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Christmas Help for Low Income Families

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Christmas Help for Low Income Families

This year (2009), charitbable agencies expect to have an increase in the number of families seeking assistance for the coming holidays over the amount they serviced in 2008. There are national and local agencies offering Christmas help for low income families, but it is important that you contact them as soon as you can if you are a low income family in need of Christmas help. If you are in need of free toys this Christmas for your children and need help in feeding your family a holiday meal, please contact your local branch of each of the following agencies. They may be able to give your family holiday assistance. It will help to have your children’s first names, ages, sizes, and wish list written down before you contact them.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army provides a large social services program to help needy people of all ages. Donations provide free Christmas toys, dinners, and clothing for families in need. For Thanksgiving and Christmas help, you need to contact your local Salvation Army for details on how to register for holiday food baskets and Christmas toys ASAP!  The time is now to make sure your family is on their reservation list.

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots is a U.S. Marine Corps charity that collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December annually for Christmas. These free Christmas toys are distributed to children of low income families around the United States. Marine Toys for Tots makes it simple for you to receive free toys for your children, or for someone else. Search for the donation site in your state , follow their directions, and contact your local Coordinator.

United Way

United Way is accepting applications for free holiday food and toy assistance. To apply, families may need to present a picture identification card, Social Security cards for all family members, current proof of household income, proof of address (utility bill), and birth certificates or proof of custody for children ages 12 and under. Find your local United Way. The United Way can also direct you to agencies that can help you pay utility bills. Be sure to register for the Angel Tree program for your children to receive new Christmas gifts from local families.

Local Houses of Worship

Many local churches also offer free Christmas toys, meals, and clothes to families low income families.  Be sure to reach out to churches in your community.

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littlelacie   in reply to All Gone Now
hi,resources that were helping with Christmas this year have stopped,sorry.
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All Gone Now
my name is Tracy , I'm a 50 year old single mom of 4 grown children. I have one beautiful granddaughter who is 2 years of age. My reason for wrighting this letter is I would like to ask for help with Christmas gifts for my Nephew and his family. My nephew came to me about 3 months ago after his oldest daughter was molested by her step father , looking for a place to stay for him and his fieance and there 3 children. they are expecting another baby in April of 2016. there current living sitsuation is homeless , and Im on housing . things have been difficult for us all . My family has reciently passed away , back in July I lost my brother and in Aug I lost my Mother due to cancer. my mother was my world and since her passing things have been so very hard for me I have fallen behind in all my bills and due to some nesseary surgery on my hands I can no longer work. There is just no way we can buy any presents for our family. I could go on with all our difficulties but Im sure you have heard enough with everyone else writting . I thank you for your time to read my letter . Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Tracy
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Don't Have Time For Games
U welcome Happy Holidays
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Don't Have Time For Games   in reply to woman in a shoe
Well hello a real person. :) Thank you for the info and the update. Bummer on the christmas sign up. Thank you again and happy holidays.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Don't Have Time For Games
Hi the person u posted to not been on here for years now. This is only a information site. Where people tell u where u mite get up. I am sorry but all resources that helps with Christmas has stop for this year.
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Don't Have Time For Games
Hi, is this a real site?? Every time I click on the link I want some other site comes up. Like is whats up with that??? each link is to something else. Trying to find a resource for my daughter for christmas and its frustrating to keep getting all this other junk.
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littlelacie   in reply to Alondra_45
Hi,storm has not been on this site since 2010 so you probably will not hear from her.our resources that were helping with Christmas have stopped,sorry.
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Alondra_45
I'm really really hoping you help my family this year my sibling get some Christmas presents because my parents have been in a very bad low income and it would break my heart seeing my Sibilings with no presents this year I have three Sibilings 0ne boy and two girls they are 6,8 &12 they would be very sad not getting anything im really hoping they can have the opportunity to have something this year
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Mario614
My post to u said all resources that help with Christmas has stop for this year i don't no of any other resources that helps for Christmas.
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Mario614   in reply to woman in a shoe
That would glady help
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Mario614
Hi the person u posted to not been on here in years. But we can only give u information where u mite get help there no resources that help with kids over 12 but all resources that helps with Christmas has stop for this year
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Mario614
I really need help for my family in Columbus, Ohio 2 girls 4,15 1 boy 6. My 15 year old is hearing impaired
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littlelacie   in reply to sheila631
This is the list of places that help at Christmastime.Salvation Army,Toys for Tots,St.Vincent DePaul Catholic Charities,United Way.Some police and fire halls help so call them late November.Some churches help so first November call them.Some radio stations help call end November,listen to FM.The ones down here you got to see if they are in your city.Call city hall or go online and find out. Goodfellows, Lions Club.This one is for kids whose father or mother is in prison or jail,Angel Tree,which is through Salvation Army. Check with your city Rescue Mission Ministries.They also help with Thanksgiving and Christmas food.On internet type in Christmas help,then your city,state, (or county,state if nothing shows up on city,state). You will then see a list of places in your area that are helping with Christmas this year. Woman in a Shoe will add more if she finds anything.
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sheila631
I really need help with my two boys
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sexyred32
I need help getting my 3 boys some for Christmas
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littlelacie   in reply to hyper101
You are very welcome.
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hyper101   in reply to littlelacie
Thank you
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littlelacie   in reply to hyper101
you can get on internet,type in needhelppayingbills,,then your city,county,state.you will then see a list of resources in your area,that may be able to help.We will be posting our list of Christmas help in an hour or less,on this site,you will see several places that you might be able to get Christmas help.
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hyper101
I am a single mother of my 2 year old son. I recently moved to be closer to my parents but they are struggling like me. My son turns 3 in December and i can't afford presents for his birthday or christmas. I applied everywhere for work but no one has called me back, i have been without work for over 2 months now and things are rough. I only have food because I get food stamps thru the state but I would like toys for my son but don't know how or what to do. Toys for tots is not available in my county, I already looked into that program.
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littlelacie   in reply to Sam911
You are very welcome.
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