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If You Need Christmas Assistance

The Salvation Army of Central Virginia has been accepting applications from families in need seeking Christmas gifts for their children for nearly three weeks and will conclude the application process on Friday, November 1. 

Families can still schedule appointments to complete their Christmas applications by calling (804) 389-3189 or visiting RichmindSalvationArmy.org and clicking the link that says Schedule to Apply.  Calls are taken Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM. 

The application process began on Tuesday, October 1 when The Salvation Army began accepting appointments from families who then scheduled times to complete their Christmas application.  Appointments were scheduled for Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM beginning Monday, October 14 and ending Friday, November 1.              

Partnerships that assist The Salvation Army in providing Christmas gifts to Central Virginia families in need include the Angel Tree program with NBC12, Richmond Christmas Mother with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Coats for Kids with Puritan Cleaners, and Fox Holiday Socks with Fox Richmond.  Support from Michael & Son, Inc. and Page Auto Group will assist The Salvation Army with warehouse and transportation needs, respectively. 

Families applying for Christmas Assistance in the city of Richmond will visit 1407 Cummings Drive, Richmond, VA 23230 during their appointment time to complete their application. Families applying for Christmas Assistance in the Tri-Cities area will visit 1228 South West Street, Petersburg, VA 23804 to complete their application.

Families MUST bring the following records with them to their appointment:

  1. Most recent Notice of Eligibility from Department of Social Services
  2. Photo identification
  3. Birth certificates (to verify ages) for children applying for (ages 0-14)

If NO Notice of Eligibility from Department of Social Services

  1. Photo identification
  2. Birth certificates (to verify ages) for children applying for (ages 0-14)
  3. Notice of guardianship
  4. Proof of all household income to include; employment income, unemployment income, food stamps, TANF, child support, disability, retirement, Veteran’s benefits, etc.
 The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 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. 83 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to RichmondSalvationArmy.org.



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