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Free holiday assistance programs in Genesee County Michigan.

Find charities and churches in Genesee County MI that provide free assistance during Christmas as well as other holidays, including Thanksgiving and Easter. Kids will get help from free Toys for Tots, Angel Tree and Adopt a Family programs in Flint and the county. Or get free food boxes and meals for families, Turkey dinners at Thanksgiving, and seniors or the homebound can get holiday meals delivered. Locate free Christmas help in Flint and Genesee County below.

Low income families as well as single mom run homes can find everything from toys to clothes, winter boats and jackets, Christmas trees, Legos, computers and other items may be given out. The primary programs to apply at for help are below, including Angel Tree as well as Toys for Tots. They support both the city of Flint as well as nearby towns and cities.  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
The Christian church, faith based group provides a free Christmas assistance program, including Angel Tree. 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.

  • Main address is 211 West Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan 48502. Telephone number is (810) 232-2196
  • Another location is 1475 Coldwater Rd, Flint, MI 48505. Main phone is (810) 789-4003

Catholic Charities of Genesee County
A number of assistance programs are run. Get free groceries or hot meals from a food pantry. There are also Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas ingredients or groceries. Immigrants and Spanish speakers can get help too, and there may be small toys for children as well. More on Flint area Catholic Charities assistance programs.

United Outreach Ministries
Location is 1249 Roosevelt Ave, Flint, MI 48503. Call (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
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. Get free Christmas presents, decorations, toys, games, arts and crafts, hot wheels care and more. Apply here.

Volunteers of America of Flint and Michigan
The main thrift store is at 1135 N Belsay Rd, Burton, Michigan 48509. Dial (810) 223-0420.
They operate an Adopt a Family program statewide. Corporations, non-profits, and the community help low income families, single moms, and others in need enjoy the holiday. Get gift cards, free Christmas gifts, shoes, sneakers, games, dolls or toy trucks and food too.  Or apply for Michigan VOA holiday help.

Old Newsboys Of Flint
Main address is 6255 Taylor Drive, Flint, MI 48507. Call (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.

Crossover Outreach
Address is 414 W Court St., Flint, Michigan 48503.
Applicants need a referral from a DHS case worker. If you have one, call (810) 234-2479.
They may service is a free voucher to buy a Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the toppings.

My Brother's Keeper Of Genesee County
Location of office is 101 N. Grand Traverse, Flint, Michigan 48503. Phone (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. Call (989) 288-3880
They only provide free Thanksgiving turkey meals, stuffing, and all the toppings. Working poor, jobless, homeless, and others often drop in.





Additional free holiday help
Additional charities and non-profit help the poor, low income and unemployed in Genesee County. Free Christmas presents for kids or infants, holiday meals, Adopt a Family programs and other aid is given.

  • Haskell Community Center has an annual free Christmas toy giveaway event at 2201 Forest Hill Ave, Flint, MI 48504. Phone - (810) 766-7144
  • Love INC churches - 2920 W Court St, Flint, MI 48503. Call (810) 235-4990
  • Donations with Love is at 2920 W Court St, Flint, MI 48503. Call 313-258-8967 or (810) 235-4990, or email


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