2017 Christmas Assistance

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, community partners and donors, we were able to provide Christmas and hope for nearly 20,000 people in need in Hampton Roads. Check out a few of our favorites below and stay tuned for others being added!



The Salvation Army partners with 13 NewsNow, The Virginian-Pilot Joy Fund, United States Marine Corps 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.

Angel Tree

Since 1984, 13 NewsNow has been a proud partner of The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. In Hampton Roads, each Christmas more than 60 businesses, churches, corporations, and vendors display Angel Tree for community members to adopt and shop for clothing for a child in need registered with The Salvation Army. Clothing items are returned to the location where the tag was picked up and The Salvation Army picks the items up from the store and distributes them to the appropriate children during Christmas distribution.

**Frequently Asked Questions:**

Who we are?
The Salvation Army, The Joy Fund, Toys for Tots, Operation Blessing and the Angel Tree programs are working together again to assist families in need this year. Families can apply for all four programs with a single application using the process listed on the back of this flyer. Assistance for each of these programs will then be provided at a single distribution site between December 15th and December 20th.

Who Do We Serve?
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.

What Do We Provide?
Children ages birth through 11 years will receive toys courtesy of the Toys for Tots and Joy Fund programs; a food package; and the possibility of clothing items through the Angel Tree program.

How Do I Apply?

The Salvation Army is not planning to schedule any additional application activities outside of those listed here. If you’d like to apply, please plan to attend one of these events bringing all paperwork noted.


The Salvation Army Hampton Roads thanks all of our in-kind Christmas Sponsors.