Apply for Christmas Assistance from the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio Area Services would like to announce the annual dates for Christmas Assistance in 2019. This year, the dates for applications will run at the following times:

In Lucas County, the application process will start on October 21 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and continuing October 22 through October 25, from 9 a.m. until 1p.m. Applications will be accepted only during these times at the Salvation Army Offices in Toledo, at 620 N. Erie Street, Toledo, 43604.

Christmas Assistance Registration has also started in Ottawa and Wood Counties.

Ottawa County Residents can pick up an application from the Ottawa County Public Library or from the Salvation Army in Port Clinton at 1834 E. Perry Street. Applications can be submitted to either location during regular business hours. The application period runs until December 1.

In Wood County, the application process runs through November 30 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Applications will be accepted only during these times at the Salvation Army Office at 1045 N. Main Street, Suite 8, Bowling Green.

All applicants must show the following documentation: 1) Picture ID for all adults in the household; 2) proof of income for the household (current, within 30 days), such as a paystub, proof of unemployment, or an SS/SSI/SSD printout; 3) Proof of address (must include the applicant’s name, address, and a current date (within 30 days). A utility bill or business mail is acceptable; each adult in the household should submit proof of address; 4) Proof of birthdates for all children, such as a birth certificate, income tax return from 2018, or a 2018/2019 official school record; and 5) If applicable, legal guardianship or custody papers.

The Salvation Army is also looking for local groups and organizations to participate in the Christmas Assistance Distribution as well as Red Kettle Bell Ringing Campaign. To express interest in volunteering, call 419-241-1138, ext. 116.