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Free Christmas and holiday assistance Montgomery County and Dayton Ohio.

There are several charities and churches that offer free holiday meals as well as Christmas presents, gifts or toys to struggling families in Dayton OH and the county. While the number of places to contact for help in the Montgomery County Ohio region is limited, there are still possibilities for low income families.

The main provider of free Christmas gifts in Dayton and other parts of the county is Toys for Tots. They normally help thousands of households with children as well as single moms per year. More information on their services are below. Kids from age 0 to teenagers can get free Christmas gifts, clothes, video or board games, dolls, Legos and more.

Other charities also provide support, such as the Salvation Army Adopt a Family as well as local Angel Tree programs. There are also free Christmas as well as Thanksgiving meals. There may even be volunteers that visit the homebound, seniors or disabled in Montgomery County during the holidays.

Since the charitable programs are limited, apply early for help at Christmas. The assistance can include, but is not limited too, Thanksgiving or Christmas food or grocery baskets, gifts for children, and food for senior citizens Also, if someone is given clothing, boots, toys, gift cards or a food basket from a local charity, these will only be available do to donations of the community. In other words, the charities may not always be able to provide exactly what a kid requests.

Free Toys for Tots of Montgomery County OH
Registrations are required from the Family Request Form. Donors, such as churches and people, will provide new, unwrapped toys to the Marine Corps affiliated agency. The goods are then given to children under the age of 13 during Christmas. Thousands of kids get help every year. Everything from arts and crafts to sporting equipment, Barbie dolls, video consoles or games and more is offered. Register online at

The Salvation Army Community Center at Dayton area
They offer various social services, including Angel Tree free Christmas gifts for children. free presents, clothing, winter coats, games, Christmas decorations and other items are given. Adopt a Family offers free meals, presents, and more to the entire household, including senior citizens as well as single moms or dads. There are also Thanksgiving turkey dinners.

  • There are multiple centers in the county, including at 1000 N Keowee St. Dayton, OH (phone (937) 528-5100)
  • 138 S Wilkinson St, Dayton, OH 45402. Call (937) 222-1435
  • Find other sites, and locate Montgomery County Ohio Salvation Army centers.




FLOC - For Love of Children
131 N Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402. Telephone number is (937) 223-3562
Over the years, the charity has grown from helping about 15 families from its Christmas for Kids program to a couple thousand. Case management is combined with free, donated toys, food for low income households in Montgomery County, and other support. The charity is run by volunteers and their Christmas giving tree.

Good Neighbor House
627 East First Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402. Main phone - (937) 224-3003
Families living in poverty can get household goods, hot meals (including at the holidays), free clothing and more. They also bring Christmas cheer to the homeless.

Epiphany Lutheran Church
Location is 6430 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45459. Phone: (937) 433-1449
The Dayton Ohio church offers year round as well as holiday help. There are free Christmas presents for kids and the elderly, turkey dinners at Thanksgiving and Christmas, holiday parties and more. Single parents, the low income, and unemployed can get free gifts, toys, boxes of groceries, and more at Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Dayton
This is a charity made up on volunteers and donations from the community. There are year round assistance programs as well as seasonal support, including free holiday food baskets (Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas) as well as gift cards, free toys, and other items. More on SVDP Dayton assistance programs.

Gospel Mission
64 Burns Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45402. Call (937) 223-4513
The Montgomery County charity offers basic goods, such as kitchen supplies, winter boots, coats, and more. The assistance is given year round, including at Christmas. There is also a full meal buffet.

Memorial United Methodist Church - West Carrollton Pantry
26 N Locust St, West Carrollton, OH 45449. Dial (937) 859-4444 or call (937) 847-2274
Only covers families in zip codes of 45439 and 45449. Groceries, including holiday food baskets, may be pass out.





Miamisburg Helping Hands
Food bank and soup kitchen is 224 East Maple Avenue, Miamisburg, Ohio 45342. Phone (937) 866-9323
Most of the free holiday help is groceries. They help the poor at Thanksgiving or Christmas, the low income, elderly and others.

Good Neighbor House - Neighbor to Neighbor
Address is 627 E 1st St, Dayton, OH 45402
They only assist families, seniors, and others in the zip codes of 45419, 45420, 45429 and 45432. Free holiday food baskets, maybe small toys or gift cards and more. Call (937) 224-3003 or (937) 252-6705.

For Love of Children (FLOC)
The charity is at 128 W 1st St., Dayton, Ohio 45402. Call (937) 223-3562
They have a Christmas Giving Tree. Based on donations, thousands of kis can get free toys, gift cards, sneakers, stocking stuffers and more. There is also a Toy Cottage in which low income families and their kids can "shop" for some gifts.

Dial 937-225-3000 for referrals.
Callers of all income backgrounds can get information on holiday help. Non-profits and churches in Montgomery County OH offer assistance at Easter, Thanksgiving, and of course Christmas. The service refers people to places for free holiday help.

Referral hotline
Anyone in need can dial for free referrals and information, and the number is 1-855-405-7629 or 211. Learn about emergency financial aid, holiday assistance, Christmas toy giveaway events for children and infants, and more. The service is free, and a number of charities and businesses in Montgomery County Ohio provide Christmas assistance to the needy.

Northeast Churches Emergency Center
Food pantry address is 1404 Webster St, Dayton, OH 45404. Dial - (937) 567-0565
Free groceries are passed out. They may be holiday meals, Easter or Christmas baskets, and more. Children may be given, when donations allow, free Christmas stocking stuffers.


By Jon McNamara














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