Deadline to apply for Salvation Army Christmas Assistance approaching

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Each year, the Salvation Army helps families in need with Christmas toy assistance for children ages 12 and under.

This year, the Salvation Army is partnering with Greenville County Library System to offer free personal development classes as an additional component to the Christmas toy assistance.

All applicants wishing to register for Christmas toy assistance will need to complete 3 classes offered by the library system by Friday, September 30th.

The classes cover a broad scope of topics, ranging from financial literacy to family skills.

Those wishing to receive Christmas toy assistance for the 2016 season should visit The Salvation Army immediately to receive a “Giving Hope” stamp card and informational letter regarding the program.

Upon completing the third class and receiving all three stamps from the library on their “Giving Hope” card, applicants should visit The Salvation Army to schedule their registration appointment.

Appointments at The Salvation Army are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis and are available on Fridays from 8AM-2PM through October 7th.

All applicants wishing to receive Christmas toy assistance must complete the above requirements of the Giving Hope program, while also meeting the following financial eligibility requirements: A DSS Household Summary and photo ID of head of household applying, or verification of income and expenses for one month, birth certificates for children 12 & under, and photo ID of head of household applying.

If you have any questions, you are encouraged to call The Salvation Army of Greenville at (864) 235-4803.

You can also learn more by clicking here.

Citizens of Oconee County should contact The Salvation Army of Oconee at (864) 882-1160.

Citizens of Pickens County should contact The Salvation Army of Pickens at (864) 885-7198.

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