Starting Monday, families in need planning ahead for the holiday season can begin applying for Christmas assistance from The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army helps provide toys and gifts for babies to children up to age 12 through their annual program across the Upstate.
Families are encourage to apply for assistance as soon as possible, based on the following open dates and times at their local office.
In Spartanburg County, sign-ups start Monday Sept. 30 and last until Thursday Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1529 John B. White Sr. Blvd. in Spartanburg. Questions about the program and requirements can be answered by calling 864-576-6670.
Union Social Services will also have sign-ups from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the same days.
In Greenville County, assistance applications can be made starting Saturday, Oct. 12 from 1-5 p.m. and then again Monday, Oct. 14 until Thursday, Oct. 17 from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. There will be extended hours until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Families can call 864-235-4803 for details and requirements.
In Anderson County, the open application period is set for Oct. 14 to Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 106 Tolley St. in Anderson. Please call 864-225-7381 for details and requirements.
The dates for Pickens and Oconee Counties have not yet been announced.
Families in need of holiday assistance must bring several required items to apply: photo ID, children's birth certificates, proof of address and proof of income. Questions about specific requirements should be directed to applicants' local Salvation Army office.
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