The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program is still accepting applications from families who need a little help through the holidays.
But there are only a few days left to apply.
The program gathers donated Christmas gifts for low-income families that otherwise might not have Christmas.
Families can apply for the program at the Salvation Army on Main Street.
Applications will only be available October 30th and November 6th.
If you plan on filling out an application you will need to bring the following items with you.
1.A picture I.D. Please do not bring your social security card.
2.Birth certificates or immunization records (required) of children in the household in your legal custody (official documentation required if applicant is not parent) ages 0-17.
3.Proof of monthly income and source of income from all household members. (paycheck stubs, a letter of verification from K-Tap, social security, SSI or proof of child support are acceptable.)
4.Proof of rent and utilities. (copies of bills, cancelled checks or payment receipts.) must have one in the name of applicant with Fayette County Current address.
5.sizes of children’s clothing and shoes and choices for toys for ages 0-12.
-Applicants mush have ALL information in order for the application to be taken.
-We are NOT able to take applications over the phone or use information from a previous year.
-In order for an applicant to be eligible fro Salvation Army Angel Tree assistance he/she must not have applied for Christmas assistance elsewhere.
If you plan on giving here is what you need to know.
Six ways to help:
•1. You can put a smile on a child's face this Christmas. Purchase a gift(s) for a child in need. Angel Tree cards will be on display November 15th to December 8th, at the Fayette Mall (near Dillard's) & Whitaker Banks(Lexington & Georgetown). Simply select a child's card. Using the information on the card as a guide, purchase a new gift(s). Return the UNWRAPPED gift and card to the Salvation Army Christmas Center at 1030 South Broadway, Lexington, the Fayette Mall or to Whitaker Bank (Lexington or Georgetown)by December 8th.
•2. Provide Christmas Dinner for an angel tree family by purchasing a $25.00 gift card at Kroger. Beginning the day after Thankgiving, 'Food' Angel cards will be displayed at area Kroger stores. Customers may simply select a child's angel card, take it to the register and donate $25.00. A receipt for tax deduction purposes will be issued immediately.
•3. Assist with applications. Applications are taken on October 8, 9, 15, 16, 29, 30 and November 6. For more information, please contact Laura Hylbert at (859) 252-7706 ext. 305.
•4. Volunteer at the Fayette Mall Angel Tree display for a two hour shift or longer. Greet shoppers, sign out Angel Tree Cards, and receive returned gifts. Volunteers are needed the Friday prior to Thanksgiving through the second Sunday in December. To volunteer, please call: Cheryl Dance at: (859) 273-7077, or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
•5. Volunteer to organize a toy drive with your church group or business.
•6. Help organize Angel Tree packages at the Christmas Center. Volunteers are needed the first three weeks in December. To volunteer call Jessica Ashcraft at (859) 252-7706 ext. 145. or email at email@example.com
**Please note: this activity is best suited for adults. Groups are welcome.