Free Christmas or holiday assistance Hillsborough County and Tampa area.
Low-income families in Hillsborough County FL will get help from free Christmas and holiday programs. Find details on Toys for Tots, Adopt a Family, Angel Tree as well as other charity or church run Christmas or Thanksgiving programs. Get free assistance at Christmas in the Tampa FL community.
Low-income families, seniors, and single moms will get free Christmas toys or gifts for a kid. Or get a hot meal for the holiday (including Thanksgiving) and other support. Children in Hillsborough County Florida will get free board or video games, matchbox cars, Legos, dolls, clothes, books, educational games, decorations and more. There is also holiday help for senior citizens and the elderly in Tampa.
A majority of what is given away for free a Xmas is the result of donations and/or Adopt a Family type programs. Another major resource in the Tampa Florida area is Toys for Tots. This means that a client will receive assistance (such as a gift, toy, game, clothes, or meal) based on what has been donated. The demand for items is always very high, so unfortunately some families may not receive what they need.
Also, Hillsborough County Florida residents should be sure to apply for holiday help early, often during the late summer or fall months. Most of the free toys, gift cards or even samples of goods are provided first come-served to those children or parents that qualify. Or look here for sign up to get free samples.
Charities that give away free Christmas gifts in Tampa Florida and Hillsborough County
The Salvation Army Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County Area
Address is 1514 North Florida Avenue, Tampa Florida, 33602. Phone number is 813-226-0055. Another location is at 1603 North Florida Avenue in Tampa Bay.
The Angel Tree Holiday Assistance is available for children. Everything from a toy to game, piece of clothing, books, and more is provided. Other resources include Christmas support for senior citizens and holiday meals served by volunteers to the homeless. They also have Thanksgiving turkeys for the low income. Registration is required. Continue with Hillsborough County Salvation Army holiday assistance.
- Salvation Army Southern Hillsborough County Hispanic Ministry focuses on cultural holiday programs and also gives free Christmas stuff to kids of immigrants or migrants. 7409 US Highway 301, Riverview Florida, 33569. Telephone number is 813-672-8139
Boys & Girls Clubs
These are over 20 across Hillsborough County. Most offer children and teenagers holiday programs as well as youth development. Get free clothes at Christmas, snacks, books, and attend holiday events. If the Christmas service is not run, referrals may be given.
- 2820 South Gallagher Road, Dover Florida 33527, dial 813-659-2800
- Jim Walter Interbay Unit is located at 4002 South Coolidge Avenue, Tampa Bay FL, 33611, phone – 813-839-4830.
- Nick Capitano Boys and Girls Club address - 1218 East Kay Street, Tampa FL 33602, dial 813-221-6738
- 1307 North Macdill Avenue, Tampa Bay Florida, 33607, telephone 813-875-5771.
- MacDill AFB Youth Center Affiliate mostly focuses on Christmas programs for children of military members. 7813 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa Florida, 33621, call 813-828-7958
Hillsborough County Crisis Center
Referrals may be given to clients on Christmas or Thanksgiving meal or gift programs. Individuals seeking help tend to be low income. There may be free holiday programs for everyone ranging from new parents, single moms, and struggling care givers to the disabled.
As part of the service, charities give out free toys, Christmas gifts for kids, clothing, and other items. Referrals are given to everything from Adopt a Family programs in Tampa to Toys for tots and more. Churches and other groups also participate. For details, including how to apply, dial (813) 234-1234.
Main center - 2301 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602. Dial 813-209-1200
They offer holiday assistance. Children, infants, and working poor families receive everything from a wrapped present for their child to a Christmas food basket.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Location is 12310 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33612. Call (813) 977-7057
They offer year round financial help as well as a low-cost, or free store, to low-income families. Get furniture, birthday or Christmas gifts, food and toys for kids. Holiday help is offered too.
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation of Tampa and Hillsborough County
Tampa, FL 33611
The Forty Fifth Assault Amphibian Battalion runs this. Registration is online. Get free toys for kids under the age of 17. Grandparents and low-income families can apply for their kids, and get dolls, toy trucks, gift cards, sneakers, tablets, personal toiletries and many other free Christmas gifts in the region. The URL is at http://t4t.ptaptsa.org/pre-registration.
Iglesia Transformando Al Mundo A/D
Main address is 1310 Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico, FL 33596. Call (813) 317-6410
They partner with USMC and other groups to provide free Christmas toys to children. There may be unwrapped gifts, books, games, tablets, clothes and more for kids as well as teenagers.
People that Love Church and Mission
Main location is 817 5th Avenue N., Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701. Call (727) 820-0775
Only on Christmas even is a program run. Call to ensure available. Free toys, snacks, and holiday food is passed out to kids and some adults.
Catholic Charities of Hillsborough County
Various churches in Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County help the low income, seniors, and immigrants among others. Get free clothes or food. Holiday programs may be small toys for kids or Christmas stocking stuffers as well as Easter or Thanksgiving food baskets. Or apply for books, games, electronics, and many other Christmas programs or social services. More on Catholic Charities Hillsborough County Florida assistance programs.
Joshua House - Children's Home Society of Florida
1515 Michelin Court, Lutz, Florida 33549. Call (813) 406-5694
A holiday toy drive takes place.
Main address: 5508 N 50th St, Tampa, FL 33610. Main phone: (727) 755-1721
Free stuff is given out.
7809 N Orleans, Tampa, Florida 33604. Call 813-932-0690 or 813-966-2813
Regardless of religion, there is free food, meals, and other support. Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals and food baskets may be offered. Immigrants, the elderly, and single moms often turn to the food pantry for free holiday meals.
Turn Around Tampa
Address is 7730 Palm River Rd #800, Tampa, Florida 33619. For information on Toys for Tots, dial (813) 520-2684
Kids can get games, toys, books, electronics, clothing, trucks (for boys), dolls (for girls) and many other free Christmas gifts.
Senior Connection Center - West Central Agency on Aging of Hillsborough County
8928 Brittany Way, Tampa, FL 33619. Call the non-profit at (813) 740-3888
Seniors citizens and the disabled may receive a low cost Thanksgiving or Christmas meal as well as a small gift.
Clothes to Kids
Address: 5011 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33634. Telephone (813) 616-6430
Free clothes are given out at Christmas and year round. Get sneakers, underwear, coats, shorts, dresses, belts and other clothes for boys or girls at Christmas. There will be decorations
Church social services
Several churches in Hillsborough County help the poor, low-income, homeless and others. Free holiday food baskets, personal toiletries and stocking stuffers for kids. The goal is to help the vulnerable at Xmas and year round get help.
- Hyde Park United Methodist Church is at 500 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606. Phone: (813) 253-5388
- Church of the Way social services are run from 1712 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612. Phone: (813) 935-0738
- Horizon Church location is 821 S Rome Ave, Tampa, FL 33606. Dial (813) 816-1472
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