Free holiday and Christmas programs Nashville area.
Families across the Nashville Tennessee region can receive assistance at the major holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Some of what may be provided to low income families, and in particular children, includes free Christmas gifts, toys, Thanksgiving turkey meals, food, gift cards and clothing. The main holiday programs in the Nashville region include free Toys for Tots from charities and the Marine Corps, the Salvation Army Angel Tree, church resources and Adopt a Family among others.
Free Christmas programs and meals for Thanksgiving are offered to thousands of residents. There is help for the counties of Williamson, Davidson, and Rutherford as well as the city of Nashville. Find places for free Christmas toys, holiday food baskets and more below.
Many agencies try to ensure that children are able to experience some type of holiday joy, even if their families are struggling. So free toys, gifts, and other presents are offered. Many organizations also focus on helping senior citizens in Davidson County, and they may receive free meals, food, and companionship. The focus of each of these centers is on helping the less fortunate and providing them some type of free or affordable Christmas assistance.
The Samaritan Center
Main address - 9231 Lee Highway, Ooltewah, Tennessee 37363. Phone number - (423) 238-7777
This non-profit helps meet basic needs of the low income and poor. They hold seasonal events, including Christmas, and provide a number of services. Among them include Toy Connection, a used-toy store, as well as a thrift store which may sell gently used holiday gifts, books, games, and more.
Nashville Baptist Association
420 Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206. Call (615) 259-3034
They only operate in this zip code. Assistance is for low income families with children ages newborn to teenagers. Clients need to have proof of address, picture ID, Social Security cards, and more. Help is offered on a walk in basis.
Ladies of Charity Welfare Agency, Inc.
2216 State St, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Dial (615) 327-3453 for an appointment.
Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets may be passed out.
Eighteenth Ave Family Enrichment Center
1811 Osage St, Nashville, Tennessee 37208. Dial (615) 320-1131
Free holiday toys are provided for low income children ages 2 -12 years in 37208 zip code. Toys, clothing, free meals, books, and more may be passed out.
Nashville Rescue Mission
Address is 639 Lafayette Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Telephone - (615) 255-2475
Provides Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals for indigent and very low income people who are hungry. Small gifts or toys may be offered to children in addition to the hot meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Find more details on Nashville Rescue Mission assistance programs.
GraceWorks Ministries, Inc.
Location is 104 Southeast Parkway, Suite 100, Franklin, Tennessee 37064. Dial (615) 794-9055
The Christmas Programs are for Williamson County residents only. Gifts and food baskets are offered.
St Rose of Lima Catholic Church
1601 N Tennessee Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Call (615) 893-1843
The Giving Tree Ministry programs is a confidential ministry established by the parish. The goal of it was to assist families that are financially struggling and they may be able to receive Christmas gifts. Most of the aid is for children 12 and under.
Elders First Adult Day Services Association, New Vision Baptist Church
Address: 1750 N. Thompson Ln, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Dial the center at (615) 542-4371
Free Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance is offered. Donations and volunteers are always needed, so please contribute if you can. Other programs include Families First and NCOA SCSEP.
Toys for Tots of Nashville Davidson, Rutherford and nearby counties
Donations keep this annual program running. New, unwrapped toys are given to boys and girls under the age of 13 at no cost to them. There may be Legos, video games, toy trucks or matchbox cars, dolls, clothes and more. Families living in poverty, single mothers, and the underemployed may apply. Some of the application sites are below, or look for more free Toys for Tots, gifts and more here. https://nashville-tn.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/request-toys.aspx.
- Bethlehem Centers of Nashville - (615) 329-3386
- First Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Address is 907 E Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130. Call (615) 893-6755
- Bedford and Coffee County - Phone 931-607-6846 or 931-684-6241
- St. Lukes Community House - 615-350-7893
- 2nd Chance 4 Life - Madison Community Center is at 510 Cumberland Ave., Madison, TN 37115. Main phone 404-647-9870.
- Putnam County residents - Old county Clerks Office, 29 North Washington Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501. Dial (931) 526-9500.
- Living Hope Church, 2417 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, Tn 37211. Phone 615-456-3346.
- Rock Your Salvation Church - RYS, 1619 16th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208 Call 629-216-8682
- East Park Community Center, 600 Woodland St., Nashville, Tennessee 37206. Main number is (615) 862-8448
- Graceworks Ministry - GWM, 104 SE Parkway Suite 100, Franklin, Tennessee of Williamson County
- Destiny Center- DCM, 1510 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 of Rutherford County
Last Minute Toys Store
5117 Harding Pl, Nashville, TN 37211. Phone: (615) 784-8697
Low cost as well as limited amount of free toys are for all Davidson County residents. Games, learning gifts, clothing, and more may be provided for Christmas. Children under the age of 18 and also women that have been abused, the homeless, and others may receive free Christmas assistance. Other support is for those that been in the custody of the state of Tennessee, human trafficking victim, or residents that have been involved in domestic violence. They are also sponsored by the non-profit and can also be given free holiday clothes, supplies and gifts through the toy drive.
Cathedral of Praise "COP" - Nashville Baptist Mission
Address is 4300 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, TN 37218. Call (615) 259-3034
Free Christmas gifts and presents are for 37207, 37208, and zip code of 37218
Iglesia Una Esperanza Viva West Nashville
5900 Obrien Ave, Nashville, TN 37209. Call (615) 977-1029
They have many free holiday programs for Nashville Residents, including Spanish speakers and immigrants. Christmas toys for kids, food boxes, meals, groceries and more.
Hamilton Tabernacle Baptist
The parish is at 2407 Booker St, Nashville, TN 37208. Phone: (615) 327-0189
They are a free Toys for Tots service for low-income families, the working poor, disabled and others in Nashville. Get games, winter coats, holiday food boxes and other free Christmas gifts for kids under the age of 14.
New Direction CDC - NCS of Rutherford County
105 Threet Industrial Blvd, Smyrna, TN 37167. Call 615-223-6205
Based on donations from the public and companies, there may be free Christmas gifts and presents for kids from Age 0 to 14 as part of Toys for Tots. Games, books, sneakers, tablets, gift cards, Christmas decorations and more may be offered.
Assembly of God "Una Esperanza Viva"
2417 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37211. Call (615) 892-5329 or (615) 313-7722
A number of free holiday assistance programs are run in Davidson County. They are a Toys for Tots application site. Clothes, games, trucks, dolls, and more is passed out.
The Salvation Army
1137 West Main St, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37133, Primary phone - (615) 895-7071
631 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37207, call (615) 242-0411
225 Berry Street, Nashville, TN 37207-5959. Main phone number is (615) 506-1064 or dial (615) 242-0411
They have locations across Davidson, Williamson, and Rutherford County. Clothing, free toys, gifts, and more is offered from the Angel Tree and other programs. They also serve Thanksgiving turkey dinner and Easter meals as well as Christmas food baskets. More on Salvation Army Davidson County holiday programs.
Christmas from the Heart Program
Address is 1400-B West College St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Telephone number is (615) 893-8912
The non-profit charity may have free clothing and toys for children. Most of the aid is for income qualified families in Rutherford County Tennessee. The holiday programs are for the low-income or indigent community residents and is intended to help them celebrate and enjoy the Christmas holidays. Families need to apply in person at the charity for clothing, furniture, Christmas gifts, or even bus tickets for travel. Some applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.