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Registration for 2020 will take place November 2-13, 2020.
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Anchorage Neighborhood GIFT is a community event that provides food for a festive meal and/or toys for children (up to age 14) to support families who need assistance during the holiday season. GIFT is available to residents in the Anchorage bowl area (Anchorage, Eagle River and Chugiak). For gift and holiday meal assistance in another area, please contact your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center.

2019 Anchorage Neighborhood GIFT has concluded


Tuesday & Wednesday, December 17 & 18
12 - 7 pm
ChangePoint Church
6689 Changepoint Drive, Anchorage, AK 99518

If you are in need of assistance this holiday season and would like to participate in GIFT, please bring the following required items with you on your designated zip code day to register:

Anyone 18 and older must have a photo ID in addition to the items listed below to pick up food and/or gifts.

For Food - Photo ID and proof of address (photo ID, driver's license or mail with name and address)

For Toys -

  • A photo ID for anyone 18 years or older in the household
  • Documentation of children in your household (Ex. birth certificate, PFD Application, public assistance or school print out/electronic copy showing child and parent guardian's name)
  • Proof of address (photo ID/driver's license or mail with name and address). We do accept electronic copies of documentation of children in your household.

Recipients attend Neighborhood GIFT depending on their zip code. Zip code groups switch days annually. Participants are expected to attend the day their zip code is being served.

View the flyer here

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

 99502 | 99503 | 99505 | 99506 | 99508 99516 | 99517 | 99518 | 99520 | 99523 | 99524

Eagle River/Chugiak Residents: 99567 | 99577 | 99695

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

99501 | 99504 | 99507 | 99509 | 99510 99511 | 99513 | 99514 | 99515 | 99521 99522 | 99540 | 99587

Volunteers Needed!

Are you interested in volunteering at this event? Sign up to be contacted for our events at volunteer.usawest.org or contact our volunteer coordinator directly at (907) 339-3427.

*Please note the GIFT recipients who would like to volunteer at the event MUST go through the recipient line PRIOR to volunteering.

Interested in Donating Gifts or Food?

If you would like to contribute a toy or gift for a child in need, we have plenty of locations that will accept donations! You can visit one our local organizations sponsoring an Angel Tree or sign-up to host your own Angel Tree! Sign-up by emailing luke.bettis@usw.salvationarmy.org or calling us at (907) 276-2515.

Donated gifts for Anchorage Neighborhood GIFT are also welcome at The Salvation Army Alaska Divisional Headquarters, 143 E 9th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501, during business hours, Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM. Gifts should be for ages 0 - 14 and gift cards for teens are welcome!

We are gladly accepting non-perishable food items including: canned vegetables, canned gravy and rice. If you are interested in starting a food drive to help us provide for families in need, please give us a call at (907) 339-3427.

Learn more about how The Salvation Army Alaska Division helps during the holidays here. Additional questions? Please feel free to contact us at (907) 276-2515.