ANNOUNCING THE 2020 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Brunswick Family Assistance is gearing up for The Christmas program. BFA will start making appointments for the Christmas Program August 24, 2020. Clients must have proof of all income
and expenses for every household member when they call to enroll in the program. The Christmas program is for eligible children (12 years and younger) and seniors (60 and over). The program guarantees two out of three Christmas gift wishes $30.00 or less each and a traditional Christmas dinner. Anyone who wishes to participate in the program should call the Shallotte office at (910) 754-4766, Or Leland Office at (910) 408-1700 to enroll in the program.
CHRISTMAS BASKET/TREE OF HOPE PROGRAM DETAILS
Brunswick Family Assistance Agency will begin taking applications, by telephone only due to COVID-19, starting August 24, 2020 for the Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program. The agency will continue to take applications through November 11, 2020. Applicants need to call 754-4766 (Shallotte) and 910-408-1700 (Leland) to complete phone applications for the enrollment of the Christmas program. To qualify, a household must have income at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Level. Applicants must verbally provide the following proofs: Income for ALL household members, Brunswick County residency, Social Security/ITIN cards for ALL adults, Birth Certificates or current Medicaid cards for ALL children age 12 and under, and all Monthly Household Expenses. The Poverty Level for a family of two is $1832/month, family of 3 is $2311/month, and family of 4 is $2790/month. Qualified applicants will receive gifts for children age 12 and under and seniors age 60 and over, plus a food basket with everything needed for a traditional Christmas dinner.
DONATION AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Brunswick Family Assistance is a Cape Fear Area United Way Agency. The agency also depends on the support of the community through volunteers and donations. If you would like more information or would like to “Adopt a Family or Child” or decorate a “Tree of Hope” Please call Jeremy at 754-4766 or stop by the office located at 4600-10 Main Street, Twin Creek Plaza, Shallotte, NC, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9-3 pm. If you would like to sponsor a family or child for the Christmas program but have concerns of shopping due to COVID-19 you may make a monetary donation to sponsor the children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over. Brunswick Family Assistance has Board Members that are prepared to do all shopping for the Angel tree tags online. Thank You once again for the support of BFA’s Christmas program and those in our community who otherwise may not have anything on Christmas.
Director of Operations & Outreach, BFA