Need Holiday Help? Christmas Charities for Low Income Families


There are several Christmas charities for low income families that you can consider for help this holiday season.  While you will not always qualify for all programs, with some having monetary restrictions, there are several that will offer assistance to you and your children as you look to buy gifts or simply afford the basics, so you have some money left to buys toys or other presents.  Here are 4 great Christmas charities for low income families that may provide you with some help to get through the holidays.

The Angel Tree

You or someone that knows you can sign up for the Angel Tree online.  It’s one of the best Christmas charities for low income families out there that you may want to consider.  Like many other holiday assistance programs, in order to enroll successfully, you may need to provide proof of your household wages, to meet the requirements of the programs.  It’s a worthwhile program, and it makes sense to apply for the Angel Tree program is you need help to get by.  It’s a really great Christmas charity for low income families that offers help to those in need.

Toys for Tots

You can sign up for Toys for Tots online.  This nonprofit organization is one of the top Christmas charities for low income families around, since almost everyone has heard of them.  You will quickly find that you can apply for help online for Toys for Tots and get some holiday assistance to provide gifts for your needy children.  Most areas have sufficient coverage, although not all geographic locations have coverage for help.

United Way

The United Way has changed the way they provide help, which included the programs for Christmas charities for low income families.  Today, the charitable organization is providing needy homes with programs that are directed at long term solutions, not just one time help.  You can still apply and enroll for help with this program and see if they can assist you for the holiday season. 

Salvation Army

If you are looking for Christmas charities for low income families, perhaps your household can qualify for help from The Salvation Army.  You will find that the organization is willing and able to help needy children and adults.  Like many other programs, you will need to provide of your income level to qualify and be accepted in the programs.  They are designed for needy households.  It’s a great Christmas charity for low income families.

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christiansister 5 years ago

very informative but you should link the webpages for the online applications of the various charities you mentioned if you can. Just a suggestion :)

mommyloves2write 5 years ago

Great list of helpful charitites.

BTW-it's mommy from IB! I am now following you!

melissa 5 years ago

Hello ..I would like to no if I can get some help for Christmas ..I have 10 kids and no money to shop for my kids this year ..

Single mom x-mas blues 5 years ago

Looking for help this x-mas season. since it is getting harder these days to find help when you are low income. Turn away from the Arm full of love again this year. Christmas without gifts under the tree is like never been born on earth. Tying to raise a child alone this days is getting harder. Your money goes to them during the year and the bills. You let yourself go for the sake of your kids.

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stayingalivemoma 5 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

These are all very good suggestions. Certain churches also have Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner boxes and presents for smaller children. It would be good to direct your readers to contact their churches as well.

Serenity 5 years ago

Hi everyone, im in desperate need of holiday assistance, my house burned down we lost everything ad my children have autisisum so this is hard for them to understand, please help us,TY

Serenity 5 years ago

My email address is, I appreciate used stuff too,we have nothing,

Serenity 5 years ago

My email address is, I appreciate used stuff too,we have nothing,

Margie 4 years ago

Hello, i would like to ask if any one knows who i can contact to get a free car for this poor family they need trasportation to get to work and to take there baby to the doctor they are struggling to pay there bills and are now behind on rent. Please help, email with any info to so i can let them know if there is help out there.thanks

brandi 4 years ago

can anyone help me get girft 4 my 4 kids my #is 409-740-4171 thanks

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christianmom888 3 years ago from Winder,Georgia 30680

Angels with Faith Ministries 501c3 non-profit charity announces

the kickoff of our Christmas Angels Program on November 1st through

which we provide Christmas to 100s of area children who would not

otherwise have anything under the tree on Christmas morning.Since we

receive no funding we rely strictly on the tax deductible donations of

our community & this year we expect over 1000 children.We have

volunteers to pickup donated toys(new&LIGHTLY used),Bikes,baby

needs,gifts for older children,warm clothing,food for holiday

baskets,computers,laptops&other electronics such as mp3

playesr,ipods,tablets etc,donations can also be made via paypal on our


We are hosting a 1 day Christmas Angels festival& Toy drive fundraiser

event at Jug tavern Park & Pavillion on December 1st from 7 am until 7

pm.We have live music being played all day by local groups

country,gospel & Christmas music, free moonwalks,facepainting & of

course Santa for the kids,a Cutest Kids contest (everyone is welcome

to enter those cute kids see details on our website)with the grand

prize being donated by Disney World Orlando,games,a bake sale

(donations needed by November 30th PLEASE),silent auctions for

authentic autographed Nascar,music & sports legends,raffles all day

for those who donate new toys,bikes(new or lightly used),food,gift

cards,or by credit card,check or cash for every donation you will

receive a raffle ticket for these drawings to be held every 30 minutes

for GREAT prizes donated by area merchants.We will also have our Angel

Tree from which you can choose a family or families to adopt or

sponsor for Christmas & choose to meet & work with that family

personally or through us.ALL donations are tax deductible & 100% of

ALL donations go directly to providing Christmas gifts,warm clothing &

holiday food baskets to Georgia childen.PLEASE come out & show your

support & love for Georgias littlest angels!Applications for Christmas

assistance available through DFCS & also childens hospital,disabled

military groups,Toys for Tots,Salvation Army,etc & can also be emailed

to us here after November 1st.You must live in georgia,have a true

financial need for assistance & you must not be receiving Christmas

help from anywhere else,we will check.

If you are a vendor & would like to reserve a spot to sell your arts &

crafts,Christmas items,etc please call asap deadline is November 22nd

we have 15 spots available for a $25 donation you can have a spot for

the busiest shopping weekend of the month,you must provide your own

tables & all vendors must remember that we are a Christian charity. Lori,director 678-754-1541/Rev Michael

Tuck 678-754-2337 volunteers Avis 678-887-5395 Vickie 770-990-4579


Location: Angels with Faith Ministries & Church 501c3 non-profit charity


722 Chicken Lyle RD WINDER,GA 30680 EIN 27-1972461

charlene hyndman 3 years ago

I came to this site to seek help for the holidays. I would like to thank those of you for the comments and referral information because without those I would be lost. This year is one that wish never even came. I have 7 god children and a lot of animals that I rescued and do my very best to care for however, I'm only one person along with being on disability and sick most of the time its very hard for me to care for my family, (most people don't understand that when you have godchildren and/or neighborhood children that come to you for help, meals, etc. that it's the same as having your own child). I'm the type of person that will go without for any child, animals, or adult even if they are in need. When I was able to work it wasn't as hard to be here financially and otherwise for them but now just to get by day to day is an obstacle course and a lot of worrying on how to do so. Again thank those of you that listed your suggestions-I'm hoping that my applications will be accepted and I can give my loved ones a halfway decent holiday. GOD BLESS!!! AND HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY

mom of seven 3 years ago

There is a mother of seven who not only lost her job she also lost her house . she is struggling and I have given her a trailer that needs help every dime she makes has gone into it and it's still on the very end of being done. I know that Christmas time will be very hard from them and making meals is a chore but she does it I would love to help her more but there is only so much money in my budget. if you would like to help please leave me a contact and i can let you know what it is she needs I know she would never except help from anyone that is why I am doing this thank you and god bless.

Bryan 3 years ago

Just found out I have cancer and was hit by a trolley. Cast on leg, waiting surgery. Have to get past this before I start Cancer treatment. I have no one to help me. I fell so terrible and alone. If you would like to help me move foward to better heath, Please do so.

Contact Info:

Bryan Carl Halligan

PO Box #30

Drexel Hill PA 19026

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