Free holiday assistance programs for Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk County.

Families from Suffolk and Nassau County can receive holiday assistance from several non-profits that are located across Long Island. Help can be offered in the form of a free meal, gift, or toy. Most of the goods are offered to children from the community, with a secondary focus being on assisting senior citizens.

With the challenging economy and low income households struggling, many families struggle to provide for their families at Christmas or Thanksgiving. Charities, churches, and non-profits would like residents from Long Island to have some type of holiday joy, so they try to provide assistance. The programs also rely on volunteers and donations, so please contribute if you can.

Qualified families can receive free gifts, clothes, clothing, hot meals and much more. Other aid may be offered from referrals. Thousands of individuals and children from the region benefit from the generosity of these programs every year.

Patchogue-Medford Youth And Community Services, Inc.
390 Bay Avenue
Patchogue, New York, 11722
Telephone number is (631)758-4100
Thanksgiving and holiday resources include free toys, food and gifts during the holiday season for low-income and working poor families in the Patchogue Medford School District.




Selden Centereach Youth Association
1515 Middle Country Road, Ste. 3
Centereach, NY, 11720
Telephone number is (631)732-2186
Assistance is for Middle Country School District families only.

F.E.G.S. Health & Human Services System
Address: 6900 Jericho Turnpike-Suite 309
Syosset, NY, 11791
Call (516)496-7550
Holiday assistance is offered by volunteers. They organize food drives, donate baskets of groceries and gifts, and deliver the items to families in need for the holidays.





Helping Hands Rescue Mission
Address is 225 Broadway
Huntington Station, NY, 11746
Main number is (631)351-6996
Coordinates holiday meals and community events, including free turkeys at Thanksgiving, meals, toys, and more. During the winter and Christmas seasons, free coats, mittens, sweaters, hats, scarves, socks, blankets, and gloves may be offered to adults and children in need.

Toys For Tots-Suffolk County
Location is 25 Baiting Place Road
Farmingdale, NY, 11735
The charity programs collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year. These toys are then given as free Christmas gifts to needy children in the Long Island community. The program is run by the United States Marine Corps as well.

Blessed Sacrament Parish Social Ministry
Location is 201 North Central Avenue
Valley Stream, New York, 11580
Call the non-profit at (516)568-1027

Patchogue-Medford Youth And Community Services, Inc.
390 Bay Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
Main phone number is (631)758-4100
The non-profit provides food, clothing and free toys during the holiday season for low-income and unemployed families in the Patchogue Medford School District.

St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church
115 Kings Highway
Hauppauge, New York 11788
Holiday baskets and gifts, basic needs, advocacy, and more is offered.




Our Lady Of Grace Roman Catholic Church
Location is 666 Albin Avenue
West Babylon, NY 11704
(631)587-5185 (Parish Office)

Catholic Charities of Long Island
Address: 90 Cherry Lane
Hicksville, NY 11801-6299
Dial (516)733-7000
Numerous social services are available across Suffolk County, Nassau, and all towns. While emergency financial aid is offered, special holiday programs can offer free home delivered meals to seniors, clothing, toys for children, and other support.

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church/Ronkonkoma
Address: 45 Church Street
Ronkonkoma, New York 11779-3300
Call (631)588-8456
Referrals and resource information includes holiday assistance (both Christmas and Thanksgiving), soup kitchens, household items, and other support.

St. Mark's R. C. Church
Main address is 105 Randall Rd.
Shoreham, NY 11786
Outreach is offered to Suffolk County residents.

St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church
1488 North Country Road
Wading River, New York 11792

St. Ignatius Loyola Parish
Location is 129 Broadway (Rte. 107)
Hicksville, New York 11801-4295
Telephone - (516)931-0056

Toys for Tots Nassau County
This service is run by charities and the USMC. Children under the age of 14 can get new, wrapped Christmas gifts for free. Call 211.





The Salvation Army In Greater New York
Main location is 120 West 14th Street
New York, New York 10011-7393
Dial (212)337-7200
There are several centers across Long Island New York. Provides assistance around each holiday, including Easter, Christmas, and Thanksgiving. Programs operate from food pantries or clothing closets. One of the main Christmas programs is Angel Tree, which offers gifts and presents to the entire family. The elderly and homebound can also get help around the holidays. There are several other resources in which the Salvation Army helps at Christmas, including Angel Tree.

Christ Church Parish
Location is 12 Prospect Street
Babylon, New York 11702
Call the Suffolk County non-profit at (631)-661-5757


By Jon McNamara

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