Free holiday assistance programs and Christmas help in Lubbock County.

Find how and where to get holiday assistance in Lubbock County. Apply for the following at the charities, churches, and non-profits below.

  • Free Christmas presents, which may be gifts, books, clothes, toys for kids and more.
  • Groceries to make a Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas meal.
  • Charities in Lubbock County can serve free Christmas meals or turkey dinners to the needy, low income, and working poor.

Note the demand for help is very high, and resources are limited. Applications for Christmas toys are usually processed in September, October, or November. Food boxes, in particular meals, may be given out by pantries or charities later in the year. As far as the meals themselves, they are served close to the day, such as on Thanksgiving or Christmas itself. When applying for help,, free presents, or other support, bring proof of income, residency, and records, as each charity will want them and they do not duplicate help…only one agency gives assistance at a time.

Salvation Army Angel Tree of Lubbock County
Main address is 1111 16th St.
Lubbock, TX 79401
Main number is (806) 765-9434
Based on donation levels, parents may be provided toys or clothes worth up to $50 for their kid(s). There is also gift cards as well as a voucher to buy groceries, and this will allow the parent to buy a meal at Christmas. Kids under the age of 14 may be given toys…if qualified.

US Marine Corps of Lubbock and their Toys for Tots Christmas gift program is the primary resource in the county and city. All children (age 15 down to infant) that come from a low income qualified family may be given help. Get free dolls, toy trucks for boys, books, games, electronics, tablets, shoes, clothes, and much more. The community donates to the service. Apply here. https://lubbock-tx.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/request-toys.aspx

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood House of Lubbock
Location is 1318 Broadway
Lubbock, Texas 79401
Telephone number is (806) 765-2639
A number of financial aid and social services are offered. The charity offers clothing, hot meals, some seasonal assistance (birthday or free Christmas toys, school supplies, etc.), and even food boxes.

Trinity Outreach Center & Storehouse
Office address is 3027 34th
Lubbock, Texas 79410
The intake number is (806) 788-0501
A clothing bank that may also have meals (Thanksgiving or Christmas) as well as small gifts or toys.

 

By Jon McNamara

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