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Free Christmas and holiday assistance Brevard County Florida.

During the Christmas and holiday season, Brevard County families can get free assistance from charities, churches as well as non-profits. Find organizations that run free Christmas toy give away programs such as Adopt a Family, Angel Tree or Toys for Tots. there are also charities that pass out free holiday food baskets and/or that serve hot meals.

Get everything from Christmas trees to clothes, video games, Legos, books, dolls, stuffed animals, tablets and more. The charities support thousands of residents each and every year. They also run Free Thanksgiving meal services and offer applications to Christmas Toys for Tots in Brevard County Florida.

In many cases, younger children as well as infants can be given a free Christmas present or two to open. This may be a game, item such as a doll or toy truck, or clothing. However the Brevard County Florida agencies also focus on helping senior citizens, single mothers as well as the disabled in the community. There are a number of them who struggle to buy food or that just want a little company at Thanksgiving or Christmas. So that can be arranged.

More information on the programs are below. When applying for a toy or free food basket, be prepared to register early and have proof of income and need. Most charities will work to ensure that the services are not duplicated.

Senior Santa Project in Brevard County
Dial 321-412-2079
This Christmas program is for the elderly that are residing in nursing homes, home-bound, lonely, or that live in a hospice. A small gift may be given to them by a generous volunteer, and frozen holiday meals may be delivered too.

Salvation Army seasonal Thanksgiving and Christmas programs applications for Christmas assistance are processed during late September or early October. Brevard County families as well as single parents with children can apply for free toys from the Angel Tree or Adopt a Family. There are a number of single moms and unemployed parents that use this to resource to give a gift or free Christmas present to their child. Other programs can feed the homeless, provide a Turkey at Thanksgiving, and even arrange emergency financial aid. Applicants need proof of residency, income and more.

  • 919 West Peachtree Street - Cocoa, Florida 32922, phone (321) 632-6060
    The Angel Tree program for South Brevard is run from 1080 South Hickory Street, Melbourne, FL 32901. Call (321) 724-0494
  • Another holiday program is run from 1218 West Main Street, Titusville, FL 32780. Phone - (321) 269-3110
  • Find more details on Salvation Army Brevard County holiday assistance programs.




North Brevard Sharing Center
Main address is 4475 South Hopkins Avenue, Titusville, FL 32780. Main phone number is (321) 269-6555
Low income families can apply for Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets. Children may be given a small toy or Christmas stocking full of goodies. This of course will depend on donation levels.

Free Toys for Tots Program - Brevard County
There are two application processes. Registration is required. If qualified, children may be given one or more gifts, and many of them are even brand new. So there may be toys, games, clothing, Legos, hot wheel cars, video games, tablets, and more for those residents that apply online.

Or some Toy for Tots partner sites in the county include Brevard Veteran Memorial Museum (address 400 South Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island, Florida) as well as the Palm Bay City Hall. Address is 120 Malabar Road, Palm Bay, FL.

Gifts From The Heart Christmas Shop
Call 321-345-0094
They work with many charities and churches in Brevard County, including LOVE, Eckerd Connects, Habitat for Humanity and others. The main program is low cost toys, stocking stuffers, Christmas tree decorations and more. Some very low income households may be given free gifts, presents or toys. Learn more here.

Seniors at Lunch
Mailing address is 3600 West King Street, Cocoa, FL 32926. Telephone - (321) 639-8770
Senior citizens can use the non-profit to get a lunch. There are sites in Central, Northern and also the Southern region. There are also special holiday meals and celebrations, field trips, and more activities held throughout the year.





First Christian Church of Titusville
101 North Washington Avenu, Titusville, FL. Phone (321) 267-4858
They have a free community-wide Christmas Day meal with meat, food, and more. It will generally occur at Sand Point Park, however dial (321) 267-4858 for information.

Toys for Kids at the Shrine Center
Address is 1591 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne FL, 32935
Children from birth to age 10 can register. Toys, free Christmas clothes, books, and other items are given to needy children. This is an all volunteer run organization in Brevard County Florida, with Christmas items passed out as donations allow.

Feed My Sheep
Address: 3302 Green Street, Mims, Florida 32754. Phone: (321) 267-6202

His Place Ministries
1842 South Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida 32901. Dial (321) 674-9009
A focus is on the homeless and families living in poverty. Hot meals, clothing, and more is provided at the major holidays.

Project E.A.T.
Address: 2452 North U.S. Highway 1, Mims, Florida 32754. Main phone - (321) 747-8056 or (321) 264-5105
Meals are served. Companies donate surplus food and volunteers prepare the meals. All goods are free. The disabled and homebound may even have food delivered to them at home.

Indian River City Civic Association
The charity is at 4220 South Hopkins Avenue, Titusville, FL 32780. Call (321) 300-2777
They have a free Thanksgiving day meal, turkey, and food baskets. There may be some small Christmas help too.

Project Hunger at Catholic Charities - Holiday help and referrals from Catholic Charity churches
A soup kitchen, Christmas gift program and food pantry is at 5145 N Cocoa Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32927.Call (321) 636-6144
Free groceries for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals may be offered. Based on need and donations, there may be small gifts for kids too. There may be free Christmas decorations, stocking stuffers and other items for kids.

A leading faith based group in Brevard County. They offer help regardless of resources, but it depends on donations and funding levels. Some Christmas toys for kids from low income as well as immigrant families, free food from a pantry and soup kitchen, clothes, and more may be offered. They also offer referrals to Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas assistance programs. More on Catholic Charities in Brevard County.





Cocoa Police Department
1226 West King Street, Cocoa, FL 32922. Main phone: (321) 637-6309
This is only for struggling families in Cocoa. Children under the age of 13 may be given a free gift or article of clothing. There may be clothes for newborns as well as new parents as well. Holiday assistance is provided. There may be Christmas toys and other support.

Brevard County Christmas Help for Kids
Various non-profits, churches and corporations in Brevard County Florida partner together to help kids. There will be free Christmas toys (based on donations), gift cards and food. Get items such as arts and Crafts, Legos, clothes or sneakers, decorations for a Christmas tree and more. Information on the program is here.


By Jon McNamara


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