Children's Christmas Programs

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future...”
- Agnes M. Pharo

This thought is especially true in today’s difficult economic climate where hope is the one commodity where we can’t afford to be short. Since 1952, the TrueNorth Children’s Christmas Programs have given thousands children the gifts of joy, laughter, and hope on Christmas morning.


If you are struggling and would like to apply for this holiday program, please Phil Gabel at 231.924.0641, ext 119 or for an application. Please note: children living or attending school in Newaygo County are eligible. If you do not fall within those guidelines, we encourage you to call 2-1-1 or visit to find out programs available in your area. 

If you are someone who would like to make a toy donation, thank you! We appreciate and value your support. You can bring your gifts to the TrueNorth offices at 6308 S. Warner Avenue, Fremont, MI 49412 or to any Toys for Tots drop box in Newaygo County.

Financial donations are also vital because they allow us to purchase many of the necessary items. Please consider making a financial donation today so that children who often do not have enough to eat, warm clothes to wear or a place to call home can have the light of hope in their hearts this Christmas. Your donation will help us give both fun and practical gifts to over 2,000 local children in need and provide one of the greatest gifts of all…hope. Click the "Donate" button above to make a gift through our secure online donation form. To make a gift by check, please make payable to TrueNorth Community Services with Children's Christmas on the memo line and mail to TrueNorth, PO Box 149, Fremont, MI  49412. Thank you!