Christmas Wish Resources
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. 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
Operation Santa Claus- (Hosted by the US Post Office) http://operationlettertosanta.com/
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
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.
Catholic Charities of Southern IL- http://www.ccsil.org/
Catholic Charities Diocese of Peoria- http://ccdop.org/ - serves Bloomington, Champaign, Galesburg, LaSalle, Peru, Streator
Catholic Charities Diocese of Springfield- http://www.cc.dio.org/locations.htm
Carlinville, Granite City, Effingham, Mattoon, Decatur
Feeding Illinois (formerly Illinois Food Bank Association)- http://feedingillinois.org/Need-Food
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- http://www.saltandlightministry.org/our-services/christmas-gift-program/
Walter & Connie Patyon Foundation- http://www.payton34.com/holiday_giving.asp
Catholic Charities Terre Haute- Archdiocese of Indianapolis - http://www.archindy.org/cc/terrehaute/
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/about-the-light-house-mission/services-offered/