Free holiday assistance programs in Genesee County Michigan.

The holiday programs in Genesee County Michigan provide assistance during Christmas as well as other seasonal events, including Thanksgiving and Easter. Kids can get free toys and Christmas gifts, there are food boxes and meals for families, and lonely seniors can get company during the Christmas season too.

The primary programs to apply at for help are below. They support both the city of Flint as well as nearby towns and cities, and everything from toys to clothes, winter boats and jackets, and other items may be given out. Note many of the agencies will coordinate among themselves so that families cannot get holiday assistance from more than one place at a time.

What may be offered includes toys, games, presents, games, electronics, free holiday turkeys or meal boxes, and much more. Each one of the churches, charities, or social service departments in Genesee County that offer help during the holidays focus on their own needs. So each program varies.

The Salvation Army - Flint Citadel Corps
Main address is 211 West Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48502
Telephone number is (810) 232-2196
The Christian church, faith based group provides a free Christmas assistance program. It assists the low income, needy, and poor who would not be able to celebrate the holidays. There is free food, toys from adopt a Family, gifts, meals and more. Free Thanksgiving meal services also take place.

United Outreach Ministries
Location is 1249 Roosevelt Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48503
(810) 309-9319
The winter coat and toy programs passes out stuff to low income families. There may be winter coats, boats, Christmas toys, and more. Kids and seniors, single moms and the low income are among others who are assisted.





Toys For Tots - Genesee County
Address is 4425 South Saginaw Street
Flint, MI 48507
Dial 211 for partner agencies
Children from low income families under the age of 15 can apply for help from Marine Corps program. It is be a new, unwrapped Christmas gift or maybe certificate given to them. They also coordinate with other local charities in the Flint Michigan area.

Old Newsboys Of Flint
Main address is 6255 Taylor Drive
Flint, MI 48507
(810) 744-1840
The free Christmas box program helps residents. Socks, sweat suit, coats and underclothes, books, winter hat, dental hygiene products, hats, and other gifts are given. The assistance is for both age appropriate children as well as senior citizens.

My Brother's Keeper Of Genesee County
Location of office is 101 N. Grand Traverse
Flint, Michigan 48503
(810) 234-1163
A clothing closet is on site. There can be winter clothes, maybe some small toys or gifts, and other items. Some of the help is focused on Christmas, other programs are year round.

Durand First United Methodist Church
Location is 10016 E. Newburg Road
Durand, MI 48429
(989) 288-3880
They only provide free Thanksgiving turkey meals, stuffing, and all the toppings. Working poor, jobless, homeless, and others often drop in.



By Jon McNamara

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