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Need help this Christmas?

Christmas should be a joyous occasion, but unexpected circumstances can make it a stressful and anxious time. Whether you need supplies for the Christmas period, someone to share Christmas with or prayer support, the Salvos are here for you. The following links have information about The Salvation Army’s Christmas help.

If you’re seeking support for another concern, please visit this Need Help page.

Food hamper and gift assistance

If you have fallen on tough times, your local Salvos is here to help so you can experience joy this Christmas.

Get help

Feeling lonely this Christmas?

Your local Salvos may be hosting a free Christmas meal and we welcome you to share the spirit of Christmas with us.

Join us

Request prayer

We realise not all situations are joyful at Christmas. If you would appreciate someone praying for you or a loved one, please get in touch.

Request prayer

COVID assistance

The Salvation Army is here to help individuals and families who are experiencing severe financial hardship caused by COVID-19.

Contact us

Salvos Christmas events

Getting assistance for Christmas while staying COVID safe

The Salvation Army is committed to limiting the spread of COVID-19 while supporting people who need help at Christmas. If your local government area or state is in lockdown, we will still provide support – it just may look a little different.

We have sanitising and social distancing guidelines in place to protect you when accessing our services, and will follow government health advice.

Please do not enter a Salvation Army building with any flu-like symptoms, if you have been a close contact with anyone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if you have been told to self-isolate.

We are happy to give you Christmas help over the phone. We offer non-face-to-face options for people who are under stay-at-home orders, choosing to isolate or who are unwell at the time of their appointment or Christmas hamper collection. Please contact your local Salvos for more information about our Christmas assistance programs.

The Salvation Army Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.

We value and include people of all cultures, languages, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and intersex status. We are committed to providing programs that are fully inclusive. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of people of all ages, particularly children.

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The Salvation Army is an international movement. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name with love and without discrimination.

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