• This page will be updated as we learn about holiday programs for families. If you are interested in learning more, please click on the links or reach out to our school social worker, Kathy Battle at kabattle@wcpss.net.


    The Goodfellows Program: Deadline October 9, 2022

    The Raleigh Jaycees have hosted the annual GoodFellows event since 1934.

    Each year elementary schools are allowed to identify four students who would benefit most from this opportunity. The students must fit the following criteria:

    • Receive free or reduced lunch;

    • Are between the ages of 5 and 8 years old;

    • Are residents of Raleigh;

    • Have not previously attended a GoodFellows event

    To be considered, please reach out to HCES school social worker, Kathy Battle kabattle@wcpss.net


    Wake County Holiday Cheer

    Holiday Cheer brightens the holidays of children and seniors in need by matching them with community sponsors who provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meals or gifts. This program provides an opportunity for a personal relationship between the sponsor and their Holiday Cheer family.

    The annual project begins in late October when social workers will nominate eligible families and lasts until mid-December when gifts are distributed. If you would like to be nominated, please reach out to HCES school social worker Kathy Battle at kabattle@wcpss.net