United Way of North Central Arkansas’ Angel Tree Program helps hundreds of children each year know the joy of opening a gift on Christmas morning. Whether it’s a toy or new clothing, it’s a special moment that we want every family to share.
The Angel Tree Program will be assisting low income families in Independence County with Christmas gifts for their children and it’s time for parents/guardians to pick up applications. The applications may be picked up from the Department of Human Services at 100 Weaver Ave, Batesville, Arkansas, or the United Way office located in the First Community Bank building – Southside Branch at 1 Allen Chapel Road beginning October 3, 2016. The applications are to be returned to DHS no later than Monday, October 31, 2016 for processing. No applications will be accepted after October 31, 2016.
All information on the application is strictly confidential for those receiving services. The criteria for eligibility are:
1. Children must be ages 2 (two) – 10 (ten) and living in the home listed; and
2. The household must be receiving S.N.A.P. (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program).
United Way relies upon individuals and businesses to select an Angel and provide them with the gift of joy on Christmas morning. Names will be available to purchase gifts for the Angels from November 15th through December 2nd.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact the United Way office at 793-5991.
About United Way of North Central Arkansas:
United Way of North Central Arkansas has been mobilizing the community to advance the common good since 1981. United Way of North Central Arkansas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. United Way of North Central Arkansas serves North Cleburne, Independence, Izard, Sharp and Stone Counties.