Christmas Charities Help Needy Families

By | July 30, 2015

Every year Christmas charities help low-income families every year. They help make a real difference in the lives of disadvantaged families, the elderly and homeless. We sometimes forget there are millions of families who experience Christmas without toys or gifts.

Without the assistance of charities, needy families would have to go without. Generous organizations like the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Goodwill Industries, as well as churches in your community, are ready and willing support you. I will tell you who they are and how to get help. The following suggested agencies, are not only Christmas charities, they can help you find a little extra money, and help when you need it the most.

Christmas Charities

Salvation Army

Talt=" Get Help from Christmas Charities"he Salvation was founded by William and Catherine Booth and is a located in over 120 countries and has been helping the poor for almost 150 years. They help people from every stratum of society. Their goal is to demonstrate the love of God, by helping those who need a hand.

There you can find help with job training, counseling, elderly assistance, religious services, drug rehabilitation as well as their Christmas charity, that gives away toys to children.

If you want to have a better chance of receiving help, register as early as October. Millions of dollars are donated each year to fund The Salvation Army Christmas charities program that helps disadvantage families, seniors and homeless. They provide financial assistance, meals, clothes, and toys for needy families. • Register for Christmas Help

  • Proof of residence
  • Clothing sized for children
  • Proof of income for everyone working in the household
  • Please bring, identification for each child requesting help

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities has been working to strengthen families and helping the poor. Their advocacy programs have been working to help improve the lives of families all over the world. They network with other agencies as well to strength their ability to provide support to the poor.


Catholic Charities, also distributes Christmas gifts, cold-weather clothing, blankets and household goods to families in need. They provide financial assistance to help with bills and has a food pantry. Help is provided according to the funds available. For more info.

Catholic Charities Holiday Toys *Registration Ends December 14th

Lion’s Club

Lion’s Club also helps with Christmas gifts. To receive help from this organization, contact your local Lions Club branch. To make sure you get help, register, early. For more information, call to find out the best time to sign up. Help is given on a first-come-first-serve basis and as long as resources last. Find a chapter near you.

Community Churches

Most of the large demonstrations, work with the government to aid low-Income families, with help paying delinquent bills such as rent, mortgage, and electricity. If you are facing disconnection of your electricity, water or eviction, they have been given authority to distribute government funds to the community.

If you are having problems in any of the above-mentioned situations, contact some of the Catholic, Word of Faith, Baptist, or Episcopal churches in your community for help. Many of these ministries also have charities and toy drives as well.

Local Food Banks

Food banks are located in every community as a support to families who are unemployed, disabled, and low-income elderly. Many food banks only allow you to get help once each month, to make sure they can help more people.


You may have to go to more than one food bank for help. If you need help with food for the holidays, contact the United Way or your local Department of Social Services, to get a list of agencies that are offering help.

You may also be able to sign up with a charity to receive a holiday basket which will usually include a turkey or, at least, a chicken with all the fix-ins to cook a holiday dinner. In order to qualify for the best food banks, you will need to be screen by a church, social services, or the charity that is referring you. You must meet the poverty guidelines, or be unemployed or and have proof of unemployment. Find food banks in your area

Other Assistance Programs

Find out where to Find Help to Pay your Rent – Need help paying your bills? You are not alone. Many people go through times of sickness, job cut back and other family emergencies. Find out the agencies that are willing to help you.

Free Christmas Toys for Kids – Apply Now – If you or someone you know needs help providing toys for your children this Christmas, this article will help you to connect with the right organizations. Christmas is a special time for children, and they deserve to experience the joy of the season.

Where to get help with Electric Bills – Do you need home heating assistance for heating bills, now is the time to sign up for the heat assistance program. The energy assistance program or LIHEAP is a program that gives low-income families a check each winter, to pay utilities.

24 thoughts on “Christmas Charities Help Needy Families

  1. ADJEI EMMANUEL

    hello my name is Adjei Emmanuel i am form Accra Ghana and i need help to pay for a single room ples help me this my number +23354599009 here thanks may the good lord bleed u all

  2. sharon thornton kimbrell

    I need help with food, gifts, and electric for my children and I.
    Please help.
    God Bless!

  3. MILLISSA Moore

    I ‘m in need of help am a single mother I have a 17 year old son Keegan Moore my son as Autism and need 24 hours care except when he’s in school am living on a month to month income that barley keep a roof over my son head his father was killed before he was born I just wish i could giv j son a Christmas to remember ever year.

