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Free Christmas and holiday assistance Will County.

Find agencies in Will County that provide free assistance during Christmas and other holidays. Find charities and churches that give out free Christmas gifts from Toys for Tots. Or get free holiday help from Angel Tree and Adopt a Family which provides children under the age of 14 with free toys as well as families with food boxes, Thanksgiving turkey meals, and other presents. Find places for free Christmas help in Will County below.

In addition to those programs for free holiday stuff, many other Will County charities, non-profit (or even churches) offer help during Thanksgiving or Easter as well. Qualified families or individuals can receive the following.

  • Children and infants can be given free toys, including games, DVDs, electronics, Legos, matchbox cars, dolls and more.
  • The Christmas assistance programs also give clothing for free, such as jackets, pants, boots, etc.
  • Holiday meals are served by churches in Will County, including at Christmas and Thanksgiving.
  • Food boxes with groceries can feed a low income family as well.
  • Companies, online marketplaces and donors in Will County give free stuff, including Facebook, Craigslist and other services. Find details on free stuff near you Craigslist.

All of these holiday programs in Will County Illinois depend on both donations as well as volunteers. Organizations such as the Salvation Army help collect gifts for Angel Tree or Toys for Tots, and many other charities collect food for the Christmas holiday. Also keep in mind that not only may a kid be given a toy, but seniors may have a meal delivered to them or the entire family can also be given a turkey at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

The Salvation Army
Address is 300 Third Ave.
Joliet, Illinois 60433
Telephone number - (815) 726-4834
Many social services and holiday programs are available. Free Christmas toys are available from Adopt a Family. There are also meal services, food, and financial aid. Free Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes may be offered too. Children and seniors in Will County often benefit from these holiday services. Find other details on help from Will County Salvation Army.




Peter Claver Center
Location: 172 S. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 722-6361

Morningstar Mission Ministries, Inc.
350 E. Washington St.
Joliet, Illinois 60433
Main phone number is (815) 722-5780
Many assistance programs are run. They include Easter events, Christmas gifts and toys, food baskets, clothing, and baby furniture too. Thanksgiving baskets may have free turkeys for the working poor in Will County, and there is also counseling, shelter, and programs available year round as well as at Christmas.

Bloom Township Office
Address is 425 S. Halsted
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 754-9400
Town residents can apply only.

Catholic Charities of Will County
Location is 110 Willow Ave, Joliet, IL 60436. Call (815) 722-5253
A number of free programs and social services are offered. Single mothers, immigrants, senior citizens and women facing DV can get assistance during the holidays, including food baskets, clothes, winter jackets and more. There are free birthday or Christmas toys, books, educational material and more. The goal is to help the low-income in Will County, regardless of their religion. More on Catholic Charities assistance programs Will County.

Christ Lutheran Church
Main address is 14700 S. 94th Ave.
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 349-0431
A soup kitchen can serve holiday meals, offer small toys (based on donations), and they organize holiday parties.





Will County Toys for Tots affiliated agencies – The following all participate. This program is run by the USMC and many charities in the county. As part of this, a qualified child can be given free toys, clothing, and other Christmas presents. Get everything from Tablets to sporting goods, clothes, dolls for girls or toy trucks for boys, Legos and more.

The items donated to Toys for Tots are new and unwrapped. The low income parent has some ability in what to request, but the Christmas gift given will try to (bit not always meet) the child's request. Apply here.

Will County Center For Community Concerns
Main address: 2455 Glenwood Ave.
Joliet, Illinois 60435
Main phone - (815) 722-0722
Food vouchers, basic needs, clothing for work or holidays, and more is available. They can also refer parents, including single moms, to Christmas help.

Free Christmas toy applications in Will County
The list of agencies, Will County townships and charities below will try to help people with no-money, the low-income and unemployed. They have free Christmas toy programs, including applications to Toys for Tots. Or get meals, stocking stuffers, Xmas decorations, presents and other free stuff. Other charities may also provide applications as well as assistance.

    • Azusa Faith Apostolic Church, 3041 Gaylord Ln, Montgomery IL, 60538. Call 630-440-5951
    • Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Church of Joliet is an application site. Address is 212 Richards St, Joliet Illinois, 60433, dial 815-722-3505
    • Fairmont Community Center - 525 Barry Ave, Lockport IL, call 815-838-1183
    • Greater Joliet YMCA, 749 Houbolt Rd, Joliet IL, 60436, phone - 815-782-0816 or (815) 744-3939
      Fox Valley Central is at 3875 Eldamain Rd. Call 630-552-4100
    • Harvey Brooks Foundation, 503 Water St, Joliet, IL 60436, phone - 815-722-2570
    • Hill Memorial Center is part of Toys for Tots. Address is 402 Singleton Place, Joliet IL, 60436, dial 815-723-0942.
    • New Lenox Township only supports families in this town. Location - 1100 S Cedar Rd, New Lenox IL, 60451, telephone 815-485-6431.
    • One Vision Church has meals, Christmas gifts, and more. 2701 W Jefferson ST Joliet Illinois, 60435, phone 815-725-9939.
    • Peotone Township – Town residents only. Call 708-258-9248.
    • Plainfield Township is a government agency that only assists residents. Address is 22525 W Lockport St, Plainfield IL, 60544, dial 815-436-8308.
    • Spanish Community Center – Toys for Tots is for low income immigrants, Spanish speakers, and others. Location is 309 N. Eastern Ave, Joliet IL, 60432.

Life Line Food Pantry
Address is 100 McDonough Street
Joliet Illinois, 60433
Free seasonal groceries and food baskets, including at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.





Additional free Christmas present or meal programs for Will County may be provided by the following. Some participate in Toys for Tots or Adopt a Family services. Or they give free food baskets with meat, turkeys, toppings and small presents as well as other household stuff.

  • Christ Temple Church is at 212 Richards St, Joliet Illinois, 60432. Call 708-721-7877
  • Dellwood Foundation/Lockport Township Park District covers residents only of the town. The center is 1811 S. Lawrence Ave, Lockport, Illinois 60441. Phone 815-723-3577
  • DuPage Township Food Pantry may have small toys, stocking stuffers, and Toy for Tots applications at 719 Parkwood, Romeoville, Illinois 60446. Call 815-886-7986
  • Harvey Brooks Foundation operates from 503 S. Water Street, Joliet Illinois, 60436. Dial  815-474-0848
  • In His Hands Resource Center Inc. is based at 1200 Ring Rd, Calumet city, Illinois, 60409. Call 312-768-3871
  • Monee Township has a government office for residents at 26121 Egyptian Trail, Monee, Illinois, 60449. Call 708-534-6020


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