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Salvation Army taking Christmas assistance applications

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People planning ahead for the holidays who may need some extra help this year can start applying for assistance Monday in some Upstate counties.

The Salvation Army helps provide toys and gifts for babies to children up to age 12 through their annual Christmas Assistance program across the Upstate.

This week, families in need can apply for help in Greenville, Pickens and Anderson counties.

In Greenville County, the period for applying for assistance began Saturday and continues Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. at the TD Convention Center in Greenville at 1 Exposition Dr. There will be extended hours until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Families can call 864-235-4803 for details and requirements.

The application period is also open in Anderson County Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 106 Tolley St. in Anderson. Call 864-225-7381 for details and requirements.

In Pickens County, applications are being accepted at the Salvation Army Social Services Office at 102 Stewart Dr. in Easley from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday; and from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 7 p.m. Friday. Call 864-855-6408 for details and requirements.

Families are encourage to apply for assistance as soon as possible, based on the afore-mentioned open dates and times at their local office.

In order to apply for assistance, parents must have the following information with them: a photo identification for the person making the application, birth certificates for all children, proof of income for the last month for all members in the household and proof of expenses for the last month. Contact your local Salvation Army office for further details about requirements.

Applications were already collected in Oconee, Spartanburg and Union counties.

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