Getting ready for Community Christmas


Champaign County is gearing up for its annual Community Christmas and is seeking applications from qualified county residents.

Families with children, as well as senior citizens, who believe their financial need may qualify them for Champaign County Community Christmas must complete an application form at the Champaign County Community Center, located at 1512 S. U.S. Route 68 in Urbana, during one of the following times: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 24, 25 or 26; or 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 24 or 25.

Family applicants must live in Champaign County and have custodial rights of all children on the application. Children through age 17, as well as 18-year-olds in high school, will be eligible to receive gift cards for Wal-mart.

Family applicants must bring all household pay stubs for the most recent four 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 live in Champaign County and be 60 or older on date of applying. Seniors with custody of children will complete a family application and must meet its eligibility requirements.

Senior citizens must bring with them their photo ID, original Social Security card and proof of income, including Social Security, retirement, pension, etc.

Families and senior citizens invited to complete applications

Submitted story

Submitted by River of Life Christian Center.

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