2022 Holiday Resources

The holidays don’t have to be a stressful time. Holidays are a time for you to enjoy your loved ones. If you are having trouble finding resources this holiday season, don’t fret! We partner with many local agencies who have free Christmas toy and meal programs available for you. Check the list below for a resource near you. You and your family deserve it.

Brown County Holiday Resources

Green Bay:

Event: Christmas Toy/Food Registration
Organization: The Salvation Army
Details: Register: Nov 14 – Dec 2
For More Info: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/greenbay/brighten-the-holidays/

Event: Coats for Kids
Organization: Green Bay Salvation Army
Details: Register: 10/1 – 10/15/2022, Distribution: November 5th 8 am to 4:30 pm
For More Info: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/greenbay/keep-kids-warm-1/

Event: Thanksgiving Dinner
Organization: Christian Outreach
Details: Registration: 10/10 – 10/31, Delivery: November 24th 2022
For More Info: To reserve your meal delivery call 920-490-7030


Columbia County Holiday Resources:

Event: The Portage Area Caring Tree
Organization: Portage Area Caring Tree
Details: Register by November 28, children must be under 17 to qualify
For More Info: Call Vickie at 608-617-6112 for questions


Dane County Holiday Resources:


Event: Thanksgiving Basket Drive
Organization: Goodman Community Center
Details: Registration: 10/17 – 10/28, Distributed 11/19 – 11/21
For More Info: https://www.goodmancenter.org/get-involved/events/thanksgiving-baskets/thanksgiving-basket-recipients

Event: Holiday Toys
Organization: Neighborhood House Community Center
Details: Sign Up in November
For more info: https://neighborhoodhousemadison.org/services-2/

Event: Santas Without Chimneys
Organization: Madison Metropolitan School District
Details: Registration starts in November
For more info: http://santaswithoutchimneys.org/about.html

Event: Winter Wear
Organization: Neighborhood House Community Center
Details: Please stop in Monday through Friday, during office hours to select items (10am-8pm)
For more info: https://neighborhoodhousemadison.org/winter-wear/

Event: Winter Glow (Formerly Koats for Kids)
Organization: Community Action Coalition
Details: Event Dates: 10-27 for Dane County, 10-28 for Dane County, Nov. 4 for Jefferson County, Nov. 11 for Waukesha
For more info: https://www.cacscw.org/winterglow/

Sun Prairie:

Event: Thanksgiving Basket Sign Up
Organization: Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry
Details: Registration: Oct 1-31, distributed; 11-19, sign up at Food Pantry -18 Rickel Rd.
For more Info: https://sunprairiefoodpantry.com/

Event: Give Thanks Drive Thru Community Meal
Organization: Boys and Girls Club of Dane County
Details: Pick up your free Thanksgiving Meal right from your vehicle. Space is limited. Must pre-register.
For more Info: https://bgcdc.formstack.com/forms/give_thanks_2022_registration


Dodge County Holiday Resources

Event: Dodge County Toy Bank
Organization: Dodge County Toy Bank
Details: Submit Registration by Nov. 1
For More Info: https://www.dodgecountytoybank.com/

Door County Holiday Resources

Event: Toys for Tots
Organization: Door County Toys for Tots
Details: In-person registration will be held at the PATH clubhouse located at 340 Jaycee Ct Sturgeon Bay, November 20th from 2:00PM-4:00PM and December 4th from 10:00AM-12:00PM.
For more Info: Forms and information can be found here: (English) https://forms.gle/oPDtMDrpL2TKXZbY7 (Spanish) https://forms.gle/nJVUSuVtbrfKLniE7

Fox Cities Holiday Resources

Event: Toys for Tots / Adopt a Family
Organization: Salvation Army
Details: Registration: 11/1/22-11/30/2022
For More Info: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/foxcities/christmas-programs/

Event: Coats for Kids
Organization: Salvation Army
Details: No registration needed, Distribution dates: 11/7/2022-11/11/2022 12:00pm-3:00pm; 11/12/2022 9:00am-1:00pm.
For More Info: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/foxcities/christmas-programs/


Fond du Lac Holiday Resources

Event: Thanksgiving Meal
Organization: Holy Family Catholic Community
Details: Holy Family will offer a free takeout Thanksgiving meal for those in the Fond du Lac community on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Pick up from 12 to 4 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way. *Meals must be reserved by November 18*
For More Info: Call 920-921-0580 ext. 301 to reserve your meal

