If you are struggling financially right now and have children, chances are you are already stressing out over Christmas. If that is indeed the case, there are options for assistance for Genesee County and Lapeer County residents.

The following service agencies are available for Genesee County residents,

The Salvation Army - Flint Citadel Corps
211 West Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48502
(810) 232-2196
The Salvation Army assists the low income, needy, and poor who would not be able to celebrate the holidays. There is free food, toys from adopt a Family, gifts, meals and more. Free Thanksgiving meal services also take place.

United Outreach Ministries
1249 Roosevelt Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48503
(810) 309-9319
The winter coat and toy programs passes out stuff to low income families. There may be winter coats, boats, Christmas toys, and more. Kids and seniors, single moms and the low income are among others who are assisted.

Old Newsboys Of Flint
6255 Taylor Drive
Flint, MI 48507
(810) 744-1840
The free Christmas box program helps residents. Socks, sweat suit, coats and underclothes, books, winter hat, dental hygiene products, hats, and other gifts are given. The assistance is for both age appropriate children as well as senior citizens.

My Brother's Keeper Of Genesee County
101 N. Grand Traverse
Flint, Michigan 48503
(810) 234-1163
A clothing closet is on site. There can be winter clothes, maybe some small toys or gifts, and other items. Some of the help is focused on Christmas, other programs are year round.

Durand First United Methodist Church
10016 E. Newburg Road
Durand, MI 48429
(989) 288-3880
Providing free Thanksgiving turkey meals, stuffing, and all the toppings. Working poor, jobless, homeless, and others often drop in.

In Lapeer County, those of you in need can reach out to Holiday Depot of Lapeer County at the following locations,

Holiday Depot of Lapeer County Facebook
Holiday Depot of Lapeer County Facebook

If you are not in need and would like to adopt a family you can do that through most of these charities. You could also make a monetary donation, or donate toys, clothing, etc. Here's to making sure no child goes without this holiday season.

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