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Free Christmas and holiday help in Rankin, Hinds, and Madison County.

There are several non-profits, charities and churches to apply at for holiday help in the Hinds County Mississippi region. Most of the assistance provided is at Christmas, and this is when the organizations will give free toys to children, small presents, and other Christmas gifts. The charities, which cover Rankin and Madison County, also run the Angel Tree as well as Toys for Tots program or provide free food at Thanksgiving or other holidays, such as Easter.

Each of the organizations will require the parents of the child to register. Or if the applicant is a senior citizen, then they too can request a free meal. For Thanksgiving, the registration period is usually during September or October, and the Christmas programs also accept applications around then.

Help is also generally offered first come and served. This is when the largest number of toys, games, books, clothing, and more is available for the kid. If a parent needs a toy or clothing for their child to have on Christmas morning, apply early.

Children’s Educare Preschool
Address is 1717 Raymond Rd.
Jackson, Mississippi 39204
Call 601-922-8060
They are a member of the Toys for Tots program. Low income families can register for free, unwrapped gifts for their child. Donations are also accepted by residents of Hinds County.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi
Address: 337 N Union Street
Canton, Mississippi 39046
They support families and children in Madison County. Christmas meals, holiday parties, and small toys are available.




Alternative Do Matter
5295 Galaxie Dr., Suite C
Jackson, MS 39206
Christmas gifts, small presents, and other items may be passed out by volunteers, based on what was donated. The underemployed and families in poverty often apply.

Central Mississippi Free Toys for Tots
This program covers the entire region, including Jackson MS city and suburban area, Hinds County, Madison, Rankin and others. Children can get free toys such as Legos, tablets, clothes, shoes, trucks or dolls, video games, books, and more. Apply here.

Fresh Start Christian Church
Location is 5240 Manhattan Rd.
Jackson, MS 39206

Pastor Earl Church,
Main address is 251-A Rose St.
Jackson MS 39204
For applications, call 601-942-3651
The charity is also part of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots service.





Catholic Charities of Jackson Region
Various churches participate and cover all counties in the metro area. Seasonal help, such as free Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas food baskets are offered. There are clothes, small stocking stuffers for kids, furniture, and gift cards or financial help. They assist the poor, single mothers, elderly and others during the holidays, regardless of religion. More on Catholic Charities Hinds County area.

Northtown Child Development Center
21 Northtown Dr.
Jackson Mississippi 39211
Both Hinds and Rankin County families can apply here.

Salvation Army
110 Presto Lane
Jackson, Mississippi 39206
(601) 982-4881
The holiday programs include Adopt a family for meals or toys, Thanksgiving turkeys, and more. Case management is also combined with the assistance provided. More on Jackson Mississippi holiday help from Salvation Army.

New Gethsemane Church
Location - 220 Magnolia Rd.
Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone number - 601-421-0836
The faith based charity may have food boxes and Christmas gift registration. Toys, dolls, items for a stocking, shoes, games, and more may be fir children under the age of 13.

One Accord Community Church
3775 Terry Rd.
Jackson, Ms. 39208
Phone: 601-372-7112
They participate in Christmas programs. Volunteers keep it stocked with gifts to the best of their ability.





Clifton Henderson Municipal Building
202 Bottom Raymond Rd
Bolton, MS 39041

Stewpot Community Services
Jackson, MS 39203
(601) 353-2759
They provide holiday meals only, including home delivery to the disabled and elderly in Jackson.

Florence City Hall
203 College St.
Florence, Mississippi 39073
For information, call 601-845-2462
If the Rankin County family is on welfare/food stamps, they can register for Toys for Tots here.

New Vision Church
Location is 3775 Terry Rd.
Jackson, MS
For details, dial 601-376-7347
Christmas gift applications are for families living in poverty who qualify. Free gift, vouchers, and even information on food stamps for holiday groceries may be offered.

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Address is 250 Oak Grove Church Rd
Pearl, MS
Phone - 601-918-0603
They run Toys for Tots in Rankin County. Toys, gifts, games, and more for qualified children under the age of 14.

Planting Seeds Outreach Ministry
Location is 5360 Executive Place
Jackson MS
Telephone number is 601-366-7484

Bolton Community Center
Address is 202 Bottom Raymond Rd
Bolton, MS
Christmas toys, meals, free Thanksgiving food boxes, and groceries may be offered. Gift cards, free Thanksgiving turkeys, stocking stuffers for kids and other small, free Christmas presents are passed out. Low income families, seniors, and others may get assistance.





South Rankin Food Resource Center
Main address is 235 Richland Circle
Richland, Mississippi 39218
Phone: 601-906-6588
Meals, food boxes, groceries, and referrals are all available.


By Jon McNamara

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