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

Letters to Santa

Toys for Tots (US Marines)-

Angel Tree-

Trees for Troops-

TMI Hospitality
A free one-night hotel stay for people who have loved ones in hospitals, treatment centers, nursing homes, etc.

Goodwill Industries

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.

Local Churches
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)-

Naperville Township's Adopt-A-Family Program-

Salt & Light Two Trees Thrift Store-!two-trees-week-of-christmas/cmui

Walter & Connie Patyon Foundation-!holiday-giving/c15v9


The Food Bank of Northern Indiana- is a great place to look for help -

The Government of Indiana- temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) -

Light House Mission Ministries Terre Haute-