Oklahoma County and regional free Christmas and holiday assistance programs.
The Oklahoma City area has several charities that provide help at the holidays. Organizations provide everything from free Christmas toys to holiday meals as well, including at Thanksgiving and Easter. There are programs in Oklahoma City, Canadian, Cleveland, Logan, Pottawatomie, and Grady County. Examples of what may be provided to registered families is below.
-Donations are used from local businesses, churches, and volunteers to fund these resources.
-What may be available at Christmas in the Oklahoma City area includes games, free presents, stocking, toys, clothing, and gift certificates.
-Meals may be served at some holidays, including Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas.
-Staff will often refer the family or individual to long term financial aid as well, so they have more support in the future.
When registering for a holiday assistance program offered by a charity, proof of income, residency, age, and more information is needed. Any gifts are usually provided first come and served, and the application process for Christmas assistance does start early.
Skyline Urban Ministry
Location is 500 SE 15th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
Main Phone - (405) 632-2644
They run the Christmas Grace adopt a family program. Gifts are purchased by the community for a child. Parents are then able to pick the toys and even food baskets up from the Christmas Store.
The Christmas Connection
5728 S May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
For information, call (405) 634-2006
They operate in all counties in Central Oklahoma, including Canadian, Cleveland, and others. There is a store in which people can shop for toys, clothing, and holiday items or even school supplies. There may be clothing, shoes, stocking, small presents for Christmas morning and more. One particular day is also for senior citizens in the region, which allows them to get the help and joy at Christmas that they so readily deserve.
Regional Oklahoma City and Central part of state Toys for Tots
The Marines of Rocket Battery work on this program with local volunteers and charities. It is offered in all six counties indicated above. Children and infants can get new toys, based on donation levels.
Salvation Army Centers
There are several in the region. They operate programs such as Angel Tree and Adopt a Family, among many others. Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas meals may be served. For working poor families as well as seniors or the disabled that qualify, both Christmas assistance and other long term social services are available from the non-profit. Learn more on Salvation Army Oklahoma free holiday assistance programs.
Shawnee site has a phone number of 405-275-2243
Nowata Salvation Army is at 309 E. Delaware. Call 918-273-2327.
4301 N. Ann Arbor in Oklahoma City. The main intake number is (405) 789-9892.
Salvation Army of Muskogee is at 615 S. Main. Phone 918-682-3384.
Cleveland County center is based at 318 E. Hayes Street, Norman, Oklahoma 73070-1092. Phone 405-364-9910.
In the city, there is another site at 5301 N. Meridian. Main number is (405) 789-3202
City Rescue Mission
800 W California Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Main phone - (405) 232-2709
Free Christmas and other holiday help, such as at Easter, is for the homeless and people in extreme poverty. Children may be given a small gift, and there are meals, clothing, and hygiene items. Men, veterans, domestic abuse survivors, and others often ask for holiday assistance.
Red Andrews Christmas Dinner
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
This takes place one day per year. Thousands of families, seniors, and others receive a free Christmas meal. In many cases, young children will get a gift as well. Families may be given a food bag to take home too.
Upward Transitions Travelers Aid
Address is 1134 W Main Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
They mostly offer holiday help (Thanksgiving, Christmas meals and free small gifts as well as clothes) to people passing through the region - travelers or the homeless in the OK city region.
Citizens Caring For Children
730 W Wilshire Creek Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Telephone - (405) 753-4099
Seasonal programs are run. They can help the low income at Christmas, provide counseling, holiday baskets of food and items to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner, and more. All of this is based on the generous donations of the community.
Eastside Church of Christ
Address is 916 S Douglas Blvd
Midwest City, OK 73130
Main phone - (405) 732-0393
St Francis Catholic Church
Mailing address is 1901 Nw 18th
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Holiday meals, presents, meat, Christmas parties and more are for the vulnerable in the parish area.
Community Action Agency of Oklahoma City / County
They offer referrals to Christmas programs. Other services are provided to, such as information on government benefits, clothing for work, and more.