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Free Christmas assistance Pulaski County and Little Rock.

Free holiday programs are available in Pulaski County during the Christmas and Thanksgiving season. Churches or charities may provide free Christmas toys, Thanksgiving or holiday meals, and other help to the low income in the Little Rock area. The agencies that run these programs use donations of toys as well as food from the community. Find how to get free Toys for Tots presents, food or gifts from Adopt a Family and the Angel Tree program in the Little Rock Arkansas area.

The charities that help struggling families, seniors or single mothers may hold fund raisers or toys drives, such as the Red Kettle concept, to raise money to buy gifts or other items for the less fortunate. Free holiday programs are available to provide toys to children and food baskets to the entire low income household. Senior citizens in the city of Little Rock can also apply for home delivered meals as well. More volunteers are always needed to run these holiday services, so please give back if possible.

Each year, hundreds of local families (most of whom have children) get a free gift for their children. There can be toys, clothing, items, sneakers, Legos, video games, dolls, shoes, groceries and even video games. All of this will of course depend on what people donate to these Christmas programs in Pulaski County. Or look here for additional free groceries for low income families.

The Salvation Army
The Angel Tree program is run from multiple sites. It will offer income qualified families in Pulaski County with free meals and toys, among other services. The charity also offer financial aid, gift cards, vouchers, and of course referrals. A retail store is also open, and the agency has Thanksgiving meals too.

  • One site is at 1111 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201. Call (501) 374-9296
  • Another regional holiday program is at 5100 N Locust St, North Little Rock, AR 72116. Call (501) 313-2405
  • There are other social service centers too. More on Salvation Army programs in Little Rock AR area.

Helping Hands - Little Rock
1601 Marshall Street, Little Rock, AR 72203. Main phone - (501) 372-4388
For those clients of the food pantry, they may be given free toys at Christmas. There are of course groceries to prepare holiday meals, gifts, and more. There may also be Toys for Tots, free Adopt a Family programs as well as financial help.




USMC Toys for Tots of Little Rock area and surrounding counties

The free holiday program is available from several non-profits and charity organizations. They provide toys, books, games and more to young boys and girls in partnership with the USMC. Get free clothes, matchbox cars, sporting goods and more for kids from age 0 to 15. This service is for Pulaski, Perry, Garland, Grant, Hot Springs, Jefferson, Lonoke, Prairie and Saline County.. The main registration link is

  • Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas has many programs for kids, including holiday, at 1400 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201. Dial (501) 666-8816.
  • McAlmont Church of Christ - 1824 E 46th St, North Little Rock, AR 72117. Call (501) 945-7331
  • Immanuel Outreach Church accepts Toys for Tots from 1123 Welch Street, Little Rock, AR 72202. Call (501) 301-8292
  • Word of Truth Apostolic Church address is 7624 W 40th Street Little Rock, AR 72204. Phone - (501) 519-2552
  • Breath of Life Church has free food baskets, meals, Christmas toys or decorations and more at- 1313 S Pine St., Pine Bluff, AR 71601. Telephone – 870-541-0341.

Little Rock Compassion Center
4210 Asher Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204. Call (501) 296-9114
Young children and parents with kids, including single moms, can apply for Christmas toys.

Saint Francis House
Address is 2701 South Elm Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204. For intake, call (501) 664-5036
The non-profit helps senior citizens and homebound disabled only. Volunteers provide food gift baskets as well as small Christmas presents. The applicant needs to be out of resources and have no family local to Pulaski County.

Central Arkansas CDC
They do their best to collect and give away items at Christmas to they needy. Free clothes, food, deserts, Christmas toys for kids, meals for the working poor or less fortunate and other help is offered too. There are other resources too, and financial help from Pulaski County CDC.

McAlmont Church of Christ
Location is 1824 E 46th St, North Little Rock, AR 72117. Phone: 501-812-4624 or (501) 945-7331
A number of holiday and free Christmas programs are run, including toys for tots. There may also be free Christmas gifts, meals or groceries from the pantry, books, clothes and electronics for kids.





Spirit Led - The Word Family Church
277 North Street, Camden, Arkansas 71701. Dial (870) 231-6300
They help the poor, low income, elderly, and even immigrants with holiday joy. Free Christmas stocking stuffers, applications to toys for tots in Pulaski County, Easter or Thanksgiving meals (with meat and toppings), games and gifts for kids and more.

Watershed Human And Community Development Agency
3701 Springer Boulevard, Little Rock, AR 72206. Telephone: (501) 378-0176
The main office has Christmas and Thanksgiving meals. There are also toys, games, and gifts for children from needy families.

Additional free Thanksgiving or Christmas charities
There are a few other places that help struggling families year round. They are below. They often have free Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas programs as well, including stocking stuffers, small toys, food baskets and other programs.

  • First Christian Church at 14411 Taylor Loop Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223 (call (501) 225-5656) helps the poor, elderly, homeless and others, including at the holidays. They have a free food pantry with turkeys, groceries and more.
  • Church of Christ on Lewis Street is at 2716 Lewis St, Little Rock, AR 72204. Call (501) 563-0090 for information on free Christmas decorations, thanksgiving meals and other support.
  • Mercy Ministries also has free Christmas gifts, clothes, food boxes and more at 1900 Nichols Rd, Little Rock, AR 72205. Call (501) 225-8500


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