Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program – Free Gifts & Toys

By | August 9, 2015
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The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program.  If you are looking for Christmas assistance or would like to sponsor a child for Christmas, the Salvation Army Angel Tree outreach provides help to needy families, by providing, food, gifts, and toys for kids.  The generosity of the organization makes a difference in the lives of millions of families.  As a parent or guardian, you want your child to experience Christmas as a time of family and a time of joy and wonderment.  Too many families, even working families cannot afford the extra experience of purchasing gifts and toys for the holiday.

It is sad to know that children all across America will wake up on Christmas morning to find they have received no toys of gifts.  When parents lose a job and need help paying rent, or utilities, of course, toys go to the bottom of the list.  Thank goodness for all the state and local charities and independent programs that make Christmas possible for those who live in poverty.  No child should be forgotten at during this time of the year.  NOTICE:  Please Contact these Agencies Immediately as many people are seeking help and toys and gifts are limited.

Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

Angel Tree

You can help a child or family by donating to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.  They provide Christmas assistance and toys for children and gifts for teens and seniors and families in need. This program is run by generous donations from groups, organizations, and caring people like you! Your donations help these precious children each year!


Where to Find an Angel Tree

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 at the Secret Santa Warehouse.

Angel Tree

They have made it easy to make online donations to this program.  At the Salvation Army website, 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!   *Christmas Charities Get Help for Christmas.


Are You Eligible for Salvation Army Christmas Assistance?

Of course, each Christmas assistance program has a different requirement to receive help, the basic requirement is your income. If you receive help from one of the many government assistance programs, such as Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, etc. you probably qualify to get help.

What documents need to be presented when you apply for gifts and toys. 

  • Current photo identification of parent or guardian
  • Proof of current address
  • A copy of your lease or
  • A utility bill for August, September
  • Current photo identification of parent or guardian
  • Proof of Income or
  • Tax returns or proof or enrollment for SNAP benefits
  • Birth Certificate cards for each child to verify age
  • Or Proof of your child’s enrollment in school or free or discount lunch program
  • Or social security cards for child, parent or guardian
  • Clothing and shoe sizes for the children
  • Your child is eligible to receive three gifts costing $50 or less but does not guarantee the quality of the gifts your child will receive.

Question: Can I sign up for more than one Christmas assistance program?  These charities do not have one main database to determine who is registered for help.  You may, however, be asked if you have registered with other charities for help.  The reason for this is, they were to make sure every child or family that needs help get at least one gift.


Necessary Documentation to Receive Help

  • Proof of address (phone or utility bills, etc.)
  • Social Security card for each person requesting help
  • Proof of income, of documentation from the government assistance agency

How to Help a Charity

If you are looking for a charity to help this Christmas, you can sign 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.  If you have registered to become an Angel, you name, age, gender, clothing, and shoe sizes will be placed on a tag and hung on an Angel Tree located in a Mall, 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.

The Salvation Army Locations and Contact Information

To locate help in your area go online and look up, “The Salvation Army” and the name of your city, or do a 411 operator request for the number.

The Carolinas


The Salvation Army of the Carolinas
501 Archdale Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217
1-800-SAL-ARMY

New York

The Salvation Army Greater New York Division
120 W. 14th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 337-7200


Florida

The Salvation Army
Florida Divisional Headquarters
5631 Van Dyke Road. Lutz, Florida 33558
813- 962-6611

Chicago


The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division
5040 N. Pulaski Rd.,
Chicago, Illinois 60630
800-SAL-ARMY

Georgia

The Salvation Army Georgia Division
1000 Center Place
Norcross, GA 30093
(770) 441-6200

Texas

1221 River Bend Drive
Dallas, TX 75247
214-956-6000

Arizona

2707 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
602.267.4100

Virginia

2626 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-756-2600

Washington, DC

2626 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-756-2600

Southern California

Central Coast
Inland Empire
Los Angeles County
Orange County
San Diego/Imperial Counties

Salvation Army Midwest

They cover Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North & South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Indiana

Southern Territory Headquarters
1424 Northeast Expressway,
Atlanta, GA 30329
800-SAL-ARMY



118 thoughts on “Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program – Free Gifts & Toys

  1. Adam Brewer

    I am a single disabled father of a 10 year old girl. Was trying to get assistance for her and I. Don’t know what to do. Please contact me 321-557-3775

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