Free Christmas and holiday assistance programs Plymouth County.
Get free Christmas gifts as well as toys in Plymouth County. The charities that offer these programs help low-income families, the elderly, single moms and others, and even provide free dinners at Thanksgiving too. Find where to get free Christmas assistance in Plymouth County below.
The main programs include free Toys for Tots, Adopt a Family from charities as well as Angel Tree. Kids from age 0 to 15 can get free Christmas toys, games, books, clothes, Legos, dolls and more. The charities in Plymouth County will often coordinate other holiday programs in the region too, such as Easter baskets for children or serve free Thanksgiving meals to families living in poverty.
What may be provided depends on donation levels. Anyone that can contribute to a local Christmas program is encourage to do so, and the items supplied may be as follows.
- Meals are fairly widely available. Everything from a soup kitchen in Plymouth to a food pantry may have a turkey for the less fortunate, deliver a hot or frozen meal to the homebound or senior citizen.
- Children can often get a free toy or presents at Christmas. It is usually for those under the age of 15 or so.
- Other low-income holiday assistance in Plymouth ranges from gift cards to clothing or food vouchers.
Find the leading charities as well as churches to apply at below. Resources are always limited.
Norwell Food Pantry
Address is 345 Main St, Norwell, MA 02061. Call (781) 690-5050 or another number to try is 659-7878
The Christmas program is known as Adopt-a-Family and they also run the Kids In Need service. It operates year round, with an increased emphasis on providing kids toys, gifts, and clothing at Christmas.
Brockton - Catholic Charities South
Location is 169 Court St, Brockton, Massachusetts 02302. Phone number for intake - (508) 587-0815
Children under the age of 14 can sign up for Toys for Kids.
Scituate Community Christmas
Location is 125 Mann Lot Rd, Scituate, MA 02066. Phone: (781) 545-7108
A non-profit runs this, but it is only for income qualified Scituate residents. Free food, Christmas gifts, and more is offered. Priority is for senior citizens as well as children.
Marshfield Kiwanis Club - Community Christmas
A home delivery service may bring the disabled and elderly a Thanksgiving meal. There may also be Christmas food baskets for families in poverty. Small Xmas stocking stuffers or gifts may be offered too. Call 781-837-8405.
Plymouth Area Coalition
Mailing address - 149 Bishop's Highway, Kingston, MA, 02364. Call (781) 582-2010 or 781-585-0006
The homeless are served by this charity. Christmas or Thanksgiving meals, winter clothes, free Christmas toys for kids from homeless families and other support is offered.
Wellspring Multi-Service Center
814 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, Massachusetts 02045. Phone:(781) 925-3211
There is a pantry which may have Thanksgiving items to prepare a meal, Christmas food boxes, frozen Turkeys for distribution, and other services.
Marshfield Community Christmas
140 Main St Route 3A, Marshfield, Massachusetts 02050. Phone number is (781) 837-8405
Assistance may be provided to income qualified Plymouth County families. They can receive free Christmas toys, clothing, presents, trees and food boxes for the holiday season.
My Brother's Keeper of Plymouth County
A regional charity that offer help at Christmas to towns including Brockton. A focus is on the elderly, seniors, and families with children that have a one time crisis.
Salvation Army – Plymouth Social Services center
A soup kitchen services holiday meals, including at Christmas and Thanksgiving. There is also an Adopt a Family free toy program, shelters, gift cards, case management, and other assistance is arranged. There are multiple centers, as indicated below. Various Christmas toys, games, and gifts are passed out, and read more on holiday assistance from Salvation Army in Plymouth.
- 52 Long Pond Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360 Call (508) 746-1559
- 216 Centre St, Brockton, MA 02302. Phone: (508) 583-1896
Toys For Tots - Plymouth County
Register online. Very low income families in Plymouth County can get help from this US Marin Corps supported program. Toys, games, bikes, video games, matchbox cars, sporting goods and other free, unwrapped presents may be passed out. Register here. https://cape-cod-ma.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200&nRedirectInd=3.
Brockton Family Resource Center (FRC)
1367 Main Street, Brockton MA 02301. Call 508-857-0272
The locations focus on family stability. There will be free winter clothes, Christmas gifts for kids, school supplies, holiday food boxes and other stuff. Or case management is offered year round too.
City of Brockton
The Project Guardian Angel is an Adopt a Family program. Kids, infants, and children in need (based on donations) can be given a free Christmas gift or toy. Gender specific items are offered too.
St Vincent De Paul Society
Location is 425 Plymouth St, Abington, MA 02351. Dial (781) 878-1194
They help the poor, elderly, disabled and less fortunate in Plymouth County. There is a free food pantry with groceries, including for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Or a thrift store may have low cost or free birthday or Xmas toys, furniture and more. St. Vincent tries to give free holiday stuff when possible.
Brockton - Police Station
When available, registration may go as late as mid-December. Clothing, toys, and more are passed out to low income Plymouth County families.
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