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Christmas Partners Now Accepting Applications for Holiday Assistance

Christmas Partners will soon be accepting applications for holiday assistance at Salvation Army at 124 Allen Avenue in Jackson. The program, in its 16th year, is a partnership of the United Way of West Tennessee, the Knights of Columbus/St. Mary’s Church, the Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, Area Relief Ministries, Regional Interfaith Association, the Brighter Christmas Fund and several other nonprofits and faith/civic based organization and is designed to prevent duplication of services during the holiday season. Applications will only be accepted in person from 9-11 am on the following dates: October 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27.

Applications will not be accepted over the phone. Applicants must apply in person at Salvation Army on one of the dates listed above.

To be considered for assistance, applicant must provide photo identification, a Social Security card for each person in the household, a Department of Human Services letter (must show dollar amount of benefits received), Section 8 certification letter and/or lease agreement, current rent/mortgage receipt and utility bill, proof of income (this can include a check stub, child support, unemployment, VA, Social Security, and/or SSI) and a birth certificate for each child eligible for assistance. Only children age 14 and under will be considered for assistance.

Applicants or organizations interested in joining this partnership to eliminate duplication of services during the holiday season should contact Pat Ross at United Way of West Tennessee – or 731.422.1816.

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