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Registration for the 2022 Christmas Assistance Program will Is Open November 7th until December 2nd, 2022.

Households with children 14 and under are able to apply for assistance with both toys and a Christmas ham.  Households without children 14 and under are able to apply for a Christmas ham, but no toys.

Instructions and guidelines for signing up below

 

By registering below for Christmas assistance with The Salvation Army means that you agree to the following:

  • My household income is under the cap of 185% of poverty level (the same used to qualify for the school reduced lunch program).
  • I will only register children who live at my address at least 50% of the time, that are in my direct care and are between the ages of newborn through age 14.
  • I will provide verification of my registration information upon request.
  • I am a Linn County, IA resident.
  • I will not be participating in any other agency toy programs.
  • I understand that violation of these terms will result in disqualification from future participation.
  • Distribution will be at Hawkeye Downs from Tuesday, December 13th - Thursday, December 15th, 2022.

You will receive an email when your application has been received, approved, and a time assigned. If you do not receive an email within 2 weeks of your registration, please contact the office at 319-364-9131 or email SACedarRapids@usc.SalvationArmy.org

 

Please note that the application button below will take you to The Salvation Army's online Angel Tree application system.  This system is our Christmas Assistance application and is not just for our Angel Tree program.  We do not offer a separate Angel Tree program in Linn County, only the toy shop.  Both families and individuals are able to register on this site for toys & a Christmas ham.  Toys for Tots of Linn County, a separate organization from The Salvation Army, collects toys in our community and partners with The Salvation Army by providing these collected toys for our Christmas Assistance program. 

There is not a separate application for Toys for Tots, we are the collective registration organization. 

In summary, the below application button will take you to The Salvation Army's Christmas intake website, called Angel Tree, and this is the proper site to register for Christmas toys & ham for the collective toy shop offered by The Salvation Army and Tots for Tots.

 

We'd like to say a very special thanks to our Christmas assistance partner, Toys for Tots.  A majority of the Christmas toys given to families are provided in collaboration with Toys for Tots, a Marine Corps Reserves Foundation.  Toys for Tots is a separate organization from The Salvation Army and the basic mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas.  Their partnership with The Salvation Army in Linn County is essential to making Christmas morning joyful for hundreds of households each year.  To learn more about the Toys for Tots operation in Linn County, please CLICK HERE.

Eligibility Guidelines

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