The family must be able to provide proof of residency and photo identification showing address of residency.
The family may not currently be receiving public (government subsidies, including unemployment) assistance (except Medicaid and/or Food Stamps) and may not be the recipient of any other holiday help (i.e. The Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, Adopt-a-Family, etc.)
At least one dependent minor child must be part of the family.
At least one adult within the family must be employed and is required to provide a copy of his/her latest two pay stubs for proof of employment. Pay stubs must reflect correct address.
The family must update their application and requalify twice annually.
The family must demonstrate a genuine need for help by detailing their personal situation.
New client families are accepted at any time during the year prior to the end of September. Referrals often come from school personnel, homeless shelters, and organizations such as Child, Inc., People's Place, and Shepherd Place. Self-referrals are also accepted.
Client's application must be fully completed, signed by client and submitted with proof of employment and a picture ID for any adults in the family.
Applications are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors at their monthly meetings.