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Miami Dade free Christmas and holiday assistance.

Miami Dade County Florida charities and churches provide families and children with free Christmas gifts, toys, food, as well as other holiday assistance. Charities will also hold other activities, including serving free Thanksgiving meals and maybe holding holiday events. The leading non-profits in Miami that provides this support include Toys for Tots as well as the Salvation Army Angel Tree program, but several other options are available to low income families for free Christmas presents or food as noted below.

The programs tend to begin during the fall and run through the winter months. Apply early as resources are limited. Assistance provided ranges from free Thanksgiving meals being served to groceries being passed out along with free toys for children in Miami, including immigrants and Spanish speakers. Residents can turn to pantries and other feeding sites during the holiday timeframe.

The Christmas assistance offered is wide ranging and is in both English and Spanish. Applications are usually processed in September and later. Qualified families, seniors, and children can receive free toys, school supplies, gifts, clothing, games, and more. What is passed out will really depend on donations and fund raisers from the community. Many of the Christmas programs also rely on contributions and generosity of individuals and businesses in the community.

The Dieuveny Foundation
Location is 914 4 Street
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Call the center at (678) 886-6773
This is a smaller program in the region. The agency will provide free Christmas gifts to children, and they can only serve a limited number of families, so apply early.

Salvation Army Corp Centers
There are several offices in Miami-Dade County and they administer a handful of holiday and Thanksgiving programs. Free groceries, hot meals, Turkeys, Hams, and other food is served. Gifts and toys may be passed out at Christmas from the Angel Tree and/or Adopt a family programs.




Hundreds, if not thousands, of children, immigrants, and low income families receive free clothing, toys, and support. The Miami Salvation Army tries to spread cheer and joy to the less fortunate. The centers provide a warm environment for both community outreach and even worship if need be. Senior citizens can even receive home delivered meals or gifts during the holidays.

  • Address: 1907 NW 38th Street, Miami, Florida 33142, Telephone - (305) 637-6700
    8445 Sunset Dr, Miami, call (305) 270-9373
  • 9790 SW 40th St, Miami, FL, main number is (305) 554-9669
  • 90 W 23rd St, Hialeah, Florida , telephone number is (305) 573-4200
  • 361 NW 67th St, Miami, Florida , (305) 757-1509
  • 2300 SW 56th Ave, West Park, FL, call (954) 961-7523 for intake.
  • There are several other centers as well. Those are just some examples. Continue with free holiday assistance Miami Dade Salvation Army.

Carlmar, Inc.
10201 Hammocks Blvd., Suite 149
Miami, Florida 33196
Call (305) 385-9981

Homestead Soup Kitchen
Main address - 105 SW 3rd Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
Call (305) 245-7448 for applications and information.
The location serves meals, including around Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Turkeys, meats, pies, and other items may be served. Please donate or volunteer if you can. In addition, if resources allow, small holiday gifts may be passed out.





UM - Project Cradle - Pediatric Aids Fund-raising
PO Box 016960
Miami, FL 33101
(305) 243-2015

Miami Dade Community Action Agency & Human Services
Main address is 701 NW 1st Court
Miami, Florida 33136
Various holiday assistance programs are offered. There are free Christmas gifts for kids and teenagers, gift cards for parents to shop at, and meals delivered to the elderly or disabled. Low income families, the unemployed and working poor can get free presents or food baskets. More on Miami Dade Community Action Agency.

Anderson Place Of Hope Outreach Center
Location is 21900 SW 120th Ave
Miami, Florida 33170
Adopt a Family program is available in Miami Dade. Spanish speakers, Latinos, and others can get free games, books, clothes and other goods.

Dressing Children With Pride
Location is 2624 NW 21st Terrace
Miami, Florida 33142
Main phone number - (305) 638-5878
The non-profit organization offers new clothing, shoes, etc. free of charge to those that are low income, abused, neglected and homeless. This is mostly for children from the Dade County region, including those that are in shelters and foster care. The agency also tries to provide free Halloween costumes and special requests (Prom or Christmas) when available. The holiday programs operate in the fall.

City Of Hialeah Gardens
Main address is 10001 NW 87th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33016
Telephone number - (305) 558-4114
Provides holiday gifts, toys, and also limited amounts of financial assistance for bills such as water and electricity. A number of other social services are provided, including at Christmas time, free gifts are provided for low-income and working poor families.





Faith Community Development Outreach Center
Location is 7770 NW 23rd Avenue
Telephone number is (305) 691-3865
Has a feeding ministry and soup kitchen for the general public. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, the church distributes free toys, books and games to needy children.

Holy Faith Missionary Baptist Church
Location is 17001 NW 20 Avenue
Opa Locka, FL 33056
Main phone number - (305) 621-5187
The church provides food and groceries to low income families. This is done year round. In addition, during the Christmas holiday season, the church provides free gifts and food to low income families and seniors.

Miami Dade County Board Of County Commissioners - District 9 - Holiday Event
16330 SW 147 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33187
(305) 232-8161
Holds events, outreach and festivals.

Catholic Charities of Dade County
Multiple churches help the low income, poor, Cuban and Latino immigrants and others. Whether it is free Christmas presents or food baskets (including at Thanksgiving) or financial help, social services are available. Free toys may be games, bicycles, tablets, trucks for boys, and other donated items. The Miami churches also serve free hot meals including at Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. More on assistance from Miami Dade Catholic Charities.

Neighbors 4 Neighbors
Main address is 8900 NW 18th Terrace
Doral, Florida 33172
(305) 597-4404

Dade County Toys for Tots
Children under the age of 14, from lower income households, can apply. Donations from the community allow USMC Toys for Tots to help kids and infants. Parents can get free Christmas gifts, toys, video games, shoes, sneakers, and more. The presents given throughout Miami Dade will be new items. Apply here.

Abundant Living Citi Church
Address is 3001 NW 22nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33142
Main phone - (305) 637-3558





Just Kids Centers - The Achievers - Out Of School Program, Just Kids East
12470 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33184
Telephone - (305) 221-0011
Focuses on students and teenagers. Meals, gifts, school supplies, clothing, and holiday programs and support is provided.


By Jon McNamara

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