Hillsborough County residents that are struggling to celebrate the Christmas season can turn to a local charity for help. There are a few seasonal programs that combine donations and the generosity of the community to help less fortunate children and senior citizens.
There may be toys or clothing, such as winter coats, provided to low income families. Other items at Christmas range from hot meals served at local churches to a delivery service for the homebound. In some cases, while much more limited, gift cards may be passed out so parents can buy a present for their child.
Every Hillsborough County New Hampshire agency has a formal application process. The applicant will need proof of residency, income, and other information in order to have any opportunity to qualify for free Christmas help. Assistance is also only for people in the specific town or city.
Greenfield Congregational Covenant Church
Address is 12 Depot Drive
Greenfield, NH 03047
Telephone number is (603) 547-3626
Volunteers from the church collect donated goods and pass them out to struggling parents with children.
Nashua Soup Kitchen
Address: 2 Quincy St, Nashua
New Hampshire 03060
The homeless may get a hot holiday meal, including Turkey dinner. Shelter and warm blankets may also be passed out during the holidays.
MVAP - Merrimack Valley Assistance Program
Location is 170 Lowell Street
Manchester, NH 03104
For intake, dial (603) 623-0710
Hillsborough County residents can receive free Christmas toys. There may also be games, essential items such as winter boots, books, and other goods.
Share Outreach, Inc.
Main office is at 1 Columbus Avenue
Milford, NH 03055
The holiday program from SHARE may have small gifts, stocking suffers, and more to income qualified families.
Salvation Army Centers
Salvation Army location in Nashua is at 217 W Hollis St, Nashua, NH 03060. Dial (603) 880-0271
Another site is at 121 Cedar St, Manchester, New Hampshire 03101. Call (603) 627-7013
They offer Adopt a Family programs. Senior Bells can also help the elderly. Free toys, games, Christmas meals, and presents are combined with case management services in Hillsborough County.
Community Church Of New Boston
New Boston, New Hampshire 03070
Senior citizens can also get a hot holiday meal.
Front Door Agency
Address 7 Concord St.
Nashua, NH 03064
Dial (603) 886-2866
Working with partners such as Church of the Good Shepherd, the non-profit runs the Santa Fund as well as Christmas Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program for children. Meals, snacks, vouchers, and more are available to families in poverty.
Pelham Town Office
6 Village Green
Pelham, New Hampshire 03076
Phone: (603) 635-8233
Town residents can seek a free Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. Volunteers prepare them based on donations from the region.
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