Gifts of the Season Toy Shop Volunteers Needed
We are getting ready for our Gifts of the Season Toy Shop this week, where many children, families and individuals will receive help for Christmas. Those who have signed up, they will receive toys for their children as well as a food basket. For senior citizens and disabled individuals who have signed up, they will receive a gift certificate for food to any local Price Cutter! We will need volunteers to assist us next Thursday, December 19th from 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. at the toy shop with walking families through the toy shop and with preparing and giving out the food baskets! To volunteer you can call us to let us know you are coming or just show up at 1707 W. Chestnut Expressway. 417-862-5509.
The Salvation Army Gifts of the Season Program Sign Ups 2019
We are gearing up for Christmas 2019 and invite you to sign up for our Gifts of the Season Program for families, disabled individuals and senior citizens. This year we will be offering toys and food as well as the Blessings of Hope, Love, Joy and Peace given to us by our Savior Jesus Christ. He is the Gift of the Season.
Our Christmas Assistance Program provides families with toys for each child in their household, as well as hats and gloves, food and stocking stuffers. Items received each year are subject to change.
The following items need to be brought with you when you
- Valid Photo ID for person applying.
- Proof of address with applicant’s name; Monthly bill, (utility, phone, bank) dated: September, October or November or a Copy of your current lease or Section 8 paperwork.
- If you are disabled, you must bring your award letter for verification.
The Salvation Army will be assisting:
- Families with children age 16 and under
- Households with seniors age 60 and up
- Households with disabled individuals
Sign-up times are as follows:
Dates: November 11 – November 15 AND November 18 – November 22
Times: 9:00am—12:00pm AND 1:00-4:00pm
Additionally, we will have two evening times available on:
Monday, Nov 11th and Nov 18th 5:00 pm—7:00 pm
Distribution will take place Thursday, December 19, 2019. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Appointment times are given at sign-up.
Assistance is available to Greene & Christian County residents.
The Salvation Army does participate in the local clearing house to prevent duplication. Families or individuals who duplicate services will unfortunately be disqualified from receiving services.
Serving those who reside in Christian and Greene Counties.
For questions, please call: 417-862-5509 ext 108.
Our Thanksgiving Meal is served at our main Corps location at 1707 W. Chestnut Expressway on Thanksgiving Day from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Likewise, our Christmas Meal is served on Christmas Day at the Harbor House from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Traditional meals including turkey, stuffing and etc. are served. All are welcome.
Back-to-School Assistance generally includes grade appropriate school supplies, new backpacks, clothing and shoe vouchers and haircuts. The availability of these items is subject to change based on funding and availability. Sign-up time will be available in June.
To learn more about these services please contact our main office at 862-5509.