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Here's Information on getting "HELP for the Holidays"

Posted by on Oct. 18, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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Hello everyone, I do have to say that anyone still in need for Christmas, its pretty late in the day to ask and most charities already have their list together and are not accepting names. I will give you suggestions that may still be able to help you. I wish everyone luck and God bless.

Anyone with a legitimate need for themselves, children, or the elderly should contact the Marine Corps Toys for Tots (items for kids 0-16 yrs); the Salvation Army; local Lions Clubs often adopt a needy family for the season; the Red Cross will offer help; many police departments adopt a family for the holidays; Social Service agencies, VFW's, and churches offer help. Use the phone book and your computer to look. You can also check Human Services, they may have ideas on where to look in your community.Contact a church, any church, even if you are not a member they will help you or find someone who will help you. If you have a St. Vinnie's many of them have food pantries. If you have children in school contact the school principal and ask for any help they can give; Many of the Lions Clubs have mitten trees, even local libraries sometimes have mitten trees. You will have to do some calling, but once the word gets out about your need you will be surprised at the help you will get from your own community.

Also for free gifts for kids that have parents in jail. Contact "Project Angel Tree" on the web for a local chapter, (a Christian organization started by Chuck Colson of Watergate fame)

Check local goodwills etc... For new and gently used items. Sometimes you even come upon brand new items there. Make homemade soaps, as well as homemade bath salts, etc. Become a member of the local,, you will be surprised what you will find. I resently received from my freecycle a Xbox with 5 games for my two boys, they loved it works great and to them its new. I suggest that you start now doing all this as time is flying by and there are lots of people in need these days.

For families in Ohio only

Christmas Assistance

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Another suggestion, post on your local freecycle group, call local churches, salvation army, toy time or toys for tots.

If you have an active case at Children services, They can be a huge help too.

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by on Oct. 18, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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by Group Owner on Oct. 18, 2010 at 11:37 AM


Christmas related charity programs

Each of these favorite Christmas charity projects offers unique distinctions, allowing you to choose the donation most appealing to your personal spirit of giving.


ALTERNATIVE GIFTS INTERNATIONAL: The global mission of AGI is to send authentic, life-giving gifts to a needy world - gifts that build a partnership with people in crisis and that protect and preserve the earth's endangered environment.

ANGEL TREE: Angel Tree is a ministry of Prison Fellowship, delivering love in the form of Christmas gifts and a message of hope to children of prisoners.

CHRISTMAS CARD AID: Card Aid provides a unique service to charities and the general public to ensure that the profits from charity Christmas cards go to charity.

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT FOUNDATION: Help needy children and families in the United States during the holiday season, and promote environmental stewardship throughout the year.

HOLIDAY PROJECT: The Holiday Project's mission is to enrich the experience of the holidays by arranging visits to people confined to nursing homes, hospitals and other institutions

MAKE A WISH: Make this holiday season special by helping a child's dream come true. Make a Wish's unique holiday donation options will help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

MY TWO FRONT TEETH: My Two Front Teeth offers a personalized online gift-giving experience to aid underprivileged children. These children are selected through community organizations and allowed to individually pick their one holiday wish.

PLAN COMMUNITY OF CHILDREN : Give a gift to the people of Africa this Christmas and help reduce the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS.

SAMARITANS PURSE: Operation Christmas Child: This is a unique project of Samaritan's Purse that enables caring people to share God's love with hurting girls and boys in the far corners of the globe. Take an ordinary shoe box, fill it with toys and other presents, and you have an extraordinary gift for a child in need of joy and hope.

TOYS FOR TOTS: Donate a new toy or give a donation to help make Christmas a little brighter for a needy child in your community.



by Group Owner on Oct. 18, 2010 at 11:54 AM


grantgate & federal money retriever find grants and government you qualify for and and apply! FOR FREE!!! 
headstart   Head Start is funded through the Community Action Organization (CAO). Eligibility is determined by age and income: Children must be between 3 and 5 years of age. Family has a low income. Head Start offers families a combination of Early Childhood Education and Parenting Education.
HEAP / LIHEAP   heating and cooling assistance – assistance with shut off notices
help for parents of disabled children   
HUD  rental assistance, homebuyer assistance, tenant/landlord responsibilities 
human services agency info & links  direct links to state health and human services agencies
is there a sex offender near you?  check to see if there is a sex offender living in your neighborhood.
lions clubs Corneal donation, eyeglass recycling, strategic partnerships and vision screeningsSupporting guide dog schools, Providing scholarships for blind students, Supporting vocational training programs, Facilitating self-help groups for the blind/visually impaired, Furnishing talking books, Braille books, or large print books for a public library, Supporting recreational activities and Lions camps for the blind/visually impaired, Providing devices such as white canes, braillers or computers
medical co-pay assistance  provides direct financial support to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who must financially and medically qualify to access pharmaceutical co-payment assistance.
medical grants for children  a medical grant to be used for medical services not covered or not completely covered by commercial health benefit plans.
medication assistance and free clinics  Courtesy of PPARX
medication assistance  prescription assistance for low-income, uninsured individuals 
modest needs grants up to $1000 for those in need
NACA home buying, foreclosure prevention, housing        re-hab assistance 
National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline     help for victims of human trafficking 
National shared housing resource center an arrangement by which two or more unrelated people share a dwelling, each retaining a private space within the dwelling. 
odd job listings  ODD job listings…. for employers and job seekers
planned parenthood  high-quality, affordable sexual and reproductive health care for millions of women, men, and teens - including : birth control , prenatal care, STD testing , morning after pill, etc… 
prosper - loans  for people who don't qualify for traditional loans
Provisions through Christ   helping feed pets that are at risk of being re-homed, shelter placed, or euthanasia due to economic circumstance or financial disadvantage, primarily in the Houston area.
rare diseases and disorders patients with rare diseases can receive assistance with medications, copays, and travel/lodging for patients in clinical trials 
Red Cross   provides emergency services internationally
Reverse mortgage information * Will I still have an estate that I can leave to my heirs? - When you sell your home, you or your estate will repay the cash you received from the reverse mortgage plus interest and other fees, to the lender. The remaining equity in your home, if any, belongs to you or to your heirs.
Salvation Army   small grants and other services for people in need
shriners  provides care for thousands of kids with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, in a family-centered environment with no financial obligation to patients or families.
SNAP - formerly food stamps assistance for low income individuals and families to help buy the food they need
Social Security   financial support for the retired, disabled, and their dependents
St Vincent De Paul  support during emergencies  
summer lunch program check with your state child nutrition program to find out how your child can receive free lunch during the summer months
toys for tots   Christmas help for children
United Way  provides support to families in the form of food, clothing, rent assistance and other critical services.
US dept of Labor + other links & information  assistance with employment, resumes, job training and other services 
Ways to work  car loan/repair program for the low income
WIC  help with food for pregnant women, and children under 5
wish fulfillment  granting the wishes of seriously ill children and adults
wish upon a hero  apply to have your wish granted
by on Oct. 19, 2010 at 10:38 AM

 Thanks for the info

by Group Owner on Oct. 19, 2010 at 5:30 PM


Quoting momofsixangels:

 Thanks for the info

  No problem Sister Angel!  That is what we do!  If you can think of anything else, please do not hesitate to add it!



by Group Owner on Oct. 19, 2010 at 5:30 PM


by on Oct. 19, 2010 at 6:14 PM


by Group Owner on Oct. 19, 2010 at 8:07 PM


by Group Owner on Oct. 19, 2010 at 8:09 PM


Sister Groups have additional information for the Holidays!  Hurry... Quick!....


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