Free holiday and Christmas assistance programs Broward County.
Low income families in Broward County Florida can get free Christmas gifts, meals, toys for children and holiday assistance (including Thanksgiving turkey dinners) from churches, charities, and non-profits. Several agencies are located across the region, including in Fort Lauderdale FL. Find where and how struggling families, single mom, and the elderly among others can get free Christmas help in Broward County below.
The agencies offer the less fortunate gifts and food. There are holiday as well as Christmas assistance programs such as Toys for Tots, Angel Tree, Adopt a Family and even free dinners (including at Thanksgiving) in Broward County.
The application period usually starts up in October and may run as late as December, however the agencies usually operate on a first come and served basis. The toys, gifts, Legos, video games, books, clothes and food items are very limited and rely heavily on donations. There may also be some free gift cards too for shopping, Some of the Broward County centers may also offer Easter or Thanksgiving help as well.
While children and the youth are always a focus, senior citizens or the disabled may also receive a free Christmas meal that may even be delivered. Children can get a small toy or their parents may receive a voucher that they can use to buy a present or clothing for their child. Other assistance is also available at holiday time, including referrals if needed.
All Saints Catholic Mission and the Soup Kitchen
Address is 3460 NW 9th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33064. Phone number - (954) 396-3086
The agency offers the needy, low income, and homeless traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings and toppings to anyone in need.
Jubilee Center of South Broward, Inc.
Address is 2020 Scott Street, Hollywood, Florida, 33020. Call (954) 920-0106
Programs include a full Thanksgiving and Christmas Breakfast which will be offered to those in need of emergency help and that have no other options available to them. A gift may be provided too, as donations allow.
Ray of Hope Outreach Internations Church Ministries, Inc.
Address is 6635 W Commercial Blvd Ste 216, Tamarac, FL 33319. Main number is (954) 532-5913
The charity provides outreach and other support and social services. They run an annual distribution of free Christmas gifts for children and the youth of low-income families.
The Salvation Army Inc.
The free Angel Tree Holiday Program relies on volunteers, donations, churches, and charities across Broward County. They cooperate with other non-profit agencies as well, such as Catholic Charities, too coordinate services. Free food, toys, Thanksgiving dinners, Xmas tree decorations and more may be passed out during the Christmas holiday season. More on Salvation Army free holiday assistance in Broward County.
- The main center is at 1445 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. Call (954) 524-6991
Neighbors 4 Neighbors
Address of the charity is 8900 NW 18th Terrace, Doral, Florida 33172. Call (305) 597-4404
Free Christmas gifts, school supplies, and more is offered. Clients range from the homeless to single mothers and fathers.
Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal
Primary address is 1701 Monroe St, Hollywood, FL 33020. Call (305) 431-9564
They help with Toys for Tots. The center provides guidance and support to the low income, including migrants and single parents, and children. Programs include an adopt a child/family holiday program for anyone in need that meets conditions.
Free Toys For Tots in Broward County
Several non-profit agencies in Broward County Florida participate in this holiday program. It is run in partnership with groups such as the Marine Corps. Free toys, clothing, gifts, books, toy trucks for boys or female gifts for girls and more may be passed out. Get video games, sporting equipment, matchbox cars, barbie dolls and more for kids from age 0 to 14. There are free Christmas presents for infants, teenagers, and low income families. Apply here. https://hialeah-fl.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/request-toys.aspx.
Churches in Broward County
There are several that help the poor, immigrants, and single moms among others. Everything from free food (including at the holidays) is offered along with clothes, Christmas toys, free gift certificates and other goods. Some have financial help for paying bills as well. More on free Broward County Church assistance programs.
Homestead Kitchen - Free holiday meals
Soup kitchen address is 105 S.W. 3rd Ave., Homestead Florida, 33090. Telephone: 305-245-7448
Single Day Special Events
There are a number of holiday events and resources that operate in November and December. They may have free meals, gift baskets, and more. Children may receive toys or senior citizens a home delivered meal. Anyone who needs help around Thanksgiving or Christmas should call (954) 462-4850 for information, locations or more details on these events. You will normally need to register using your parent and child's/children's name, last four numbers of Social Security number, and also date of birth.
Society of Broward County St. Vincent de Paul Society
2323 N Dixie Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. Dial (954) 942-2242
A group of churches that feed, clothes, and give holiday cheer to the less fortunate. Volunteers collect toys, games, gifts, and more. Kids can get free Christmas toys and the elderly food and companionship.
Broward Outreach Center
Address is 2056 Scott St, Hollywood, FL 33020. Call (954) 926-7417 for application process.
A non-profit that provide various forms of assistance, including financial. During Christmas holiday there may be games, books, dolls, trains, and other toys given out for free.
Kids In Distress, Inc. (KID)
Address is 819 NE 26th St, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Call (954) 390-7654
All applicants need a referral from Social Services. But for those with a referral, there may be assistance offered, such as Christmas gifts, toys, meals, or food. The non-profit will help low income and struggling parents, including single moms, including at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Saint. Bonaventure Catholic Church
Free food bank is at 1301 SW 136th Avenue, Davie, Florida 33325. Call 954.424.9504
Free food, including for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, is offered. Free food baskets are for immigrants, Cubans, and Spanish speakers as well.
Jesus Ministries Family Worship Center
Address of the free clothing closet is 8700 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, Florida 33025. For information, dial (954) 544 – 2028
Regardless of race, age, or ethnicity, they offer free items including food, groceries, Thanksgiving meals and Christmas gifts (based on donations). Assistance is offered in Spanish too.
HOPE Outreach Centers
The charity helps the less fortunate in Broward County. Whether shelter or free Christmas gifts (like toys, games, tables, etc) or clothes, assistance is available. They work with donations, charities, and volunteers as well/ Read more on HOPE Outreach Centers.
Latin American Christian Center
980 N Lauderdale Ave, North Lauderdale, FL 33068. Call (954) 720-4467
Free Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas help to Spanish speakers and the poor / less fortunate in Broward County. Many of the events are cultural in nature.
Mamma Curry's Closet Inc
Address is 1021 NW 6th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. Call (954) 822-5474
A free year round clothing closet for Broward County, but there are seasonal items too. This can be free birthday or Christmas toys. Games, clothes, books, arts and crafts and other stuff, including during the holidays.
The Omega Church International Ministry
Location is 11050 Wiles Road, Coral Springs Florida 33076. Dial (954) 773-4444
Regardless of religion, they offer help. Free food, clothes, groceries, Christmas gifts or toys, games, meals and more is offered in Broward County.
Weary Hearts Porch Ministry
The charity is at 6732 SW 33rd St, Miramar, FL 33023. Call (305) 801-6594
The outreach program administered serves adults and children from low income families. Hundreds of residents may receive support every year.
Additional Broward County holiday agencies for low-income families are below. They will often have free Toys for Tots applications for parents. Or holiday meals, gifts, clothes and other support is offered.
- Antioch Baptist Church is at 420 NW 8th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. Call (954) 782-5881 for information on holiday programs, free gifts for kids, events and more.
- Vision For Christ Ministries address is 1950 NW 8th St, Pompano Beach, FL 33069. Phone - (786) 565-5038
- Florida Theological Ministries Mailing address is PO Box 120383, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. Call (954) 731-1484
- Real Life Church SFL accepts Toys for Tots at 3848 N University Dr, Sunrise, FL 33351. Call (754) 333-1162 for applications or registration.
- Ray Hampton Outreach Ministries - 5433 Wiles Rd Unit 4-103, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
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