Toys For Tots: To request a toy for your child, please select your state and county from the below drop down menu, and you’ll be redirected to the Toys for Tots website for your local community. Once there, follow the prompts for your desired action, or select the “Contact Us” option from the menu bar. You should be provided with contact information for the local campaign Coordinator. http://www.toysfortots.org/request_toys/Default.aspx
The Salvation Army:
As a Christian organization, The Salvation Army shares the wonder of God’s love with those less fortunate every holiday season. Typical Christmas events may include a Christmas Concert or Dinner, and cards and gifts distributed to hospitalized youths and seniors. At Thanksgiving, meals are prepared and shared with the hungry. Easter eggs may be hidden for the joy of local children during Easter.
The Salvation Army strives to foster the comfort and cheer of holiday blessings in communities across the world while helping people to meet their basic needs. Other non-religious holiday observances vary in accordance with local culture and customs. http://www.use.salvationarmy.org/USE/www_usn20.nsf/vw-text-dynamic-arrays/9DE6045F2944DECA8825770B00545896?openDocument&charset=utf-8
United Way Tis The Season Program: The holiday season is the time for giving. There’s something that permeates the air once Halloween passes, something that lifts up our spirits and inspires us to get in tune with our inner giver. There’s probably so much you would like to give to your family, but like many people just like you, even making the holidays enjoyable seems impossible due to financial difficulties. Sure, there’s layaway at Wal-mart and Kmart, but if you’re in a financial bind, putting down ten percent, along with making weekly installment payments isn’t going to be affordable for you! You need something that will provide you and your family a decent Christmas, leaving you with money to still pay your bills http://www.christmashelp.net/
Service Type: Poor Assistance
Phone Number: 1-800-552-1183 to find our local branch.
Apply Online: Click to visit site
- Year-round Family Emergency Assistance
- Presents for Children aged 4 through 13
- Shoe Program
- Dental Programs
- Scholarship Program
- Summer Camp for Kids
How to Apply for Goodfellows Assistance
To apply for help, call the United Way at 1-800-552-1183 and you will be redirected to your local branch of the Goodfellows. Since 1914 the Goodfellows have been dedicated to “No Kiddie Without a Christmas” and have made it their mission to provide children’s charity during the Holiday Season. Local branches including Detroit may let you apply online here. 2012 program is closed. Contact the United Way at the above phone number for more help.
Service Type: Service Club Organization
Phone Number: 630-571-5466
Apply Online: Click to find your local club
- Sight Programs
- Youth Programs
- Services for Children
- Health Programs
- Disaster Relief
- Christmas Presents for Children
- Holiday Food Assistance
How to Apply for Help From the Lions Club
To apply for service, either call 1-630-571-5466 and request an application or visit directory.lionsclubs.org to contact your local branch. As with many service organizations, help is provided by local members on the community level. Please contact your local Lions Club branch 1-2 months in advance of Christmas to request assistance. Assistance is provided on a first-come-first-serve basis and limited by member donations and available volunteers.
Adopt-A-Family for Christmas
Service Type: Religious, Christian
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- Household Items
- Utilities and Heating
How to Apply for Adopt-A-Family
To apply for service visit www.salvationarmy.org to find your local Corps Office. Adopt-A-Family is a large program sponsored by the Salvation Army, but providing more extensive help to entire families for the Christmas season. This help includes toys, food, clothing, heating, and more. As with other Salvation Army programs, it is important to contact your local Corps Office and conduct an entry interview with a professional social worker. These workers are trained to evaluate need and match programs as appropriate.
Trees For Troops
Imagine a smiling group of U.S. troops gathered around a Christmas Tree that was grown on an American farm and express shipped to arrive fresh and green somewhere on the other side of the world, just in time for Christmas. Or, imagine a spouse and children sharing joyous memories of Christmas through the gift of free, real Christmas Tree while their family member is away serving our country. Trees for Troops® makes this vision a reality! christmasspiritfoundation.org.
www.familygivingtree.org | In 2012,
Family Giving Tree reached the amazing milestone of helping one million children!! Family Giving Tree fulfilling children’s wishes
606 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035(408) 946-3111
This link can link you with any of the state 2-1-1 web sites: http://www.211.org/
http://www.2hands.org/freeholidayhelp 2Hands is a ‘Bulleting Board’ style website where people in need can post to be found by people
who may be able to help. 2Hands is also a community promoted website….Those who post for help then spread the word about 2Hands in a simple process after a need is posted. 2Hands IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF HELP! Please do not post your need and then stop looking
for help thinking that help is on the way for sure. Please do not tell your children that presents
are on the way. It makes us sad when we hear from angry people saying thanks for nothing and
that their children had no Christmas because of us.
Imagine a smiling group of U.S. troops gathered around a Christmas Tree that was
Christmas is quickly approaching! And this year, Angel Tree aims to reach 425,000 children of prisoners who yearn for their absent parents’ love and hope for even just one Christmas filled with joy. 1-877-478-0100 angeltree.org/angeltreehome
A Wish is a “need” or “desire” that can be granted by someone who can help. Wishes posted to Hero Network range from simple everyday needs to expensive long-term help. People can wish for money, an item, a service, or even a dream. No wish is to big or to small wishuponahero.com.