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Free holiday and Christmas assistance in Cleveland Ohio area.

Find free holiday help, including Christmas toys or Thanksgiving food baskets, in the greater Cleveland Ohio metropolitan area. Charities or churches provide low income families, the elderly, working poor and others with assistance. Get applications to free Christmas gifts from Toys for Tots, meal or food from Adopt a Family, and other resources, including Angel Tree, in Cleveland below.

There is free holiday help in the counties of Cuyahoga, Ashland, Holmes, Geauga, Lawrence, Allen, Medina, Portage, and Wayne County as well as the city of Cleveland. Free Christmas presents include Legos, books, clothes, video games, Barbie dolls, arts and crafts and more. Generally kids from age 0 to 16 or so can get free Christmas toys, or even gift cards, in the Cleveland OH area.

The goods are often donated by people in the community, and many local churches as well as charities operate the Christmas programs as well as Toys for Tots or Angel Tree. Children can get gifts, the elderly may qualify for a home delivered meals, and the homeless can also stop by for help. The groups try to spread the Christmas, or other holiday joy, to as many people as possible.

Resources are limited, and the programs depend heavily on donations. Please contribute toys, games, food, money, or items if you can. As the free Christmas or Thanksgiving assistance programs help many low income families in Cleveland Ohio provide help to their kids during the holidays.

City of Bay Village Department Of Community Services
300 Bryson Ln. , Bay Village, Ohio 44140. Call (440) 899-3409
The Caring and Sharing program may pass out vouchers to qualified families. They can use them to buy food for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and there may also be holiday and other types of Christmas food baskets passed out.

Community Mission Outreach
Location is  3748 OH-7, Chesapeake, OH 45619. Phone: (740) 479-1648
Hundreds of Christmas baskets are passed out. They may have small gifts, food, toys, and meals as well. Much of the help provided is in the form of free Christmas food.

City Mission Church
Address is 710 N 5th St. , Ironton, Ohio 45638. Main phone - (740) 532-5041
Free toys, food, and other items are for children from low income and poor families. The Christmas Adopt a Family Program matches families with donors. There may be toys, Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas meals. Even those Cleveland area families who are not matched can still get toys from Community Services.




Holmes County Share-a-Christmas
Millersburg, OH 44654. Call (330) 674-4438
Holmes County children can get toys and other holiday presents. There may also be winter coats, boots, and clothing for children and the youth.

City Of North Royalton Office Of Aging - Human Services of Cuyahoga County
13500 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133. Main phone - (440) 582-6333
Senior citizens, the disabled and elderly can get help. Hot meals, company, holiday food baskets, and other Thanksgiving or Christmas programs are offered.

Salvation Army holiday assistance programs in Cleveland region
There are multiple centers and locations. They help the low-income, unemployed, and struggling, and giveaway free Christmas gifts, toys, games and more. There are also free Thanksgiving turkey dinners, meals, the Adopt a Family program and more. Based on donations, kids may get matchbox cars, books, sporting goods, winter coats for Christmas and more.

  • Salvation Army - Maiwurm Service Center. 401 W High St. , Orrville, OH 44667. Dial (330) 683-3138. Runs the Angel Tree program in Wayne County Ohio. Toys, gifts, meals, food, and more items are available.
  • Medina County Salvation Army locations is 527 College St., Wadsworth City, OH 44281. For information, dial (330) 335-2327. The non-profit provides free holiday assistance to families in need. There may be coats for family members, holiday food baskets, items from the toy shop, or games.
  • There are other Salvation Army centers in Cleveland area. There are multiple locations. Assistance programs include Angel Tree as well as Adopt a Family. There are also free Thanksgiving turkeys passed out, free games, books, or Christmas toys for kids, clothes and more. Thousands of families get help each year. More on Salvation Army free holiday help Cleveland Ohio.

New Hope United Methodist Church
Main address is 111 Township Rd. 1130, Proctorville, OH 45669. Call (740) 886-5311

Rittman Community Christmas Basket Program at United Methodist Church
211 N Metzger Ave., Rittman, OH 44270. Call (330) 925-4015
Christmas baskets are available.





