PASCO, WA - Families who think they'll need help during the holidays may want to start thinking about it now.
The Salvation Army is holding registration on Friday, November 1st for its annual Christmas Angel Tree program in Benton and Franklin Counties.
Directors say the program helps hundreds of low income children, 12-and-under every year; children who otherwise might not have a present to open Christmas morning.
"I know it's just one toy per child, but it's something," said Ana Avila, the director of social services for the Salvation Army. "Some kids don't get anything and that's what we want to do. We want to make this Christmas for any child out there that doesn't have anything, just a memorable Christmas."
To apply for the Angel Tree program, parents need to show their children's birth certificates, a picture ID, and proof of address (current utility bill or rental agreement), proof of income (current check stub-30 days or AFDC print out) and proof of expenses (rent and current bills).
If you're eligible, you can register at the Salvation Army's Community Corps office in Rich land at 1219 Thayer Drive on Friday from 8:30AM to 11AM or from 1PM to 4PM.
You can also apply at the Salvation Army's Social Services office in Pasco at 310 North 4th Avenue during those same hours, Monday through Friday, November 4th through 8th.
The following is the same list of requirements for registration in Spanish.
Toda persona recibir ayuda para Navidad deben traer lo siguiente:
- Acta de nacimeinto de los ninos
- Foto ID para todos los adultos
- Prueba de su mas reciente direccion
- Pruebo de ingresos (mas reciente talon de cheque-30 dias o copia de ayuda Welfare)