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CARE for the Holidays

Our CARE for the Holidays 2019 program will start accepting applications on November 4th

CARE for the Holiday's 2019 will begin November 4th.  Residents of Benton, Carroll, and Madison County are eligible to apply for assistance for the Toys for Tots program.  Residents of Washington County can apply for the Toys for Tots program by contacting LifeSource International here or call (479) 521-4000.  Residents outside of Benton, Carroll, Madison, or Washington County are eligible to apply for assistance through the CARE for Kids Program.  These Programs provide Christmas gifts for children 13 and under.

- Those seeking food assistance for the holiday season regardless of location may visit our Root Cellar Pantry Monday - Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30.  The Pantry is open through the December 20th.  Friday, December 20th is the only Friday that Pantry is open
- Parents / Guardians may apply for children 13 and under (must have proof of legal guardianship.)
- Due to the limited space at our locations, we ask that you do not bring children with you for the application process.
- Only parents or legal guardians may apply.
- All applicants must provide copies of all required documentation.  

NO COPIES can be made at our location (you must provide copies of all required documentation.)
You may choose to download and submit your application online or come to the CARE office November 4th through December 12th 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Monday through Thursday.
Please note that online applications that are incomplete will not be processed.
Last day to submit applications is December 12th at 12:30 pm
Applications that are incomplete will not be considered for assistance (CARE is not responsible for incomplete or late applications.)
We double check with other Christmas assistance programs, and if you are on another list you will be denied Christmas assistance from CARE for two years. 

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If you would like to help please contact us at 479-246-0104 or  You can donate toys, time, or money.  CARE for the Holidays has multiple ways we help the community for Christmas.  You can be a part of making someone's Christmas merry.  Join us!

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