Christmas Assistance

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    Requesting Christmas Assistance

    Registration for the 2018 Christmas Assistance program will begin in October. Appointment to apply will be October 1-5 for Tri-Cities residents and October 15-26 for Richmond residents. In each area, an online scheduling program will open two weeks before the first appointment date. Families should access that link on the homepage of Again this year, the furthest in advance a family will be able to apply is two weeks. Spanish speaking families in the Richmond area will scheduled for the week of October 22-26.

    Items to bring for application appointment:

    • Photo I.D.
    • Birth certificates of children ages 0-14
    • Social Security cards of children ages 0-14 (for duplication purposes only)
    • Child clothing sizes, gift wishes & needs

    NOTE: In an effort to preserve the magic of Christmas, children are not allowed at the application site or Christmas Distribution Center.


    2018 Christmas Distribution Period & Locations

    Applicants should pick-up gifts during their appointment time, as highlighted on the confirmation sheet received at the time of registration.

     Items to bring for gift pick-up:

    • Registration Confirmation Sheet (given at registration, will have your appointment date/time highlighted)
    • Photo I.D.


    Dates: Monday, December 10 – Friday, December 14, 2018
    Location: TBD


    Dates: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    Location: 1228 South West Street, Petersburg, VA 23803


    Volunteering at Christmas

    To volunteer with The Salvation Army at Christmas, please click here to create a volunteer profile. Once you’ve created your volunteer profile, you’ll see a list of our current Christmas volunteer opportunities and will be able to sign-up based on your schedule.