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Free holiday and Christmas assistance Toledo OH area and Lucas County.

Find assistance in Lucas County area during the holiday season. Churches, charities, and agencies will give free Christmas toy programs for kids, serve meals to the hungry or lonely (including at Thanksgiving), or provide other forms of assistance during the Christmas season. Find where to get free toys for Tots in Toledo Ohio region, Christmas presents from Angel Tree, or free food and Christmas gifts from Adopt a Family. Assistance is in Lucas, Wood, Ottawa and other counties.

Note the resources, as well as application process for programs such as NW Ohio Toys for Tots from the Salvation Army or Angel Tree will vary widely. The assistance is targeted mostly towards two groups, but anyone in the Toledo OH region can apply. Most of the gifts/presents are for children, and meals are for senior citizens as well as families with kids, including holiday help for single moms Some examples of what is provided during the holidays is as follows.

  • -Lucas County toys for tots provide new Christmas gifts, including toys, personal items, and clothing.
  • -Adopt a Family may offer small gifts as well as meals to the low income household.
  • -Holiday food boxes during Thanksgiving or Christmas may pass out Turkeys and the toppings.
  • -Angel Tree gives free Christmas presents, clothes, books, games, bikes, and more.

More is available as well in Lucas County as noted below. Get everything from free gift cars, Christmas toys including sporting goods, Legos, or Barbie, clothes and food baskets or turkey dinners.

Salvation Army of Toledo
Address is 620 N Erie St, Toledo, OH 43604. Call 419-241-1138
They offer several holiday programs. One, the Angel Tree, is when people buy gifts targeted for certain children. They also participate in Toys for Tots, which also provides free Christmas presents. The non-profit offers heating bill help, vouchers for medications or holiday meals, shelter, and more, often in partnership with Jobs and Family Service. When applying, individuals need proof of income as well as address and copies of birth certificates for children. Find out more on Salvation Army holiday assistance in Lucas County.

  • Another location is at Salvation Army Social Services of Bowling Green. Location is 1045 North Main Street, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Call (419) 352-5918. This charity supports low income families in Wood County Ohio, and provides holiday, Christmas, and Thanksgiving assistance for them.
  • Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Center of Ottawa County is at 1854 East Perry Street Suite 800, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452. Call (419) 732-2769. The programs, including Adopt a Family, provide free toys, winter coats, hats, mittens, games, boots and food. They also are a local Toys for Tots application site.




City Mission of Findlay
Address: 510 West Main Cross Street, Findlay, OH 45840. Telephone number - (419) 423-9151
They focus on the Hancock County area of Toledo. A hot, free Christmas as well as Thanksgiving Meal is served. Clients are families living in poverty, the elderly, and even the homeless.

East Toledo Family - Senior Center
1001 White Street, Toledo, OH 43605. Dial (419) 691-2254
A Christmas lunch is served to the elderly. The homebound may have a meal delivered to them by volunteer drivers. People over 55 in Toledo OH can get free Xmas gifts or attend celebrations, food, frozen Thanksgiving or turkey dinners and other support.

Helping Hands of St. Louis Church
443 Sixth Street, Toledo, Ohio 43605. For information, call (419) 691-0613

Thomas Temple Church of God and Christ
Location -  2140 Ashland Ave, Toledo, OH 43620. Dial (419) 555-7777
Volunteers serve meals to the less fortunate. There are also gifts for kids, winter coats, boots, and other help provided to Lucas County families during Christmas.

Catholic Charities churches
A variety of Toledo as well as Lucas County Ohio agencies help the low income and needy. Whether a single mom, immigrants, or working poor, there may be free holiday food which is the focus of this charity. There may be a hot meal, maybe small gifts for children or clothes or toys, a church service, and pictures with Santa Claus. More on Catholic Charities in Lucas County.

Toys for Tots of Northwest Ohio
Children under the age of 15, from qualified families, may be assisted. Parents or legal guardians need to apply. Christmas toys, gift cards, toy trucks for boys or dolls for girls, videogames, electronics, and more may be passed out at Christmas. There will be arts and crafts, Matchbox cars, dolls and other gender specific Christmas gifts. Learn more here

Historic Church of St. Patrick, Location is 130 Avondale, Toledo, Ohio 43604. Phone: (419) 243-6452
Holiday meal-boxes from the soup kitchen and food pantry.





FOP 40 Charities, Address is 255 Gradolph Street, Toledo, Ohio 43612. Main phone - (419) 578-7800
Residents can enroll into a service known as Shop With a Cop Holiday Assistance. Underprivileged children can get help in shopping (and paying for) hats, winter coats, gloves, boots, socks, games, and Christmas gifts.

Church of Truth of Ottawa County
Address is 745 South Lake Road Gypsum, OH 43433. Dial (419) 341-7013
Assistance programs include a free clothing closet, food pantry and thrift store. There are free seasonal and low-cost year round items. Christmas or birthday toys, winter coats, groceries (including for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas) and other support is offered.

Mustard Seed Outreach Ministries
5420 302nd Street Toledo, OH 43611. Phone - (419) 727-1800
Clothes, holiday help, and a year round clothing closet. Small stocking stuffers or Xmas toys or gifts may be offered to kids in Lucas County.

That Neighborhood Center
The non-profit is at 1501 North Ontario Street Toledo, OH 43604. Telephone: (419) 244-8672
During the fall and winter, free warm coats, blankets, and Christmas presents for the poor, homeless and unemployed among others.


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