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Free Christmas and holiday assistance programs Prince George’s County.

Several charities as well as churches provide holiday help to the low income in Prince George’s County. Many agencies give free Christmas presents from Toys for Tots, and all those items are new. There is Angel Tree and Adopt a Family from the Salvation Army, free Thanksgiving turkey dinners or Christmas meals, and other assistance programs. Many of the Thanksgiving and Christmas resources are for kids, the elderly, poor, and single moms among others.

All these free holiday programs rely on donations as well as volunteers in Prince George’s County. Many of the programs, such as USMC Toys for Tots and Angel Tree, also rely on corporations. Kids may be given free toys like video games, Legos, books, and other goods. Families may be given gift cards to shop for holiday food or other free gifts at Christmas. Find details below.

Salvation Army holiday programs in Prince George’s County

The faith-based charity helps anyone in need, regardless of race, religion or age. Get help from Angel Tree, which gives free Christmas gits or clothes. There may be toy trucks for boys, dolls for girls, electronics and more. There is also additional emergency financial aid at the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets or turkey dinners, winter attire and other goods. Continue with Salvation Army Prince George’s County holiday programs.

Prince George’s County US Marine Corps Toys for Tots

This may be the main Christmas gift program in the county. First-come and served. Get many free presents, including clothes, sneakers, video games, books, tablets, winter jackets, and more. Low income families with children under the age of 17 down to infants can apply for help. Tens of thousands of children get assistance each year. Apply here.

SEED (Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development)
Main location is 6201 Riverdale Rd 200
Riverdale, MD 20737
Telephone - (301) 458-9808
There is free, emergency food and clothes. The charity tries to give more support during the Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas seasons, including food baskets or stocking stuffers.

Fish of Greater Bowie
Food pantry address - 13710 Annapolis Rd
Bowie, MD 20720
Main number is (301) 262-8479
A free food pantry. Turkeys, toppings, gravy, ingredients, and other Thanksgiving and Christmas meals may be offered. Or groceries for a h
oliday meal.

Libraries in Prince George's Co. to give out coats for kids this winter

Families can bring their kids to three branches between Dec. 3 and Jan. 7 to get a free coat while supplies last.

Three libraries in Prince George's County will be holding events this winter to help make sure children can stay warm with a free coat.

This is the fourth year the library system has taken part in Operation Warm: Free Coats for Kids. The initiative aims to give free brand-new coats to children in need as we move into the winter season.

Families can bring their kids to three branches between Dec. 3 and Jan. 7 to get a free coat while supplies last.

According to a release from Prince George's County Public Library system, the coats were sponsored by the PGCMLS Foundation, Wawa, and Operation Warm.

The Operation Warm events will be held at the following branches:

  • Saturday, December 3, 10 am-12 pm - Largo-Kettering Branch Library

  • Saturday, December 17, 10 am-12 pm - Oxon Hill Branch Library

  • Saturday, January 7, 10 am-12 pm - Laurel Branch Library

Branches will offer one coat per child, with a limit of two coats per family. Children must be present to receive the jacket, which will be available in sizes 2T-18.