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Free Christmas and holiday help in Washoe County.

Find the non-profits and charities in Washoe County that may provide help at Christmas. The agencies, most of which operate as charities, provide everything from free presents for children to toys, electronics, and other items. While the youth in the county as well as Reno get most of the assistance, next in line will be Christmas directed at low income senior citizens that live on a limited income.

Most of the gifts are issued as part of the Salvation Army (which has their own Christmas and Thanksgiving program) as well as United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. This service is operated by several charities in the region. Using donations, it provides toys, games, clothing, maybe gift certificates, and other goods to income qualified households with children. In addition to that Christmas assistance program, there are other ways to get help during the holidays as noted below.

Incline Village section of Washoe County
Residents that live in this area have a few place to apply at. The Toys for Tots program provides kids with free Christmas presents. This may be a small toy, items for their stocking, clothes, and more.

  • Project MANA, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451, Phone: (775) 298-0008.
  • Tahoe Women’s Services, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nevada 89451. For applications, the telephone number is (775) 298-0010.
  • The Village Church, 736 McCourry Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451, main phone (775) 831-0784.
  • Tahoe Family Solutions, 948 Incline Way #212, Incline Village, NV 89451, Main phone (775) 298-0004
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 701 Mt Rose Hwy, Incline Village, Nevada 89451. For details, dial (775) 831-0490
  • LifePoint Church of Incline Village, 99 Village Blvd, Incline Village, Nevada 89451, dial (775) 831-6626

Families that live in other parts of Washoe County can also apply for Christmas help. Some of the options are below. These agencies may also offer meals or support at Thanksgiving and other holidays.





Salvation Army of Washoe
Address is 2300 Valley Road
Reno, Nevada 89512
Dial 775-688-4555
This is a leading social service agency. The Christmas assistance programs include Angel Tree as well as their own Christmas and Thanksgiving programs. They also offer financial aid. Programs may give out toys, games to kids, clothing, and more. Free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals/food boxes are also offered. Read more on Salvation Army holiday help in Reno Nevada.

Good Shepherds Clothes Closet
335 Record Street
Reno, NV, 89512
Only children can get help.

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
500 East 4th Street
Reno, Nevada, 89512
Dial 775-322-7073
There are vouchers for clothes and gifts around the holidays. Several churches are part of the Washoe County charity. Referrals are also given to food programs and other holiday services.

Toys for Tots in Reno and Washoe County
Applications are take at the various charities in Washoe County as well as online. There may be free toys, clothing items, shoes, bikes and more for kids from low income households as well as others, such as single parents or immigrants. The main application site is here.

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks
Reno, NV, 89510
Low cost goods may be sold at the thrift store.





Living Faith Christian Fellowship focuses on meals at both Christmas and Thanksgiving. The homebound may apply for delivery. Also, small toys may be given to kids, including single parent households.
115 S. Center St., Fernley, NV 89408
Fernley, Nevada 89408
Main phone - 775-575-5037

By Jon McNamara

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