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Stanislaus County free holiday and Christmas assistance.

Charities and churches in Stanislaus County provide free help during the holiday season. Kids can get free Christmas toys, families food baskets at Thanksgiving or Christmas, and other gifts or presents may be offered. Find details on the Modesto area Toys for Tots as well as Angel Tree program as well as other holiday resources in Stanislaus County.

Assistance is offered to children, the elderly, immigrant, migrant workers and anyone in need. Free Christmas gifts or presents are combined with food baskets or turkey dinners. There may also be clothes, stocking stuffers, or even free Christmas tree or decorations available at some of the Stanislaus County charities. The goal is to help as many low income and/or struggling families as possible have some type of holiday joy. There are also free ethnic food boxes given out for Thanksgiving or Christmas, including as needed to Spanish speakers or immigrants.

Salvation Army Stanislaus County Angel Tree and Adopt a Family
625 "I" Street, Modesto, CA 95354, Phone 209-522-3209
Salvation Army of Turlock is at 893 Lander Ave, Turlock, California 95380. For information or application, dial (209) 667-6091
The main programs include Angel Tree as well as /Adopt a Family and Thanksgiving turkey meals. Children can get gifts, toys, presents, food baskets and more. The Stanislaus County also tries to give out additional financial aid during the holidays. The free Christmas toys and presents passed out to lower income as well as needy families depends on donations. More on Salvation Army Stanislaus County.

Free Toys for Tots program of Stanislaus County
Dozens of agencies, local stories in Modesto region, charities and fund raisers are part of this free Christmas gift program. Kids from lower income households, families in poverty, immigrant households and other can get help. Get free toys, books, clothes, items like video or learning games, dolls for girls, and so much more. Apply here.




Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Modesto
Location is 1506 H St.
Modesto, California 95354
Telephone number is (209) 529-3784
Various churches help immigrants, refugees, the elderly and those in need. Social services, free holiday meals, clothes, small Christmas gifts for kids, housing and more is offered.

Turlock Together is run by the Salvation Army
The Family Service Center is at 893 Lander Ave, Turlock, CA 95380
Call (209) 667-6091 or (209) 669-5366.
A partnership of charities, corporations, civil groups and other organizations work together to offer assistance during the holidays. Get free Christmas presents or gift cards for shopping. There may be educational or board games for kids, clothes for families, free food boxes, Christmas stocking stuffers, tablets and so much more.

Turlock Gospel Mission
Address is 432 S Broadway
Turlock, California 95380
Call (209) 656-1033
Low income city residents can get help. Christmas food and toy giveaways take place. They also serve hot Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals to the poor and homeless.

Inter-Faith Ministries
Location is 120 Kerr Ave
Modesto, California 95354
(209) 572-3117
There are free Christmas baskets. This is a free, emergency food basket, with help for Spanish speakers, immigrants, single mothers and the low income. Small Christmas toys, clothes, personal toiletries, and other gifts may be offered.







Other holiday programs are available too. There is free Christmas assistance from the United Way, as they offer referrals to local holiday events. Another option is the Kiwanis Club of North Modesto is at 645 Charity Way, Modesto, CA 95356. They often have toy drives. Find more details on these from United Way Christmas help.

United Samaritans Foundation of Stanislaus County
Main address is 220 S Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 668-4853
They work with other agencies and churches. They offer free holiday food baskets.

By Jon McNamara

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