955-3646 to sponsor a family
For any general questions call Mindy: 920-419-6722
e-mail link here for donors only please.
Check each day's Post-Crescent for family profiles.
Christmas Program and Guidelines
2013 Donor Information
Is a Christmas sharing program where community members are matched with families struggling financially. The Salvation Army qualifies families based on income and family size.
Note: We will consider families who may marginally exceed the income limits but suffer from unfortunate or special circumstances (i.e. job loss, extenuating medical issues/costs).
On the Adopt-A-Family application the parent/guardian will list gift suggestions for each child in the household. Parent(s) are also asked to list gift suggestions for the household or themselves.
The matching process:
Our Adopt-A-Family phone
lines are open (Nov. 18) and continue through Dec. 3 (closed weekends and Nov. 28-29) from 9am-4pm.
call, let the volunteer know the family size you want to sponsor. They will take your information down and send
you a copy of the family’s gift request list.
Due to confidentiality identifying information will be omitted. The list you receive will identify the first
names of family members, age and gender of the children.
Phone: (920) 955-3646. If the phone lines are busy please be patient and call back. Or click on this e-mail link here to contact us. (for donors only)
Commonly asked questions
Who gets gifts?
In addition to the children, we suggest a small gift for each adult member listed, or a family gift that can be shared. We also recommend a gift card for up to $50 from a local grocer for the family to purchase the necessary food items to make a holiday meal.
What are the donor guidelines?
The following guidelines have been established to eliminate confusion and establish fair and consistent treatment for all, year after year.
Suggested spending range $50-$75 per child
You can purchase a gift for the adult(s) listed in household
A grocery store gift certificate (approx. $50) for the family to prepare a Christmas dinner. Do not bring food items!
Do not give cash
Call: 882-0306 with any AAF questions.
OK so $50 - $75 per child doesn't buy many gifts, can we spend more per child?
These are guidelines and each sponsor will need to determine the total amount they want to spend per child. The reason we ask sponsors to limit the gift amount to $50 - $75 is so all recipient children are treated fair and consistent each year. Young children will not understand why they get more gifts some years and not others. The timeless adage "the value is in the purpose for giving, not the cost," does hold true.
When and where do I bring the gifts once I'm done shopping?
Bring the unwrapped gifts in a box with wrapping paper to:
2311 W. Spencer St. Appleton (Monarch Gardens)
Drop off will be on Monday, Dec. 16th from 12 pm to 7 pm, or on Tuesday, Dec. 17th from 9 am -4 pm. PLEASE NOTE that Salvation Army staff will be present only during these dates & times for drop-off. Call 920-882-0306 for questions about dropping items off. Thanks!
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