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Providing physical needs such as grocery, utility and gift assistance, to emotional experiences including holiday events and traditions.

The Salvation Army's mission shines brightest at Christmas.

The Salvation Army celebrates the birth of Christ by spreading His hope, love and joy to less fortunate members of our community. In fact, our gift-giving programs and fundraising initiatives are a direct answer to God's calling to care for the poor, hungry, sick, and displaced. From physical needs such as grocery, utility and gift assistance, to emotional experiences including holiday events and traditions, to spiritual guidance that provides healing and hope, we work to assist the whole person through gifts that serve the body, mind and soul.


2021 Christmas Assistance Program

All Applications for Christmas assistance will be completed online October 15th - December 10th.

Households with no children ages 17 & under should call to sign up: 616-392-4461.

Families with children ages 17 & under should click below to complete an application online. 


We serve the cities (zip codes) of:
Allegan (49010) ** Bradley (49311) ** Burnips (49314) ** Dorr (49323) ** Douglas (49406) Fennville (49408) ** Glenn (49416) ** Hamilton (49419) ** Holland (49423/49424) ** Hopkins (49328) ** Hudsonville (49426) ** Jamestown (49427) ** Jenison (49428/49429) ** Macatawa (49434) ** Moline (49335) ** Pullman (49450) ** Saugatuck (49453) ** Shelbyville (49344) ** Wayland (49348) ** West Olive (49460) ** Zeeland (49464)


  • Applications will only be accepted later than December 10th if it is an approved “emergency” situation and proof of the “emergency” is provided.
  • Households who complete the application process are eligible to visit our Christmas Shop to select gifts for children ages 17 & under, and will receive a voucher to purchase food from a local grocery store.

The following documents will need to be uploaded with the online application:

  1. ID for person applying. 
  2. Birth certificates or immunization records from a doctor’s office showing D.O.B. for children receiving gifts.
  3. Proof of address

Once these items are received we will schedule an appointment for contactless pick up. 

Thank you!

Melanie Weaver

Social Services Director, The Salvation Army 




Eligibility Guidelines

  • ID for adult applying
  • Birth certificates or immunization record from Doctor's office showing DOB for children receiving gifts
  • Proof of address
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