20 Day of December – #helping hand

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The holiday season may be financially challenging, especially for low-income families. With 7.1 million Americans already in arrears on their rent. And at least 20 million Americans going hungry, the situation is grim. Fortunately, some groups assist with Christmas gifts and food throughout the 2021 holiday season.

Salvation Army Christmas Programs

The Salvation Army may be one of the most popular organizations for holiday assistance. That’s because they provide a variety of services to those in need during the holiday season.

Among them is the Rescue Christmas program, also referred to as the red kettles and jingling bells. Donations help provide shelter, food assistance, and other services to those struggling to meet their financial needs.

Angel Tree Program for Free Holiday Gifts

Walmart and The Salvation Army are teaming again. To provide help to millions of children in need this 2021 holiday season.

The Angel Tree program provides new clothing and toys to more than one million children and families in local communities each year.

Once a child is accepted for the Angel Tree Program, donors can shop from the family’s Christmas wish list. Once the gifts are received, The Salvation Army will distribute them to the family just in time for Christmas morning.

If your family would like to apply for Angel Tree assistance for Christmas 2021. You will need to contact your local Salvation Army.

Submit your 2021 Angel Tree Application here.

Click here to find a local Salvation Army near you.

Operation Homefront Holiday Toy Drive

Operation Homefront’s Holiday Toy Drive helps bring holiday cheer to military families. For over a decade, they’ve partnered with Dollar Tree to provide military families with support during the holiday season.

Dollar Tree stores take toy donations. Typically in November and December to help make the holidays brighter for our military families. In 2019, over 1,000 military children received toys from our Holiday Toy Drive.

USPS Operation Santa

For over 100 years, the United States Postal Service has been hosting Operation Santa. The initiative allows children and families from all over the United States to write letters to Santa sharing their Christmas wishes. The mission of the USPS Operation Santa program is to answer these letters.

Free Christmas Trees for 2021

The Christmas Tree Project is a nonprofit organization that saw an opportunity to help. By bringing the Christmas spirit to families in need. Their mission is to provide fully decorated Christmas trees to thousands of families who cannot afford them on their own.

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