Kids can get a free toy from Mrs. Claus and families can get the fixings for a great meal at Freestore Food Banks. Those in Cincinnati can get aid from The Caring Place. Those in Fairfield can try 211 to get financial help. As with many local areas, you will want to call your chamber of commerce to find out if they know of any local businesses holding toy drives. You may also want to look at some government programs to help.
Cincinnati, Ohio Christmas Baskets and Holiday Gifts and Toys For Low Income
6312 Kennedy Avenue Phone: 513-841-1499
Cincinnati, Ohio 45213 Fax: 513-841-1498
Services: Christmas Baskets (food) and Holiday gifts/toys
Eligibility: Must be resident of Kennedy Heights, Golf Manor, Silverton or Pleasant Ridge (45213)
Documentation Required: Phone ID, Proof of residency
Hours: Call for exact dates/times for distribution for toys (usually 2 weeks before Christmas)
Northeast Emergency Distribution Services
8341 Kenwood Road Phone: 513-891-0850
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Services: Holiday gifts/toys (Adopt a family) and Christmas baskets
Eligibility: current clients or new clients Documentation Required: Photo ID, call for an appointment
Hours: Call for appointment, October 19, Tuesday or Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for Adopt a Family. Will take names after December 2, 2011.
Butler County, Ohio free clothing Assistance for Low Income
Children's Clothing Depot (Located In Basement)
Used clothing in good condition is distributed to children from birth to age 18. Serves Middletown, West Middletown, Trenton and Monroe.
120 South Broad Street
Middletown, OH 45042
Hours - Monday 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Fees - $1.00 per bag requested
Room For Change
Offers free interview-quality clothing for those clients who qualify. Computer Lab.
1723 S. University Boulevard
Middletown, OH 45044
Hours - M-F, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Eligibility Requirements - Job Club & Job Readiness clients and those referred by local agencies as long as clothing is available