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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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sonshinesas   in reply to pam-maxie
Call each entity listed and ask to apply for help, there is only resource info here.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to pam-maxie
Hi the person u posted to not been on here in years now. All we can do is give u.information where u mite get help. Here the list for Christmas help but u got to fine the phone numbers for the resources that help. Some start taken application Oct 1 not before. Salvation army. Toys for tots. St Vincent due Paul. Urban league. Catholic charities. Some city have shop with a police officer. Some radio station s and fire halls help at this time of year. Also call your city hall and see if u got a Goodfellow and loin club they also help for Christmas. If u need help with holiday dinner call church s they help with this they start application in Oct salvation army also help s. Hope this help u with the information u wanted
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pam-maxie
i needing help to get stuff for christmas for my little girl im on a fixed income bye the time i pay the bills id have nothing left to buy anything ( PM) Ky
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mionbeam4
What Charities Help? At Christmas Time In Mobile AL.?
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Angel29123
Hi storm747 not been on here in a long time put here the places that help at Christmas. But u got to get there phone numbers but right now they not started to take application s I check a few for some Monday so in two week start calling them. Here it goes. Salvation army. Toys for tots. Urban league. Catholic charities. Some city's have shop with a police officer. Some radio station help at Christmas time also fire halls. Also call your city hall and see if your city has a Goodfellow. Check and see if your city got a loin club. Angel tree is for kids who mother are father is in prison. As I fine places I will be posting them. It want be to anyone it will only have my name to it
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Angel29123
Dids anyone know any church's in Lexington sc that help people for Christmas
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littlelacie   in reply to my Christian name sunny prem
I'm sorry we only know of resources available in the United States.
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my Christian name sunny prem
My name jantiy prem iam hindu before accept christianity because I married Christian women after married and accepting chirstainity my faimly against me and my wife and they wants to kill us that why we run away from my house and now I live in lahore pakistan so I have two kids and we are live in rented house but I am not earning very much some time we have not enough food or other alse I have to pay last three month house rent now we are passing very miserable life we have not food andmilk of baby so please help us I never forget your kindness forever god bless you may you live long thanks you read my requst and please pray for us brother give me ans.
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Tobey.
Is it too early to start searching for Christmas help? Or is this around the proper time?
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woman in a shoe   in reply to nrossman
OK for Christmas help u got to call for the phone numbers for your city and see when they start taken applications. Salvation army. Toys for tots. St Vincent Dr Paul. Urban League. Catholic charities. Shop with a police officer. Angel tree is for kids who mother or Father in prison. Some fire halls help at Christmas. Some radio stations help at Christmas
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woman in a shoe   in reply to nrossman
OK will repost it I have posted it 4 times today
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nrossman   in reply to woman in a shoe
No I don't see any list. I emailed toys for tots and am waiting for a reply.
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sonshinesas   in reply to nrossman
Salvation Army should be starting soon. They will list what they know of here when time comes
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sonshinesas   in reply to nrossman
Try Salvation Army they should be starting up soon. Also look out for info about Toys for Tots. They will list what is available here when the time gets closer.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to ORNELLA
Did u see the list I put up for Christmas help I will be positing it again in a little bit like 5 mins I will start typeing it
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ORNELLA   in reply to woman in a shoe
ok I`m from NYC
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woman in a shoe   in reply to nrossman
Did u see the list I put up for Christmas help
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nrossman   in reply to ORNELLA
No I'm not looking for a sitter. I'm looking to find out where/how to apply for Christmas help so my girls will get a few gifts.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to ORNELLA
Hi the people on here are from all over the world I have been on here trying to help the ones on here for a year I have not found one person that in my city. But she was asking for Christmas help which I just put up
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ORNELLA   in reply to nrossman
you are looking for babysitter?????
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