  4. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

    Hi Mellissa, as a Mom and the grandmother of an autistic grandson, I understand your desire to give you child all need needs. Please contact the agencies in the post Free Toys for Christmas and be prepared to provide proof of income, address, and id. If you need other support caring for your son, or any other issues, please tell the charities when you call. Good Luck

  5. Wendy Aguilar

    I’m in need of help with presents for my kids and my first grandson which he’s in the PICU cause he had heart surgery

  6. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

    Hi Wendy, please contact the Salvation Army, they have a toy program for Christmas! The program is based on your income, so be prepared to present proof of income.

  7. Tina

    I need help and my kids are 16 and 13 for christmas. I had to fix my car and it took everything that i had , anything will help

  8. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

    Hello Tina, I am sorry the toy program is now closed. There are so man needing help, you have to apply early. Try calling the Lutheran church, Catholic Charities to find out about other programs in your city.

  9. ashley Hull

    I need help with Christmas for a newborn and year old boys I was told u don’t apply til now and it says its closed can someone please tell me how to get help I would hate for my kids not to have Christmas

  10. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

    Hello Ashley H. If you need things for the new baby and one year old, the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, St Paul de Vincent Church are charities that can offer you a lot of help. However, the Christmas toy program has closed for this year.

  11. Princess Baker

    I’m doing bad this year and even though My Children has kept a positive mind and they said that they don’t need anything as a parent I feel bad I have 7 children 13 year old boy 11 year old girl 7 year old girl 5 year old boy 5 year old girl 2 year old boy and a one year old girl I know even know they said that they don’t need anything but I know it would mean the world to them if they at least had one thing thank you all

  12. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

    Hello Princess, registration for free toys has closed. There are millions of children that need help every year. Those who register early get the help. Try calling some of the local church to see if they can help.

  13. .augustin

    I am and always have been a hard work after five yrs with my company they fired me this Wednesday.I have 3 boys 15,14,12.l have not got any type of help before l have always had alot of pride .I have been divorce for 5 yrs now.I HAVE fought hard to keep my boys with me threw a bad cusduty case the past few yrs.All my money has been tide yup with that .Now all i have are by boys and my apartment.My responsible to make sure l have food on the tAble and a roof on our head .The past to days l have applied for unemployment and talk to my landlord about the rent .SO close to Christmas and we had not got ready for it this weekend was my free paycheck to go shop now this happen.I so disappoint with this out come .ALL I ASK IS FOR Yalls prays our yr well be better and and dont lose my kids in this change to lost if my job

  14. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

    Hello Augustin: I am praying for you and your family. Please check your email ([email protected]) to view the prayer. If you need help with food, clothes, or help with bills, contact St. Paul de Vincent Catholic Church, Salvation Army, or Catholic Charities. To help stretch you money go to the food banks for help. Also go to the department of social services to get emergency assistance, and a referral to a food bank. The Catholic Church gives good food and meat if available. Please let me know if we can be of any further help. Let us know how things are going.

  15. Jeremy

    Trust in God we have no other choice as children of God we must suffer but the lord will never let us go though things that we cant handel. I lost my job in august and was getting unemployment until the labor department cut my money off the week of Christmas. I got gifts for everyone the last gift was for my wife, now with no money for rent or to pay my cable I must stay in faith there is notthing more that can be done at the moment. God bless I will pray for you all I ask is for a prayer in return. Stay strong

  16. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

    Hello Jeremy, Thank you for writing Free Financial Help. I would suggest contacting. The Lutheran church does a lot of outreach to the community. Perhaps you can find some help there. These agencies and charities do not give cash, but will help pay delinquent rent or utilities. This assistance is based on your income. Please prepare to show proof of income, and address.

  17. Melissa Sturgis

    Good morning and my name is Melissa, a single mother of two adult children and a grandmother of a two year old grandson. We need food, help with washing clothes, and Christmas toys.

  18. Free Financial Post author

    Hello, Melissa. Contact Catholic Charities and United Way for help. Contact Prison Fellowship to sign up for a Christmas gift for your grandson. They help children whose parents are incarcerated.

  19. Kennisha Philogene

    Blessings !Hello my name is kennisha I’m a single mom of a 4 year old bright little boy , I got pregnant with my son during my sophomore year in highschool .. he’s father died when he was one years old due to a fatal gunshot wound to the head ..I have no money, no job I just want or give my son the best Christmas he ever had

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