Need a little Christmas help? We know firsthand how frustrating it is when you can’t provide your kiddos with a huge holiday celebration. Sometimes, financial stress can make the holidays downright stressful and depressing. Fortunately, there are agencies that can help!
How to Get FREE Christmas Help in Michigan
There are some agencies that you can reach out to, no matter where you live in Michigan state.
The Salvation Army is infamous for their red kettle campaign during the Christmas season. The funds they gather are used to help low income families across America. In order to receive assistance, you’ll usually need to register for their Angel Tree or Adopt-a-Family programs. To do that, you’ll need to contact your local Salvation Army.
There are several Salvation Army locations in Michigan. They have service centers in Alma, Bay City, Detroit, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and Saginaw. Contact your local Corps location for more information about the holiday programs they offer.
Toys for Tots
The Marine Toys for Tots campaign provides low income households with free Christmas gifts for their children. In order to register, you’ll need to connect with your local Toys for Tots campaign. There are currently Toys for Tots campaign in almost every Michigan county. Select your location from the list on the Toys for Tots website for more information about how you can apply this year.
And if your area isn’t covered, don’t worry. Check our list below for more local resources that can help!
Don’t forget to check our Nationwide Christmas assistance list for more resources that may be able to help you! We try to avoid duplicating our resource lists, so you’ll miss out on organizations that can help you if you don’t check that page as well. We’ve found resources that can help you with Christmas trees and even free cars for the holidays!
How to Get FREE Christmas Help Near You
Depending on where you live, you may be able to get even more assistance from your local Churches and other charitable organizations. Below, we’ll break down the resources we’ve found by county and city for your convenience.
Flint, Grand Blanc, Burton and a few other communities can be found in Genesee County. If you live in this area, you can visit this list to see what we’ve found for you this holiday season.
Residents of Muskegon, Norton Shores, Fruitport and other nearby areas can receive assistance from these Muskegon County resources! These agencies can assist you with free Christmas gifts, food and more!
There are many agencies in Ottawa County that can help you! If you live in Holland, Hudsonville, Dorr, or another area in Ottawa County, click here to find out where you can get help this holiday season!
First Presbyterian Church invites low-income families throughout Saginaw County to apply for their assistance programs during their time of need. The First Presbyterian Church offer free bags of both perishable and non-perishable food items along with holiday meals.
We’ve found help in Wayne County, too! Be sure to check out this list to find out what’s available in your area.