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      Christmas Bureau registration begins Monday

      The Salvation Army will begin taking registrations Monday for its annual Christmas Bureau. You must register between December 1st and 17th in order to take part in the distribution of toys, books, stocking stuffer grabs bags and holiday food baskets on December 23rd. Only those pre-registered will be able to take part.For information about eligibility call 435-8300. Below is a list of registration location and eligibility requirements from the Salvation Army.

      Registration Locations and Times

      Huntington Family Center405 Gifford StreetMonday, December 1 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

      Dunbar1453 S. State St.Tuesday, December 2 10:00 am"6:00 pm

      Refugee Center501 Park StreetWednesday, December 3 10:00 am"6:00 pmThursday, December 4 10:00 am"6:00 pmFriday, December 5 10:00 am"4:00 pm

      Onondaga Christian Fellowship7453 Morgan Rd., LiverpoolSaturday, December 6 10:00 am"4:00 pm

      Oncenter800 S. State StreetMonday, December 8 10:00 am"6:00 pmTuesday, December 9 10:00 am"6:00 pm

      First English Lutheran Church501 James St.Wednesday, December 10 10:00am " 6:00pm

      P.E.A.C.E. Inc,., Eastside Family Resource Center202 S. Beech StreetThursday, December 11 10:00 am"6:00 pm

      Southwest Community Center401 South Ave.Friday, December 12 10:00am"4:00pm

      Oncenter800 S. State St.Monday, December 15 10:00 am"6:30 pmTuesday, December 16 10:00 am"6:30 pmWednesday. December 17 10:00 am"6:30 pm

      Families residing in Onondaga County of two or more, with an adult and a child 16 years of age or younger, are eligible to receive a food basket containing a turkey for a holiday meal and other canned, boxed and fresh food products. Toys and books are provided for children birth through 13 years of age. A gift item and a book are available for youth ages 14 "16 . All families must register.

      DOCUMENTATION NEEDED FOR REGISTRATION

      Families receiving Temporary Assistance Benefits from the Department of Social Services will receive a Benefits Summary Sheet that will provide all of the information needed to register for the Christmas Bureau. The sheet will be mailed to their home and save time and effort! Recipients must bring the Benefit Summary Sheet and personal ID with them to the registration site.

      Questions? Call the Christmas Bureau INFOLINE at 479-1339 anytime, or call HELPLINE at 435-8300 weekdays from 9:00 am"5:00 pm.

      Families residing in Onondaga County of two or more, with an adult and a child 16 years of age or younger, are eligible to receive a food basket containing a turkey for a holiday meal and other canned, boxed and fresh food products. Toys and books are provided for children birth through 13 years of age. A gift item and a book are available for youth ages 14 "16 . All families must register.

      The income guidelines are based on the 2008 Federal Poverty Guidelines for 200% of poverty (see table below)

      CHRISTMAS BUREAU ELIGIBILITY

      Family Size Monthly Gross Income Yearly Gross Income

      2 $2,333 $28,000

      3 $2,933 $35,200

      4 $3,700 $44,400

      5 $4,133 $49,600

      6 $4,733 $56,800

      7 $5,333 $64,000

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