Let Us Save, Let Us Save, Let Us Save

Holidays can be a stressful time for everyone. They can be even more stressful if you haven't had time to prepare for the extra cost that the holidays bring. Luckily for you, there are several nonprofit organizations that help with gifts for your children, holiday food, and even Christmas trees. These free holiday resources are limited and require that you apply two or three months in advance, so it's important to plan as early as possible to secure these resources. These free holiday resources along with tips, tricks and pointers can be found below to help you save for the holidays and eliminate the stress that comes with trying to cover expenses at the last minute.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree helps provide hundreds of thousands of kids around the country Christmas gifts each year. They begin accepting applications in October and typically close applications the first week in November. In order to apply, you will need to provide a photo ID, proof of residence, child's birth certificate, and clothing and shoe sizes for your child.
Click the link below to go to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Application!
The Marine Toys for Tots is a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes new, unwrapped toys to the less fortunate boys and girls in the country. Don't let the name fool you -- anyone can apply for and receive assistance from Marine Toys for Tots. They begin accepting applications on October 1st and applications are not accepted after November 20th.
Click the link below to go to your local Toys for Tots application page!

Other community resources

United Way 2-1-1

Call 2-1-1 from any phone and receive a list of local nonprofit organizations and charities that provide several different resources -- from food, to clothing, to housing, to seasonal resources, such as Christmas assistance.

The holidays can be a stressful time of year. If they bring up any challenging emotions or thoughts, you are not alone and there is help! Call or text 988 for free, fast, and confidential support in a crisis.