Assistance is available in Pulaski County during the Christmas holidays. The agencies that run these programs use donations of toys as well as food from the community. They may also hold fund raisers, such as using the Red Kettle concept, to raise money to buy gifts or other items for the less fortunate.
Programs are available to provide toys to children and food to the entire low income household. Senior citizens in the city of Little Rock can also apply for home delivered meals as well. More volunteers are always needed to run these holiday services, so please give back if possible.
Each year, hundreds of local families (most of whom have children) get a free gift for their children. There can be toys, clothing, items, sneakers, shoes, and even video games. All of this will of course depend on what people donate to these Christmas programs in Pulaski County.
The Salvation Army
The Angel Tree program is run from multiple sites. It will offer income qualified families in Pulaski County with free meals and toys, among other services. The charity also offer financial aid, gift cards, vouchers, and of course referrals. A retail store is also open, and the agency has Thanksgiving meals too.
One site is at 209 South Oak Street in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Dial (501) 985-1331 Administrative.
Another center is at 1111 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201. Phone (501) 374-9296.
Helping Hands - Little Rock
1601 Marshall Street
Little Rock, AR 72203
Main phone - (501) 372-4388
For those clients of the food pantry, they may be given free toys at Christmas. There are of course groceries to prepare holiday meals, gifts, and more.
USMC Toys for Tots is available from several non-profits and charity organizations. They provide toys, books, games and more to young boys and girls in partnership with the USMC. They are as follows.
-A Touch of Glory Ministries - 3800 JFK Blvd, North Little Rock Arkansas Arkansas 72117. Phone – 501-749-7418.
-Immanuel Outreach Church Ministries is at 1123 Welch St., Little Rock AR 72205. Call 501-612-0633.
Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled - 1300 West 18th St., North Little Rock Arkansas 72116. Phone – 501-944-1370.
Cudellous Hamilton Boys and Girls Club participates in the toy program. Location is 400 N Palm St., North Little Rock Arkansas 72114. Phone – 501-952-1411.
Alexander First Baptist Church. The address is 15320 Alexander Road, Alexander AR 72002. Telephone – 304-923-9058.
Breath of Life Church - 1313 S Pine St., Pine BluffAR 71601. Telephone – 870-541-0341.
Christ Community Church - 1723 Merrill Drive in Little Rock, AR 72211. Main phone – 501-812-4624.
Little Rock Compassion Center
Address is 3618 West Roosevelt
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Young children and parents with kids, including single moms, can apply for Christmas toys.
Saint Francis House
Address is 2701 South Elm Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
For intake, call (501) 664-5036
The non-profit helps senior citizens and homebound disabled only. Volunteers provide food gift baskets as well as small Christmas presents. The applicant needs to be out of resources and have no family local to Pulaski County.
Watershed Human And Community Development Agency
3701 Springer Boulevard
Little Rock, AR 72206
Telephone: (501) 378-0176
The main office has Christmas and Thanksgiving meals. There are also toys, games, and gifts for children from needy families.
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