Mobile County free holiday and Christmas assistance programs.
Low income families and children in Mobile County can get help during the holidays. Charities and churches provide free Christmas toys as well as gift cards, clothes, and toys. There are also free holiday meal and turkey dinner programs, both at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The main holiday assistance programs, as well as details on how to apply, are below. Programs such as the Mobile Alabama Toys for Tots as well as Angel Tree rely on donations, and food pantries also depend on volunteers and donations. Whether it is free food, Christmas toys for children, gift cards, or presents, help is offered. The elderly and homebound, as well as people in nursing homes or elder care facilities in Mobile County, can also get help at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
US Marine Corps and partners Toys for Tots
This may be the biggest Christmas assistance program in both Mobile Alabama and nationwide. The Marine Corps work with local corporations, volunteers, non-profits, national companies like Wal-Mart and Target, to give children under the age of 18 free Christmas presents. Toys, games, electronics, books, trucks or dolls, tablets, and so much more may be given out. Qualified families with kids from infant to age 17 can apply.
Salvation Army Mobile County
Address is 3200 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Mobile, AL 36606
For applications, call (251) 479-2389
The faith based, Christian charity operates Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter assistance programs. Free Thanksgiving dinners, with turkeys (or other food) as well as the toppings may be offered. There are Easter baskets for kids too. Help during Christmas is from Angel Tree, which is when the Mobile community buys gifts, clothes, toys, and more for kids in need. Or get financial help, use the free food pantry, and other social services.
The Blessing Angel Gift Program
Phone - 251 591 6416
Children under the age of 13 can get assistance. Disabled kids/teens (regardless of age) can also get help. Free Christmas toys or gift certificates for shopping at stories like Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree, Kroger, or Target. There are also dolls for girls, toy trucks for boys, Legos, and other presents. Application is from October to November.
Tri-Coastal Community Outreach
10520 Hwy 188
Mobile, Alabama, 36541
Main number is 251-865-9731
The charity has a free food pantry, program known as Wings of Doves, and more. Everything from clothes to free groceries, Christmas or Thanksgiving food baskets, stocking stuffers, Meals on Wheels (including at holidays) for the homebound and more is offered.
Catholic Social Services and Charities
188 South Florida Street
Mobile, Alabama, 36606
They help Mobile County families regardless of religion. Free food, financial aid for bills, clothes, free Christmas toys and other support. There is also an Angel Tree free Christmas gift and meal program, home repairs, counseling and other help. Continue with Mobile County Catholic Charities.
Christ United Methodist – Food pantry
Address is 6101 Grelot Road
Mobile, AL 36609
Main number is (251) 342-0462
A free food pantry and soup kitchen. Hams, turkeys, bread, meat, ham, and other groceries or food for Thanksgiving or Christmas meals. A Christmas party is also help for the needy, and kids can get small Christmas gifts too.
Magical Christmas Toy Drive
A donation program. Local Mobile radio stations, companies, car dealerships and other groups “serve” as Christmas toy (as well as clothing or food box) drop off locations. What is collected is then given to low income families, single moms, the elderly, unemployed and others. Mobile County residents can get free holiday help from the Magical Christmas Toy Drive. For application times and process, dial 211.
Boys and Girls Club of South Alabama and Mobile
1102 Government Street
Mobile, Alabama, 36604
Main number is 251-432-1235
While most of the programs are for after school and summer camp help, there are also holiday programs. The Club runs Optimist Services, free summer and Christmas snacks, small toys and much more.
Waterfront Rescue Mission
279 A N Washington Ave
Mobile, AL, United States, 36603
Telephone - 251-433-1847
Only the homeless can get help. Free breakfast and dinners are served daily, including at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Turkey dinners, ham, vegetables and all the toppings are offered. There is also a low cost thrift store.
SVDP - Society of Saint St. Vincent de Paul Parish
Parish address - 4980 St Vincent Dr
Mobile, AL 36619
For information on free stuff, seasonal help, or the thrift store, call (251) 661-3908
United Methodist Mobile Metro
Location of the non-profit is 913 S Broad St.
Mobile, AL 36603
Programs include free food assistance (including at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas) as well as free stuff and a homeless shelter. Christmas toys, games, gifts, small toys and more for parents living in poverty and the homeless in Mobile.
North Mobile Benevolent Association
Charity address is 12 Bayou Sara Avenue
Saraland, Alabama 36571
Dial (251) 675-1770
The suburbs of Mobile are covered by the food bank. Seasonal holiday food baskets are offered too.