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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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woman in a shoe   in reply to grumpy_18974
Hi please call Catholic church s and see which one.has a clothing closet u can get free clothes there. Also if u send me a message monday given me your city county and state i will.look for other places where
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littlelacie   in reply to mstashajb
Hi,dial 211 say what you need help with and your location. they will tell you of resources in your area that might be able to help,if they got the funds.(I'm sorry, Storm has not been on here for years)
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Hi I know its last minute but my situation just came i have only two options n its pay my light bill to get cut back on or let my kids smile on Christmas right now i have a option of taking their stuff back n pay my bill but i dont want to see them sad i got assistance but it wasnt enough is there anyone or place that can help me with toys or utility assistance
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sviehauser   in reply to An Awsome Single Dad.
Merry Christmas to you and your daughter I hope ur wishes come true. I really wish I could help, I know someday I will have the opportunity. God Bless and Merry Christmas
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sviehauser   in reply to hopeingandhelping
That is very thoughtful of you to try and help them. I wish I could help but I too am trying to find someone to help with some gifts for some teenagers that I've taken into my home and unfortunately don't really make enough money to give them the Christmas they deserve cause they've also been through so much. It's a wonderful thing ur trying to do I hope ur successfull and can find the help you need. Keep your faith and God Bless you... Merry Christmas to you and your family
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sexy red 32
Can use really help me provide a Christmas for my kids I really need the help if so please let me know how to get in touch with you
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Hi my name is Steven n I've only known for a couple weeks now that my kids 2 year old son n 4 year old daughter are going to be staying with me starting Xmas eve! Well I tryed applying for the toys for tots but haven't heared anything yet! I really need some help. If anyone I mean anyone could help I would deeply appreciate it!!!?? ... thank you n Merry Christmas!!!!
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I know a family that has no gifts for Christmas they are highly Christians and would never ask for help but would do any thing for any one they are so sweet and loveing the woman has 3 kids 2 girls and 1 boy the old one is 13 the 2 girls are 12 and 10 if there is anyone out that can help this family I know god and myself would be so happy thank you so much for listening there ...
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Hi my name is ofelia I am a single mother of a 19 month baby boy. I have custody over my 3 younger brothers. My parents are at Mexico can't come to the U.S. so I decided to bring my brothers to live with me. I don't have money for their Christmas presents or for a decent dinner. I would love if anyone can help me out on this. My parents don't have a job my dad need urgent vision surgery so he can't really help me by presents. My brothers are age 6, 11 & 16. If anyone can help I would appreciate it thank you.
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hello im a mother a beautiful baby boy about to be 12 months the 29 of dec and im in need of help for xmas i cant get xmas for my son for his first xmas :( anyone in willing to help plz ...
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littlelacie   in reply to LetsBeSantasHelpers
Some can afford to, some can't afford to.
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LetsBeSantasHelpers   in reply to littlelacie
Why can't we all help?
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woman in a shoe   in reply to mandi937
Hi storm 747 not.been on here in years now. But all resources have stop taking applications for this year. U can try this shop with a police officer call your police department and see if they got this program also some fire department help so call your fire department and see if they help
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I have a really good friend thats been in and out of the hospital her hubby got laid off and thry have no money for christmas plz they r 11 yr old boy and two 6 yr old girls plz
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littlelacie   in reply to tinamona
Storm has not been on this site for years.I'm sorry, we do not know of any resources that are still helping with Christmas.
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Please I need help with food and toys for my 8year old daughter if any by her anything for Christmas I had to use my $274 dollars that I get for rent can you please help me out I'm not asking for much just something for her thank you Tina Ruiz and Monique
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hey there rough times for my family..need a little hand this christmas to bring the kiddos cheer
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Hi my name tanya in single mom need help Christmas for my kids.
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Hello I'am a single mother with three boys they are 18yrs old 17yrs old and a13yrs old I been having it hard with raising them by myself the all are graduation two from high school and the other one for grammar school in 2015 I lost my job a year ago been trying to find a new one but been hard I have no money to do anything for them for Christmas I been having to pay bills I'm asking if anybody can help us I will be blessed and they will to they good boys thank u
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An Awsome Single Dad.   in reply to sonshinesas
I dont mean to be mean but why cant you just support and not question..Do it from the heart with out any conditions and GOD will bless you, or dont do it at all....
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