Angel Tree Project

Since 1991, the Johnston County Department of Social Services has assisted youth in the Foster Care program and children in the Adolescent Parenting program during the holiday season by collecting toys, clothing, shoes and other necessities. These youth are placed in the care of foster parents or relatives or are taking steps to live independently. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors from local businesses in Johnston and Wake counties, we are able to meet their needs and help bring joy during the holiday season. You can help too!

If you work at or visit one of the businesses during the holiday season, please visit an Angel Tree and pick up an Angel Tree card, where you will find a wish list for a child in need. Angel Trees will be set up in various locations in Johnston and Wake counties starting November 5, 2021. Gifts will need to be dropped off at the same location by December 3, 2021.

For more information or to host an Angel Tree, contact a DSS representative at 919-989-5680.

View the 2021 Angel Tree Flyer


2021 Angel Tree Sponsors


  • Angelo's Pizza Restaurant
  • Auntie Anne's- Smithfield Outlets
  • Deacon Jones CDJR
  • Golden Corral
  • Gotham's Deli
  • Johnston County Assoc. of Teacher Assistants
  • Johnston County Government - Courthouse
  • Johnston County Visitor’s Bureau
  • Johnston Medical Mall
  • Morgan's Gymnastics Academy
  • NIKE- Smithfield Outlets
  • Pizza Inn
  • Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield
  • Salon 29:11
  • Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center
  • Smithfield Cinemas
  • Smithfield City Florist Inc.
  • St. Ann’s Catholic Church
  • UNC Johnston Health
  • Zaxby's



  • A & E Trophy
  • Automatic Rolls of NC
  • Flowers Crossroads Dental
  • Grifols
  • Helping Hands of Protection
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Sherry's Signature Cheesecakes
  • Starbucks
  • Submariners of Central NC
  • The Hales Group
  • UNC Johnston Health



  • Big Steve's Bagel
  • Meadow Village Restaurant


Four Oaks

  • House-Autry Mills, Inc



  • Pizza Inn


Out of County

  • Carolina Care & Counseling - Raleigh
  • Cary Academy - Cary
  • Grifols – RTP
  • IKEA of Charlotte
  • Matala Psychological - Raleigh
  • Starbucks – Garner, Knightdale, New Bern Ave.
  • WakeMed North – Raleigh


All inquiries go through the DSS main number:

(919) 989-5300

This includes Food Stamps (FNS), Medicaid, Temporary Assistance Needy Families (TANF), Child Care, Child Protection, Adult Protection, Foster Parenting, Transportation, and more.

Report Child Abuse/Neglect

Monday through Friday 8 am through 5 pm (919) 989-5300.
After hours, weekends and holidays, please call 911 or (919) 989-5000.

Report Adult Abuse/Neglect

Monday through Friday 8 am through 5 pm (919) 989-5300.
After hours, weekends and holidays, please call 911 or (919) 989-5000.

Domestic Violence

Call 911 or (919) 989-5000.