Grace Lutheran Church will again be hosting the Preble County Christmas for Kids program. Registration will be on November 24 from 10 am-6 pm only.
We will be collecting new unwrapped toys and books for donation through December 11. There are gift tags available at the church for suggested items, although any toys are welcome. This program serves children ages 0-15 years. Please help us made this a special Christmas for everyone!
The 2015 Preble County Christmas for Kids program registration will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Grace Lutheran Church located at 111 Lutheran Dr. Eaton, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Registration for help is a one day event.
Families wishing to receive toys for their children ages 0-15 years should bring with them three months’ proof of income, proof of custody and age of the children, and proof of current address and a picture ID.
Examples of proof of custody can include a medical insurance card, medical records, school report card, mail addressed to the child, legal custody document or any document that links the child to the household.
To be eligible, families must meet the income guidelines, have custody of the child, and live in Preble County. Those living in the Twin Valley South School District will be directed to the West Alexandria toy drive. (TVS district residents may call 937-839-4823 for help with toys.)
Income guidelines are: family of two, $2,655 per month or $31,860 per year; three, $3,348/month or $40,180/year; four, $4,041/month or $48,500/year; five, $4,735/month or $56,820/year; six, $5,428/month or $65,140/year; seven, $6,121/month or $73,460/year; eight, $6,815/month or $81,780/year.
Preble County Christmas for Kids is made possible by the collaborative efforts of many community partners, included United Way, Preble County TASC and Treament Services; Grace Lutheran Church, Judge Jennifer Overmeyer and staff; Preble County Job and Family Services, Silfex, Inc., Community Action Partnership, Educational Service Center.
Anyone interested in donating new toys can drop them off at Santa’s Cabin at Ft. St. Clair on Saturday, Dec. 5, during The Register-Herald’s Kids for Kids collection event, or drop off donations at The Register-Herald’s office, 200 Eaton-Lewisburg Road, Suite 105, Eaton.
Eddie Mowen Jr. can be reached at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH.