Casper organizations organizing fundraisers, gifts in the days leading up to Christmas | Casper

As the holidays approach, local charities and nonprofits are still in need of food, gifts and cash donations before Christmas.

And for those who need help, there are still possibilities to get it.

“Stuff the Van” donation campaign

Saturday is the last day to donate to this year’s “Stuff the Van” toy drive at Casper Walmart on the east side.

The annual charity event is hosted by Wyoming Food for Thought, with help from other local organizations. Toys, clothing and cash donations can be dropped off from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Money can also be donated online at

Wyoming Food for Thought, Casper Housing Authority, Head Start, Childhood Development Center, and the Boys and Girls Club of Wyoming worked together to identify families in need. It is expected to help 3,000 local children, according to the event’s Facebook page.

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Driving Christmas Food Box

The Salvation Army Casper Corps and Joshua Warehouse and Distribution Center will distribute free food from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Salvation Army’s Goodstein Center for Hope.

It will be organized the same way as the organizations Thanksgiving giveaway in November. Food boxes will be delivered via drive-thru – no prior registration is required.

Wyoming Rescue Mission Community Christmas Meal and Donation Kits

The Wyoming Rescue Mission accepts donations Saturday and Sunday for care kits for its guests.

  • toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant and bar soap);
  • Wash cloths; and
  • socks and underwear for men and women and sports bras.

Donations can be dropped off at 230 N. Park Street. They don’t need to be wrapped up.

On Thursday at noon, the Mission holds its annual Christmas community meal. The Free Meal, also at its Park Street location, is open to the public.

Pay it Forward and Christmas Giving Campaign in the Casper Area

Pay it Forward and Casper Area Christmas always accept gifts for children of all ages for the annual group collection.

Gifts and monetary donations can be dropped off from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Saturdays at the Dsasumo Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar, located at 320 W. First Street.

New and lightly used items are welcome, Pay it Forward’s Britnay Keliner said in an email. They are looking for everything from indoor and outdoor toys to clothing and toiletries. Sixty families have already asked for help, Kleiner said.

Families who have signed up for giveaways can pick up their items from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hangar in Bar Nunn.

Families who are in need but have not signed up for the collection can still pick up items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in Dsasmo, Kleiner said.

Free Christmas trees at Poverty Resistance

Poverty Resistance distributes free Christmas trees in its pantry and thrift store at 450 S. Wolcott, according to its Facebook page.

Trees are limited to one per customer.