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Free Christmas and holiday assistance Shelby County.

Locate churches, seniors centers, and charities that giveaway free Christmas toys, holiday gifts or food and Thanksgiving meals to low-income families in Shelby County. Get applications to programs including Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army Angel Tree as well as charitable Adopt a Family programs .Find where and how to get free Christmas gifts in Memphis Tennessee and the county below.

A number of charities volunteer organizations help the less fortunate in Shelby County TN during the holidays. There may be free Christmas toys or gift cards for children. Meals are served at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas in the Memphis area as well. The focus is on children as well as the elderly and single moms in the community.

Some examples of the free Christmas gifts offered to children will be games, books, clothes, Legos, video games, belts, dolls, and shoes. Almost all items are distributed to low income families as well as single parents in Shelby County on a first come and served basis. Volunteers from these charities strive to provide freeholiday  meals, presents and other support.

Millington First United Methodist Church
The main address is 8133 Wilkinsville Rd, Millington, Tennessee 38053. Call the center at (901) 872-4357
This location mostly has Christmas gift baskets, which may have food items or small toys. It is only for zip codes of 38053 and people in the Millington part of Shelby County. The application process usually starts in November, and only a couple hundred low income families may qualify for help.

Raleigh Assembly of God
3683 Austin Peay Hwy, Memphis, TN 38128. Main telephone - (901) 386-5055
This church and charity supports the needy in Shelby County, Tipton County and Crittenden in Arkansas. They operate a food pantry with special Christmas and Thanksgiving meals served. Children and youth may receive small gifts or toys, as donations and volunteers allow. Other small items may be available in Shelby County too.

St Vincent DePaul - Shelby County
Address is 1306 Monroe Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104. Call (901) 274-2137 or (901) 722-4703
On Christmas as well as Thanksgiving day, free meals are served. Anyone in need, the low income homeless, lonely, and others can stop by the Memphis charity - church for food, small gifts, and holiday company. More on St. Vincent Shelby County St. Vincent holiday assistance programs.




The Salvation Army of Memphis & the Mid-South
Location is 696 Jackson Ave., Memphis, TN 38105. Call (901) 543-8586

Many holiday and Christmas programs are offered. There are free Thanksgiving turkey dinners, Christmas gifts and toys from Angel Tree, meals, games, and more. Volunteers may also visit the homebound and elderly in Shelby County to provide holiday joy.

  • Another local site for referrals to holiday assistance is Salvation Army Donation Center, 8110 Dexter Rd, Cordova, TN 38016. Call (901) 737-8232 for intake.

Bellevue Baptist Church
They have a Christmas store at  2000 Appling Road, Cordova, TN 38016. Call (901) 347-2000
Based on donation levels, low-income families in Memphis TN, the unemployed and others can get free Xmas presents, food, and stocking stuffers for kids.

Angel Tree program Registration Site
800 E Parkway South, Memphis, TN 38104. Call (applications to Angel Tree. This can provide kids from age o to 14 with meals, toys, free coats, and more for both children and seniors. Low income limits and other conditions are in place.

Josephine K. Lewis Senior Center
Location is 1188 N Parkway, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. Main phone - (901) 636-4255
Meals may be served at Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. It spreads joy to the elderly at Christmas time. Senior citizens and the homebound in Shelby County can get free holiday meals on Wheels.

Lucille McWherter Senior Center
1355 Estate Dr, Memphis, Tennessee 38119. Main phone is (901) 636-0790
The elderly or disabled can get holiday help.

Frayser-Raleigh Senior Center
Main address is 3985 Egypt Central Rd, Memphis, TN 38128. Dial (901) 636-0710.
Some meals or events may have small fees. But there can also be holiday parties, Christmas meals and food, and others for senior citizens and/or their spouses.





Goodwill Homes Senior Center
Address: 4590 Goodwill Rd, Memphis, Tennessee 38109. Main phone number is (901) 785-6790

Churches in Memphis and Shelby County
there are several religious places that help the less fortunate. Food, meals, small free Christmas toys for teens and youth, turkey meals, groceries, and more. The Shelby County churches focus on the immediate parish area, but anyone in need can drop in for holiday help. More on Memphis church assistance programs.

Orange Mound Senior Center
2590 Park Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38114. For details, call (901) 636-6622
Free food, small gifts, and more. Some people in the region may have home delivered holiday meals or gift baskets. they may hold some holiday programs for them. Those in the hospital may receive visits, free Christmas meals, and holiday joy.

St Jude Missionary Baptist Church
853 E Trigg Ave, Memphis, TN 38106. Call (901) 948-1489
A free food pantry and/clothing closet is on site. Most of the services are for families and individuals or the poor in 38106. However others that are hungry or need a meal, including Christmas, will be supported as resources allow. There may be small donations, such as toys, for children and food baskets, and the churches does its best to spread the joy at the holiday period.

Neighborhood Christian Center - Compassionate Ministries
Location is 785 Jackson Ave, Memphis, TN 38107. Call (901) 881-6013
Based on money and donations from the community, kids from low-income or homeless families can get help. Free Christmas gifts, games, toy trucks and Barbie Dolls and more. There are also Thanksgiving, Easter or Christmas meals, food baskets, hygiene supplies and more.

Oasis Christmas Toy Store
233 Henry, Memphis, TN 38107. Phone - (901) 527-0074
They have greatly discounted toys that are sold for the Christmas season. It is for kids from grade 0 to 8th grade - so younger children only.

Toys for Tots of Mid-South and Shelby County
 is run in partnership with churches, charities, The US Marine Corps and volunteers in Shelby County. It relies on donations of money, toy trucks, games, electronics, books, bikes, and many other items from families. Children under the age of 14 can then be given free Christmas toys. Note this program is not offered every year in Memphis TN due to lack of resources. For information, dial 211 or look for details here.





Community Relations Department in the City of Bartlett
Location is 5868 Stage Road, Bartlett, Tennessee 38134. Main phone (901) 385-5589 or 901-385-5510
They have more special Christmas and other holiday events. Referrals may be provided too for people in the city.



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