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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 hollar
I just put up the list for Christmas help
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woman in a shoe   in reply to hollar
Hi i will be putting up the places that helps for Christmas in a little while
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hollar   in reply to woman in a shoe
hi i need help for christmas please help
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littlelacie   in reply to Niamat
Hi, I'm sorry, but we do not have any cash on this site so we are unable to send anyone money.We can only tell you of places that might be able to help. We do not know of any resources that assist with capital losses. Maybe talk to a tax consultant to find out how to claim it on your next years tax return.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to bew
Hi storm not been on.here in.years. but if u.look.down the post this afternoon u will see.a public post i.put.up for Christmas help i posts it about 2 hours ago
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bew
Hello everyone. I am in need of Christmas assistance. Im not sure where to go for help. Im a single mom of 2 and I also take care of my disabled mother. If anyone can direct me in the right way please ...
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Niamat
hi please help money to my cable wire small business,i lost my business last five month ago,my email niamataziz24@yahoo.com
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woman in a shoe   in reply to meghead26
Hi storm not been on here in years. But if u look though today post u will.see a public post i put up for Christmas help. I will be posting it again Monday morning
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meghead26
hello my name is megan i live in Maine im 26yrs old and a mother of three a 10yr girl a 9 yr old boy n a 3yr old. i raise these children on my own no tanf no income except the 67$ i reacieve for child support from my 3yr dad my rent is 71$ a mnth bless ur hearts that i get subsidize housing. My 3yr was just recently diagnoise autistic so it has put a damper on things as where fighting for services.if anybody knows anybody with the grace of ur heart please consider my family to sponsor during the Christmas season i would greatly appreciate it..Hope everyone gets the Christmas they desserve..thanks..
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Annointed1
U welcome
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Annointed1   in reply to woman in a shoe
Thank you so very much.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Annointed1
Hi the person.u.posted to not been on.here in years now. But look though this morning.post u.will see a public.post i put up for Christmas help
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Annointed1
To Whom It May Concern,
My name is Tina Porter. I am a single mother of 5 children ages 12, 14, 15, 17 and 19 living in Akron, Ohio. I am writing to solicit any help with Christmas items that you may be willing to give. I am currently in school full time working on a degree in Business Administration and working as a Nursing Assistant which only allows me to barely keep afloat. Christmas is a difficult time of year when you have children who really work hard and really deserve nice things and you really don’t have it to give. This is why this year I have decided to put my pride to the side and solicit help from wherever it is possible. I do sign up for the Toys for Tots program, but with my children being teens and pre-teens, they really want things that aren’t available through that program or if they are, it seems to never come their way. I know you all may think for my older son (age 19) he should really be understanding, and he is, it just would mean a lot to me to get him something nice because he is understanding and helpful. He is also a full-time college student and working a full-time job and helping with the others when he can. He could really use a lap top to help with classes and homework. This is not something I usually do, but as I said, I have had to put my pride to the side and ask for help, because they really do deserve it. They are good children who have been through a lot emotionally and still strive to do their best and get good grades, but yet still do not ask for the extras, because they know it is a struggle. I would like to try to get my 12 year old a game system (as all his friends have one, yet he doesn’t complain), for my teenagers who are all girls I would like to try to get them a phone to keep in contact with them as they have extracurricular activities before and after school. Any and all help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
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littlelacie   in reply to Mrs.love my kids
Hi, Storm has not been on here for years, if you saw the list that woman in a shoe puts up , you should call and see if they are in your city-lots of them are in most cities- but yes call them and you can find out if you can sign up over the phone or if you need to come in.
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Ashley mommy of 2
my name is Ashley . my family is going through a rough time due to my medical issues . i have two kids my daughter will be 6 in DEC. and my son is 2 ... if one of you wonderful ladies could point me in the right path of where to go for help to get my kids gifts for Christmas . please and thanks .
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Mrs.love my kids
So do I go to the place or should I call first
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woman in a shoe   in reply to sixlilangel
Ok i just put it up
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woman in a shoe   in reply to sixlilangel
Hi i see that someone removed it i will put it back-up for u
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justadad0310   in reply to sixlilangel
Wow 6 kids?
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