midnight), 2023. However there are TONS of other way you can get help. Our Central Carolina Cares program and the Foundation provide assistance to CCCC Students throughout the year.
For questions or assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.