Charities across Volusia County help less fortunate families during the holidays. Most of the assistance is provided during Christmas, and this is when households with children can apply for free toys, gifts, and holiday presents. However other material assistance can be provided at other times of the year.
There are several major fund raising projects held during the year. As an example, a charity may request people from the community to contribute food and gifts to a holiday program. Throughout the year, volunteers will collect these toys, games, household supplies, bicycles, and much more. Then, during the Christmas season, all of this will be given, for free, to low income households.
Whether a family lives in Volusia County or in other, nearby areas such as Flagler, there may be assistance available for them. The fact is that every child should have a present to open under the Christmas tree. Others, such as seniors and families living in poverty, also deserve a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal.
Address is 875 Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Main phone (386) 323-9067
The Holiday Programs are only for households with a member with HIV and/or AIDS.
Salvation Army of Volusia County
Address: 1555 LPGA Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32117
Telephone: (386) 236-2020
The charity offers toys, food and the Adopt a Family program at Christmas. Other year round support is offered too, including a local clothing center. This offices supports residents in the East Volusia County area.
Social Services Office - Flagler
389 Palm Coast Parkway #4
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Another Salvation Army center. Senior citizens can get a free meal delivered to them. They also offer electric bill assistance, Angel Tree programs for Christmas presents, and a low cost thrift store in Flager County Florida.
Toys For Tots of Volusia/Flagler Counties
The application period will normally end by late November. The programs is for both counties, including the regions of Ormond Beach, Edgewater, Daytona Beach and New Smyrna. Donations of clothes, gifts, electronics, and other toys are for children from low income households.
DeLand Salvation Army
Address is 1240 South High St
Deland, FL 32724
Call (386) 738-2406
The faith based charity provides help to anyone that meets application criteria. This office is for West Volusia County.
American Legion Post #6
1087 Biscayne Blvd.
Deland, Florida 32724
Veterans, their families, children, and widows can call on this agency. There is a Christmas party with food and small gifts, scholarships, Easter services, and more for people that have served our country.
Gifts of Love Community Coalition
820 West Park Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170
Phone number is (386) 788-3602
Social services range from Christmas assistance to school supplies. They offer small, material goods to qualified low income families.
Daytona Beach Fire Department
They have a Toy Drive for Kids each year. It is run in partnership with the Early Learning Coalition Of Flagler and Volusia Counties (ELCFV). In order for a child to receive a gift, the family needs to already be a client of ELCFV. They also need to be under the age of 6. The non-profit can be reached at (386) 323-2400.
Social Service Council of the Jewish Federation
Location is 470 Andalusia Avenue
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Main phone - (386) 672-0294
A helpline can refer residents of Daytona Beach and other cities to social services. Everything from emergency rent to holiday toys, meals from a food pantry, and even school supplies may be offered by the non-profit.
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