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 and 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 for processing. No applications will be accepted after October 31.
All information on the application is strictly confidential for those receiving services. The criteria for eligibility are:
1. Children must be ages 2 through 10 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 15 through December 2.