Families invited to sign up for Share Your Christmas
The Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center in Cassville will hold Share Your Christmas sign-ups from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday over the next two weeks.
The center will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. The deadline to sign a family up for this year's Share Your Christmas distribution is Friday, Nov. 16.
Families interested in signing up for the program, which provides Christmas presents for local needy children, should bring Social Security cards for each member of the household and proof of income from the month of October to the Neighborhood Center. Parents will be asked to complete an application that includes information on each child in the household.
Neighborhood Center staff members will being distributing Share Your Christmas ornaments to local businesses later this month. Community members interested in purchasing toys for this year's effort should select an ornament from a Share Your Christmas tree or visit the Neighborhood Center after Nov. 20 to adopt a child or family.
Unwrapped presents are already being accepted at the Neighborhood Center, located on Highway 248 in Cassville. Gift bags will be packed on Dec. 13 and distributed on Dec. 14.
For more information, call the Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center at 847-2140.