Christmas Assistance Programs

Need Knows No Season

In 2012, over 4,200 children were assisted by The Salvation Army in Greenville, Pickens, and Oconee Counties. We are humbled by our communities' commitments to donate funds, new toys and clothes, and their time to ensure that all children in need are able to enjoy the Joys of the Season! Thank you!

The "miracle" of Christmas is repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing. Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need. Families of prisoners often are included.  Lack of adequate income prevents many families from providing Christmas gifts for their children and from putting a nutritious meal on the table on Christmas Day. While it may not be readily apparent, this heartbreaking scenario is played out in the lives of tens of thousands of low-income families in Greenville, Pickens, and Oconee Counties.

The Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance program depends on generous gifts and contributions from caring and concerned individuals who want to help their fellow citizens.

When Can I Apply for Assistance?  (ages newborn - 12 may be assisted)

  • Greenville County @ TD Convention Center - Oct. 12th, 1:00-5:00 pm; Oct. 14th-17th, 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm.  NOTE:  Extended hours on the 16th are offered until 6:00 pm.
  • Pickens County @ The Salvation Army Social Services Office, 102 Stewart Drive, Easley - Oct. 14th-16th, 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-3:00 pm; Oct. 17th, 1:00-7:00 pm; Oct. 18th, 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-7:00 pm.
  • Oconee County @ The Salvation Army, 311 S. John St., Walhalla -  Oct. 1st-3rd, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm; Oct. 4th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Key Christmas Programs 

  • FOX Carolina Salvation Army Angel Tree (click here to see a video about this program's importance)
  • Stuff-A-Stocking
  • Adopt A Family

For more information about how you can help, please see our Volunteer Information here.

Please call your local Salvation Army location for more information.