Christmas assistance programs include Toys for Tots, Angel Tree, Trees for Troops and Salvation Army's Christmas assistance programs. Other Christmas assistance programs are available from local churches and assistance agencies.
Toys for Tots collects toy donations from local communities throughout the United States and distributes them to needy children. The charity also excepts monetary donations that it uses to raise awareness of the program.
Angel Tree is a Christian charity that collects monetary donations it uses to distribute a Christmas gift, religious literature and a note to children of inmates. Another Christmas assistance program, Trees for Troops, uses donations to send real Christmas trees to military families overseas and throughout the United States.
The Salvation Army uses donations to fund several Christmas Assistance programs. It provides Christmas dinners and gifts to seniors, families and hospital patients during the holiday season.