Free holiday and Christmas assistance in Galveston County.
Galveston County charities accept applications for holiday programs, such as Toys for Tots during Christmas as well as holiday food baskets. There are turkey meals served during Thanksgiving, meals delivered to the homebound, and other assistance provided to struggling families.
Thousands of residents of all races, religions, and ages get help every single year. Clients may be given a free gift, such as clothing, gift cards or a new toy. Many others, especially senior citizens, get a holiday meal brought to them. Some individuals in the county will even participate in local Christmas gatherings that are held by charities. So the programs, and what is offered in the Galveston County area, ranges widely based on donations. Find help from the agencies below.
Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus, Templo de Adoracion
Address is 215 29th St.
Texas City, Texas, 77592
Main phone number is 832-221-1179
Volunteers from the church will help direct clients to free Christmas toy and gift programs. There may be clothing, games, books, and items for boys as well as girls.
Local Police Departments in Galveston County
The Christmas program known as Blue Santa helps less fortunate children. As a last resort, and when the family is out of other options, toys and gifts may be given out.
Dickinson Police Dept is at 4000 Liggio St., Dickinson, Texas, 77539, dial 281-337-6312
Galveston Police Department office is at 601 54th street, Galveston, Texas, 77551, 409-256-0762
Location is 4905 Meadow Lark Lane
Dickinson, Texas, 77539
Infants and children can be given small gifts for their stocking. There may also be Christmas food baskets and more for working poor families that qualify.
Faith For Life Church
1417 FM 646 RD N
Dickinson, Texas 77539
Galveston County Community Action Council
Main address is 4700 Broadway Suite G-100
Galveston, Texas 77551
Dial 409-789-4648 or 409-457-2743
Head Start enrolled children can enroll into holiday programs. There may be Thanksgiving or Christmas meals as well. Other programs include case management, government grants, job placement and more.
Greater St Matthews Baptist Church
6333 Highway 6
Hitchcock, Texas, 77563
Free holiday food baskets and groceries are provided. Other aid includes small gifts for kids, home delivery of meals to Galveston and parish area elderly, and backpacks for students.
Hopewell Baptist Church
317 South Pine Road
Texas City, Texas, 77568
Lighthouse Christian Ministries
800 Grand Avenue
Bacliff, Texas, 77518
For information, dial 281-339-3033
Regardless of faith or religion, assistance is available at Christmas. This ranges from toys, clothing, sweaters, shoes, and more.
Mainland Head Start - Galveston County TX
Seabrook Employees Share Your Christmas
1700 1st Street
Seabrook, Texas, 77586
Staff help the less fortunate and children from families living in poverty. They collect toys from the community, provide gift cards when donations allow, and other services at Christmas.
The Salvation Army of Galveston County
Address is 601 51St.
Galveston, Texas, 77551
Resources and social services are run by the Galveston County agency. One program, the Angel Tree, gives gifts. Other services include Christmas turkeys and food baskets, toys for children, and financial aid.
The Word Church
11225 Fountain Lake Drive
Stafford, Texas, 77477
Volunteers can help families apply for Toys for Tots.
To God Be The Glory Outreach Ministry
Main address is 821 Laurel St.
LaMarque, Texas, 77568