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it or not, it's already time to start thinking about the holidays. Registration
for the Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance Program kicked off Tuesday.
year, the Salvation Army helps thousands of people in the Toledo area have a
brighter holiday season.
we help out families, singles, seniors – anyone that is in need for the holiday
season for food baskets or toys," explained Harley Maddox, coordinator of the
Christmas Clearing Bureau.
Bitticks is one Toledo resident who appreciates the service.
really a blessing because I cook for myself, I have four little grandbabies,"
Bitticks said. "It is a wonderful and beautiful thing."
says the program ensures her grandchildren will have food and gifts for
think it means everything, because it's definitely hard, and I can understand
how hard it is to be able to provide for a family, knowing you're doing your
best and still not able to meet that need," Maddox said. "I'm hoping to help as
many families as will come and apply with us…We helped a little over 2,000 last
year, so we look to increase our numbers this year."
Salvation Army is already taking applications for this year's holiday program.
Applications will be accepted at the Lucas County Jobs & Family Services offices located at 3210 Monroe Street on October 1, 3, 8, and 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Applications will be accepted at The Salvation Army offices located at 620 N Erie Street from Monday, October 21 and Wednesday, October 23 through Friday, October 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Applications will also be accepted downtown on Tuesday, October 24 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., as well as Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.