Christmas is a holiday known for bringing out the best in some people as the spirit of the season moves them to help others less fortunate. As families struggle to keep a roof over their heads, food on the table and the utilities on, they can reach out to places, groups and organizations that will help them provide a Christmas for their children. If you find yourself in need this year, or know someone else who can use the help, know that you are not alone and there is nothing wrong with asking for a little assistance to see your children smile on Christmas morning.
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Call local churches, human services, welfare or social services departments as well as other established organizations, such as the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots. The sooner you call, the more likely your chances are of receiving Christmas help for your kids.
Have all of your pertinent information available as you reach out to these organizations. Be willing to share information such as details about your situation and your children's names, ages and interests. Some organizations may require proof of your income.
Apply online, over the phone or in person once you know the requirements and stipulations for each organization.
Follow their instructions and wait for them to present you with gifts for your children. Send a detailed letter of appreciation to the organization or person you've been in contact with.