Only two dates available for registration this year
By NANCY WHITAKER • Progress Staff Writer
PAULDING – This year, Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC) will be sponsoring the Christmas For Kids program.
The program coordinates efforts with radio station MIX 98.1, which has been working many years with the program to ensure children have a merrier Christmas.
The dates and times to fill out applications for assistance have been set. The two days to apply at Paulding County Senior Center will be:
• Monday, Nov. 11, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 14, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Applicants needing assistance will need to bring a picture ID, a utility bill as proof of residence in the county and custodial papers if applicable. One application per household will be permitted.
“I am very excited because this year we are partnering with Sheriff Jason Landers and the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office,” said Becky Michael, community service worker for Paulding County NOCAC. “We will be coordinating our pick up and storing items at their facility. I am so thankful they partnered with us.”
Michael went on to say, “Last year, we helped 250 families and which included over 600 children. I anticipate even a higher number this year.”
NOCAC will be working with Rick Small and 98.1 with the live on-air toy drive.
The 19th annual Christmas For Kids 2013 campaign kicks off Nov. 1 in Defiance. This will be a record year, as far as locations are concerned. The first “live drive” in Paulding County for toys and cash begins on Nov. 2. Help “Share the Love” with Christmas For Kids.
Live drives in Paulding County include:
• Nov. 2, 9-11 a.m., Chief Supermarket
• Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Paulding Subway
• Nov. 9, 9-11 a.m., Chief Supermarket
• Nov. 14, 7-9 a.m., MaraMart, Paulding
• Nov. 19, 7-9 a.m., Wayne Trace Schools
• Nov. 21, 7-9 a.m., Divine Mercy School
• Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., downtown Paulding
• Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Williamson Insurance in Payne.
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