Community Christmas sign-up starts Oct. 23


By Stephani Islam



Families with children, and senior citizens, who believe their financial need may qualify them for Champaign County Community Christmas must complete an application form at the county Community Center, 1512 S. U.S. Route 68, Urbana, during the three-day application sign-up:

Monday, Oct. 23 – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 24 – 11 a.m.-2 .pm. and 6-8p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 25 – 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Eligibility requirements must be met.

Family applicants: Must reside in Champaign County, Must have custodial rights of children on application (All children up to 17 years old and only 18-year-olds who are still in high school will be eligible for Wal-mart gift cards).

To apply: Family applicants must bring all household pay stubs for the most recent 4 weeks and all income records for everyone in the household (including child support information), original Social Security cards for everyone in the household as well as the photo ID for the Head of Household.

Senior applicants: Must reside in Champaign County, Must be 60 or older on date of applying. Seniors with custody of children will complete a family application and must meet its eligibility requirements.

To apply: Senior citizens must bring with them their photo ID, Original Social Security cards and proof of income (including Social Security, retirement, pension, etc.).

By Stephani Islam

Submitted on behalf of Champaign County Community Christmas.

Submitted on behalf of Champaign County Community Christmas.

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