Many are in need this season and I'm trying to help as many as I can but my own income is so low. I just saw a post in a group I'm in (http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=10537&pst=1075463&archival=&posts=9) with some sites. I hope some of these help. (Below copied out of the group)
For families in Ohio only
And if you are a member of ebay they offer help in the chat area go to giving board, they post off and on throughout the day as to how to request help.
Another suggestion, post on your local freecycle group, call local churches, salvation army, toy time or toys for tots.
You might also ask at schools , I adopted a child last year from stephanies pre school. They just add the childs name to a tree and I bought a gift and took it to the school.
If you have an active case at Children services, They can be a huge help too.
And your local newspaper may be able to help, Ours has a brighten a christmas section. The salvation army collects gifts for Families in need.
I can't vouch for any of these sites. I just did a search and came up with them. Several I have joined, but many I have not (some because of area restrictions. ..I live in Georgia).
Here goes, these are all yahoo groups:Year_Around_ Angel_TreeCRO-familiesWNC_Holiday_ Angels (Western North Carolina Only)adoptanangelchristmas_for_ kidsChristmasWishes (PA only)helpforspecialholid ays (MI only)helping_people_ in_needhelpingpeopleinneedfree_help_lineblessingotherschristmas-angelschristmashelpforallfamilies-of- hopefamiliesneedangelsfamilyhelpingfamilygiveachristmashelpinghands4u2peoplehelpingpeople inneedsantaandelvesSecretSantaRecycleF orChristmasspecialchristmasjoy (Lehigh Valley & Northeast PA only)wfneighborshelpingn eighbors (Wichita Falls, TX only Signup deadline 12/13)Charlotte-Area- Adopt-A-Family (Charlotte NC/Fort Mill,SC only)ChristmasangelsinWe stTn (West Tn & surrounding areas)Mercer_county_ Christmas_ wisheschristmaswishes_ nc (NC only)christmaswishlist07 (KCMO only)ChristmasWishes4_ Rockford (IL only)angelsamongusclubChristmasWishes (PA only)FamiliesThatGiveTruespiritofgivinghelpingpeopleinneedSecretSantaUSAChristmasjoy4allChristmasHugsMakingholidaysbrigh terStNicksNookChristmasHugsChristmas4DahKidzchristmasforkids122 5
These others aren't yahoo groups, but have some sort of assistance available:www.wishood. comwww.fundable. comhttp://aidpage. com