2022 Free Christmas Assistance in Anaheim (Toys, Gifts, & Holiday Meals)

The holidays can be financially stressful for anyone, especially those who barely meet their basic needs. Fortunately, various programs in the Anaheim area offer free Christmas assistance to low-income households.

To help relieve some of your holiday stress, we have compiled a list of all the nonprofits and programs offering free holiday food and toy assistance in Anaheim.

To qualify for most Christmas Food Assistance Programs in Anaheim, you must be a low-income household and meet each organization’s requirements.

Read below for a list of all the Free Christmas Assistance in Anaheim for the 2022 holiday season, including registration and contact information.

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Free Christmas Assistance in Anaheim (2022 Guide)

Below is a list of all the organizations in Anaheim offering Free Christmas dinners, gifts, meals, toys, and more this holiday season.

We have provided the organization name, program offerings, registration requirements and instructions, address, and, where available, contact information.

Families Together of Orange County – 18th Annual Christmas Together celebration

When: Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Anaheim Convention Center – 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802

Event Details:

Families Together of Orange County is proud to host the largest toy giveaway in Orange County, the 18th Annual Christmas Together celebration.

Families Together will give away another 20,000 toys to families in the community this year.

Registration opens Wednesday, October 5.

This year, the event will take place on Sunday, December 18 at the Anaheim Convention Center!

Christmas Together is a joyous occasion that includes carnival rides, games, raffles, entertainment, pictures with Santa, holiday meals, and a variety of food options completely free of charge to all attendees.

Quantity is limited and early registration is encouraged to secure your spot in this year’s festivities.

To register, click here.

All participants must be Orange County residents.

Upon registration, participants must provide an Orange County address along with proof of address on the day of the event.

Only registered participants will be allowed entrance into the event.

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Share Our Selves – 53rd Annual Adopt A Family Christmas Giveaway

When: December 18-19.

Where: OC Fair & Event Center – 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Event Details:

“Save the date for our 53rd annual Adopt A Family Program, December 18-19 at OC Fair & Event Center”

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The Salvation Army Southern California and Orange County – Christmas Assistance

When: TBA.

Where: Salvation Army Anaheim Red Shield – 1515 West North Street, Anaheim, CA 92801

Event Details:

The center provides Christmas food vouchers and gifts to families with children.

Programs include Angel Tree and Adopt a Family for Orange County families.


Be an Elf Free Toy Program

Be an Elf is a nonprofit organization that helps underprivileged children receive gifts during Christmas. The organization helps families write letters to Santa through the USPS Operation Santa® Program.

Individuals can then adopt real letters and send gifts directly to the children in-need who wrote them. There’s no middle man or charity, it’s direct from the donor to a child.

Many letters are written by kids and Moms who ask only for “a warm coat for my 5 year old,” “new shoes, size 6,” or other basic necessities.

Volunteers at Christmas may mail their gifts directly to children who need a brighter Christmas.

If your family is struggling financially, this is a great option on how you might be able to get some extra Christmas gifts for your kids.

Click here to find out how to get free Christmas gifts for your family.

The deadline for the 2022 holiday season is December 10, 2022.


Free Christmas Trees in Anaheim, CA for 2022

The Christmas Tree Project is a nonprofit organization that saw an opportunity to help bring the Christmas spirit to families in need.

Their mission is to provide fully decorated Christmas trees to thousands of families who cannot afford them on their own.

Today, they are one of the largest organizations providing free Christmas trees to low-income families during the holiday season.

Although they are based out of Colorado, they give away trees across the country – including Anaheim, California.

Click here to Request a Free Christmas Tree for 2022.


Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Anaheim

We hope this guide on all the organizations offering free Christmas assistance this year was helpful.

We will continue to update this post as more opportunities for free holiday programs are announced.

Additionally, we will release our list of Free Turkey Giveaways & Thanksgiving Dinners each year in the Anaheim area.

The holidays can easily become a financial burden for many low-income families living in Anaheim.

We aim to help you navigate these difficult times and achieve financial security.

With that said, we would love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments if you found this information helpful and would like more articles like this!

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