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Tucson and Pima County free Christmas and holiday assistance.

Many locations offer free Christmas assistance in the Tucson Arizona area. Churches, charities, and food banks all tend to try to help low income families, in particular those with children or senior members of the household. There may be free Christmas gifts, programs including Toys for Tots or Angel Tree, and other in Pima County. While many of the locations will serve meals (both at Thanksgiving or Christmas) or distribute free boxes of food, some will also have small gifts, toys, electronics, clothes, or other presents for children.

Like most charities, these Pima County organizations often rely on donations and generosity of the community. So resources are limited, and all families or individuals will not qualify for Christmas help. Some of the main programs in the region include CFB Food Box Sites, Angel Trees, Adopt a Family and more.

For more information on where to turn to for a Christmas or Thanksgiving meal, or a free toys for a child, try a non-profit below. Services are offered in Spanish as well as to immigrants in Pima County. The registration period for many of these Tucson based agencies will usually begin in September to November timeframe.

Miracle En El Barrio
Tucson, Arizona 85713
This organization will often hold a Christmas party. It is free for children who live in the South Tucson Arizona area. They may receive food, snacks, and small gifts from Santa.

The Salvation Army
Main address is 1021 N 11th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705, Call (520) 792-1629
1001 N Richey Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716, (520) 792-1111
The Christmas Angel Toy Distribution program is for children from low income or working poor families under the age of 12. There may also be vouchers to buy toys or free grocery store gift certificates, toys, shoes, and clothing items. Free Thanksgiving turkey meals are offered too. The homebound, such as seniors or disabled, may get a hot meal delivered to them. More on Salvation Army holiday assistance Pima County.

The Salvation Army will also hold a dinner as well. There may even be transportation provided to it from the South Tucson's City Hall or other locations. The meal is served at 260 S Church Ave, Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ 85701, dial (520) 795-9671. There is also a location in Green Valley, AZ 85614. Call (520) 625-3888.




Cornerstone Fellowship
Address is 2902 N Geronimo Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85705
Main phone - (520) 622-4626
They help the less fortunate, including immigrants, migrants, and the poor. Free Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas food or meals. There are also toys, gifts, free Christmas presents as well as gift cards.

Miracle on 31st Street also holds Christmas parties
Tucson, AZ 85713
Call (520) 883-5805
Meals, small gifts for children, and other holiday aid is offered.

Gospel Rescue Mission Community Street Banquet Holiday Meals
Main address - 312 W 28th St
Tucson, Arizona 85713
(520) 740-1501
Thanksgiving meals with turkeys and the toppings are held. Some seniors or disabled in Pima County may get items delivered to their home. The non-profit also has Christmas toys, meals, food boxes, and other items.

Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program
Address is 3003 S Country Club Rd
Tucson, AZ 85713
Main phone number is (520) 622-0525
Offers short term food, groceries, and related items. There are also some special holiday or Christmas programs held.





Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Location is 2331 E Adams St
Tucson, Arizona 85719
(520) 327-6857
A food pantry and clothing closet support Pima County. Free groceries, small gifts for kids, stocking stuffers and other goods.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Pima County
Various churches participate, and referrals are offered. Whether financial aid or clothes, or free food (for Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas), help is offered. There may be Christmas gifts like books games, bikes, and more for free or a low cost. More on Pima County assistance programs SVDP.

Pio Decimo Emergency and Basic Needs Program
Clothing bank address is 848 S 7th Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Telephone number is (520) 624-0551
A focus is on immigrants, Mexican, and Latino culture. Free cultural holiday meals, meat, clothes, toys, and free gift certificates for shopping at Christmas may all be offered.

Arizona Helping Hands Crisis Toy Distribution
7850 E Gelding Dr
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
Distributes free toys, clothing items, games and gifts to children.

There are a number of Community Food Banks in the region. Most of the will provide some type of special holiday box of food or gift basket to low income families or the poor. It may contain a ham, turkey, or similar Thanksgiving or Christmas supplies. The leading places to contact are below.

Sahuarita Community Food Bank, 250 E Continental Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614, dial (520) 625-5252
11734 W Grier Rd, Marana, AZ 85653, (520) 682-3001
Amado Community Food Bank, 28720 S Nogales Hwy, Amado, AZ 85645, (520) 398-2942
Caring Ministries, 820 W Calle Sur, Tucson, Arizona 85705, (520) 882-2645
Impact of Southern Arizona is located at 3535 E Hawser St, Tucson, AZ 85739, dial (520) 825-0009
Canyon Del Oro Assembly Of God, 2950 W Lambert Ln, Tucson, AZ 85742, telephone number is (520) 42-1168
4545 N La Cholla Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85705, (520) 696-8614
Good Shepherd United Church of Christ Christmas food box is distributed from 17750 S La Canada Dr, Sahuarita, AZ 85629, (520) 625-1375
Gospel Rescue Mission. Address is 326 W 28th St, Tucson, AZ 85713, (520) 740-1501
Primavera Works Community Action - 151 W 40th St, Tucson, Arizona 85713, (520) 882-9668
Saint Monica Catholic Church, 212 W Medina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756, (520) 741-1230
Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, 8051 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710, (520) 296-1927
Tucson House, 1501 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705, dial the location at (520) 622-0525
Pascua Yaqui Tribe, 7474 S Camino de Oeste, Tucson, Arizona 85746, dial (520) 879-564

Interfaith Community Services - Gifts of Love
Multiple centers from ICS (Interfaith Community Services) match donors with needs families, including at Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The locations are below.
2820 West Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85741, (520) 297-6049
8701 East Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85710, call (520) 731-3076
101 West Irvington Road Suite 2A, Tucson, AZ 85706, phone (520) 297-6049







Christ Community Church
Main address is 530 S Pantano Rd
Tucson, Arizona 85710
For information, call (520) 296-8501
Christmas gifts, toys, games, books and other items may be offered along with meals. Seniors, single parents and the underemployed can get assistance during the holidays.

TYLA Christmas Party
1109 W Prince Rd, Ste 111
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 887-2643

Toys for Tots of Pima County
This is run by the USMC and various churches as well as charities. They give kids free Christmas gifts, books, toys, presents, video games and other items. Boys and girls from low income families, migrant or Spanish speakers and others can get help. Dial 211, or apply

By Jon McNamara

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