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Christmas Help 2021

Updated: Jan 30, 2022

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 Christian Mission- Miracle on Broadway

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

Click Here to apply


USPS Be An Elf

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.

Mailing address:

Santa Claus

123 Elf Road

North Pole 88888

For more information please visit




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


Golden Arrow Center for Mothers and Children

626 South Shelby StreetLouisville, KY 40202Jefferson County (502) 589-3537

CLOTHING / HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL SERVICES (click for details)Services: Holiday Gifts/Toys(502) 589-3537 For children age 7 and younger


The Christmas Tree Project

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.

Click Here to apply


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

(502) 267-1055

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

(502) 893-5704

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.


Santa's Little Helpers

Join this reddit thread that helps people to connectwith those looking to help each holiday season.

Click Here to Visit


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

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