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2020 GIFT Registration. Please see details below.

If your family is needing assistance this holiday for Christmas gifts and/or food, please register. We want to support you in this unprecedented time. We provide gifts for children 0 -14 years old and food assistance to anyone in need. GIFT is available to residents in the Anchorage bowl area (Anchorage, Eagle River and Chugiak). For gift and holiday meal assistance in another area, please contact your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center.

The registration period for Anchorage GIFT has passed. If you have not registered and need Christmas Assistance, please call (907) 276-2515 to schedule an appointment with family services.

To Register for Anchorage GIFT:

***Please bring an ID for anyone in your household who is 18 years or older.

For Food Only:
Please bring a photo ID and proof of address (photo ID, driver's license or mail with name and address)

For Gifts for children 0 - 14 years old:
-A photo ID for anyone 18 years or older in the household
-Documentation of children in your household (Ex. birth certificate, PFD Application, OCS letter, public assistance or school print out/electronic copy showing a child and parent guardian's name)
-Proof of address (Utility bill or mail with name and address).


2020 Anchorage GIFT Event


Thursday & Friday, December 17 - 19
Location & Time: TBD

If you are in need of gift assistance for children 0 - 14 years old and/or food assistance this holiday season and would like to participate in GIFT, please register November 2 - 21 (INFORMATION ABOVE). 


Interested in Donating Gifts or Food?

If you would like to contribute a toy or gift for a child in need, we have plenty of locations that will accept donations! You can visit one our local organizations sponsoring an Angel Tree or sign-up to host your own Angel Tree! Sign-up by emailing luke.betti@usw.salvationarmy.org or calling (907) 276-2515. Gifts can now be ordered directly from The Salvation Army digital  Angel Trees on the Walmart Registry for Good. Click here to view the toy wish list.

Donated gifts for Anchorage GIFT are also welcome at The Salvation Army Alaska Divisional Headquarters, 143 E 9th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501, during business hours, Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM. Gifts should be for ages 0 - 14 and gift cards for teens are MORE THAN welcome!

We gladly accept non-perishable food items year-round. Due to COVID-19 precautions, we encourage those interested in helping The Salvation Army to start an online Fundraise for Good donation drive. Click here to get started today!

Learn more about how The Salvation Army Alaska Division helps during the holidays here. Additional questions? Please feel free to contact us at (907) 276-2515.