Christmas Cheer

The Salvation Army sponsors Christmas Cheer to distribute toys to children who would otherwise not receive Christmas gifts.

People needing assistance with toys for their children (up to age 12), apply beginning in October. Applicants must be Lee County residents.

At the end of the registration process, those who are eligible for assistance are given an appointment to “shop” for their toys at Christmas Cheer Toyland.

Registration dates

  • Thursday, Nov. 6 - 9:00 a.m. - noon and 5:00-8:00 p.m.
    Friday, Nov. 7 - 9:00 a.m. - noon
  • Saturday, Nov. 8 and Monday,  Nov. 17 - 9:00 a.m. - noon

You must bring

  1. Adults: photo ID and proof of current residence
  2. For each child: proof of date of birth (birth certificate or official document which has birth date)
  3. Proof of income, benefits and expenses: bills such as utilities, phone, car, rent, cable, insurance, TANF, SSI, SSDI, child support, food stamps, unemployment, VA, AFDC).


The Salvation Army
10291 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33919