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Free holiday and Christmas assistance in Middlesex and Suffolk County.

Find where to get free Christmas and holiday assistance in Boston MA, Middlesex and Suffolk County. Low-income families will get gifts for their kids from the free Toys for Tots program, Adopt a Family, Salvation Army Angel Tree, and food boxes. There are many holiday programs available for Thanksgiving turkey dinners too. Get free Christmas help near you in Middlesex and Suffolk County.

Charities, churches and non-profits help the low-income, seniors, people with no money or parents. They give out gifts or toys for children, vouchers, free gift cards or Xmas trees and more. Find free holiday help in cities such as Boston, Lowell MA, Cambridge, and others. Many senior citizens, disabled people and elderly can also receive a free holiday meal or food basket, and it will even often be delivered to the household. Or look here for Craigslist free stuff in Boston.

However the focus is always on assisting children. They may be provided free Christmas toys, gifts, stocking stuffers, Legos, books, video or board games or clothing in Middlesex and Suffolk County MA. Or get dolls, electronics such as a tablet or laptop, hot wheel cars and other stuff. Many winter coats are also distributed at Christmas time. Some form of support or free stuff is offered at most major holidays, including free meals at Easter or Thanksgiving.

Free Christmas gift giveaway programs in Suffolk and Middlesex County MA

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD)
This is the regional community action agency. The non-profit may have referrals to Christmas assistance agencies, gently used children or adult clothing, and other serves for low income families. There are several locations and offices in the region.

  • 19 Corinth Street, Roslindale, Massachusetts, 02131. Call (617) 327-1152
  • Boston Hispanic Center, 178 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 0211. Telephone (617) 357-6000 or (617) 348-6263 Ext: 251
  • Jamaica Plain APAC, 30 Bickford St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Main phone (617) 522-4830
  • 535 River Street, Mattapan, MA, 02126, call (617) 298-2045
  • North End/West End NSC, One Michelangelo Street, Boston, MA, 02113, dial (617) 523-8125
  • Parker Hill/Fenway NSC, 714 Parker Street, Boston, MA, 02120, main number is (617) 445-6000
  • South Boston Action Center,  424 West Broadway, South Boston, MA, 02127. Phone number is (617) 269-5160
  • The non-profit has many other programs too, and read more on assistance from Action for Boston Community Development.

 

 

 

John F. Kennedy Family Service Center
Address is 23A Moulton Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129. Main phone - (617) 241-8866
Only supports residents of Charlestown.

South End Neighborhood Action Program
554 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118. Call (617) 267-7400
During the Christmas season, holidays, and really year round the agency may have baby clothing, diapers, food, and more. There are also free gender specific toys for boys and girls from low income families as well as Thanksgiving turkeys and free Christmas food for the entire family.

Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston, Inc.
This charity also operates across Suffolk and nearby counties. Various programs are administered year round. Children and seniors may also enroll into holiday programs, including gifts at Christmas, home delivered meals, free groceries, and more. The churches in Suffolk and Middlesex County MA work to provide holiday help to the poor, immigrants, single mothers and others.

  • Yawkey Center, 185 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02121. Call (617) 506-6600
  • 270 Washington Street, Somerville, Massachusetts, 02143, dial (617) 625-1920
  • Merrimack Valley - 70 Lawrence Street, Lowell, MA 01852. Dial 978-452-1421

Christmas in the City at Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy
45 Franklin Street - 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02110. Phone (617) 542-6611
The charity will hold a Christmas party for homeless children in Boston. Distributes free toys, clothing and presents as well as entertainment and a free dinner.

East End House
Address is 105 Spring Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141. Call (617) 876-4444
Most of the aid is offered from a food pantry, including canned and dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, Turkeys at the holidays, meats, and dairy products. Another program is Toy Drive and Adopt-a-Family, which provides free toys and presents for children from families who would otherwise have a difficult time purchasing gifts for the holiday period.

 

 

 

 

Globe Santa
39B Teed Drive, Randolph, MA 02368-4201. Call 617-929-2002
The provide free books, toys, educational games and other resources to children in need for Christmas. They help families with children, single moms or dads, and others get free Toys, board games, school items, tablets and more.

Greater Boston Food Bank
70 South Bay Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02118. Call (617) 427-5200
Mostly has referrals to meal programs, soup kitchens. Or learn about Meals on Wheels holiday meal deliveries for the elderly or seniors. Or get free Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas food boxes.

Project Bread's Food Source Hotline
145 Border Street, Boston, MA, 02128. Main number is (800) 645-8333
This non-profit can connect qualified low income and working poor individuals and families to other food resources and regional Christmas or Thanksgiving programs.

Salvation Army of Massachusetts
Various resources are available, including the Christmas Castle Programs as well as Adopt a Family. This will provide necessities (clothes, gifts, toys) to eligible individuals and families during the holidays. They also run an Annual Toy Drive, among other services provided. There may be Legos, video games, clothes, hot wheel cars, trucks, dolls and more. There is also Angel Tree as well as Adopt a Family, and immigrant and non-English speakers can apply too.

  • 1500 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02118, Call (617) 536-5260
  • Dorchester's Jubilee House, 10 Melville Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02124. Phone (617) 282-8433
  • 23 Vernon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 0211. Call (617) 427-6700
  • 147 Berkeley Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116, telephone (617) 542-5420
  • 650 Dudley Street, Boston, MA, 02125, dial (617) 318-6900
  • The Eagle-Tribune Santa Fund, which offers food, clothing, and toys to individuals and families, is run from the office at 100 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA, 01845. Call 978-946-2000 or (978) 946-2127.
  • 402 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 0213. Call (617) 547-3400
  • Address is  350 Union Ave, Framingham, MA 01702. Call (508) 875-3341
  • 150 Appleton Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01852, dial (978) 458-3396
  • Other Salvation Army centers are also offered. Find them in Suffolk County as well as Middlesex County.

