Do you know a family or individual who needs a helping hand this holiday season?

Caring & Sharing Holiday Assistance includes food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Vouchers will be provided at the Thanksgiving distribution for used clothing and linens from Interfaith Ministries on highway 98.  Through our Giving Tree Program at Christmas distribution, children who will be 12 years old and under as of December 31st of this year are provided gifts and children who will be 13 years old through 18 years old (while still attending high school) receive gift certificates.

Registration is a must!!!!

The 2018 dates for Registration are as follows:

  • October 20th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    October 21st from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    October 22nd from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Registration will be held at:

  • Liberty Church
    6006 Gulf Breeze Parkway
    Gulf Breeze FL (Next to Meredith Lumber)

NOTE: This is the ONLY registration location for 2018.  Childcare is not provided during registration; please make other arrangements for your children.
You must live in South Santa Rosa County, FL. Our boundaries are from the Okaloosa county line north to the Yellow River and west to include Gulf Breeze.You must bring the Following:

Proof of Identity – Drivers licenses, photo ID, or passport (showing name and birthdate) for applicant and other adults if possible, otherwise a birth certificate, custody papers, or other legal document showing name and birthdate for all other household members including children. We will no longer be accepting Social Security Cards as proof of identity

Proof of residence – Rental lease or mortgage bill and a recent utility bill with current address

Proof of all household income – Paycheck stub, social security, pension, W2 form, TANF, child support, alimony, etc.

Current Eligibility Letter from DCF for Food Stamps (if applicable)

* Applications will not be accepted without the above documents *


2018 Times and Locations for Client Pickup:



**Oriole Beach Elementary School**

  • Sunday, Nov. 18th
    12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Oriole Beach Elementary School
    1260 Oriole Beach Road-Gulf Breeze


**West Navarre Intermediate School**

  • Sunday, Dec. 23rd
    12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    West Navarre Intermediate School
    1970 Cotton Bay Lane-Navarre

For parents of children 12 and younger as of 12/31/18, please take note of this suggestion. Although we cannot guarantee getting any particular item requested, when putting together your wish list for your children, be as specific as possible. Clothing sizes, game brands, musical artists and titles for a CD/DVD, bicycle style and tire sizes, etc., greatly facilitate someone who has never seen or met your child to find the item being requested. The more specific you are, the more likely your child is to receive what he or she may want or need. For example, “video games” is not specific enough. However, “The Sims Pet Stories for PC” would allow a shopper to get specifically what is desired.

Applicants must be a current resident of South Santa Rosa County, Florida. Caring and Sharing reserves the right to refuse Holiday Assistance to any applicants that have applied and/or received Holiday Assistance from another agency.  Applicants can only receive Holiday Assistance from one agency.  Names/Addresses of applicants applying for assistance may be made available to other agencies/organizations that provide aid to people in need.  Personal information will be kept confidential and unauthorized disclosure is prohibited. Caring and Sharing also reserves the right to refuse Holiday Assistance to any applicant that applies then does not show to pick up the items provided for the applicant. If the applicant moves out of South Santa Rosa County, then the applicant will no longer be eligible for Caring and Sharing Holiday Assistance.  The applicant will need to seek assistance in the area he/she would then reside.

The Caring and Sharing Brochure and Client Application are in .pdf format and can be found below.  The Caring and Sharing Brochure has more information about our organization as well as information about our Holiday Assistance, Registration, and Distribution.  For any questions email Teresa at

Caring and Sharing Brochure
Client Application