Invaluable Drop-Off Location:

Meals On Wheels (Durham, NC)

Chapel Hill-Carrboro PTA Thrift Shop

(Carrboro, NC)

Pulse Is Proud To Present The 1st Annual


Thanks to you, we've put smiles on the faces of
dozens of children and families this Christmas!

The holidays are usually a time of peace, joy, and celebration, but they can be tough on many individuals and families, particularly those fleeing abusive homes. Leaving behind everything you know and being forced to find shelter elsewhere is hard enough for adults, but the emotional toll can be even harder on children. 

Through our Christmas Smiles Holiday Drive, we at Pulse have aimed to make the holiday season a more joyous time for children and families in transition. We're proud to have partnered with the Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC), the leading provider of support for domestic violence survivors in Durham, to collect toys, books, and other gifts for the children and families staying in the emergency shelter on Christmas morning.

Thanks to your support, our inaugural drive collected hundreds of toys, books, and other donations in 2016! Many thanks to our community partners below, as well as everyone who contributed to our collection efforts. We look forward to an even bigger, better drive in 2017. Stay tuned!

Our Other Cherished Community Partners:

Signature Kutz Barber Shop

(Durham, NC)

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Generous donations from

World Overcomers Christian Church (Durham, NC)