Planning Has Started at The Salvation Army
Fall has just begun but
The Salvation Army is getting ready for Christmas. In
October, The Salvation Army will be accepting applications
for Christmas assistance from Lucas County residents.
Applications will be accepted at The Salvation Army at 620
N. Erie St., Toledo, OH 43604 on Oct. 9-12, 22, and 24-26
from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. and on Oct. 23 from 1 to 6
p.m. Those who apply and meet the requirements will receive
holiday assistance right before Christmas, which includes a
gift card for food and toys for all children under the age
documentation is required for all applications:
Picture ID for all adults in the household;
Proof of income for the household, current within the past
30 days (Note: everyone living under the same roof in a
single family home is considered a household member)
such as a pay stub, unemployment or SS/SSI/SSD printout;
Proof of address with the applicant’s name, address and
dated within the past 30 days, such as a utility bill or
mail received in the past 30 days;
Birth certificates for each child in the household or one of
the following that must include a birthdate: official school
records, printout from Social Security or income tax return
from 2017; and
Custody papers if child is not your birth child.
Wood County residents can
apply for Christmas assistance at The Salvation Army
Building in Bowling Green, 1045 N. Main St., Suite 8.
Applications are accepted Monday-Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.
and 1 to 3 p.m. from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. Ottawa County
residents can get an application from Jobs and Family
Services in Ottawa County, all Ottawa County Public
Libraries or The Salvation Army in Port Clinton, 1834 E.
Perry St. Applications can be turned in at the same
locations where they are distributed and will be available
starting Oct. 1 and must be returned by Dec. 1.
In 2017 The Salvation Army
accepted 2,853 applications throughout Northwest Ohio, which
assisted 10,114 individuals, 6,112 of whom were children.
The Salvation Army has a few programs that collect donations
for families receiving assistance during the holidays. One
of these programs is Adopt-a-Family in which an
organization, group, family or individual signs up to
provide a family with a holiday meal and 3-4 toys per child.
One of the largest supporters of the Toledo Adopt-a-Family
program is The University of Toledo. For the last few years
the UT Division of Student Affairs organizes members on
campus to adopt families, which last year benefited 70
families in the community.
“The campus rallies around
the Adopt-a-Family program as a way we can give back and
ensure families in our community can enjoy the holidays,” UT
Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Phillip “Flapp”
Cockrell said. “The University of Toledo is proud to be this
city’s university and the positive impact we can have on our
community. We appreciate this partnership with The Salvation
Army that provides such a great opportunity to serve.”
There are plenty of
opportunities to get involved during the holidays with The
Salvation Army. If you would like more information or want
to sign up to Adopt-a-Family program, contact Dr. Tonia Pace
AdoptaFamily@use.salvationarmy.org. For additional ways
to support The Salvation Army during the holidays or
throughout the year, contact and follow them on Facebook at
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal
Christian church established in London in 1865, has been
supporting those in need in His name without discrimination
for 138 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million
Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each
year through the broadest array of social services that
range from providing food for the hungry, relief for
disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to
the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless
and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of
every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support
those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more
information, go to www.salvationarmynwohio.org.