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The Chapel at Seaside provides free Christmas gifts and food in Okaloosa County, FL. You can visit the Chapel at Seaside in Santa Rosa Beach to get free toys for your children. You must provide proof of your income and information on your family size. While you can bring a list along of toys that your children might want, there are no guarantees.
United for a Good Cause Inc. does a Sleigh Run each holiday season where they give out toys and other gifts to families in need at the end. If you are in need of help, you will need to contact the organization by phone or email.
Fort Walton Beach High School’s Christmas Connection provides donated toys to children in need. You must apply for help through the toy drive. Sign-ups generally start in early September and will go until close to the holiday season. You must provide information on your family size, your income and your needs for Christmas. The Christmas Connection may also be able to connect you with resources for a free Christmas dinner.
Salvation Army Destin does the Angel Tree each year. If you sign up for the Angel Tree, you can allow your children to pick out things they might want. By having them make a list and putting it on the Angel Tree, people will be able to purchase and donate exactly what your kids want to make their Christmas extra special.
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Fort Walton Beach Toys for Tots distributes toys to needy families that have children who might not otherwise be getting Christmas gifts. You can simply sign up for the donations and get free gifts for your kids.
Catholic Charities Fort Walton Beach provides free Christmas gifts and food in Okaloosa County, FL. They provide items for children as well as adults. You may also be able to get free food close to Christmas or Thanksgiving to make a meal for your family. Families who want help through Catholic Charities will need to provide proof of income and information on their family size.
Harvest House Destin provides help for up to 26 children each year. Since spots are limited, you will need to apply early to get help with toys for your children. The best way to contact the organization is through email.
The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center Christmas Adopt-a-Family program may be able to help you and your children get everything you need. If you register for the program and you’re approved, you can give the advocacy center your Christmas wish lists. Another family or individual will purchase the items for you and you can pick them up at the advocacy center.
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Sharing and Caring of Niceville provides a regular food pantry and Christmas food pantry that you can “shop” to get free Christmas gifts and food in Okaloosa County, FL. You will need to provide proof of income and family size. The organization may also be able to deliver Christmas food to families who are unable to come to the center. At Christmas, they may also offer a small selection of toys and gifts for families.
Destin Harvest provides turkey and ham for families to choose from at Christmas. They also provide families in need with all the sides required to make a holiday dinner.
Helping Hands Association may be able to provide some families with help for Christmas meals during the holiday season. The easiest way to contact the association is through their Facebook page.
Partnerships of Opportunity Place, Inc. provides holiday meal help for families in need. They offer free food you can use to prepare your own holiday meal including a main dish and sides. You will need to provide proof of your income and the size of your family to get help through the organization.
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Food for Thought in Santa Rosa Beach is an organization that helps children throughout the school year get healthy meals on the weekends and in the evenings. They provide backpacks to get sent home during that time so children can have food to eat when they’re not at school. If you sign up for the program, your children will get food to eat over Christmas break. There might be some additional food items you can use for a holiday meal.
Destin United Methodist Church has done a Christmas Day Dinner for the last five years. You do not have to apply for anything and you do not need to provide proof of income to attend the dinner. It’s suggested that you let the church know you’re coming so they have an approximate idea of all the people they need to feed. Small donations are accepted, but are never expected!