CALENDAR of EVENTS

2022

UPCOMING EVENTS
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If your family could use some help:

 

Interviews for financial assistance and Christmas gifts for kids will be in person on Friday, October 14, from 9 am – 6 pm and Saturday, October 15, from 9 am to 2 pm at Crawford Baptist Church. No appointment is necessary.

You must provide the following documents to show need:
1. Parent or guardian’s ID.
2. Proof of residency in Oglethorpe County (if not shown on i.d., then a lease, tax bill, utility bill, etc.)
3. Documentation for ALL household income, including wages for all adults in the home, alimony, child support, TANF, food stamps, WIC, social security, SSD, and SSI.
4. Social security cards or birth certificates for all your children from birth to age 18 (if still in school.)

5. Social security numbers for all adults living in the home.

6. Account information for the bill you would like help with. Examples: for rent, bring landlord’s name and phone number. For GA Power, bring account number and on-line access info.

 

Appointments for families to pick up toys and other donated gifts will be scheduled for Thursday, December 15, at Crawford Baptist Church. These gifts will be for those who register their children ahead of time.

Financial donations are needed, and welcome at any time.

Financial donations are needed, and may be made at any time. Click the yellow donate button at the bottom of the page to donate with Paypal or a credit card. Checks made payable to Community Christmas can be mailed to 143 Bowen Farm Rd. Crawford, GA 30630 or dropped off at the Commercial Bank in Crawford.

Toy Collections - Due by December 14th

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Please contribute new, unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots, or at one of the other local toy collections, including those at the schools, Dollar General between Crawford and Lexington, The Commercial Bank in Crawford, or make other arrangements by calling Catherine Drewry at 706-201-7241 or Shirley Dillard at 706-540-0785. Teen items such as toiletry sets, electronics, sports equipment, art supplies, and gift cards are especially needed.

 

Please contact us at oglethorpecommunitychristmas@gmail.com if you would like to sponsor a collection. Toys are due no later than December 14th, with December 12-13 preferable so we can better prepare for distribution.

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist with applicant interviews and help with donor flyers on October 14th and 15th . Please contact Catherine Drewry at 706-201-7241 or Shirley Dillard at 706-540-0785 for this. Folks are also needed to set up the toy distribution area on December 14th, and to help with distribution and clean up on December 15th. Contact April Moore at amoore@oglethorpe.k12.ga.us to volunteer for this.

 

Donations of nice, clean, used clothes, coats, bikes, and other items for babies, children, and teens will be collected December 12 – 14 by appointment. Contact Catherine at 706-201-7241. Your good extra stuff will be offered to our recipient families to take as part of our “free yard sale” when they pick up gifts for their kids. If you have nice clean coats ready early, we can give them away during our interview times on October 14-15, so families have them before it’s really cold.

 

We are collecting some Furniture and appliances that we distribute year round as families need them. Please contact us to see if there is need for your extra household items.