It's about more than toys

Join others like you to provide meals, clothing, toys and other household items for struggling families this holiday season.

United Christmas Service A Project of Financial Stability

For some families, Christmas wish lists are just that – wishes.

Listen closely and you can probably hear the sound of children across Central Indiana enthusiastically penning their wish lists, filled with the latest toys and trends they have to have. But the grim reality for many families is that those lists will remain unchecked. After all, when you don't know where your next meal is coming from, shopping for gifts takes a backseat to your family's basic needs.

For approximately $120 per family, vouchers are distributed that will allow them to shop for those wish list items – and more.

Since the beginning of United Christmas Service in 1952, United Way of Central Indiana has provided holiday assistance to those in need. Caseworkers from partner organizations refer qualified individuals and families who meet income requirements and demonstrate significant basic needs challenges. For more information, review our FAQs.

To donate by check made payable to United Christmas Service send to: United Christmas Service, PO Box 88409, Indianapolis, IN 46208.


Supported by 694 Donations:

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    I Gave $250
    Help other families with Christmas
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    In memory of Richard Cunningham.
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    Merry Christmas
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    I Gave $120
    So those families can have Christmas too.
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    Hoping to make Christmas a little brighter.
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    I Gave $130
    Indiana Brownfields Program
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  • ASHLEY M.
    God has blessed my family this year and we would like to do the same for others in their time of need. Please turn to Him, He never fails us.
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