To determine if you're eligible for Christmas Assistance, review the guidelines below:
Once you've completed the required classes, you can apply for Christmas Assistance. Applications are accepted from October 3, 2022, through November 23, 2022. No applications will be accepted after November 23, 2022.
You can attend an in-person class at the Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library at 100 N. Park Ave, Calhoun, GA. If you attend a class during the Library's closed hours, ring the doorbell at the front door to gain access to the training room. You must arrive no later than five minutes after the class starts to gain class credit.
October 20 @ 4:30 PM-Interview Workshop (English) November 2 @ 9:00 AM-Using Credit Wisely (English & Spanish)
November 2 @ 11:00 AM-English Conversation November 8 @ 3:00 PM-The Danger of Debt (English & Spanish)
November 9 @ 11:00 AM-English Conversation November 10 @ 9:00 AM-Protecting Your Identity (English & Spanish)
November 14 @ 12:00 PM-Building Your Finances (English & Spanish) November 14 @ 4:30 PM - Infant Feeding Class (English)
November 16 @ 11:00 AM-English Conversation November 15 @ 2:00 PM- Dream Big: Money and Goals (English & Spanish)
November 17 @ 4:30 PM-Gaming Safety (English) November 17 @ 3:00 PM-Why Credit Matters (English & Spanish)
We will only be accepting Christmas applications electronically. If you have any issues, please contact our office at 706-629-7283.
If you've missed our deadline, you can apply with Toys for Tots by clicking on the link.
We are proud to partner with AdventHealth EMS to help provide a Marry Christmas to children living in Gordon County. In addition to providing toys and clothing to children, we also provide a grocery gift card to each family to help with a Christmas meal. To qualify, parents/guardians must fall within 140% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Parents/Guardians are also required to complete two online classes to qualify. For full program criteria, please review the Christmas Assistance Program Section Below.
Our Operation Happy Christmas Program is only successful each year because of the generosity of our sponsors. Sponsors can help by making monetary donations or sponsoring a family. Our sponsorship donors are asked to purchase one complete outfit and two or more non-clothing gifts for the child(ren) they sponsor. Sponsors receive a sponsorship packet that includes the age, gender, size, and wishlist of each child sponsored. The packet also includes additional information. For more information on how you can help provide a Merry Christmas here at home, call our office at 706-629-7283.