Biloxi and Gulfport area Christmas assistance programs.
Several charities may assist low income and working poor families that live in the Harrison, Stone, or Hancock County area of South Carolina. Most of the assistance provided is from the Toys for Tots or Angel Tree programs, but there are also other places to turn to for everything from free toys to holiday meal baskets. Churches may also serve meals, or have small stocking stuffer items for kids as well.
The primary organizations are below. Note any food distribution centers will mostly serve meals, but that may be for Thanksgiving or Christmas. But other charities, including the Salvation Army in both Gulfport as well as Biloxi, have other assistance. They may have toys for both girls and boys, free clothes at Christmas, presents, and even gift card programs. The primary organizations to try are below.
Hancock County Resource Center
Main address is 308 Highway 90 Suite D
Waveland, Mississippi 39576
Dial (228) 463-8887.
This is only for struggling families in Hancock County. The organization is part of Toys for Tots program, which may have new or gently used Christmas presents.
The Salvation Army Mississippi Gulf Coast Angel Tree program
2019 22nd St, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501, Main phone (228) 374-8301.
The second site is at 575 Division St, Biloxi, MS 39530, call (228) 207-1218.
All of Harrison and Hancock county is supported. The Christian church has free toys, games, gifts, and other items for kids. The main program is Angel Tree, which collects gifts from the public. There may be dolls for girls, toy trucks for boys, and other items.
Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
Address is 10314 Canal Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
Telephone: (228) 832-7131
Assistance is for the Gulfport region. Games, toys, clothing, presents, and other aid is given out. There may also be Easter, Thanksgiving turkeys, and Christmas meals served to everyone from the homeless to the poor.
3914 Fifteen Street
Gulfport, MS 39501
A soup kitchen in on site, and serves holiday meals including at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Clients from the gulf coast region include single moms, seniors that are lonely, the homeless, and anyone else can stop by.
Stone County families can call on St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. They are a USMC toys for tots distribution as well as application site. The Christmas assistance program is for kids under the age of 13.
Main address: 1200 Hwy 26
Wiggins, Mississippi 39577
Main phone: (212) 627-2100