Families with children from live birth to 12 years of age (at the time of registration) are eligible for the Christmas gift program. A parent or legal guardian must apply for their own children (documentation is required if not listed on birth certificate) and the person applying must bring a valid photo identification card and proof of Hancock County residency. State-issued, certified birth certificates for all children are required at time of registration. Applicant must bring documented proof of income and expenses.
Interested families should call HRC to make an appointment; walk-ins will be assisted based on availability. Families who received assistance through the 2015 program must attend one of HRC’s community education classes before their angels go out for adoption; applicants will receive the class schedule and be able to choose a class and time that is most appropriate to their needs. To view the class schedule in advance, please visit HRC’s calendar at http://www.hancockhrc.org/calendar.html or call the office to inquire.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Assistance Ministry Program in Hancock County is made possible through the coordination provided by Hancock Resource Center and Hope Haven Children’s Services and by the generous donations of time and treasure by the many volunteers who work tirelessly to bring a bright holiday season to our county’s children. If you are interested in volunteering to work registration, distribution, or adopting an angel, please contact the Hancock Resource Center at 228-463-8887.