This time of year is always exceptionally hard for us as a family of 5 on a very low income, DH did get a little bit of OT this past couple of weeks, however because of that we now don't qualify for FS it is so hard, because you want to work to make more money to pay bills, but then get penalized by having your FS taken away, so we are going from 400 a month to not qualifying, the system is a little jacked up if you ask me. I mean why not help those who are trying to help themselves, ya know. Does anyone know of any programs that will help with gifts for the children for christmas other then toys for tots, that is the only one I know of.
Toys for Tots, the Angel Tree, if your kids to go school- sometimes the school has a 'gift drive' for needy families but its kept quiet. I would also call your social worker at DES and see if they have any other resources. Sometimes the police/fire department have a local toy drive. Sometimes the local church runs a toy drive..
MDC has Holiday Helpers but IDK what the requirements are going to be.