Holiday and Christmas gifts for families in need

For Stark County families in need, the holidays can be a difficult time. Every parent wants to see the smile on their child’s face as they unwrap a present that’s just for them. But for many local families, gift exchanges are simply not financially possible. When money is tight, there is a choice to be made between buying gifts, paying bills and keeping up with everything else. Presents are often first to come off the list.

To help bring some joy to harder times, there are local organizations dedicated to providing assistance during the holiday season. Some offer free toys while others help make holiday shopping more affordable. If you need help purchasing gifts this year, reach out today for support.

Affordable or free holiday and Christmas gifts

A Community Christmas

Stark County families can receive toys, food vouchers, gift cards, clothing, books and Christmas decorations.
Phone: (330) 454-3841
Fax: (330) 454-1117

Goodwill Industries – Alliance

12501 W State St
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-4880
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Goodwill Industries – Atlantic Blvd NE

2630 Atlantic Blvd NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 456-8020
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Goodwill Industries – Canal Fulton

2254 Locust St
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: (330) 854-3453
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Goodwill Industries – Massillon

2745 Indian River Rd
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 833-9825
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Goodwill Industries – N Main St

1230 N Main St
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 494-2464
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 am
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9:00 am - 8:00 am
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9:00 am - 8:00 am
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9:00 am - 8:00 am
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9:00 am - 8:00 am
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9:00 am - 8:00 am

Goodwill Industries – Shuffel St NW

4101 Shuffel St NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 265-6345
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Goodwill Industries – Tuscarawas St W

4510 Tuscarawas St W
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 479-8222
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Goodwill Industries – Whipple Ave NW

4379 Whipple Ave NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (234) 360-8564
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Project KARE

Project KARE organizes a back-to-school event each year to provide school supplies for foster families and children in need.
221 3rd St NE
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 452-4661
Fax: (888) 698-6893

The Salvation Army in Alliance

Emergency assistance, showers, meals and help with utilities.
57 West Main St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5188
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Salvation Army in Canton

Emergency assistance, showers, meals and help with utilities. Call at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
420 Market Ave. S
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-0159
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Salvation Army in Massillon

Emergency assistance, meal programs and help with utilities.
315 6th St. NE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 833-6473
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Toys for Tots – Canton

Families in need can request a toy for a Christmas present from Toys for Tots. Learn more on the Canton Toys for Tots website.
Phone: (330) 280-2727