Each December, The Salvation Army partners with WISH TV Channel 8 to provide toys to families where at least one parent is working or in school. Applications are collected throughout the month of November and are checked with the United Christmas Service. Eligible applicants are invited to a “Toy Shop” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds where they are escorted by a volunteer that helps them shop for their children.
In 2009, which marked the 9th year for this event, over 13,000 toys were collected. We invited 820 families to Toy Shop to pick out new, unwrapped toys for their children for Christmas.
You MUST be employed or in school to be eligible for this program!
Accepting Applications: Thursday, November 10th- Thursday, December 1st,2011 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm
Closed for Thanksgiving – Thursday and Saturday, November 24 and 26.
The Salvation Army Fountain Square Corps, 1337 S. Shelby Street, 46203
The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps, 4400 N. High School Road, 46254
The Salvation Army Center City Ministries, 234 E. Michigan, 46204
The following items are REQUIRED in order to apply for Christmas Assistance:
Picture ID for all adults in the household
Social Security Card (or Tax ID card) for all adults in the household
Social Security Card and Birth Certificate (or Medicaid card) for each child
Combined household income statements
Proof of employment or school status for head of household
Proof of address
**Incomplete applications will not be considered!**