National organizations, charities, and churches provide assistance during the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays. Most of the agencies provide free toys or holiday meals to the children in their care. Extra support may be given during other big events, such as Easter.
The Toys for Tots program is the primary resource in the community for providing toys to children who may not otherwise receive them during the holiday season. The Santa Barbara City Fire Department runs a partnership with Unity Shoppe and dozens of other charities. This partnership provides services and resources to those in need. Every year, around Christmas time, volunteers and various groups collect toys, games, and Christmas gifts for children of all backgrounds. This is done in order to bring some holiday cheer to kids who may not have a lot of Christmas gifts, or any at all. There is help available for immigrants, migrant farm workers, and people who don’t speak English.
Free toys are usually available to children under the age of 13. This means that if you are struggling to afford a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, there are places that can help you. In addition to having a place to eat, families also benefit from companionship during the holidays. There are many non-profit organizations that provide holiday gifts and food baskets for those in need. Some of the leading organizations include the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, and the United Way.
The Marine Corps League only supports children from veterans and military families. They give toys and gift cards at Christmas, organize holiday meals for armed forces members, and can even refer clients to financial aid.
The Community Action Commission provides referrals to low income families and individuals living in poverty. The Commission is located at 120 West Chestnut Ave in Lompoc, CA, and can be reached by dialing 805-740-4555. There are many charities that provide free gifts to children during the holiday season. These gifts may include toys, electronics, small computers, and more. This is a great way to give back to the community and help children in need. The organization does not only help during Christmas, but they also have programs that help people who are living in poverty year round.
The Unity Shoppe is a place where people can go to get toys for their children. The Shoppe is located at 1219 State Street in Santa Barbara, CA. For more information, people can call 805-965-4122. Based on donation levels, children and teenagers may receive clothing, toy trucks, dolls for girls, shoes, and more. The non-profit also has a partnership with the Volt Workforce Solutions for this service.
Palomar St., Suite 100, Chula Vista, CA 91911 The North County Program Managers CAC Children’s Services is a organization that helps children in need. They are located in Chula Vista, California and their mission is to provide care and services to children in order to improve their quality of life. The holiday assistance is only available for people who live in the northern Santa Barbara County.
The Salvation Army provides a range of programs to help those in need, from the Angel Tree program to gift cards for meals and a food pantry. The charity can provide money to help pay for things, or help with making plans and decisions, as well as holiday meals or toys.
The People Helping People of the Santa Ynez Valley is a non-profit organization that helps families in need during the holidays. They run the Toys for Tots program and are located at 545 N Alisal Road in Solvang, CA. For more information, you can call them at 805-686-0295. The charity might also offer free food for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, in addition to programs for Christmas. Other things that may be included are books, school supplies, sports equipment and more. This organization provides holiday assistance to a range of clients in Santa Barbara, including single mothers and senior citizens.
The Angel’s Bearing Gifts organization provides gifts and financial assistance to disabled individuals living in the Santa Barbara area. There are not only free Christmas gifts, but also Birthday gifts.
The Santa Barbara Centers for Children and Families provides support and resources for children and families in need. The center is located at 1722 South Lewis Rd. in Camarillo, California and can be reached at (805) 366-4040 for referrals.
Sons of the American Legion members can apply by calling 805-733-3659.
The Santa Barbara City Fire Department only collects donations. We are asking for new, unwrapped toys. Main St. The locations include, but are not limited to, 121 W. Main St. There are many places on Carrillo Street, 1802 Cliff Drive, and at the station on 40 Hartley Place.