This post has been updated with revised times people can sign up for The Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance Program.

It's no secret this year hasn't been good for many of us. If you or your family need a little help having a "normal" Christmas this year the Sedalia Service Center of the Salvation Army can help you. Sign ups for their Christmas Assistance program start today and run through December 4.

The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance program includes a Christmas meal which can be prepared in your home and toys for children 17 and under. Those without children are welcome to sign up for just the food portion of the program. Additionally, the Salvation Army asks that when it comes to toys family's sign up for them through either their Christmas Assistance Program or Community Santa but not both programs.

People may sign up for the Christmas Assistance program at the Salvation Army Sedalia Service Center at Broadway and Engineer Tuesday's  and Thursday's from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST. There will be a Saturday sign up on Saturday November 14 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST. You may also sign up by mail or email. For more information on these options please contact the Salvation Army Service Center at (660)826-1525.

Applicants must reside in Pettis County and meet income requirements which you can find here. If you are receiving government assistance you automatically qualify for the Christmas Assistance program. When you are signing up for the program you will need the following documents:

  • Photo ID for the applicant.
  • Social Security Card or birth certificate for each member of the household.
  • Mail from the past 30 days.
  • Documentation of Government Assistance.
  • One month's pay stub.

For more information on the Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance program you can check out their website here.