Christmas charities help low-income families. Do you need assistance this Christmas? Fall is the time to sign up for help with household bills and free toys for children. Organizations like Toys for Tot and Salvation Army Angel Tree make a real difference in the lives of disadvantaged families, the elderly and the 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 Lions Club, 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, but they can also help you find a little extra money, and help when you need it the most.
The 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. There you can find help with job training, counseling, elderly assistance, religious services, and drug rehabilitation. They also provide Thanksgiving meals baskets and 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 disadvantaged families, seniors and homeless. They provide financial assistance, meals, clothes, and toys for needy families. (more)
- 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 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 strengthen their ability to provide support to the poor. Catholic Charities, also distributes Christmas gifts, Thanksgiving meals, cold-weather clothing, and household goods to families in need. They provide financial assistance to help with bills and has a food pantry. Catholic Charities Holiday Toys – *Registration Ends December 14th. Help is provided according to the availability of funds. (moreinfo)
Make a Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish organization helps fulfill the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses. This foundation helps sick children all year round, but even more during the holiday season. If you would like help to fulfill a child’s special Christmas wish, please call Make a Wish Foundation. They help children between the ages of 2 to 18. Please request help immediately to give you a little one an amazing holiday. Website. Call: 800-722-9474
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. (more)
Christmas Spirit Foundation
This organization supplies live Christmas trees those in the Armed Forces overseas forces stationed overseas. There no place like home from the holidays. But these brave men and women can not go home, because they are serving their country. Each family who desires will receive a free Christmas tree to help celebrate the season. These gifts are possible to become of the donations or organization, charities and the public. Find out more here.
Most of the large demonstrations, work with the government to aid low-income families, with help paying past-due 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. (more)
Christmas Assistance with Bills
Local Food Banks
Food banks are located in every community as a support to families who are unemployed, disabled, and low-income families, the disabled and 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 for 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 to you. You must meet the poverty guidelines, or be unemployed or and have proof of unemployment. Find food banks in your area
Find Help to Pay your Rent
Need help to pay 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. (more)
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. (more)
Free Baby Stuff
There are organizations that help new mothers with infant and baby supplies. This help is available to many moms who need a little extra help to provide for their bundle of joy. If you are a look for free baby supplies there is help available. (more)