Love Beyond Christmas

Make the holiday season a little brighter for your neighbors in need.

Millions of American parents cannot afford to buy their kids Christmas presents.

The holidays bring added financial and emotional stress to families living in poverty.

To find information on holiday assistance in your area, use our location finder below to contact your local Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army’s mission shines brightest at Christmastime.

The Salvation Army celebrates the birth of Christ by spreading His hope, love and joy to the less fortunate members of society. In fact, our gift-giving programs and fundraising initiatives are a direct answer to God’s calling to care for the poor, hungry, sick, and displaced. From physical needs such as grocery, utility and gift assistance, to emotional experiences including holiday events and traditions, to spiritual guidance that provides healing and hope, we work to assist the whole person through gifts that serve the body, mind and soul.


Ways We Brighten the Holidays

Adopt-a-Family program

In some areas, you and group of friends or co-workers can adopt a family in need and help them have a better Christmas celebration. Check with your local Salvation Army to see if they offer this program.

Angel Tree

The Angel Tree program provides toys to kids who otherwise might not find anything under the tree on Christmas morning.

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Thanksgiving and Christmas hot meals or food baskets

The Salvation Army helps bring people together for the holidays by providing everything needed for a traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner at home and hot meals at our centers where hundreds gather.

Holiday parties for youth or older adults

Giving everyone, young and old, a place to celebrate with others is a simple thing that goes a long way toward helping people during the holidays.

Coats and winter gear for youth and adults

Many Salvation Army locations conduct community coat drives in the fall to provide coats to those in need all winter long.

Find Help 

For the most up-to-date information on seasonal assistance in your area, please contact your local Salvation Army using the location finder below.

Make Christmas merry. You can help.


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