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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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Help1973   in reply to Duvina
I feel u
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lilac0037
Hello everyone. I realize that there are organizations posted that will help with Christmas, but my children are to old to qualify for them. We did contact the kids school, with no luck. Any help suggesting where to turn to would be greatly appreciated. We have four children, boy 16, boy 15, boy 14, and a girl 13. We are currently living on hubbies military disability, so again any suggestions would be welcome.
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littlelacie   in reply to Duvina
Hi, come back to this site Thursday, Woman in a shoe will be posting the list of organizations that are helping with Christmas this year, so come back to see the list,about 10-12 organizations this year.
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blessing 123   in reply to Hope is Faith
you welcome
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blessing 123   in reply to Miss candyy
May GOD bless you and your family and may he send somebody your way that can help you in your time of need
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Miss candyy
Hi storm not been on.here in years but please come back.on.here Thursday morning i will be.putting the list up for Christmas help it will be a public post i don't have the list on.my
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woman in a shoe   in reply to imamomof6kids
Hi storm not been on here in years. But please come back on here Thursday morning a will be putting a public post up for Christmas help, i don't have the list on.me
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imamomof6kids
Hi im a single mother of 6: 3 girls 17,15, and 9. And 3 boys 10,7, and 5.and I also have a grandbaby girl age 3 that lives with me. Please any help will be greatly appreciated thanks
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Miss candyy
Hi, my name is candy and need help with my children's christmas this year. I have a 4 yr old son, 1yr old son, 9month old daughter, twin girls due around Christmas. I'm not asking for much just a little help would mean the the world. God bless and thank you
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brekids
Hello my name is breiana I am a single parent of 5 children ages 7,4,3,2,&1 I have no income and I live in low income housing my house was broken into last Thursday and my children TV was stolen I am only 23 years old trying to better my life and my family if anyone out there could help me please comment
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Duvina
Hello I am the single mother of three boys. I am currently unemployed but looking for help for Christmas. If I do not get help the kids may not have Christmas this year. Their father was in prison for child abuse and he has no income coming in. If anyone could help that would be appreciated.
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Hope is Faith   in reply to blessing 123
Thank you very much for your prayers!!
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blessing 123   in reply to Hope is Faith
I pray that GOD sends help your way you no GOD is a wonderful GOD and he hears.our prayers may GOD sends someone who.can help your family
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Hope is Faith
Hi strom.not been on here in.years but if u look though the post of today u will see a police post i.put.up.for Christmas help
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Hope is Faith
Hello, Needing help for my children this year with the Christmas season. The school can not help because they helped last year. Sign ups for Salvation Army is tomorrow and I will be in Little Rock at Dr apt for an upcoming surgery that I will be bed ridden for 6-8 wks. I have 5 children ages 14, 11, 9, 8, and 6 (4 girls and 1 boy). Limited income of $921 a month and fixing to move in with mother so we can both help each other. She has NO income. Thanks for your time and Happy Holidays. God Bless!!
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woman in a shoe   in reply to ally24
Hi storm not been on.here in years now but if u.look a few.post down u will see a public post that i put.up for Christmas help. For baby clothes call.churchs and see which one has a clothing Closet. Also check chriglist under free stuff but ugot to keep looking on their they go fast, are u.can.put.your on post.on their if.someone going to put.it.up they will.call.u are email u which every up put.
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ally24
Hi my name is aylissa and I have been trying to help men woman and children I've started a charity I've had a young girl contact just yesterday needing help with baby girl stuff she is due in December. And also she is looking for help with her other two for Christmas time I've called and emailed a lot of places and the time you are aloud to sign up is over so if anyone has any advice I would love to hear from you thanks.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to ELVIRA54
Hi look a few post down u.will.see a public post I put up for Christmas help
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ELVIRA54   in reply to Tobey
HI MY NAME CANDY,MY HUSBAND PASSED AWAY IN MARCH AND I HAVE VERY LIMITED INCOME. $160.83 A MONTH. MOST OF THE TIME THAT ISN'T ENOUGH TO PAY MY ELECTRIC BILL. I HAVE NO TRANSPORTATION DUE TO MY TRUCK BEING BROKE DOWN . I REALLY WANT TO MAKE THIS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR MY 14 YEAR OLD. I WASN'T ABLE TO GIVE HIM ANYTHING FOR HIS BIRTHDAY ON OCT13 ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APRECIATED
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littlelacie   in reply to tina08
Hi, I'm sorry Storm has not been on here for years.Come back to this site tomorrow. Woman in a shoe will be posting the list of organizations that will be helping with Christmas this year. You will need to just call your local chapter of the organization and find out how and when to sign up. Two of them are Salvation army and Toys for Tots- can't remember the rest, there's about 12 of them I think. She posts them almost every day so be sure to come back here.
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