Christmas Clearing House

Christmas Clearing House is a program dedicated to helping low-income families enjoy the Christmas season. Interfaith Ministries believes in giving and sharing the love of Christ. Our mission, “Bringing God’s People Together to Serve God’s People in Need” is reflected in Christmas Clearing House. This program is wonderful example of how we as a community can serve those around us, bringing God’s people together. 

Our Holiday History

Christmas Clearing House started over fifty years ago. Several women from our community recognized the needs of local families during the holidays. They gathered together and began cooking meals to serve.   That spirit of giving took root and blossomed into a program that serves over five hundred families at Christmas. Church volunteers come together in the early fall to begin interviewing hundreds of applicants.  

There are countless examples of those who need the help of Christmas Clearing House. Single Parents wanting to provide a nice Christmas for their children; families of children with disabilities and medical expenses; children living with grandparents who are on a modest fixed income: The list goes on!  

Christmas Clearing House is a seasonal outreach ministry of Interfaith Ministries in cooperation with The Salvation Army. Clients are interviewed at the Salvation Army to determine eligibility and make note of the children’s Christmas wishes. Interfaith Ministries and the Salvation Army split the list of children approved and each make sure the Christmas baskets are filled.

Donations from local churches and the community fund this annual outreach which is led by a team of volunteers.

Donations are accepted in person, through the mail, and online. You can donate online today by clicking the button below!

Checks may be made out to:

Interfaith Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 1444, Anniston, AL 36202.

Write “Christmas Clearing House” on the memo line.

Christmas Clearing House

Application Dates:
October 9-12th

Make-Up Dates:

October 23 & 24

Applications taken at The Salvation Army – 420 Noble Street, Anniston

Applicants must bring:

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