Voluntary Action Center

Christmas assistance program application

To determine if you're eligible for Christmas Assistance, review the guidelines below:

  • You must complete two classes through Click Meeting or one in-person class before applying.  Click on the Click Meeting link below to begin classes.  
  • You live in Gordon County, and your school-aged children attend school in Gordon County or are homeschooled.  
  • You have not applied for any other Christmas assistance programs.  If you apply for assistance with any other agency or program, your application with the Voluntary Action Center will be denied.

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.  

Operation Happy Christmas

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.

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