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Montana free Christmas and holiday assistance.

Many of the charities in Montana operate special seasonal programs, including at Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other times of the year. Everything from free toys to games, presents, food baskets, and holiday meals may be served. Find information below on Angel Tree, Adopt a Family, Toys for Tots and other holiday programs in Montana.

The organizations that offer help during the holidays also offer other assistance programs during the year. So the Montana agencies operate year round, however the resources listed below do focus on providing additional support at Christmas. Anyone applying for a free toy for their child will be able to request a certain gift, depending on availability. When it comes to the availability of a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, those programs really depend on volunteers to cook and serve them.

Each year thousands of struggling as well as working poor families in Montana get help at the holidays. Their children can be given a free Christmas toy or winter attire, or someone living on a fixed income (such as senior citizen or the disabled) are also key participants. The goal is to help the low income, lonely, and less fortunate experience joy.

Salvation Army of Missoula
355 South Russell
Missoula, MT 59801
Many services are run. Amount them include free food from a pantry, hygiene products, clothes, and more. There are also vouchers and Christmas programs, such as Angel Tree. Children can be given toys, boots, holiday presents and more. The Salvation Army also serves holiday meals and provide financial aid.

Christmas At Our House Dinner - 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, MT Army National Guard
Address is 2989 Highway 93 North
Kalispell, Montana 59901
Phone number is 406-324-5161.
There are free hams, turkeys, and other meals served during the holiday season. This is for local families.




Toys for Tots in Missouri
The United States Marine Corps works with local charities, non-profits, and volunteers across the state. The goal is to help ensure children and teenagers (under the age of 17) can get Christmas gifts. Toys for Tots provides new toys (for free) including books, games, clothes, electronics, tablets, video games, trucks, dolls, and countless other items. Toys for Tots gifts given to kids rely on what was donated. Find places to apply in Missouri, by county.

Area IX Agency on Aging – Hats and Mittens Project
Location is 160 Kelly Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
Telephone number is 406-758-5712
This is for both Headstart as well as elementary school children that live in the Flathead Valley area of Montana.

Billings Salvation Army Angel Tree Program
2100 6th Ave N
Billings, MT 59101
Dial (406) 245-4659
The goal is to help parents act as “Santa Clause” by providing presents to their kids. There is help for the unemployed, single moms, and others that are struggling. People donate to the service, and they give games, tablets, electronics, and other goods. Children applying need to be under the age of 14.

Kalispell Salvation Army Center
Main address is 110 Bountiful Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901
Main phone: 406-257-4357
The two programs are Toy n' Joy and Adopt-A-Family programs.

United Way Volunteer Center
1203 Highway 2 West, Suite 26
Kalispell, MT 59901
Dial 888-720-7266
Hope for the Holidays offers food baskets, presents, and other items to low income parents for their children. The homebound can also inquire into holiday meal deliveries. Another United Way non-profit for Montana is in Bozeman, Montana 59715, and the phone number is 406-451-5312.





Kiwanis Club of Hamilton
Families need to apply at Office of Public Assistance or Haven House. Christmas baskets and stockings may have food, toys, and more. Phone – 363-2164.

Rotary Club Of Whitefish
P.O. Box 1845
Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone – 406-270-2760.
The Magic of Christmas Program only supports struggling households in the immediate area.

District XII Human Resource Council – Butte
25 W. Silver street
Butte, Montana 59701
Telephone number is 406-533-6885
The Mining City Christmas program provide holiday help to single mothers, families with young children, the disabled, and senior citizens. There may be Christmas gifts, meals, food baskets, turkeys, ham, and more.

Bozeman Salvation Army Annual Christmas Program
Address: 32 South Rouse
Bozeman, Montana 59715
Several services are run by this Christmas church based charity. There are small gifts brought to shelters and hospitals for the sick and ill. Other programs in Montana include free Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, presents for kids and teens, clothing for winter, and toys for low income families.

Marine Corps League, Flathead Valley District 634
41 Fourth Avenue West
Kalispell, MT 59901
Call 406-257-1077 for information
Toys for Tots is a donation service. The organization collects new, unwrapped toys from the public. The gifts are then given to kids from low income and working poor families, if qualified.

Sykes Grocery and Market
202 Second Avenue West
Kalispell, MT 59901
A Thanksgiving Day dinner is served. Transportation to the meal service may be arranged.

Coats For Kids, Inc.
8 First Street East, Suite 205
Kalispell, Montana 59901
The Montana program is not necessarily focused on Christmas, but rather the winter in general. There is free winter wear given, such as boots, hats, gloves, and more. Much of what is available is donated by churches.

Family Services, Inc.
1824 First Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
The Adopt-A-Family program runs during the holiday season. Businesses, individuals, and churches can donate to a struggling family or one that is living in poverty. They then provide when they for Christmas, such as presents, toys, games, educational supplies, and other gifts. Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets may also be offered.






Share the Spirit Holiday Assistance Program
P.O. Box 1341
Polson, Montana 59860
Main phone - 406-883-1676
This is an Adopt a Family/Angel Tree program. But it relies on Share the Spirit tags. Children can request clothing, toys, tablets, electronics, and other Christmas gifts, and they may be given to the applicant. It runs in Lake County.

By Jon McNamara

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