MONROE – The Union County Christmas Bureau will open Oct. 1 to begin accepting applications from families that request assistance for the Christmas season.
The Christmas Bureau will accept applications from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays until Nov. 20 at Union County Human Services, 2330 Concord Ave.
Donations can be dropped off at the Union County Human Services location through Nov. 15. After that date, donations can be taken to the distribution site (the former Sears location at Monroe Crossing) at 2115 W. Roosevelt Blvd., suite 200. Groups or individuals may assist by sponsoring families, gift trees or filling stockings for children. Donations are tax deductible. Monetary donations can be made online at www.hopeunioncounty.org.
“It would be a tremendous help to us if anyone wishing to donate gifts could wait until we move into our site at the Monroe Crossing Mall,” Volunteer Services Coordinator Gloria Haney said. “Our space to house donations is limited at the Human Services facility. However, we don’t want this to be a hindrance and prevent people from donating gifts. We will make room for any donations until we move to the mall location.”
The bureau is also seeking volunteers, including Spanish interpreters.
Call Haney at 704-296-4312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to help. Register to volunteer at www.cervistech.com/acts/console.php?console_id=0234&console_type=event.