Every year ThriftyFun gets numerous requests from people looking for help for their families for Christmas. Since we do not have the resources to offer direct help, we have set up this guide to help people find charities in each state. This is a guide about finding Christmas charities in Alabama.
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Jackson County Christmas Charities, part of the Food Bank of North Alabama, may be able to provide help with holiday meals.
Christmas Charities, part of Huntsville Social Services, offers helps to low-income households, providing toys and food during the holidays.
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Here are questions related to Alabama Christmas Charities.
I have a friend whose husband has just been laid off. Also their daughter was just killed in a car accident a month ago and they now have custody of her two small children plus 2 of their own. They have no way to buy Christmas for all 4 kids is there any program that can help them?
By Michelle from Prattville, AL
By Lee Taylor11/27/2010
I have volunteered for a national charity called Love, INC . They have branches all over the country. They/we do everything from household repairs to financial help. Please contact one near you by clicking on this link and then clicking on your state. They will be more than happy to help and to guide you in any way they can.
I know a divorced mother of 3 who has lost her job. Her ex-husband lost his job and is on unemployment benefits.There is no money for Christmas. This family needs help. They live in Blount county in Hayden, Alabama. How can I get them help?
By Renee' A.
By Carol 11/16/2011
Toys for Tots can help but she will need to get her application to them very soon. I'm sure there is a Marine Recruiting Office in Cullman that can assist her in how to follow that process. Second Harvest is a program that might be able to supplement her food, even if she's on food stamp assistance.
Many people don't realize (or care for that matter) that food stamps are severely limited, it's not like it was 10 years ago. I have watched a college student from a poor family try to go to school full time, work part time and exist on $60/month for food assistance. If you think that would be easy, remember when several rich congressmen tried it on $100 a few years ago and all of them ended up cheating.
I am seeking help for Christmas. I have two children and I am a single parent. Are there any programs to get help anymore?
By Trista from Ashville, AL
You can try local churches or ask a councilor at your children's school.
My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are needing help to buy their 3 beautiful girls Christmas. They have been having a very hard time here lately. As of right now, they are staying at my in-laws, they have no car and my brother-in-law is in and out of work. They are in dire need of help considering the money situation. I'm doing the most I can to try and help them even though I don't have much money either. They have 3 girls. The ages of the girls are 11, 6, and 2. Basically, I asking for help for them so the girls can have something for Christmas. Please offer some suggestions for where I can find help.
The charities that I am aware of that provide Christmas help have a cut off date of mid-November. This is so they can do their budgeting. Somebody in the family should be able to buy each one of the kids a $5.00 gift at WalMart. One gift is all any kid needs from each person that gives the family gifts. When I was married we weren't well to do, but we were comfortable and all we ever gave our kids was one gift each. Then they got from both sets of grandparent, aunts and uncles, etc. Talk to your pastor, sometimes they will take up an anonymous offering for a needy member of the congregation. Call 211, it is a national clearing house of organizations that provide different types of help in different locations.
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