Salvation Army of Augusta starts Christmas application process

By: News release from Salvation Army of Augusta
By: News release from Salvation Army of Augusta

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Salvation Army of Augusta announced today that Angel Tree Christmas Assistance Applications will be accepted from Oct. 3 to 28.

This year, there are two major changes to the process.

First, Angel Tree Christmas Assistance Applications will be accepted on an appointment-only basis. This change was made to minimize the amount of time those seeking Christmas assistance have to wait to have their application reviewed. To schedule an appointment, please call (706) 922-8330.

Second, Angel Tree Christmas Assistance Applications will be accepted at The Salvation Army of Augusta's First Stop Center at 1765 Broad St. In previous years, the applications were taken at The Salvation Army of Augusta's Center of Hope on Greene Street.

The Salvation Army of Augusta's Angel Tree Christmas Assistance Program is an annual tradition that provides toys for thousands of needy area children 12 years old and under. Food boxes are also provided for households not currently receiving food stamps and who meet income guidelines. Toys collected for applicants will be distributed on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at a location to be announced.

Those wishing to receive Angel Tree Christmas Assistance from The Salvation Army of Augusta should first call (706) 922-8330 to schedule an appointment.

Once an appointment is made, applicants should bring the following items to their appointment at The Salvation Army of Augusta's First Stop Center at 1765 Broad St.:

  • Picture ID for all persons in household 18 and older (if your address is not correct on your ID you must show a lease or bill with your current address)
  • Birth certificates for persons under 18 (can use Medicaid card or official shot record with birth date on it)
  • Social Security card for everyone in household
  • Income verification (all that apply to your household)
    • Pay stubs for the last 30 days
    • Child support
    • SSI / Disability
    • Unemployment verification
    • Veteran's Administration benefits
    • Worker's compensation
    • Social Security retirement
    • Pension
    • Food stamp / TANF verification
  • Expense verification (all that apply to your household)
    • Rent / Mortgage
    • Electric / Water / Natural gas
    • Telephone / Cable / Internet / Cell phone
    • Car payment / Car insurance
    • Health insurance / Life insurance
    • Child care
    • Clothing sizes, shoe sizes, and gift suggestions ($40 limit per child)

We do not guarantee you will receive the items but can make suggestions to the donors.

If the general public would like more information about Angel Tree Christmas Assistance Applications, they may call a First Stop Center staff member at (706) 922-8330.


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