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Free Christmas Assistance in Los Angeles (2022 Guide)

The holidays can be financially stressful for anyone, especially those who barely meet their basic needs. Fortunately, various programs in the Los Angeles 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 food banks and pantries, nonprofits, and programs offering free holiday food and toy assistance in Los Angeles.

To qualify for most Christmas Food Assistance Programs in Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles for the 2022 holiday season, including registration and contact information.

Free Christmas Assistance in Los Angeles (2022 Guide)

Below is a list of all the organizations in Los Angeles 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.

Heart of Christmas Food, Toy and Book Giveaway

The Aaron Community Cultural Centers (ACCC) is hosting their annual Heart of Christmas event for the Los Angeles community this 2022 holiday season.

The food and toy giveaway event will feature live music, free Christmas gifts, books, food and more for kids and families in need.

Plus, get a visit from Santa and Mrs. Santa at the event!

Children MUST be present in order to receive a present from the toy drive! Only one present per child.

For event information and how to register, see the details below:

Event Date & Time

Saturday, December 17, 2022
11:00AM – 2:00PM

Event Location

Aaron Community Cultural Center
1010 W 108th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90044

Event Registration

To register, visit their Eventbrite page.

 

DUYA Christmas Party & Free Toy Giveaway

Dynasty’s United Youth Association (DUYA) is hosting their annual Christmas event to give back to the Los Angeles community for the holidays.

DUYA will be giving away toys and books to the Los Angeles community for the holidays.

All toys will be given away on a first come, first served basis.

Enjoy an evening of fun, games, music, and food. Plus, attendees can also take a picture with Santa Claus to have memory of this joyous event.

For event information and how to register, see the details below:

Event Date & Time

Friday, December 9, 2022
6:30PM – 8:00PM

Event Location

1117 West Manchester Blvd, Suite A
Inglewood, CA 90301

Event Registration

To register, visit their Eventbrite page.

 

Free Turkey and Toy Giveaway

The Sensory Integration Education and Resource Foundation (SIERF) is hosting their annual Turkey and Toy Giveaway for the 2022 holiday season.

This is a free drive-thru event for children’s toys and holiday turkey for the family.

Plus, Santa will be there to greet the kids!

All items will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

For event information and how to register, see the details below:

Event Date & Time

Saturday, December 10, 2022
11:00AM – 2:00PM

Event Location

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
2325 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90501

Event Registration

To register, visit their Eventbrite page.

 

Xmas on 71st Free Toy Giveaway

Join Project 43 Team Post Centers for their annual Xmas on 71st event.

There will be lots of free entertainment, food and fun. Plus, free toys for all the community kids.

For event information and how to register, see the details below:

Event Date & Time

Saturday, December 17, 2022
12:00PM – 6:00PM

Event Location

Project 43 Team Post Center
6841 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90043

Event Registration

To register, visit their Eventbrite page.

 

 

Free Christmas Toy Giveaway

Southside Christian Palace Church and the W.R. Portee Foundation are hosting the 2022 Christmas Toy Giveaway.

Join them in celebrating the joy of Christmas as they serve our community with free toys, games, and holiday cheer.

For event information and how to register, see the details below:

Event Date & Time

Saturday, December 17, 2022
12:00PM – 4:00PM

Event Location

11243 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044

Event Registration

To register, visit their Eventbrite page.

 

3rd Annual Free Christmas Toy Giveaway

Autism Doesn’t Define Me Academy & Watts Finest CC host their 3rd Annual Toy Giveaway for the 2022 holiday season.

This free toy giveaway event is for children age 0 to 13 years old.

Up to three children per vehicle can receive a free toy. Children must be present to receive a toy.

You must register in advance.

For event information and how to register, see the details below:

Event Date & Time

Sunday, December 18, 2022
12:00PM – 2:00PM

Event Location

E 103rd St & Wilmington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90002

Event Registration

To register, visit their Eventbrite page.

 

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.

Toys for Tots

Since 1947, the Marine Toys for Tots has been bringing the joy and hope of Christmas to America’s less fortunate children.

In California, there are several Toys for Tots programs that can help provide your child with a new gift this holiday.

How to Apply for Free Toys in Los Angeles

If you would like to receive free Christmas toys from Toys for Tots this 2022 holiday season, you must apply for the program.

To apply for free gifts, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the Toys for Tots website.
  2. Click “Find a Local Campaign” from the top menu.
  3. Select California from the state dropdown menu.
  4. Choose your Los Angeles from the menu.
  5. Once you are on the Los Angeles Toys for Tots page, click the red “Apply for Toys” button located at the top of the page.
  6. Follow the Application Instructions listed on the page to apply for free Christmas toys in California.

 

Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The Salvation Army may be one of the most-popular organizations for holiday assistance. That’s because they provide a variety of services to those in need during the holiday season.

This year, Walmart and the Salvation Army are teaming up again for the The Angel Tree program. The program provides new clothing and toys to more than one-million children and families in local communities each year.

Once a child is accepted for the Angel Tree Program, donors can shop from the family’s Christmas wish list. Once the gifts are received, The Salvation Army will distribute them to the family just in time for Christmas morning.

If your family would like to apply for Angel Tree assistance for Christmas 2022, you will need to contact your local Salvation Army.

Submit your 2022 Angel Tree Application here.

Click here to find a local Salvation Army near you.

 

United Way Free Christmas Assistance Program

If you live in Los Angeles, California and are looking for food and/or gift assistance this 2022 holiday season, the United Way can help.

The United Way is partnering with several local organizations to provide free holiday meals and Christmas toys to low income families this holiday season.

To learn more about all the free Christmas assistance being offering for 2022, click here to visit the United Way of Greater Los Angeles website.

If you’re searching for Christmas help near you, apply with one of the local charity organizations listed below.

You can also contact the United Way’s 2-1-1 Service for holiday assistance. Dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211, or visit the 2-1-1 Website to chat.

 

Operation Homefront Holiday Toy Drive

Operation Homefront’s Holiday Toy Drive helps bring holiday cheer to military families. For over a decade, they’ve partnered with Dollar Tree to provide military families with support during the holiday season.

Dollar Tree stores take toy donations, typically in November and December to help make the holidays brighter for our military families. In 2019, over 1,000 military children received toys from our Holiday Toy Drive.

To participate, start by registering for an Operation Homefront account. When you are eligible for the event, it will appear on your Account Dashboard. Once the event appears in your dashboard, you can register to attend and get help.

To learn more, visit their website at operationhomefront.org.

 

Free Christmas Trees in Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles, California.

Click here to Request a Free Christmas Tree for 2022.

Holiday Food Assistance Programs in Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles area.

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

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!

Free Christmas Assistance in Los Angeles Summary

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Questions?

Please let us know in the comments section below if you have further questions about Holiday Giveaways, California SNAP, CalFresh EBT Card, or P-EBT.

Be sure to check out our article on the Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Turkey Giveaways in Los Angeles.

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