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Free holiday and Christmas assistance in Galveston County.

Find details on Galveston County charities that provide free holiday help, including Christmas gifts, Thanksgiving turkeys, as well as holiday food boxes and more. There are charities, churches, and non-profits that accept applications for holiday programs, such as Toys for Tots or Adopt a Family during Christmas as well as holiday food baskets. The goal is to help single parents, kids, and the low-income. Find programs in Galveston TX that give free help during the Christmas and Thanksgiving seasons.

There are turkey meals served during Thanksgiving, food boxes delivered to the homebound, and other assistance provided to struggling families. Children in Galveston County can get free books, video games, Legos, clothes, sporting goods and other Christmas presents. 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 XMas toy as noted above. Many others, especially senior citizens or the disabled in Galveston TX, 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  (409) 948-2539 or 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.

The Salvation Army of Galveston County
Address is 601 51 St., Galveston, Texas, 77551. Phone 409-763-1691
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 as well as Adopt a Family in Galveston. They also give free Thanksgiving turkey dinners to the low income, immigrants and others in need.

Galveston Catholic Charities
Regional churches help the poor. Financial help, free food from a pantry or clothes and gifts from a thrift store. There is help for immigrants and migrant workers too. Free Christmas presents, Tree, Meals on Wheels for the homebound and financial aid is offered too. More on Catholic Charities Galveston Assistance Programs.




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, phone (409) 526-9750 or 409-256-0762

Faith For Life Church
1417 FM 646 RD N, Dickinson, Texas 77539. Call (409) 440-8298 or 832-390-1675

Free Toys for Tots program in Galveston County
A number of churches and charities participate - both collecting and distributing gifts. Children can get free toys, dolls, matchbox cars, tablets and more. There are also clothes, shoes, sneakers, backpacks and other goods for kids and teenagers. In general, the free Galveston Texas toys for tots program is for kids from age birth to 16 or so. Apply here.

Galveston County Community Action Council
Main address is 4700 Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77551. Dial (409) 765-7878, 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. Dial (409) 986-5453 or 409-935-4388
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. Dial (409) 938-0173 or 409-457-6851





Galveston Urban Ministries
Location is 3727 Avenue H, Galveston, TX 77550. For registration or information, dial (409) 497-2460
Get everything from free Thanksgiving or Christmas food baskets to toys, gift cards for Wal-Mart or Target and more. Children, teens and Galveston families living in poverty to can free Christmas presents. Or learn about housing, financial help, clothing programs and more. The main program is a client choice Christmas toy shop.

Additional regional holiday charities
The locations below support Galveston County and/or S. Harris County. Apply for Toys for Tots, free groceries or holiday food boxes, stocking stuffers for kids and other resources. They also assist Spanish speakers with Christmas presents, games, books and more.

  • Johnny Mitchell Boys & Girls Club processes applications to Toys for Tots from 4420 Bernardo De Galvez Ave, Galveston, TX 77550. Call (409) 763-2227. There are new toys, educational games, stocking stuffers and more for kids.
  • Greater Grace Outreach is at 10800 Scott Street, Houston-Brazoria, Texas 77047. Call (713) 733-7100 or 713-733-2000
  • Wesley Tabernacle United Methodist Church is at 329 South Pine Road, Texas City, Texas, 77591. Phone: 281-245-7288
  • Centro de Fe provides food, gifts, Turkey dinners and help from 8807 Aspen Meadow Drive, Houston, Texas 77071. Dial 832-930-7301
  • The Fellowship of Texas City is a Toys for Tots site at 2222 Highway 146 N, Texas City, Texas, 77590. Call 409-945-0950
  • Empty Stocking - 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.

Centro de Fe Houston
They assist Galveston County from 10406 Brighton Lane, Houston, TX. Call 713-443-2887
Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter programs are available to the working poor, low-income, unemployed and others. They accept applications for immigrants or migrants and give help in Spanish too. Whether new toys, free gift cards or coupons, educational or ESL games and much more is offered.

Saint Vincent House
Regardless of faith or religion, assistance is available at Christmas. This ranges from Texas food bank applications to toys, clothing, sweaters, shoes, and more as well as a low-cost thrift store for bargains in Galveston County. The address is 2817 Post Office, Galveston, TX 77550. Call 409-763-8521.

Interfaith Caring Ministries (ICM)
Location is 151 N Park Ave, League City, TX 77573. Phone: (281) 332-3881
A major focus is on helping the elderly, disabled and homebound. Get free Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas food or meals. There are holiday parties, celebrations and other resources.





Seabrook Employees Share Your Christmas
1700 1st Street, Seabrook, Texas, 77586. Call (281) 291-5600 or 281-291-5679
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 Word Church
11225 Fountain Lake Drive, Stafford, Texas, 77477. Call (281) 969-8367 or 832-250-9385
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. Dial (409) 938-1801 or 337-308-0388


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