December 14-21, 2013.
The Salvation Army partners with Virginian Pilot Joy Fund, Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots, and Operation Blessing to provide Christmas assistance to families in need. Families with children ages 0-11 may apply for this program and receive toys, food and if selected for the Angel Tree program, clothing items as well.
**Frequently Asked Questions:**
Who Can Apply?
Families that live in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Portsmouth. Families must have children ages 0-11 and be experiencing an ongoing financial hardship or household crisis in order to apply.
How Do I Apply?
*Applications for FOOD & TOYS ONLY (Angel Tree applications for clothing are no longer available)*
Applications will be accepted at the following:
The Salvation Army Christmas Depot, 4725 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Wednesday, December 18: 9AM – 12PM & 1PM – 4PM
Thursday, December 19: 9AM – 12PM & 1PM – 4PM
What Do I Need To Bring With Me When I Apply?
All those applying will be required to provide the documentation below:
•Current Government Issued Picture ID for head of household (applicant).
•Social Security Cards (to avoid duplication) AND Birth Certificates (to determine age) for all children aged 0-11.
•Proof of financial need:
- food stamps
- unemployment income
- employment income
•Proof of any recent household crisis, if applicable.
What Happens During The Application Process?
Families will be asked to fill out an application. Each application will be screened for income/crisis qualification. If eligible, families will receive toys and food for Christmas.
How Do I Get To The Salvation Army Christmas Depot?
4725 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23452.
- Bring picture ID
- Do not bring children or other adults. Only one adult per family will be allowed in the Depot, and NO children are allowed.
- When inside the Depot, turn off cell phone as a courtesy to others.
2013 Christmas Distribution Center
The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command Christmas Distribution Center location at 4725 Virginia Beach Blvd in Virginia Beach will serve as The Salvation Army’s hub for Christmas Distribution from December 14 through December 21.
2013 Important Dates
Saturday, November 30 – Set-up Saturday (email Stephanie Romett to volunteer)
Saturday, December 7 – Set-up Saturday (email Stephanie Romett to volunteer)
Thursday, December 12 – Ribbon Cutting Luncheon (invitation only)
Saturday, December 14 – Christmas distribution begins (email Stephanie Romett to volunteer)
Sunday, December 15 – No Christmas distribution
Wednesday, December 18 & Thursday, December 19 – Applications for toys and food at The Christmas Depot
Saturday, December 21 – Christmas distribution ends at Noon (email Stephanie Romett to volunteer)