Alabama Holiday Assistance Programs


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Alabama Christmas Assistance Programs.  If you live in the State of Alabama and need holiday assistance continue reading.  There are government programs, charities, and community organizations that help struggling families each Winter. These organizations provide rent assistance, help with utilities and some offer holiday baskets to families for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

How to Get Help for the Holidays in Alabama

Low-income families struggle just to keep a roof over their heads, food on the table, and clothing for their children.  Many cannot afford to celebrate the holidays with big dinners or gifts.  Let’s face it; Christmas is for kids, and it is heartbreaking to look into the face of a child and tell them they will not have Christmas this year.  There are many community organizations that provide help with bills like rent, utilities, food, clothes, and even furniture.  So the following information below can help you get the help your need during the holidays.

CHP White Christmas

CHP White Christmas is a yearly Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday outreach helping Lumpkin County disadvantaged families in need. This incentive gives Christmas toys and gifts to children you qualify financially. Clothes, toys, and clothing vouchers are given to the entire household. Each year they are invited to sit down for Christmas dinner. If you need help or desire to donate or participate in helping contact. Please mail checks payable to CHP White Christmas

CHP White Christmas
P.O. Box 712
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(706) 867-9621

Call to find out registration dates for the coming year.

Alabama Emergency Rental Assistance 

Alabama Rental Assistance Program and additional charities that donate clothing and more.  First come, first served.
1-833-620-2434
Monday-Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST

Adopt A Family Clearinghouse Form – Interested in donating to help a family have a brighter Christmas this year, fill out the form and you’ll be matched with a family in need.

Salvation Army Huntsville

If you are a family needing a little help for the holidays, the Salvations has an adopt-a-family program that can provide gifts and toys for children up to the age of 13.  Grandparents raising grandchildren can also find help for their grandchildren here.

2114 Oakwood Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35810
(256) 536-5576

Christmas Charities Year Round’s current goals are to provide clothing for qualified individuals, to give children toys at Christmas, furnish needy families with household goods and clothes, to recognize the elderly with a Christmas gift and meal, and help local residents in times of crisis.

Christmas Charities Year Round
3054 Leeman Ferry Road Southwest
Suite P&Q
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
(256) 837-2373

Feeding Ga Families Christmas Gift Program

This non-profit organization sponsors a yearly Christmas gift and toy program for needy families.  They help children demo 0 -18 years old.  Call to find out when to register.  Feeding Ga Families also has a vegan pantry,  Also they give away Thanksgiving meals, and emergency food boxes to Georgia families.

2514 W Point Ave, Atlanta, Georgia 30337
678-223-3663

Fayette County Department of Human Resources

Applications are being accepted for Christmas assistance now through October 31st. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. Posted: 2011-10-11

15th St NE, Fayette, AL 35555
(205) 932-1665

Birmingham Holiday Programs

Several organizations in Birmingham provide Christmas and holiday programs. The charities will focus their resources on children from low-income families as well as senior citizens. Using donations from the greater Jefferson County Alabama community, the agencies may have hot meals, toys, and other items such as clothing.

While there are several churches and organizations to try for help, most of the Christmas assistance is provided by the Salvation Army and YMCA. These agencies offer programs such as Toys for Tots, Angel Tree, and others. They operate by collecting toys and items from the community and then provide these for free to children and teenagers, among others.

The goal is to always help residents experience the holidays. So they try to do their best, whether that offers a free meal or food basket or provide presents to children. Please donate or volunteer to the charities if possible.

Positive Maturity
3918 Montclair Road Suite 200
Birmingham, Alabama 35213
Phone – (205) 803-3211

Seniors and the disabled can receive holiday baskets, food, groceries.  If you are homebound you can arrange for a companion to spend some time visiting with you.

The Salvation Army locations
The non-profit has several centers in Jefferson County. The main locations are below. They offer Christmas assistance to low-income families, and the elderly in the county can also get help. A key service available is the Angel Tree program, and this may have gifts, toys, and more. Volunteers also prepare meals, including on Thanksgiving, and serve them to the homeless and working poor.

In addition to the holiday resources, case management may be provided as well for addressing long-term problems. So this will ensure the family gets back on track after the Christmas season.

  • Bessemer Corps, 525 13th Street, Bessemer, AL 35020, dial (205) 425-4303
  • Command Center for Jefferson County – 2100 11th Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35234. Dial (205) 328-2020
  • The Social Service office is at 2130 11th Avenue North and it can be reached at (205)

The Ministry Center At Green Springs

This nonprofit ministry offers a food pantry to the community, helps grandparents who are raising grandchildren through their Christmas program.  They serve as an outreach to other faith communities.

2230 Green Springs Highway
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
(205) 326-1211

Catholic Charity Affiliated churches
2121 3rd Ave N
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

(205) 838-8316 for referrals

YMCA of Birmingham

This organization has many programs to help struggling families. YMCA helps with clothing, shoes, and holiday support with meals and toys.   Also this program partners with Toys for Tots and other Christmas charities.


National Holiday Assistance Programs

These programs are located in the United States.  Every year community organizations and charities collect toys to give out to children from disadvantaged families.  If you are looking for free toys and gifts for your children contact the agencies below to apply for help.

  • Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
  • Angel Tree
  • The Salvation Army
  • Catholic Charities
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Church Charities
  • United Ways of Alabama

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