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Free holiday and Christmas help in city of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County and Stafford County.

There are dozens of places to turn to for assistance during the holidays, both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Find how and where to get free toys for kids, presents for a family, food boxes, turkey dinners, meals, and other items. Get help from Salvation Army Adopt a Family or Angel Tree, Toys for Tots, and otherseveral other  programs. Charities, churches, and non-profits operate across Spotsylvania as well as Stafford County and also in the city of Fredericksburg. Many forms of assistance are offered.

The agencies below focus on the residents of the town, city or county. When applying for help at Christmas or even Thanksgiving, it is important to get assistance from a local agency. If they can’t provide the toys, food, free Christmas presents, clothes, or other items needed then they may refer the applicant somewhere else. But in general, the charities only offer help one at a time – they do not duplicate services.

Whether the family is a single mom or dad, working poor, child, elderly, or someone else, homeless, they may be able to get assistance at Christmas. Apply early before items are gone. All sorts of toys, games, books, electronics and more may be passed out.

Spotsylvania County Social Services
Main address is 9019 Old Battlefield Boulevard 2nd Floor
Spotsylvania VA 22553
Main phone: (540)507-7896
Various holiday assistance programs and other social services are run for low Spotsylvania County families. They include free Thanksgiving and/or Christmas resources from Angel Tree as well as Holiday Hope Program. DSS screen applications, and if qualified, free food, Christmas gifts and more may be offered. The service is run in partnership with churches, charities, and non-profits.

Spotsylvania Emergency Concerns Association
8812 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania VA 22553
Call (540)582-2465
Provides free holiday assistance programs at Thanksgiving and Christmas, including Turkey dinners, toys, and groceries.




The Family Life Center and Kingdom Family Worship
Location is 400 Bragg Hill Drive
Fredericksburg VA 22401
Free diners are served before both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Case by case help is given out, including food and more to the needy.

Fredericksburg Salvation Army
2012 Lafayette Boulevard
Fredericksburg VA 22401
Telephone number - (540)373-3431
The Christian Church charity offers financial aid, shelter, clothing, furniture and more. The Angel Tree program also operates during the holidays, and it gives free gifts or toys to seniors as well as children. Or get a free Thanksgiving turkey dinner. There is also a Salvation Army holiday assistance program in Spotsylvania County. It helps the poor, struggling, and less fortunate in that area too.

Shepherds House Inc
1120 International Parkway
Fredericksburg , Virginia, 22406
Main Phone: 703-507-2431
Another Adopt a Family and toys for toys site. Run in partnership with US Marine reserves. They also have a free food pantry with Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets.

Stafford Junction
Primary address is 791 Truslow Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22406 and Stafford County
Call 540-368-0081





Free Toys for Tots
Dozens of charities and churches, as well as corporations participate. They give free, new toys to kids under the age of 17 (that qualify). There may be clothes, Legos, dolls, trucks, books, video games and more. All of them rely on donations. Low income and/or needy families can apply here. Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg area applications are processed here.

Life Empowerment Ministries
Location is 261 Cambridge Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22405
Call 571-494-1697

Messenger of the Lord Christian Church
Location is 32 Bells Hills Rd
Stafford, Virginia, 22554
For information, dial 202-423-8045
Assistance programs (both year round and holiday) include clothes, a food pantry, and Toys for Tots. Both members of the parish and other low income/struggling families may be given free Christmas gifts, toys, games, books, and more.

Hazel Hill Apartments
100 Princess Anne Street, apt 109
Fredericksburg City, Virginia, 22401
Phone: 540-373-1422
They both collect Christmas gifts and pass them out as Part of Toys for Tots. Registration is required.

Bridging the Gap 2
2217 Princess Anne Street -Suite 306-1
Fredericksburg VA 22401
Phone: 540-681-2009

Non-profit, Church and Charity Toys for Tots and Adopt a Family
The charities and non-profits below participate in various holiday programs. They may have free Thanksgiving or Christmas food baskets or applications to Toys for Tots. Or they give out free gift cards for grocery shopping, stocking stuffers, decorations, or Adopt a Family. Everything from games to video games or consoles, sporting equipment, shoes and other free presents may be offered. Many also help single moms, veterans, and deliver meals to the homebound.

  • Fredericksburg SDA Church is at 6050 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22407. Call 703-407-0217
  • Wilderness Community Church has an address of 10808 Millridge Ln./Church: 10501 Plank Rd., Spotsylvania Virginia, 22553. Call 540-295-7507
  • Zion Hill Baptist Church is based at 10411 Cooktown Rd in Spotsylvania, Virginia, 22553. For applications to Toys for Tots, call 540-538-3575
  • Agape Fellowship Ministries has free food pantry and presents. Location is  26 Perchwood Dr., Fredericksburg , Virginia 22405. Call 540-455-6678
  • Land of Promise Church is based at 5924 Smith Station Road in Fredericksburg  Virginia, 22407. They cover the low income and in the city. Call 540-220-1665.
  • New Hope Christian Ministries is a church that helps the poor at the holidays. The address is 584 White Oak Road, Fredericksburg Virginia, 22405. Phone: 540-850-5878





Fredericksburg Council 4034, Knights of Columbus
Location is 4724 Harrison Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22407

Boys & Girls Club of the Rappahannock Region
Address is 200 Gunnery Road
Fredericksburg City, Virginia, 22401
Telephone number is 540-368-9531
Members of the club, mostly teenage girls and boys, can apply here for Toys for Tots. There may be sneakers, tablets, sporting goods, and Christmas gifts focused on healthy living.

Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters
Mailing Address: 325A Wallace Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22401
Call 540-371-7444


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