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Free holiday and Christmas assistance programs Duval County.

Free Christmas toys, food baskets, meals, and presents are passed out across Duval County Florida during the holiday season as well as Thanksgiving meals. There are usually thousands of children from low income or working poor households that are able to get help each year from Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army Angel Tree programs, as well as charitable Adopt a Family services. Whether a free Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas food basket, or free Christmas presents or gift cards, free holiday help is offered in the Jacksonville Florida area.

Each charity has restrictions in place. Some only focus on year-round clients of the non-profit. Other support seniors by maybe bringing them a free Christmas or Thanksgiving meal. All of the charities and churches do rely on donations from the community though, so if a family is seeking a toy or some sort of gift for their child, there are no promises to receiving assistance in Duval County Florida. It is always recommended to apply early to one of these Jacksonville area non-profits in order to have the opportunity to receive help at the holidays.

The Sulzbacher Center
Address - 611 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call (904) 359-0457 or (904) 394-1646
Vulnerable men, women, and children as well as the homeless can take part in the Christmas party. Meals, small gifts, and other help is provided.

The Bridge of Northeast Florida
Address is 1824 Pearl St., Jacksonville, Florida 32206. Dial (904) 354-7799
The non-profit runs both the Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Teen Christmas programs. There may be toys for children from low income families, single parents in Duval County, and families in poverty. Holiday food and gifts are available for kids in the region and youth under the age of 18.

Hope Worldwide Jacksonville
6118 Bowden Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32216. Call (904) 477-9291
The charity has a Senior Santa Party, holds an annual toy drive, and provides food and gifts on Christmas Eve. There are also meals delivered to seniors and a party for the elderly in Duval County.

Duval County Salvation Army centers
Applicants need to live in the immediate community supported by the center. They will often operate Christmas donation programs or arrange meals at holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas. Another main program from the Duval County charity is Angel Tree as well as Toys for Tots for children of all backgrounds Get presents such as matchbox cars, video or board games, Legos, clothes, dolls and more. Or referrals are given to other local resources. More on free holiday help from Duval County Salvation Army.

  • One holiday programs and social services is at 900 W Adams St, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Dial (904) 356-8641
  • Jacksonville Citadel Corps - 15 E Church St, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, phone (904) 366-9222
  • The Northeast Command of Salvation Army is at 328 N Ocean St, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call (904) 301-4800. Free Groceries are given to a family for Thanksgiving meals. Christmas assistance includes stocking stuffers, gifts, clothes, Adopt a Family applications and other resources. The Angel Tree program helps very low income children under the age of 12.




The Children's Christmas Party of Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL 32247
This is generally a one day event per year. Call 904.350.1616
Based on monetary donations, there may be new toys, bikes, and other items for children. Children from Duval County can attend the event and get free Christmas gifts. There may also be clothes, video or educational games, sporting goods and more.

Safehouse of Jacksonville Outreach Ministry
Main address - 3325-8 Plymouth St., Jacksonville 32205. Dial (904) 425-4228 for intake.

Elder Source and Agency on Aging
The main location is 10688 Old St Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257. Phone: (904) 391-6600
A food pantry has holiday good for seniors and the disabled. Other Christmas programs for seniors and caregivers includes gift cards to Target and Wal-Mart, Adopt a Family services, meals, and many more. The elderly can also have free holiday meals (or groceries) delivered. Continue with Agency on Aging in Jacksonville Florida.

Toys for Tots - Jacksonville FL region
Applications are offered online from the charities, churches and agencies that participate. Free Christmas gifts, toys donated are on a first come - first served basis. There may also be a waiting list for the items as well, whether toys, games, or clothes. Children from struggling households in Duval County and the area can get everything from free gift cards to dresses, plants, slacks, shoes and many small or large gender specific toys. Learn more here and register.

Bright Holidays
7540 Founders Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Call (904) 535-3674
Clients need to go to one of the following schools. Bright Holidays is offered in partnership with schools such as Mandarin Middle School, Mandarin Middle School, Pine Estates Elementary, and Douglas Anderson High, Rufus E. Payne Elementary, West Jacksonville Elementary, Eugene Butler Middle School, Rutledge Pearson Elementary, and North Florida School for Disabled Children.





Location is 1131 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32206. Call (904) 355-0000
Free gifts, clothes, bikes, electronics, shoes, and more can be given to children or teens from Toys for Tots in Duval County. They are an application center for the program.

Community Connections of Jacksonville - Kids Coalition
Address: 327 E. Duval St., Jacksonville, Florida 32202. Phone: (904) 350-9949
Social services and holiday programs range from Wal-Mart or Winn-Dixie gift certificates, Thanksgiving or holiday meals, and more for needy families. There are holiday food baskets, turkey dinners, Christmas tree decorations and more.

Helping Jacksonville Youth
9501 Arlington Expy, Jacksonville, FL 32225. Call (904) 383-5818
A small number of children from low to moderate income families may be assisted at Christmas (or year round). Get free shoes, small toys, clothes, sneakers, and more, including at the holidays. It is an Adopt a Family program.

4203 Southpoint Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida 32216. Dial (904) 296-1055
A holiday wish list allows the “adoption” of children for Christmas. Other clients are the homeless. Thanksgiving meals are offered too.

USO for the Greater Jacksonville Area
2560 Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233. Phone (904) 246-3481
Christmas help is only for active duty members of the military and their immediate families. They cover both Duval County and Northeast Florida. Children's toys, clothes, food, and more may be available.

The Covenant Cathedral
Location is 5800-1 Ricker Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32244. Call (904) 513-3862
A faith based charity that helps the working poor, single moms, immigrants, and others with holiday and Christmas needs. Children from low-income or single parent homes in Jacksonville region can get free Thanksgiving tinners, Christmas gift cards, hygiene supplies and more.

Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry
Address is 850 6th Avenue S., Ste 400, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Dial (904) 241-2326
There may be Christmas toys for children under the age of 14. Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets may available to those with an appointment.

Christ's Church Academy
The charity is at 6045 Greenland Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32258. Dial (904) 268-2500
Get free Christmas help as well as Thanksgiving and/or Easter food baskets. Small gifts or toys for children, candy, clothes, groceries and more may be offered.

Catholic Charities
Location is 134 E Church St, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. Dial (904) 354-4846
The poor, elderly, unemployed and women (including single moms or those facing DV) can get help at the holidays. There is year round assistance too. Financial help, free groceries, birthday or Christmas toys and meals may be offered. Kids can get books, educational games, shoes and other items at Christmas, based on donations. More on Jacksonville FL area Catholic Charities assistance programs.







The Bridge Of Northeast Florida, Inc.
Address is 1824 N Pearl St, Jacksonville, FL 32206. Call (904) 354-7799
They help teens. Everything from mentoring to holiday assistance (including Christmas gifts) may be offered. There are programs around employment, counseling, free food for the holidays (or year round) and more for teenagers in Duval County FL.

Downtown Ecumenical Services Council
A free Clothing Ministry is at 215 North Ocean Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Dial (904) 358-7955
Year round free clothes are given, with a higher inventory offered at Christmas. Shoes, boots, underwear, small gifts for Xmas stocking stuffers and other stuff is offered for free, including the holidays.

Angel Aid Foundation / Angel Thrift Store
Location is 3851 Emerson St., Jacksonville, Florida 32207. Telephone - (904) 398-4882
The non-profit will also assist children with life-threatening conditions. Free clothes, birthday or Christmas toys, books, games and more.


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