Low income Denton County families can get help at the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays. Charities across the region provide children with free toys, offer meals to senior citizens, and pass out boxes of food to the entire family. Whether a household is living in poverty or has an emergency, assistance is available from charities during Christmas.
The programs available range based on donation levels. Some examples of what a local church or charity may offer in Denton County are below.
-Toys for Tots is run by several charities. New, unwrapped toys, clothing, games, electronics, and other items are given.
-Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas meals are available for low income families as well as single moms.
-Holiday food baskets are passed out by volunteers.
When seeking help in Denton County, apply early. Roof of income, residents, and age of all household members is needed.
Metrocrest Counseling Center
This non-profit only providers assistance in zip code 75287 only. There may be meals for seniors, clothing, transportation, small Christmas toys, and even financial aid for bills. Call 214-559-2170.
Christian Community Action
Address is 200 S. South Mill
Lewisville, Texas 75057
For holiday help, dial (972) 219-4357
A seasonal holiday program is run. Based on the number of people in the home, a Denton County family can get a Thanksgiving meal or food basket. There are also toys, free gifts, and school supplies for young children. Parents can also apply for case management.
Denton County Toys for Tots program
This is the main service in the county. Thousands of low income families, the unemployed, and those in poverty get help. Applications are normally accepted in November and early December, and presents are given on a first come – first served basis.
Call Santa Elves of Little Elm at 214-972-0471.
First Baptist Elves Shelves. Phone – 940-382-2577.
Community Partners of Denton County
There are three offices. They offer coats, holiday help, and process Toys for Tots applications.
Address is 198 Civic Circle, Lewisville Texas 75067. Call 972-221-3910.
Location is 535 South Loop 288, Denton TX 76205. For applications, dial 940-387-8544.
1712 W. Frankford Road, Suite 1000, Carrollton, TX 75007. The main number is at 940-387-8544.
Salvation Army of Denton County
Address: 1508 E McKinney St.
Denton, TX 76209
Telephone: (940) 566-3800
The non-profit is part of the Toys or Tots program. They also provide gifts from Angel Tree, clothing, shelter, and financial help. Other assistance may be holiday meals (Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas), clothes for work, and educational toys.
Asbury United Methodist Church in Denton Texas
117 W Hercules Ln
Denton, Texas 76207
Main phone number - (940) 387-6487
A Toy Store at the church sells low cost goods to the needy. There may be bicycles, dolls, board games, and more. Clothing ranges from sweater to boots, shoes, and jackets. The church will also serve a hot meal.
1109 N Elm St #1
Denton, TX 76201
Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County
Location is 1854 Cain Dr
Lewisville, Texas 75077
Dial (972) 317-2818
The Christmas Family Adoption Drive is an adopt a family type service. Bicycles, educational toys, and small presents may be provided, based on volunteers and donations.
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