Free Christmas and holiday assistance programs Atlanta area.
Find churches and charities that provide free holiday assistance, including at Thanksgiving and Christmas, across the greater Atlanta area and Fulton County region. Some examples of the services available include free food, Christmas Toys for Tots, gifts, meals, and more. The assistance programs, including Angel Tree and Adopt a Family, also support qualified low income families in nearby counties. Find where to get free Christmas gifts, food baskets, toys and more in regions including DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Clayton, Butts, Cherokee, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Henry, Newton, Rockdale and Walton GA..
Thousands of children, seniors, and unemployed families receive some form of help around the holidays. There is assistance at both Christmas and Thanksgiving from these programs and the non-profits that run them. A major assistance program is free Toys for Tots as well as Angel Treeand holiday food baskets in the Atlanta area.
The demand for assistance is very high and these groups have limited resources. Most rely heavily on the generosity of individuals and businesses in the greater Fulton County region. When possible, some of the resources provided include free Christmas gifts, clothing, Turkeys, hot holiday meals (including at Thanksgiving dinner), and more. Senior citizens and the disabled may have items delivered to them during the Christmas holiday. Each agency does its best to help the less fortunate. More information, and phone numbers, are below.
H.O.P.E. Through Divine Intervention, Inc.
The charity is at 385 Holly St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. For information, dial (404) 748-4375
The agency administers the Hope for the Holidays program. It provides assistance, including free Christmas presnets or food boxes, to the homeless, underserved children, and the low income in metro-Atlanta. Single moms and dads can also get free Christmas help.
Women Are Dreamers Too, Inc., or WADT
Location is 286 S Main St, Alpharetta, GA 30009. Main number is (404) 477-4211
The non-profit agency distributes free toys, food and gift baskets to women and children that are victims of domestic violence or abuse.
Grandview SDA Church
750 Lansky Werber Rd., Austell, GA 30168. Call (470) 785-3580
This center covers Cobb County. Based on donations and volunteers, it provides Thanksgiving meals, food, and other Christmas assistance to families in the community.
Resource Center for Community Action, Inc.
3940 Hwy. 20 SE, Conyers, Georgia 30013
Rockdale County residents should dial (770) 760-1346 for information.
The center operates a free Christmas toys give away to children of lower income and working poor families in need of help.
Disciples On The Walk
1681 E Kellogg Cir, Douglasville, GA 30134. Main phone: (404) 736-7277 or (404) 925-1731
The site supports Douglas County Georgia.
Salvation Army Command Center
There are several in the metro Atlanta. The main program is Angel Tree, but they also serve Thanksgiving turkey meals as well as Christmas food baskets. The non-profit can also offer financial help and home delivered meals to seniors. Whether it is a toy for a child or help for single moms, Salvation Army Adopt a Family programs or something else, they they can assist around the holidays. Find the locations in the following counties.
Center of Hope Church, Inc.
Location is 3460 Noah's Ark Rd., Jonesboro, Georgia 30236. Telephone: (770) 506-9797
The non-profit runs a Christmas toy giveaway program for children 15 years of age and below. You need to both register and apply for this resource.
Buckhead Christian Ministry
The Murray Building, 2847 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. Call 404-239-0058
Several holiday and seasonal programs. they have free Christmas toys and food from Adopt a Family, school supplies, Thanksgiving dinners and more. A leading Atlanta and Fulton County area charity for financial aid and Christmas help for low income families as well as single moms.
Location is 458 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. Call 404-817-7070
The low income in Atlanta, DeKalb, Gwinnett County and other area can get free food,, holiday meals, and small gifts or presents for kids. Homeless children can get help at the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday.
Lift Up Atlanta, Inc.
Hampton, GA 30228, Main Phone: 678-245-4622
Christmas assistance, clothes, meals and more is for children as well as teens from low income or struggling families can get help. There may be books, games, hygiene supplies, toys, and many other free holiday as well as Christmas programs.
Toco Hills Community Alliance
The non-profit is at 1790 Lavista Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. Call the Resource Center at (404) 325-0677
They service North Central Dekalb county only. Free holiday meals (easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) as well as groceries from the pantry. Get Thanksgiving turkey ingredients, small presents, holiday food baskets and more.
Midtown Assistance Center
Address is 30 Porter Place NE. Call 404-681-0470 or 404-681-5777
In general, a few hundreds children from unemployed, single mother homes or the working poor can get free Xmas gifts. The non-profit works with corporations in Atlanta GA and non-profits to collect money or gifts. The stuff is then passed out. Get free clothes, Christmas decorations, electronics, sporting equipment, hot wheels and more.
