Are you still wondering what your children will dress up as? I know you’re probably just thinking about Halloween costumes and candy. But NOW is the time to think Christmas gifts! I know! But I also know you moms want to give your kids gifts and things that they want.

Helping with Christmas is part of Hope for Single Moms desire to make sure all our families have, well…family time together and family celebrations. It is an essential part of what we do! Let these following organizations help you out for Christmas.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS:

CHRISTMAS HELP:

  • Baxter Community Center
    Free clothing bank is at 935 Baxter Street SE
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
    (616) 456-8593
    Mostly clothes, but low income or working poor families can get free items at Christmas too. Shoes, small stocking stuffers, winter jacks and other year round or holiday help.
  • Catholic Charities West Michigan — God’s Kitchen
    Location is 303 South Division Avenue
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Telephone number is (616) 454-4110
    The church has a Christmas Day meal service.
  • Coopersville Cares
    Main address is 180 North 68th Avenue
    Coopersville, MI 49404
    (616) 997-8602
    The charity has Thanksgiving baskets, meals, gift cards and provides Christmas gifts. They only cover the greater Coopersville School District.
  • Holland Rescue Mission – Men’s Ministries Center
    Main address is 166 South River Avenue
    Holland, Michigan 49423
    Call (616) 396-2200
    There is low-cost Christmas store. The goods (toys, furniture, etc.) are sold at discounted prices to the public.
  • Love Inc – Hudsonville
    Main address is 3300 Van Buren Street
    Hudsonville, Michigan 49426
    For information, dial (616) 662-3300
    They also run a low-cost holiday/Christmas store.
  • North Kent Community Services
    Main address is 10075 Northland Drive NE
    Rockford, MI 49341
    Dial (616) 866-3478
    Social services, free food or groceries, small gifts and other goods may be offered at Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.
  • Word Of Faith Christian Center
    Food pantry address is 3030 Eastern Avenue SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49508
    (616) 827-0060
    They have a free food pantry. There may be free groceries for holiday meals, including Easter, Thanksgiving, and/or Christmas as well as year-round help.
  • United Church Outreach Ministry
    Address is 1311 Chicago Drive SW
    Wyoming, MI 49509
    (616) 241-4006
    There are Christmas toys, clothes, and other items for low-income Kent County families. the main assistance program is a free clothing closet as well as low-cost thrift store.
  • Salvation Army
    There are locations in both counties. There is a food or grocery card for the family, including seniors or single households as well. This is also combined with financial aid, a low-cost thrift store, toys or free Christmas gifts from Angel tree, and more. Also, free Thanksgiving turkey dinners may be offered to seniors, the working poor, and needy.

Find Kent County Salvation Army programs (including in Grand Rapids) and Ottawa County.

  • United Way
    This is mostly a referral service. It covers the entire region, including Kent County and Ottawa. The non-profit can refer the needy to churches, charities, as well as social services for Thanksgiving meals, Christmas help, financial aid and more.

More life assistance resources.

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