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Fort Wayne Salvation Army taking Christmas assistance applications

The Salvation Army is now taking applications for its Christmas assistance program this week.

Posted: Oct 7, 2019 6:41 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2019 11:22 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — It might be October, but the Fort Wayne Salvation Army team is getting ready for the holiday season.

The Salvation Army is now taking applications for its Christmas assistance program this week.

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The program is paired with the Marine Corps Reserves “Toys for Tots” campaign, providing those in need with gifts for the holiday season.

To apply, you are required to show up in person at the Salvation Army office on North Clinton Street from 9 - 11 a.m. or 1 - 3 p.m. every day through Friday, Oct. 11.

The Salvation Army says unlike previous years, all days are open for anyone who wishes to come.

The first letter of your last name does not matter.


Families Receiving Government Assistance:

  • Photo ID (head of household/applicant)
  • Social Security Card or ITIN Card for all members of the household
  • Birth Certificates for all children under the age of 18 - Custody papers will also be required if you are not a birth parent.
  • Proof of Government Assistance: Food Stamps, TANF, Unemployment, Housing, etc.
  • Clothing sizes for all children ages 0-14.

Families Not Receiving Government Assistance:

  • Photo ID (head of household/applicant)
  • Social Security Card or ITIN Card for all members of the household
  • Birth Certificates for all children under the age of 18- Custody papers will also be required if you are not a birth parent.
  • Clothing sizes for all children ages 0-14.
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of expenses for the entire house – Utility bills, lease, rent receipts, phone, cable, medical, etc.
  • Clothing sizes for all children ages 0-14.

The Salvation Army wants to remind people that if you are missing documents you will be denied an interview.

For more information call the Salvation Army at (260) 744-2311.

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