Free Toys for Christmas – Apply Early!

By | April 17, 2018

Free Toys for Christmas.  Need help with bills or locating charities that give free Christmas assistance?  Toys for Tots,  Angel Tree, and other organizations are preparing for holiday assistance for low-income families.  Some organization like Toys for Tots begin taking applications in August.  Find out which charities that help during the holiday season.  About 15 million children in the United States live in poverty.

According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, 21% of all children live in families with incomes below the federal poverty guidelines.  These family cannot afford to spend what little income they have for Christmas.  Thanks to charities and local organization, they families can receive free toys for Christmas.

Free Toys for Christmas

Because so many families need help for Christmas, many of these agencies are run on a first come, first-served basis.  So, before December is a great time to do your research and start registering your children to receive free toys.  The sooner you register with one of these charities, the better chance you have of getting a gift this year. This article will tell you which Christmas charities to contact and how to sign up to receive gifts for your children this Christmas. 

If you need toys for your child, please call or go to the websites of these organizations for help.  If you are fortunate enough not to need help to get toys for your children this Christmas, please consider a tax-deductible donation to one of the charities on this list.

***Millions of families sign up with free toys for Christmas.  Toys are limits. Please registers early.***

 Toys for Tots Toy Drive Sponsors Free toys for Christmas

Every year the US Marines sponsors Toys for Tots to collect and donate toys to children of families in need. Each year you see their heartfelt commercials reminding you to give a child a toy!  Toys for Tots partners with BabiesRUs, ToysRUs, Hasbro Toys, and Scholastic to make toy donations to children.

Most campaigns give toys and gifts to children up to age 12, but in many local communities, local gift drives the age limit may be extended to 14-16.  They accept donations of new, unwrapped toys between October and December. You can apply online to request free Christmas toys for your child.   If you want to receive a new toy for your child, Register for Help Here.

Request a Toy From Toys for Tots

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
18251 Quantico Gateway Dr
Triangle, VA 22172

To apply to receive a toy for your child, go to the website below: Contact Toys for Tots.

Click “Request Toys”, at the top of the screen.
Pick your City and State
You will be redirected to a Toys for Tots in your city
Click “Request Toys” at the top of page
Email the coordinator closest to you

Include your name, phone number and address, number, and gender of children.

Register with The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army charity program is best recognized by the faithful volunteer bell-ringers standing by the red kettle each Christmas season.  The Salvation Army supports a nationwide drive to give free toys for Christmas to low-income families and help with bills.

Parents must register each year so that their child is assigned a tag and their Christmas wish is hung on trees located outside department stores during the Christmas season.  The Salvation also helps throughout the year by providing food, affordable housing, job training and more.

Donations are given by generous folks, who choose a child’s name and purchase a toy for that child.  You can register your child to receive free toys, games, or clothing through your local Corps Community Center. If you go to this site, you can enter your town and state and find the Salvation Army nearest you, or call 1(800) 728-7825.  Contact the Salvation Army Christmas for Assistance

Recommend a Child to Make a Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish organization helps fulfill the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses. This foundation helps children all year around, but if you have a sick child who has a 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 little one an amazing holiday. Website.

Make a Wish Foundation
4742 N. 24th St.
Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Call:  800-722-9474

Contact Church Charities

Many large churches have Christmas toy programs for children.  Just visit your local churches or go online and look for their denominational headquarters to find out who is doing a Christmas toy drive.  Don’t wait until the last minute as many people need help for Christmas.

The Family Giving Tree
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
606 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035
1 (408) 946-3111
[email protected]

Host an Angel Tree Toy Drive

If your organization would like to host an Angel, go online to the corporate site and fill out a registration form and return it before October 17.  Dates will vary in some states. Specify how many people your organization would like to help and attend a training.

You will receive a kit, including Angel’s tags for your tree. Decorate your tree appropriately for Christmas with lots of Angels, and advertise the event by e-mails, posters and lunchroom bulletin boards. You can choose to adopt an Angel to help this Christmas. They can also use your help as a volunteer to work the Secret Santa Warehouse.

Angel Tree and Free Toys for Christmas

Angel Tree, is a program run by thousands of churches by Prison Fellowship that reaches out to the children of inmates and their families.  You can help a child or family by donating to Angel Tree Program.

The Christmas charity is sponsored by the Salvation Army and provides Christmas toys for children and gifts for teens and seniors and families in need. This program is run by the generous donations from groups, organizations, and caring people like you!. Your donations help these precious children each year!

JCPenny is a Supporter of Angel Tree

JCPenny is a great supporter of the Angel Tree Program. They have made it easy to make the online donation process to an angel simpler. At their site, you can create a giving group for your job, group or organization to adopt a group for Christmas giving to seniors, teen and, of course, children.

You can also locate a group or individual you have chosen to help with a donation. When purchasing a gift for Angel Tree from the site, you get free shipping. December 9th is the last day to donate a gift to an angel!

Angel Tree accepts new toy donations through toy drives from, local, churches and private groups.  Free Toys are then distributed to children in needy and low-income families.  They help families all year long, not just at Christmas, but they do also give Christmas gifts.  To receive toys and gifts for children, the incarcerated parent must fill out an application with the prison chaplain in July.  For more info.  1-800-206-9764

Apply for Christmas Help with Bills

If you are looking for financial help for Christmas, you can sign up with one of the Salvation Army registration locations in your city.  In order to be eligible to receive the help, you must meet the federal qualifications and minimum poverty guidelines.

You will need to bring proof of your financial standing as well as documentation from the Department of Social Services if you are received assistance. They help children up to the age of 12 years and the elderly from 62 and up.

If you have registered to become an Angel, you name, age, sex, clothing, and shoe sizes will be placed on a tag and hung on an Angel Tree located in malls, company, church or organization.  Those who want to participate will choose a tag from the tree, purchase the gifts and return them to the Salvation Army to sort and distribute to the Angels.

Get Help with Food for Christmas

Maybe if you didn’t have to buy food, you’d have a little left over to buy some presents.  Toys are not much fun when you don’t have anything to eat.  The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks distributes more than three billion meals each year to communities throughout the United States.

Contact the local Department of Social Services to request a list of food banks in your community.  Contact your local food bank to find food or to help solve hunger in your community.  G  Check out How to get Help with Utility Bills

221 thoughts on “Free Toys for Christmas – Apply Early!

  1. sheree cox

    I really will like some help this Christmas this year’s for my kids I’m a signal mother on a fix income with no help

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