Saturday, December 6, 2008

Indiana-Holiday Assistance offered by Organizations

Holiday Assistance offered by Organizations
Individuals should apply to only one program as there are limited resources to serve many families in
*Several agencies that provide assistance during the holiday season provide assistance only
to established clients and therefore are not listed.
Suggestions for Christmas Assistance
Anyone needing Christmas assistance should be encouraged to speak to their social worker or case
manager if they have one. They should also be encouraged to contact their local multi-service center
and/or any places of worship that they are a member of. Also if they belong to a civic organization they
should contact them as well. If the caller has school age children suggest that they call the school social
Channel 6/Gleaners Toy Line – 317-977-1750
The toy line opens on Thanksgiving Day. Enrollment is from Dec. 1 to Dec. 5th, 2008. The toy line
number will list toy drive application sites where clients can apply. All applicants should reside in the
boundary area in which they apply. Applicants outside of Marion County should apply at the nearest
participating agency. Applications will be screened through United Christmas Service. Clients who are
being served by the donor program will not get any additional toys, but clients who submitted general
applications can still be served by the Toy Drive. Applicants must bring picture ID for themselves and
Social Security numbers for all household members. Applicants also need to bring birth certificates for
all children who will be receiving toys. Clients should choose one location and apply in person. Each
agency will post the date and time of their toy distribution.
Martindale Brightwood
2410 N. Station St., Indianapolis, 46218 – 546-8200
Mon., Tues., Thurs, Fri. 9:30am-noon starting Nov. 1, 2008. Offering food baskets and possibly toys
for children ages newborn to 18 years. Also providing fruit baskets and blankets to senior citizens.
must provide social security cards for all adult members in the home, proof of address, birth certificates
for the children. Distribution will be Dec. 22, 2008. Boundaries are north to 30th St., south to I-70,
east to Sherman Dr and west to Cornell Ave. in Marion County.