Updated: Jan 30
It's that time of year where Christmas is just around the corner, bills are heavy and you may be stressing about how to provide a nice holiday for your family. Here are some places that can help if you are in need 2021:
Wayside is making sure every child has a present to open on Christmas morning. Miracle on Broadway is a free Christmas store for the homeless and needy at Hotel Louisville. The store provides toys, personal items and food fo
r over 5,000 people each year.
*Note if you have applied to Salvation Army Angel Tree, do not apply. This program does not allow you to participate in both programs
Have your kids write a letter to Santa from November 1st- December 10th, 2021 (the sooner the better), must be postmarked with a real stamp and enclose your letter within the same envelope.
123 Elf Road
North Pole 88888
GIVE A CHILD A SMILE
Services: Holiday Gifts/Toys(502) 753-7575 Administrative Primary Phone (833) 828-8476 Toll free voice/TDD 833-8-AUTISM (messages only) For children age 17 and younger and their families
CLOTHING / HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL SERVICES (click for details)Services: Holiday Gifts/Toys(502) 589-3537 For children age 7 and younger
This organization considers all requests for a free decorated Christmas Tree both in the US and around the world. Not everyone who applied with receive one.
Local Churches that Offer Help
Highlands Community Ministries-United Methodist Church
1140 Cherokee Rd
Louisville Ky 40204
This Church runs a program that Christmas and Thanksgiving Holiday Assistance
South East Associated Ministries
6500 Six Mile Lane Ste A
Louisville, Ky 40218
Working poor and struggling Jefferson County families can sign up for holiday programs that provide free Thanksgiving food baskets. There will also be Christmas stockings with free small gifts and even Easter baskets for children. A food pantry is on site, and there are also hand-made scarves, mittens and hats for the winter months. Clothing is also available based on donations for children.
Jeffersontown Area Ministries
10617 Taylorsville Road, Jeffersontown Community Center
Jeffersontown, Kentucky 40299
Free gifts and toys are given to children in Jefferson County. Volunteers and donations are used for this
Eastern Area Community Ministries
9104 Westport Road Basement, John Knox Presbyterian Church
Louisville, KY 40242
(502) 426-2824 ext 310 Administrative Primary Phone
(502) 426-7274 FAX
This agency also helps families in the zip codes of 40018, 40027, 40059, 40222, 40223, 40241, 40242, 40243, and also 40245. There is a store t
hat parents can “shop” at for gifts, toys, and more. Thanksgiving food and meals are served too.
Highlands Community Ministries - Concordia Lutheran Church Main address is 1127 E Broadway Concordia Lutheran Church Louisville, Kentucky 40204 For information, call (502) 451-3626 Children, including from single parents, can get diapers, holiday toys, and more.
Louisville area Catholic Charities
Address is 2911 S Fourth St
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
Phone - 502-637-9786
A number of social services and assistance programs are offered. Everything from financial to free Christmas, Easter, or Thanksgiving food boxes. Clothes, shoes, small gifts for kids and other help may be offered at the holidays.
Southwest Community Ministries
Location is 8504 Terry Road
Louisville, KY 40258
Main phone - (502) 935-0310
Free toys, gifts, and more are available in Jefferson County to the low income and families in poverty. The zip codes are 40177, 40258, and 40272.
St Matthews Area Ministries, Beechwood Baptist Church
Main address is 201 Biltmore Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
Infants can get baby clothing, small toys, and more. Applicants need to live in 40207.
For Oldham County
Holiday Gift Program
During the holidays, the Oldham County Red Cross helps collect gifts for children who are not able to afford them.
Applications for the program are accepted from families during the month of October and community members sponsor a family by purchasing gifts for the children.
For more information, call the Oldham County Red Cross at 502-222-0308.
Join this reddit thread that helps people to connectwith those looking to help each holiday season.
Salvation Army Angel Tree
Unfortunately registration for the Angel Tree was from October 13-23.
If you are an organization that would like to be added to this list please email FamiliesofLouisville@gmail.com