Lutheran Social Services Of Northern Ohio
4515 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103. Dial (216) 696-2715
The charity runs Adopt a Family in Ashland County Ohio. A leading faith based group in the Cleveland area.

Autism Society of Greater Cleveland
Brecksville, OH 44141. Dial (216) 556-4937
Holds a holiday party for people or children with Autism.

Centers For Families and Children
They help kids with a mental or physical disability. Main address is 4500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103. Dial (216) 432-7200

Doylestown United Methodist Church
153 Church St, Doylestown, OH 44230. Dial (330) 658-2224
They run a program known as Share a Christmas. Get free Christmas gifts for boys and girls (as donations allow) under the age of 13. Free food baskets, groceries and other support is given too.

Marine Corps League - Toys for Tots
The Christmas programs provide free, new toys for children. Each child who qualified from the region will receive at least one toy during the holidays. There are clothes, shoes, video games, winter coats, books, hot wheels cars, dolls, coloring books, and many other Christmas gifts offered. There are multiple ways to apply. They are here.

The Word Church
They have Christmas toy giveaway events for the poor, single moms and others. Kids, the elderly or disabled and struggling can get a Thanksgiving or ham dinner. Or get gifts, presents, free hygiene supplies and Christmas and other holiday stuff.

  • Another location is 18909 S Miles Rd, Cleveland, OH 44128. Call (216) 332-9673
  • 5900 Kinsman Rd, Cleveland, OH 44104. Dial (216) 332-9673

Greater Cleveland Food Bank
This non-profit assists multiple towns and counties. Whether Ashland, Cuyahoga, Wayne, Geauga, or nearby counties, help is offered. Free Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, mets, turkey dinners, frozen food and more. The regional non-profit works to feed low income families, seniors and the needy during the holidays. Continue with Greater Cleveland Food Bank assistance programs.

Loudonville United Methodist Church of Ashland County
Address is 124 N Market St., Loudonville, OH 44842. Call (419) 994-4939
Bikes may be provided for qualified children at Christmas time.

Pentecostal Tabernacle United Holy Church
Location is 6411 Quincy Ave, Cleveland, OH 44104. Call (216) 431-0474
A major focus is on spreading holiday joy to immigrants, Latinos and Spanish speakers in the city and county. Free Xmas gifts, cultural events, Christmas or Thanksgiving parties and more is offered.

Major Care Ministries Inc.
Address is 6812 Woodland Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44103. Call 216-626-5577
They have a free clothing closet (which has seasonal birthday toys or Christmas gifts) as well as a senior program. The charity also offers a free food pantry and senior assistance program.







Adopt A Family Association
Address is 5753 Chevrolet Blvd, Parma, Ohio 44130. Phone: (440) 882-6600
They run a free Adopt a Family program. Donations from the community help low income children. Games, books, electronics, dolls for girls, toy trucks, and other presents. Parents can also get free groceries, ingredients for holiday meals and other goods.

Christians in Action
Location is 26100 Bagley Rd, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138. For information, call (440) 954-4140

People to People Ministries
Address is 454 E Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691. Call (330) 262-1662
The non-profit charity has free Christmas gifts, clothing and toys for youth.

Additional free holiday programs are offered. Low-income families can get Xmas gifts, stocking stuffers and more. Free toys for youth and Tots are offered at some of these charities. The items are based on what has been donated. Referrals may be given too.

  • The Harvard Square Center is at 13510 Harvard Ave, Cleveland, OH 44105. Call (216) 438-0893
  • Greater United Church of God In Christ has Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas help at 700 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115. Phone - (216) 736-2100
  • Garden Valley Neighborhood House address is 7100 Kinsman Road, Cleveland, Ohio, 44104, phone 216-681-7622 or (216) 641-5558.
  • New Life Church is based at 14224 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107. Phone (216) 221-6174
  • Deeper In God Ministries address is 14624 Puritas Ave #301, Cleveland, Ohio, 44135 phone 216-609-5388


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