Greene Alliance of Church/Community Efforts, Inc. (GRACE) will be accepting registrations from Greene County residents for our annual Thanksgiving Box and Christmas Gift Programs on Friday, October 2 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration is required on those dates at the American Legion Hall, 636 Madison Road, Stanardsville, VA. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER OCTOBER 3!!
All registrants will be required to wear masks!!
Only children age 14 and under are eligible to receive gifts from the GRACE Christmas Gift Program. However, the Shop-With-A-Cop program will be registering children through age 17 during GRACE's registration. