Finding Christmas Charities for Children

I need help with clothing for my daughter and Christmas. Please I'm a mother that's trying. Where can I look for help?

By Anthony

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November 24, 20140 found this helpful

Number one you can buy clothes at a thrift store. At the Salvation Army you can go to their office and get a voucher for, if I remember right it would be three outfits of free clothing. I think you will have to state your income. Remember that just because you think you are hardup, doesn't necessarily mean that you are. You can also find decent toys at thrift stores and dollar stores. Most of the charities that do Christmas help have already went past their deadline. They have to have early deadlines for budgeting purposes. Also talk to your pastor, sometimes they will take up a special offering for a needy member of the congregation.

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November 25, 20140 found this helpful

There still may be a local charity in your area that can still help with Christmas. Call your local Social Services to find out.

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November 26, 20140 found this helpful

The responders on Thrifty can only suggest places for you to go and/or people that may guide/help you with temporary assistance. It appears that you do need help in trying to make do with what you have, or receive, as many, many families are doing right now. No one here knows your location or your true situation so all we can do is mention places we know do give assistance to families in need.

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I believe the first place anyone in need should start is their own church - and - if you do not attend then maybe now is a good time to start. A good church is not just about religion but should be there for any situation that arises in their family member's lives.

The Salvation Army has a good program but they should also have a list of local organizations that supply help to people/families who need temporary assistance or even long term help in some situations.

My church also has a "Helping Hands" program that distributes food and clothing to local families (not just church members) on a monthly basis. Of course, all of our food and "stuff" is donated by our members so we are very limited as to how much we can help. Maybe there is something like this in your area. Call around and ask.

Most of us are living on a tight budget but there are probably places in your area that offer free lunches, limited staple groceries and some basic clothing if your situation warrants it.

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I know there are people who take advantage of "free" help but we should not judge the few and ignore the ones who truly need help.

I can still remember standing in line with my mother and brother (over 2 hours) so that I would have A toy or doll for Christmas. Of course this was in 1940 but still... This program was put on by people just like we have today so I still try to help when I can.

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