 

 

 

Toys For Tots of Middlesex and Suffolk County MA
This operates across Massachusetts. The programs known as Toys for Tots provides free holiday gifts/ toys for children. There are separate programs for each county. Kids, teens, and children from age 0 to 17 can apply for games, clothes, Chromebooks, books and other free toys.

Note this service does not give free toys or Christmas gifts to individual families. Applicants must contact a church in their town (or city of Boston), a charity, or social worker. Christmas gifts are gender specific and will be free and can include games, clothes, trucks for boys, dolls, and more.

Community Teamworks
155 Merrimack St, Lowell, MA 01852. Call (978) 459-0551
They offer assistance programs in Middlesex County. Free groceries, birthday or Christmas gifts, toileteries, financial help, coats or boots and more. They have various free holiday programs for Boston MA and nearby towns. They partner with Toys for Tots. Get free gift cards, food boxes, games, shoes, winter coats and more. Children, teenagers and the homeless, among others, can get assistance at Christmas.

Town of Ashland
Location is 162 West Union Street Lower Level, Ashland, MA, 01721. Phone number - (508) 881-0109

Bread of Life
109 Madison St, Malden, MA 02148. Call (781) 397-0404
Offers a free meal program for low income and homeless people who are Malden residents only.

City Mission
185 Columbia Road, Boston MA 02108
They have a free Christmas hop. It is a client choice model in which parents and kids can select the Christmas presents, clothes, and stuff they need.  There may be matchbox cars, Barbie dolls for girls, Legos, video game consoles, socks and more.

Town of Concord, Silent Fund - c/o First Parish in Church
20 Lexington Road, Concord, MA, 01742. Dial (978) 369-9602
This is for town residents only. It accepts holiday donations and then provides those goods, gifts, and toys to qualified town residents. Applicants need to have a referral from a pastor or social service agency.

Mystic Valley Elder Services
Location is 300 Commercial St #19, Malden, MA 02148. Phone: (781) 324-7705
Elderly people and the disabled are assisted. Free Christmas and thanksgiving meal programs, visits to nursing homes, small gifts for senior citizens over the age of 60 and more is offered.

Council of Social Concern
2 Merrimac Street, Woburn, Massachusetts, 01801. Main phone - (781) 935-6495
Everything from free food,, including turkey dinners, to Christmas decorations, stocking stuffer and more. The non-profit serves a free Thanksgiving Dinner. It is for those from the community that might otherwise have no opportunity to celebrate the holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Family Program - Church
99 Concord Street, North Reading, MA, 01864. Dial (978) 276-6400 or (978) 276-6448
Has toys, free Christmas gifts and school supplies only to children and residents of the City of Laurence and surrounding areas.

Maynard Food Pantry
82 Main Street, Maynard, MA, 01754. Main phone - (978) 897-8340

Natick Service Council - Seasonal and Holiday Program
Address of program - 2 Webster Street, Natick, MA, 01760. Dial (508) 655-1791
The county has referrals or free basic needs, including a free Thanksgiving Meal with all the toppings. It is open to the general public and kids from ages 0 to 14 can get toys, gifts and more.

Our Neighbor's Table
194 Main Street, Amesbury, Massachusetts, 01913. Phone - (978) 388-1907
Serves free meals and offers nutrition information. Services also include Christmas and Thanksgiving meal and gifts baskets, congregate meals and more.

Project Just Because, Inc.
109 South Street, Hopkinton, MA, 01748. Call (508) 435-6511
The Holiday Wish List Program allows seniors and needy families to request toys, gifts, meals, and other assistance at Christmas and Easter. Thanksgiving baskets are also provided during the fall and Thanksgiving season.

My Brothers Keeper - They partner with many local churches and charities in both Suffolk as well as Middlesex County. They refer low income families, immigrants, and families in poverty to financial assistance as well as Christmas programs. Regions covered include Lowell, Haverhill, Boston, and other cities. They have free furniture, Christmas trees or gifts for families, food boxes (Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas) and many other items. The locations include:

  • Easton, PO Box 338, Easton, MA 02356-0338. Call 508-238-2562
  • Dartmouth location is at N. Dartmouth, MA 02747-0273. Phone - 508-238-2562.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conferences - SVDP
There are multiple parishes in the region, ranging from Boston to Waltham, Cambridge, Charlestown, Lowell, Haverhill and other towns or cities. There are free food pantries for groceries or holiday food boxes. Children may be given stocking stuffers, there may be gift certificates, clothing, or even free Christmas Tress. The SVDP parishes are county specific.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
39 Central St, Natick, MA, 01760. Main phone - (508) 655-5880
A free Thanksgiving meal is served to the unemployed and those that need help.

Additional free Christmas programs
These agencies may have Toys for Tots applications or Adopt a Family. There may also be meals, groceries, and other goods. Clients on government aid can call Department of Children and Families (600 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111, phone (617) 748-2000) or any low income family can try aCommunity Center (dial 211).

 

 

 

Salvation Army northern MA - Sun Santa Fund
150 Appleton Street, Lowell, MA, 01852. Call (978) 458-3396
The charity distributes gifts and free toys. The program and is provided is funded by donations to children in need during the holiday season. It is a free Adopt a Family program for kids in Lowell and Middlesex County. The Salvation Army also has free Xmas gifts, decorations, games and food baskets from Angel Tree.

United Way of Tri-County
They run the Hope for the Holidays Giving Program. It distributes new toys that are acquired through donations. All items are made available to needy children during the holiday season.
Location is 46 Park Street, Framingham, Massachusetts, 01702. Call (508) 370-4873 for information.

 

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