In a nutshell, I am looking for any non-mainstream charity/organization that can provide Christmas assistance for my two children, 7 and 10 years of age. I specified "non-mainstream" because I have contacted the obvious choices (i.e. Salvation Army, my children's school, the local food pantry) and I am told repeatedly that I have missed application deadlines. I feared this might be an obstacle; however, my husband and I have both been out-of-state for the past 40 days in a dual-disorder inpatient treatment program. We decided on our own to seek treatment for opiate addiction and depression, but didn't consider it affecting our ability to provide Christmas gifts for our children. The fact that I just admitted to being a drug addict will probably deter anyone from providing any suggestions. My husband has had the same job for 14 years, but he hasn't received his disability insurance checks as of date from when he was in treatment. Granted, my children are blessed with parents who successfully completed inpatient treatment and will stay sober with the continued effort we will place in outpatient therapy and AA/NA. That does provide some solace for me if we are unable to find an organization or entity that can provide assistance, but I would like to find a way to just give them some things to open. It is embarassing, but if anyone knows of a pantry that can provide holiday dinner items that didn't require advance sign-up, I could use a referral for that as well. Thank you in advance for any ideas, and God bless you all during Christmas. I am not interested in handouts, only public/private assistance programs that do not have a deadline for application for Christmas gifts/dinner. Oh, also where my husband does have a steady job, that may eliminate us from some programs; however, we can show proof where we have been in treatment for over a month each is the reason he has not received paychecks and disability is still being processed. That is another factor to consider.