Grant County Holiday Resources

Event: Christmas for Kids Grant County Area
Organization: Christmas for Kids
Details: Application deadline 11/01, email: christmasforkids.grant.co@gmail.com
For More Info: https://grantcountyholidayproject.com/


Jefferson County Holiday Resources

Event: Annual Toy Give-Away
Organization: Jefferson County Christman Neighbors
Details: Submit Registration by Dec. 5
For More Info: http://christmasneighbors.org/contact-us.html


Kewaunee County Holiday Resources

Event: Toys for Tots/Coat Program / Giving Tree
Organization: Grace Lutheran Church
Details: Grace Lutheran church is located at N5789 WI-42, Kewaunee, WI 54216
For More Info: For more information, call 920-388-4688

Event: Operation Warm
Organization: Violence Intervention Project in Algoma
Details: Registration Closes November 11th at 4:00PM
For More Info: Register by Calling the VIP Office (920)487-2111


Langlade County Holiday Resources

Antigo, White Lake, Elcho:

Event: The Giving Tree
Organization: The Giving Tree of Langlade County
Details: Register by: NOVEMBER 23, 2022, Apply at Langlade County Socia1 Services 1225 Langlade Road Antigo, WI 54409
For More Info: https://forms.gle/Wc92C2ysNMryLiBz7


Marathon County Holiday Resources

Event: Holiday Gifts
Organization: The Salvation Army
Details: Register: Oct. 11- Dec16, Families are asked to come in and sign up to get Christmas assistance. Call for an Appointment at 715.845.4272
For More Info: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/wausau/brighten-the-holidays/

Event: Thanksgiving Holiday Meal
Organization: St John Lutheran Church
Details: Event date – Sat, Nov 19th 4-5:30 p.m. Located at 901 11th St, Mosinee, WI 54455


Marinette County Holiday Resources

Event: Resource Fair
Organization: Drees Community Center
Details: Enjoy lunch, card games and learn about community resources, on Friday Dec. 2, 2022 at the Drees Community Center from 10 – 2 p.m. Register for lunch by Nov. 30. Age 60 or over $4.50, Under 60 $7.00.
For More Info: Call the Peshtigo Senior Center at 715-582-9920 for more info!


Rock County Holiday Resources


Event: Thanksgiving Dinner
Organization: The Salvation Army
Details: A free Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Tuesday, November 22nd during an extended lunch hour. We will not be available for deliveries of any meals as this is an in person event
For More Info: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/rockcounty/brighten-the-holidays-1/


Event: Gifts for Kids
Organization: Edgerton Outreach
Details: Free gifts for kids birth to 5th grade. Register by 12-2.  Distribution Pick up will be 12/6 and 12/7 at the Tri-County Community Center via “Drive Thru”
For More Info: Visit EdgertonGiftsForKids.org or Call 608-884-9593

Event: Giving Tree
Organization: Edgerton Outreach
Details: Free gifts for kids 6th grade through 12th grade. Register by 12-2.  Distribution Pick up will be 12/6 and 12/7 at the Tri-County Community Center via “Drive Thru”
For More Info: Visit EdgertonOutreach.org or Call 608-884-9593


Event: Thanksgiving Dinner
Organization: The Salvation Army
Details: A free Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Wednesday, November 23rd during an extended lunch hour
For More Info: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/rockcounty/brighten-the-holidays-1/

Event: Thanksgiving Basket Distribution
Organization: Echo
Details: Sign up dates Oct. 3 -Nov. 11
For More Info: https://echojanesville.org/events/thanksgiving-basket-distribution/

Event: Echo Christmas Toys
Organization: Echo, Janesville, WI
Details: Oct. 3, 2022 to Nov. 11, 2022      Distribute Nov. 19 at ECHO Office
For More Info: https://echojanesville.org/services/christmas-toys/

Event: Christmas Toy Shop Sign Up
Organization: The Salvation Army
Details: Registration October 5th-December 7th
For More Info: www.saangeltree.org


Shawano County Holiday Resources

Event: Toys For Tots
Organization: Toys for Tots
Details: Registration is October 10th-December 6th
For More Info: https://shawano-wi.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/request-toys.aspx


Addiction Resources

Our resources below aim to provide support to individuals who struggle with substance abuse or are in recovery during the holiday season:


Mental Health Resources


A free resource that helps people find the correct Mental Health and Crisis Hotlines in their area. Their goal is to provide free resources for people struggling with depression specifically.


Last updated 12/22/2022