Brevard County Florida free Christmas and holiday assistance.

During the Christmas and holiday season, Brevard County families need free assistance from charities as well as non-profits. There are organizations that run free Christmas toy give away programs such as Adopt a Family or Angel Tree, or others serve hot meals. The charities support thousands of residents each and every year, and also run 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 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
919 West Peachtree Street - Cocoa, Florida 32922, phone (321) 632-6060
1080 S Hickory Street - Melbourne, FL 32901, call (321) 724-0494
1218 W Main Street - Titusville, Florida 32780, dial (321) 269-3110

 

 

 

 

Applications for Christmas assistance are processed during late September or Early October. Brevard County families with children can apply for free toys from the Angel Tree. There are a number of single moms and unemployed parents that use this to resource to give a gift 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. 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.

Toys for Tots Program - Brevard County
625 Barefoot Bay Boulevard
Barefoot Bay, Florida
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, 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.

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 Avenue
Titusville, FL
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
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
(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
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.

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 help and referrals from Catholic Charity churches
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.

 

 

 

 

Florida Today
Location is 1 Gannett Plaza
Melbourne, Florida 32940
(321) 242-3728
Holiday assistance is provided. There may be Christmas toys and other support.

By Jon McNamara

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