• 61°

Next Saturday last day to apply for Christmas Bureau applications

SALISBURY — Anyone who has not applied for help this holiday season with local organizations who make it possible to receive Christmas gifts can do so through the Christmas Bureau. The Rowan County Christmas Bureau will take applications for Christmas Happiness, the Salvation Army Angel Tree, Operation Santa and Project Santa one final time.

Those who believe they are eligible for any of the above organizations can apply from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

The following organizations accept applications through the Christmas Bureau:
The Salvation Army provides gifts for children through its Angel Tree program, allowing the public to pick up tags bearing a list of each child’s needs or wishes, which they then purchase and drop off at the Salvation Army.

The Salisbury Post Christmas Happiness Fund gives eligible parents and guardians a voucher to do the gift shopping themselves for their children’s Christmas. Donations from readers of the Salisbury Post fund the vouchers.

Project Santa, based at First Baptist Church of Denton, provides toys for school-aged children, clothing and food to families in need on Christmas Eve.

Operation Santa, Arc of Rowan’s Christmas program, provides gifts for qualifying families with developmentally disabled children.

Those who apply for help must bring the following types of information:

• A current N.C. picture ID or driver’s license.

• If an ID is expired, bring a lease and utility bill.

• Birth certificate for all children 12 and younger.

• Current Medicaid card.

• Proof of all income and expenses.

• Food and Nutrition verification letter.

• Unemployment benefits letter.

• Custody papers, if the person applying is a guardian.

The Rowan County United Way coordinates the Christmas Bureau, now in its fourth year of taking applications for several agencies.

Comments

Education

Rowan Wild’s animal camp makes a comeback at Dan Nicholas Park

Coronavirus

Health officials say financial incentives helped vaccination rates; lottery drawing today

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry adopts budget that keeps tax rate flat

Business

Airport Advisory committee endorses plans for expansion at Mid-Carolina Regional

China Grove

China Grove will celebrate 40th Farmers Day with week full of festivities

Sports

Pistons win in NBA draft lottery; Hornets will get 11th pick

Crime

Officers in Locust arrest drivers who tried to flee; one was on motorcycle reported stolen from Rowan

News

Panel OKs NC Senate budget bill; Dems pan policy provisions

News

Letter: Journalist won’t join UNC faculty without tenure

Crime

Chase from Mooresville ends with crash at Rowan Mill Road; two charged

Kannapolis

Dearmons gift two public art sculptures to city of Kannapolis

Crime

Blotter: Woman’s camper stolen from side of I-85

Local

Local scouts sweep NC American Legion awards

Business

As demand lessens slightly, local homebuilders work through challenges to deliver dwellings

Local

Commissioners name Newberry Hall House county’s newest historic landmark

News

Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital

College

Livingstone College alumna Quanera Hayes makes U.S. Olympic Team after first-place finish in 400-meter race

Crime

Blotter: June 21

Ask Us

Ask Us: What is status of ‘speed table’ on Charles Street in Spencer?

Local

East Rowan High graduate killed in motorcycle crash

Local

Political Notebook: Gov. Cooper vetoes Ford-backed bill allowing firearms at churches that are also schools

Crime

Blotter: June 20

News

Body of fourth tuber, age 7, found in North Carolina river

Nation/World

8 kids in youth van among the 13 lives lost to Claudette