Christmas can be difficult for Indiana families, especially when they can’t afford Christmas gifts or a special Christmas dinner for their families. We know firsthand how frustrating it is when you can’t provide your kiddos with the holiday celebration they expect or yearn for. Sometimes, the money just isn’t there.
Fortunately, we’ve found help! There are agencies all around Indiana that are dedicated to helping low income families (and especially children) have a blessed and enjoyable holiday season.
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No matter where in Indiana you’re located, these agencies may be able to help. They serve most of the United States.
The Salvation Army is famous for their holiday bell-ringers who gather donations. In addition to these fundraising efforts, they also save Christmas for low income families across the country by providing free gifts and food. In order to get help from the Salvation Army, visit their website to find your local chapter.
Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots is another famous Christmas campaign that distributes toys to children who need them. In order to receive help from the Marines Toys for Tots drive, you’ll need to visit their official website.
Get free Christmas gifts and food in your local Indiana community!
There are many people and organizations working to save Christmas for local families. These agencies operate on a local level and can only be found by investigating what exists in your local community. We’re doing that research for you, one Indiana county at a time!
If you don’t see your county on this list, please leave a comment and let me know. This series is written entirely by reader request so we don’t start working on a new area until we receive a request for it.
Allen County families that are struggling to afford the holidays this year can get help from several different agencies. We’ve got a full list right here.
There are several organizations that are working to save Christmas in Lawrence County, Indiana! Whether you live in Shawswick, Bedford, Marion, Marshall, or the surrounding area, we’ve found resources that can help your family with free Christmas gifts and food this holiday season!
The Salvation Army invites families who need Christmas gifts for their children to take part in their Angel Tree program. This program receives wish lists from families and gives them to sponsors who buy the items. To take part in their services, applicants must have at least one child living in the home between the ages of newborn and 12 years old, have a birth certificate for everyone under the age of 18 years old, have a social security card for all adults in the home, have documentation showing proof of current address, have a valid form of identification, and show proof of income and household expenses to verify income eligibility.
Toys for Tots helps children of struggling families have an amazing Christmas, with toys to put under the tree. Most locations accept toys and donations in October, November, and December. You can apply for toys online. The Toys for Tots location for Lawrence, Greene, Martin, and Daviess Counties is in Crane, Indiana.
Mitchell Church Of Christ invites all low-income, working poor, single parents, seniors, and veterans in need of food to their Bread Of Life Food Pantry. They are located in Mitchell, Indiana, and usually provide food on Mondays (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) and Tuesdays (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm). Mitchell pantry might offer Christmas and Thanksgiving specials for struggling families.
The Salvation Army offers a food pantry that gives struggling families free bags of groceries and holiday dinner boxes for the Holidays. They also have a soup kitchen that serves daily hot meals and special hot holiday dinners on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.