Anne Arundel County free holiday and Christmas assistance.

During the fall and winter holiday season, local Anne Arundel County charities ramp up their assistance programs. They collect donations of toys, gifts, and more from the public, and then volunteers disburse the goods to the working poor at Christmas. Several charities as well as churches also serve both Thanksgiving and/or Christmas meals to the needy.

Examples of what may be provided to income qualified clients is as follows. Parents maybe given electronics, books, clothing, games, toys, and more, all at no cost to them. Volunteers will also try to deliver hot meals to the elderly and disabled in Annapolis Maryland and across the county. Also, in addition to offering those free Christmas presents, some charities also hold holiday parties in which people can stop by at for support.

As with any program, it is recommended to apply early for the Adopt a Family program or similar services. The items are often passed out first-come-served to those households that meet the qualifications in place.

Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency
Location of the main office is at 251 West St
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(410) 626-1900
They partner with Annapolis Youth Services Bureau to provide needy children with holiday help. The non-profit wants to spread joy at Christmas, so there may be toys, visits to Santa, games, clothing, and more for the parent to give to the child. Single moms from Anne Arundel County can also register for assistance during the major holidays.

Arundel House of Hope
Main address: 6401 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, Maryland, 21061
(410) 863-4888
The homeless and very low income can get help. The charity has shelters and hygiene items. During the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals are served, and families can apply for Toys for Tots as well.





Kingdom Celebration Center
1350 Blair Drive Suite H
Odenton, Maryland, 21113
(443) 816-8375
Children from low income homes that are under the age of 13 can request a toy. There are gifts for both boys and girls as well as infants.

Salvation Army
Location is 251 West St.
Annapolis, Maryland
Main phone – 410-626-1910
Regardless of religion, the faith base charity will offer help to those that qualify. Whether it is a free toys from Angel Tree, financial aid for bills, or Christmas/Thanksgiving meals, support is provided.

Kingdom Life Church Apostolic
504 Annabel Ave
Telephone number - (410) 362-3851
The non-profit is a Toys for Tots application site.

Stanton Community Center
Address - 92 W Washington St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 295-5519
Clients include the elderly signing up for a holiday meal or children from low income families requesting gifts. The Adopt a Family donation program in Anne Arundel County will give free Christmas toys, games, small home furnishings, and more to the working poor.



By Jon McNamara

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