Holiday Assistance

The Salvation Army offers healing and hope in what can be an especially
stressful time of year. From providing meals and keeping the heater on to putting toys under the Christmas tree, we lend a hand with holiday events, offering healing and hope and gifts that serve the body, mind, and soul.


As part of our mission to foster community and fight hunger, we serve Thanksgiving meals to families, our shelter residents, those with limited mobility, and the general public. In 2019, we servied over 1,200 meals on Thanksgiving Day. 

Angel Tree

Angel Tree delivers Christmas magic to children (0 – 12) through  hands-on volunteers like you. We put new clothes and toys under the tree for children who usually have to go without Christmas gifts. Anonymous donors adopt these little “angels” in an expanding Christmas tradition that makes the season brighter for both the gift giver and receiver.

Residents of Hinds, Rankin, Scott, Copiah, Madison and Yazoo County are eligible to apply for our Angel Tree assistance program.

2020 Angel Tree Registration (Oct 19 – 30)

Oct 19 – 23 | Oct 26 – 30: 9:00 – 3:00  (570 Beasley Rd.)
Oct 27: extended hours from 5:00 – 8:00  (570 Beasley Rd.)

Children older than 6 months are not permitted at registration 


Only original copies of documents will be accepted (no photocopies allowed)

Children (0-12)
  1. Original Birth certificates
  2. Picture ID (Driver’s license, government issued ID)
  3. Proof of all income or if you are supported by another adult, you must provide their income (employment, unemployment, child support, food stamps, alimony, TANF, Social Security, etc)
  4. Proof of all household expenses (utility bills, cell phone bills, insurance (car, medical), cable, rent/mortgage, childcare, etc)
  5. Court documents showing custody (if applicable)
  6. College Student: provide current College schedule
  7. If pregnant, a statement from your doctor verifying due date of child is before Jan. 1st

You may only sign up for The Salvation Army Angel Tree/Toy Shop program if you have not registered for Christmas assistance from any other agencies in  the surrounding areas. Angel Tree Gifts and wish list items are not guaranteed.