Free holiday, Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance Kane County
Get free Christmas toys, food baskets, Thanksgiving turkey dinner, and other holiday help in Kane County. The main assistance programs from charities, churches, and non-profits like Toys for Tots are below. Low income families, the elderly, and single moms in Aurora Illinois, Geneva, and across Kane County can get help. Free gift cards, Christmas presents or trees, stocking stuffers, Thanksgiving food baskets and much more is offered.
Most of the assistance comes from one of four agencies. They include (1) Toys for Tots; (2) Salvation Army; (3) Fox Valley United Way; and other churches or charities, such as Catholic Charities. All of these groups reply on donations, including financial, as well as volunteers to help the low income.
Qualified low income families (or the elderly and struggling) can get free Christmas gifts such as books, games, clothes, toys, electronics, food baskets and more from Kane County programs. There are also Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Find details below.
Salvation Army Angel Tree in Kane County
This is when children (and families) fill out their requests for help and hang them on trees. Donors adopt the family. But there may be free food, stocking stuffers, Christmas toys or gifts, winter attire and more. There is also financial aid, case management, Thanksgiving turkey dinners and more. Find more details in free programs from Kane County Salvation Army.
Fox Valley United Way
Office address is 44 East Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60505
Phone number is 888-865-990
They offer free referrals to charities, government programs, non-profits and resources, including for the holidays. Residents may get free gift cards, learn about shopping programs from stores like Wal-Mart or target, get clothing or toys for kids. The United Way works to help children get free Christmas gifts during the holiday. This is a Sponsor / Adopt a Family Service.
Kane County Toys for Tots
Children under the age of 15 can get assistance. Free, unwrapped Christmas gifts or presents. There may be laptops, clothes, shoes, books, learning toys, dolls, trucks, Legos and so much more. The US Marine Corps sponsors Toys for Tots locally and work with companies and the public on it. Apply here. https://kanecounty-il.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200&nRedirectInd=3
Big Hearts Of Fox Valley
1207 Foundry Street
Saint Charles, IL 60174
Main number is (630) 400-1602
During Christmas, the non-profit gives out free clothes, gifts, financial aid, and more. There are also school programs, holiday meals and gatherings for the elderly, and Thanksgiving and Christmas grocery baskets.
659 South River St
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone - (630) 897-2156
Most of the assistance is for the homeless or very poor.
Catholic Charities Diocese Of Joliet
Some holiday programs may extend to Kane County. Call 630-495-8008.
Loaves & Fishes Kane County
1871 High Grove Lane
Naperville, IL 60540
The faith based charity serves multiple counties, including Kane. Get produce, turkey dinners, meat, bread, and more. They also pass out gift certificates. There is financial aid, a car program, Christmas toys, help for seniors and much more.
Illinois Volunteers of America serves Kane County
A major focus is on veterans and the homeless. There is housing, food and meal programs, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas parties (including meals and small Christmas gifts) and other items.
The Warehouse Church
Location is 308 East Galena Boulevard
Aurora, Illinois 60505
A free clothing closet is on site. There may be winter attire, small toys for kids, boots, hats, gloves and other items.
Aurora Area Interfaith
Food pantry and soup kitchen address is 659 South River Street
Aurora, IL 60506
Call (630) 897-2127
Free groceries, ingredients for holiday meals (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas) and more. Low income families can stop by for help.