How Does This Work?
RANDOM ACTS OF CHRISTMAS is a program designed to help families in need by connecting those in need with those who can help!
Here is how you can get involved:
Fulfill a need. There are so many people in need! Find someone near you and reach out to make Christmas a little brighter this year.
WCIC advises those nominating someone not to share information on potential gifts with the nominated family until you're sure those agreeing to help will fulfill those specific requests. The program is fully reliant upon those offering to help actually fulfilling the needs. If you select a need and do not hear back from the nominator of the family you selected, please select another family. There are many needs left to be fulfilled! Please do not buy items for the selected need until you have communicated with the nominator and confirmed your gift.
Nominations for Random Acts of Christmas will only be accepted through Friday, December 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
- You cannot nominate yourself for Random Acts of Christmas.
- You cannot nominate anyone in your household for Random Acts of Christmas.
- You must be at least 18 years of age to nominate someone for Random Acts of Christmas.
- The nominator and the nominee must live within the WCIC listening area.
- You may nominate no more than two people or families for Random Acts of Christmas.
- WCIC will not accept requests for employment, cash, or any form of cash equivalents.
- Click for a full set of rules.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Random Acts of Christmas?
RAC is a Christmas event in which we give you the opportunity to fulfill a need of someone you don’t even know. It's a way to be a blessing to someone in need this Christmas.
Whom can I nominate?
You can nominate someone you know that has a need: a friend or an acquaintance.
Can I nominate myself or anyone living in my home?
No, you cannot nominate yourself or anyone living in your household.
Will their name be listed on the Web site?
No, we only list the situation or story- the reason for the nomination. We will protect the privacy of those being nominated.
Can I tell the person I am nominating them, or does it need to be anonymous?
We prefer they would not know they are being nominated as it would be an unexpected gift- a “random act of kindness."
Do I need to coordinate the delivery of the gifts?
You will be the main contact person for whom you nominated. You will be the person responsible for getting the donated gifts to your nominee.
When I nominate someone, can I ask for cash or gift cards as their needs?
No, the needs that are listed need to be items that others can purchase. No cash or gift cards will be accepted.
Will people email me directly?
When you nominate a need, you will use your email. People will not see your email on our site, but when they click “I want to help,” they will have a chance to send a blind email. It will be your email address the nominations will be coming to.
When will my nomination be taken off of the Web site?
Once you receive 2 emails or 2 offers of help to fulfill the need, the nomination is automatically removed from the Web site and considered “fulfilled.”
What happens if my nomination/need is taken off of the Web site but I have not received 2 emails yet?
What happens if I receive 2 emails and the need is still not fulfilled?
What happens if my need/nomination is not fulfilled?
Our prayer is that all of the needs will be met. We do our best to talk about those needs that are not met on the air until they are all met. Unfortunately, there are some needs that might go unmet.