Holiday Resources!

Free groceries, meals, and presents across New Mexico


Farmington Toys for Tots

Submit your online request here.

Las Vegas, NM Toys for Tots

Submit your online request here.

West San Miguel Toys for Tots

Submit your online request here.


Salvation Army

Salvation army offers food boxes and toys for children up to 12 years old. Parents or guardians must fill out an application at 4301 Bryn Mawr Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Required documents are birth certificate or medicaid card, picture ID, and proof of residency (utility bill).

The Joy Junction – Free PreChristmas Dinner For Families

December 20, 2021, 5:00pm
4500 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105

The Joy Junction – Free Christmas Dinner For Families

December 25, 2021, 2:00pm
4500 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105

The Joy Junction – Free Christmas Dinner For Families

December 25, 2021, 2:00pm
4500 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105

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Project Share Inc.

1515 Yale SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 242 5677

Toys, clothing, food, toiletries, and more ae offered offered from this charity for less fortunate families.

Toys for Tots

In partnership of various non-profits, including the Albuquerque Department of Family and Community Services and the U.S. Marine Corps, this program is offered for low income families with children. Proof of residency, income, identification, age, and more is required. Applications can be completed online.

Resources Inc.

(505) 884-1241

Christmas help is offered to parents or children that were impacted by domestic violence. Assistance at the holidays in run in partnership with Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department Victims Assistance Unit and the Police Unit.

Haven House

Rio Rancho, NM 87174
(800) 526 7157

They also only support domestic violence victims with the help of volunteers. Christmas meals, small toys, and more may be provided.

The Heart Foundation

(505) 256 7664

Supporting Christmas programs in Bernalillo County through referrals.

PB&J Family Services

1101 Lopez Road SW
Albuquerque, 87105
(505) 877 7060

Supporting abused children via an adopt a family program.

Bernalillo County SVDP

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, or SVDP’s Adopt a Family Program offers free food boxes, gifts/toys, or meals to low income families, immigrants, and unemployed. A number of churches and charities in Albuquerque participate.

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Para Los Ninos

625 Silver SW, Ste. 600
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243 2333

Helping immigrant families (documented or not) with food, free Christmas gifts, toys, and meals.

Albuquerque Rescue Mission

525 Second St. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 346 4673

Hot meals may be served to the homeless, and children can be given a small gift as resources allow.

Rio Grande Presbyterian Church

600 Coors NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
(505) 831 3779 or (505) 831 3778

Mostly food at the holidays, turkeys, deserts, ham, and vegetables. Kids may, on occasion, be given small Christmas gifts, toys, and more.

The Storehouse

106 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 842 6491

The charity will focus on income qualified, working, poor families with children providing holiday food baskets in partnership with other charities.


Heidi’s Helping Hands

December 11, 2021, 2:00pm
1505 California Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Meet and greet with Santa. Free stocking, hot chocolate, free digital photo, desserts, and twisty balloons while supplies last. For children 1 to 17 years old. Winter wonderland!

Toys for Tots

Patty Groth (575) 202 6185
U.S. Marine (ret.) Joe Montoya (575) 571 7728

U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots of Doña Ana County collects new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages 0–14. Coordinated by Rotary Club of Las Cruces and El Perro Diablo Marine Corps League Detachment #478 of Las Cruces, through Las Cruces, Gadsden and Hatch school districts. Apply online.

Las Cruces Coats for Kids

Southern New Mexico Community Action
3880 Foothills Rd
Las Cruces, NM 88011
(575) 527 8799

Providing thousands of free jackets, boots, coats, and winter gear each year.

USPS Operation Santa

Letters to Santa are posted on the USPS Operation Santa website. No personal information is revealed. People can adopt the letter and send a gift to the child. Use exact mailing address.

123 Elf Road
North Pole, 88888

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Las Cruces Railroad Museum

November 27–December 18
Tue–Fri 10am-4:30pm & Sat 9am–4:30pm.
351 N. Mesilla Street, Las Cruces, NM
(575) 528 3444

Letters to Santa: Bring a letter or write your own here. Deposit your letter in our special mailbox. The train will carry letters to and from the North Pole. When Santa writes back, we’ll let you know.

St. Vincent de Paul of St. Genevieve Parish

100 S. Espina St.
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001
(575) 526 2656

Most of the help is for low-income seniors, but others can apply. Free clothes, groceries for a Christmas meal, and many toys may be given out too. St. Vincent assists with spreading holiday joy with free gifts, presents, and other aid to the elderly and working poor.

The Salvation Army of Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

1590 California Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 524-1044

The leading social service agency and they offer the most holiday support. The faith-based church helps anyone in need. Free food, Christmas toys, gifts from the Red Kettle and Angel Tree, financial aid, clothes, and other help is available. Details

Momentum Las Cruces

Family Stocking Community Outreach
December 18th @ 10:00am
1630 Hickory Loop,
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Featured Items: $25 Walmart gift card $10 Paleta Bar gift certificate, Little Caesars Pizza gift cards, UNO classic card games, and more! One stocking per vehicle—no exceptions.

Good News Thrift Store

1311 Foster Rd, Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 649 2922

Providing clothing, furniture, and many other items for the Las Cruces community. Belen, the manager of the thrift store, offers Fostering Families free supplies once a month. Simply let them know that you have been referred by Southwest Family Guidance Center.


Cars4Christmas helps low-income, disadvantaged individuals, and veterans who do not have basic transportation and are not able to purchase a car on their own. The 501(c)3 non-profit organization Cars4Christmas has been operating for 20 years and is expanding nationally. In the months prior to the Christmas holidays, Cars4Christmas organizes fundraising events, accepts donations, and obtains cars for their Christmas donation. Cars are donated to select individuals and families who are living in rural and suburban areas, where public transportation is limited. Applications can be submitted online.

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