How to Get Christmas Help from the Salvation Army – 2021

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The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program.  It is now approaching Christmas of 2021.  Are looking for free Christmas help like toys, or help with bills during the holiday season?   Contact the Salvation Army Angel Tree.   This outreach provides help to needy families.   If participating look for a Salvation Army drop-off location to leave toys for children.

First of all, the generosity of these organizations makes a difference in the lives of millions of families.  Secondly, as a parent or guardian, you are excited to see your child experience the joys of Christmas.  Too many families, even working families cannot afford the extra experience of purchasing gifts and toys for the holiday.

Therefore, we are happy to spotlight this organization because, without this help, children all across America will wake up on Christmas morning to find they have received no toys or gifts.  When parents lose a job and need help paying rent, or utilities, of course, toys go to the bottom of the list.

State and local charities and independent programs make Christmas possible for those who live in poverty.  No child should be forgotten during this time of the year.  NOTICE:  Please Contact these Agencies Immediately as many people are seeking help and toys and gifts are limited.

About 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.   Most importantly, this program is run by generous donations from groups, organizations, and caring people like you! Your donations help these precious children each year!

Salvation Army Drop Off Location

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. To find a Salvation Army drop-off location near you and call your nearest location to find out the days and times they are open to receive gifts and toys.  You can also the 411 angel number to find out what items they are short of.  Like boy’s coats, girl’s bicycles, etc.

Angel Tree

They have made it easy to make online donations to this program. Therefore, at the Salvation Army website, you can create a giving group for your job, group, or organization. Also, you can adopt a group for Christmas giving to seniors, teens, 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.

Where to Find an Angel Tree

Specify how many people your organization would like to help and attend training. You will receive a kit, including Angel’s tags for your Christmas 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.

How to Apply Salvation Army Christmas Toys or Assistance?

Of course, each Christmas assistance program has a different requirement to receive help, and therefore 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.  Also, when you apply for gifts and toys. you need to present, 

  • 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 of 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 discounted lunch program
  • Or social security cards for child, parent, or guardian
  • Clothing and shoe sizes for the children
  • Finally, 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?  You may, however, be asked if you have registered with other charities for help.  Most importantly, it is not advised that you try to sign up with serval agencies for toys.  This could certainly, ban you from receiving help in the future.  Furthermore, they want to make sure every child or family that needs help gets 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

Finally, 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 help, you must meet the federal qualifications and minimum poverty guidelines.  If you have registered to become an Angel, your name, age, gender, clothing, and shoe sizes.

A name tag will be placed 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

New York

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


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


The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division
5040 N. Pulaski Rd.,
Chicago, Illinois 60630


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


1221 River Bend Drive
Dallas, TX 75247


2707 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008


2626 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

Washington, DC

2626 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

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

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