Christmas Assistance

  • Christmas Depot


    December 15 – 20, 2014.

    Download the 2014 Informational Flyer Here!


    The Salvation Army partners with Virginian Pilot Joy Fund, Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots, and Operation Blessing to provide Christmas assistance to families in need. Families with children ages 0-11 may apply for this program and receive toys, food and if selected for the Angel Tree program, clothing items as well.

    **Frequently Asked Questions:**

    Who Can Apply?

    The Salvation Army is looking for families in need of help this Christmas season. If you are facing an economic hardships or household crisis and have children ages birth through 11 years old, you may be eligible for holiday assistance this year.

    How Do I Apply?

    The Salvation Army will be hosting the application events listed below in late September and throughout the month of October. We are not currently planning to schedule any additional application activities outside of those listed below. If you’d like to apply, please plan to attend one of these events bringing all noted paperwork.

    What Do I Need To Bring With Me When I Apply?


    • Current Government Picture ID for Parent/Guardian (With correct address or 2 bills to prove city of residence)
    • Birth Certificates for ALL children ages 0-11 (we must be able to verify each child’s age)
    • Social Security Cards for ALL children ages 0-11 (limited exceptions allowed for newborns, adopted children and for immigration issues)
    • Current documentation of TANF or Food Stamps. If you do not receive TANF or Food Stamps please bring the following…

    o    Employment paystubs (for the last 30 days)

    o    Proof of unemployment benefits, child support, housing assistance, Social Security, SSI and/or verification of any other types of household income.

    • Proof of household Crisis (if applicable)

    You must bring the documents above when you apply. If you are missing any/all of this documentation, you will be asked to collect it and come back to another application event



    *Chesapeake residents in zip codes 23321 and 23323 please see the Portsmouth locations/times below

    Date Time Location
    9/24/14 (Wednesday) 4:00PM – 7:00PM B.M. Williams Primary (1100 N Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, 23320)
    9/27/14 (Saturday) 10:00AM – 1:00PM Kempsville Christian Church (5424 Parliament Dr., VA Beach, 23462)
    10/01/14 (Wednesday) 10:00AM – 1:00PM KROC Community Center (1401 Ballantine Blvd., Norfolk, 23504)
    10/02/14 (Thursday) 10:00AM – 1:00PM South Norfolk Baptist (1101 Chesapeake Ave., Chesapeake, 23324)
    10/07/13 (Tuesday) 4:00PM – 7:00PM Truitt Elementary School (1100 Holly Ave, Chesapeake, 23324)
    10/08/14 (Wednesday) 3:00PM – 6:00PM KROC Community Center (1401 Ballantine Blvd., Norfolk, 23504)
    10/13/14 (Monday) 10:00AM – 1:00PM St. John’s AME (545 E. Bute St., Norfolk, 23504)
    10/15/14 (Wednesday) 10:00AM – 1:00PM Thalia UMC (4321 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, 23452)
    10/18/14 (Saturday) 10:00AM – 1:00PM KROC Community Center (1401 Ballantine Blvd., Norfolk, 23504)


    Download the 2014 Portsmouth Informational Flyer Here!

    Dates Time Location
    10/02/14 – 10/03/14(Thursday – Friday) 9:00AM – 3:00PM Salvation Army Portsmouth Corps (2306 Airline Blvd Portsmouth, VA   23701)
    10/04/14 (Saturday) 10:00AM – 1:00PM Salvation Army Portsmouth Corps (2306 Airline Blvd Portsmouth, VA   23701)
    10/07/14 – 10/10/14 (Tuesday – Friday) 9:00AM – 3:00PM Salvation Army Portsmouth Corps (2306 Airline Blvd Portsmouth, VA   23701)


    How Do I Get To The Salvation Army Christmas Depot?

    2014 Depot Location TBD.

    Important Notes:

    • Bring picture ID
    • Do not bring children or other adults. Only one adult per family will be allowed in the Depot, and NO children are allowed.
    • When inside the Depot, turn off cell phone as a courtesy to others.


    Email 2014 Christmas Help at

    2014 Christmas Distribution Center

    Distribution Center Location TBD.



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