Simple Teachings Bible Church
11659-A Hastings Bridge Rd., Lovejoy, GA 30250. Call (770) 656-4708
This organization is assisting Clayton County families with free Christmas toys and gifts for the holidays. In addition, based on donations, they are offering Christmas baskets and meals.
Atlanta GA (and all surrounding counties) Free Toys for Tots
Several charities as well as churches participate. Children from low income households and those in poverty can be provided free Christmas gifts. There may be toys, clothing, electronics, trucks, Legos, video games, tablets, and more. For a listing of non-profits in the service area, city of Atlanta, and nearby counties call 770-614-1000 (using a local area code with the number). Or more information is here https://northatlanta.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200&nRedirectInd=3
Precious Jewels Learning, Inc.
Location: 4485 Floyd Rd., SW, Mableton, GA 30126. Call (770) 819-9435
Holds a warm celebration around Christmas time. Participants can experience the joy of poetry, music, story time, caroling and a free dinner. The families will even receive toys for the holidays.
Hope for Christmas
Residents need to be from Northwest Atlanta. There are free food baskets, Christmas presents, holiday events, meals and other programs.
Legacy Decatur - DeKalb County
Office is at 500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30030. Call (678) 529-9280 or call 404-378-8069
Free gift cards or certificates may be given to income qualified parents in DeKalb County with a proven need for assistance. The financial help will be focused on Xmas presents, food and holiday support.
Chattahoochee Baptist Association
The faith based charity is at 1220 Mcever Rd, Gainesville, GA 30504. Call (770) 532-3371.
There are free Christmas gifts (based on donation levels) to children 12 and under in Hall County.
Empy Stocking Fund
The non-profit is at 693 Humphries St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. For applications to free holiday programs, call Phone (404) 876-8697.
They operate a free Santa’s Village store. Parents, and their kids/teens, can "Shop" for (get free) toys. There are toys for boys, girls, teens and more. The entire family can also get a turkey or ham dinner, clothes, school supplies and other items that may be needed.
Cobb Christmas, Inc.
location is 400 Franklin Gateway SE, Marietta GA 30060. Call 770-428-2601.
This is an Adopt a Family Christmas program. Volunteers, fund raisers, corporations and others work together to try to provide 2-3 Christmas gifts to children under the age of 13. There may be toys, but also clothes, winter coats, school items, books and more. Get free learning games for Christmas, boxes of groceries, underwear or sneakers and other practical Christmas stuff too.
Location is 3606 McEver Road, Oakwood, GA 30566. Call 770-535-0786
They operate a Christmas Promise Store (CPS). While not a "free" store, it is very low cost. Parents that meet income criteria can shop for brand new Christmas toys, gifts, tree, decorations and more. Provides low cot holiday toys and presents to children, infants, and income qualified teenagers. Get Thanksgiving or Christmas food baskets, stocking stuffers, candy, games, clothes for Christmas and other stuff.
Restoring New Life Worship Center
The main site is at 3006 Green St, Warner Robins, GA 31093. Call (478) 225-5788
Or try 699 Rountree Rd. Ste. D-1, Riverdale, GA 30274. Phone: (810) 449-4780
Call for information on what they offer around the holidays.
Non-profit is 4487 Park Dr., Norcross, GA 30093. Call 770.985.8010
Most of the assistance is for babies/newborns and their parents. They can pass out free baby supplies, including during the holidays, and parents can get free essential items for Christmas, such as cribs, car seats, pack and plays and more.
Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries of DeKalbb County
The non-profit is at 500 Pinnacle Court, Norcross, GA 30071. Call 770-263-0013
Free holiday help, including Christas programs, are run in partnership with Johns Creek UMC. There are toy and gift giveaways. Or attend parties. Seniors and the disabled in DeKalb County can get free holiday meals (fresh or frozen) delivered as well as Christmas trees. Kids can get toys too.
Zoi International Ministries of Fulton County
Address: 3201 Martin Luther King Jr., Dr., Atlanta, Georgia 30311. Telephone: (678) 698-3572
Two Shall Become One With God
Main address - 623 Redwood Ln., Canton, GA 30114
Low income and needy families can receive help for Easter, Thanksgiving, or the Christmas season. Free food and groceries, such as Turkeys and all the toppings, may be passed out as well.
Simple Needs GA, Inc.
Mailing address is Marietta, GA 30066. Call 678-266-3344
They focus on the homeless, seniors or disabled that have no one else. Year round help is offered as well as seasonal Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas assistance. Meals, housing, blankets for the homeless, referrals and other resources are available.