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.

Share a need. Know of someone who could use a little help? Share their need here. 

Nominations for Random Acts of Christmas will only be accepted through Sunday, December 14.

Submission Guidelines:

  • You cannot nominate yourself or anyone in your household.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to nominate someone.
  • The nominator and the nominee must live within the WCIC listening area.
  • You can nominate no more than three people or families.
  • You cannot ask for employment, cash, or any form of cash equivalent (ex: gift card).
  • Click here for the full set of rules.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the nominee's 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?

WCIC prefers that they not know they are being nominated as it would be an unexpected gift- a “random act of kindness." WCIC also advises that you not share information on potential gifts with the nominee 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. 

Will people email me directly?

When you nominate a need, you will use your email. People will not see your email on the Web 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 that the offers to help will be coming to. You will be the person responsible for getting the donated gifts to your nominee.

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 is taken off of the Web site but I have not received 2 emails?

Sometimes emails can get lost in cyberspace. If you see your need has been removed and you have not received 2 emails, please contact us, and we will help you. You may This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

What happens if I receive 2 emails and the need is still not fulfilled?

In this case, please contact us and let us know, and we will get it back on the Web site. It might have a new ID number, but we will notify you and let you know. Always feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you may have.

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.

How can I be sure these are real needs?

WCIC's Random Acts of Christmas operates on “good faith.” Random Acts of Christmas does not have the resources to investigate the validity of all the needs.

What if I offer to help but never hear from anyone?

If you select a need and do not hear back from the nominator of the need you selected, please select another need. Please do not buy items for the selected need until you have communicated with the nominator and confirmed your gift.