Christmas Resource List
The following is a list of charitable agencies which offer assistance to families or individuals in need. These programs provide assistance during the Christmas season. For some organizations listed, there may be specific requirements that must be met. To find out more, or to participate, contact them directly at the information below. You can also find our list of every day community resources here.
Happy Holidays from WBGL!
Shop with a Cop Program- contact your local Police Department and ask about the program
The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program- contact your local chapter or visit http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/christmas-assistance
Letters to Santa- http://about.usps.com/news/electronic-press-kits/holidaynews/2014/holiday_santa.htm
Toys for Tots (US Marines)- http://www.toysfortots.org/
Angel Tree- http://www.prisonfellowship.org/programs/angel-tree/
Trees for Troops- http://www.treesfortroops.org/dnn/Home.aspx
TMI Hospitality's "Room In The Inn"
A free one-night hotel stay for people who have loved ones in hospitals, treatment centers, nursing homes, etc. http://www.tmihospitality.com/learn-about-us/roomintheinn/
Contact local store and ask for assistance. These are material gift donations only, not cash.
Local Civic Groups
Contact your local Elk’s Club, Jaycee’s, or other civic organizations in your area, as you may be able to sign up for help from these groups.
Contact your church, or a church in your area and ask for assistance. Many churches help out families in one way or another during the holidays.
Feeding Illinois (formerly Illinois Food Bank Association)- http://feedingillinois.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=75
Naperville Township's Adopt-A-Family Program-http://www.napervilletownship.com/sd/naperville/content/Detail.aspx?ID=1&CID=36ea6aef-68be-44f2-bb48-aac8c8801647
Salt & Light Two Trees Thrift Store- http://www.saltandlightministry.org/#!two-trees-week-of-christmas/cmui
Walter & Connie Patyon Foundation- http://www.payton34.com/#!holiday-giving/c15v9
The Food Bank of Northern Indiana- is a great place to look for help - http://feedindiana.org/
The Government of Indiana- temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) - http://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/2684.htm
Light House Mission Ministries Terre Haute- http://thlhm.org/programs_services.aspx