Holiday

Help 

The holidays are a special time, but for some of our Newport County neighbors, putting food on the table and toys under the tree can be difficult. 

Our Thanksgiving food pantry and holiday food pantry offer festive meals to registered families.

Our Santa's Workshop program offers registered families the opportunity to choose holiday gifts and toys for their children.

All Newport County residents, who are not registered for any other holiday help programs, are eligible.

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In 2019...

3,507 Thanksgiving meals were served from the MLK's Thanksgiving food pantry.

947 kids from 422 families received holiday toys and gifts. 

Santa's Workshop wouldn't be possible without generous community and corporate support. 

New and unwrapped toys and gifts can be donated at the Center's loading dock, Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, by 11/30/20 at the latest.

 

To hold a toy drive and schedule your donation date, contact us at (401) 846-4828 or email us.

Register

 

Due to COVID-19, Holiday Help at the MLK will look a little different this year. Families will receive one gift with a gift card for children ages birth to 12 yrs, and two gift cards for ages 13 yrs - 17 yrs.

Please note this year's earlier registration deadlines. All Newport County residents are eligible for Thanksgiving and holiday food pantry. Any Newport County parent or guardian with children in the home, from infants to age 17 who is not registered for holiday help with any other agency or non-profit is eligible for Santa's Workshop.
 

Registration will take place online or over the phone.

In-person registration is by appointment only. 

 

Please contact Dezarae McMillan with any questions, with help filling out the online form below, or for an in-person appointment: dmcmillan@mlkccenter.org

or 401.846.4828 x118. 

Registration begins September 14th.

Registration ends Nov. 10 (Thanksgiving) and

Nov. 20 (Holiday).

Thanksgiving food pantry will take place from

November 18th - 24th

Santa's Workshop & holiday food pantry will take place from December 14th - 18th.

Holiday food pantry (for those not participating in Santa's Workshop) will take place

from December 21st - 23rd.

Once the registration is completed, you will be contacted with your time(s) to come to the Center for Holiday Help. 

NOTICE:

  • Registration form works best on a computer, but a mobile device will also work. Please be patient when submitting.

  • Valid phone number required for registration. 

  • File upload buttons below accept image files (.jpg, .png). If you need to send documents in another format (PDF, Word Doc), please email to Dezarae: dmcmillan@mlkccenter.org

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd.

Newport, RI 02840

Phone: 401-846-4828

Fax: 401-848-7360

EIN: 05-0271882

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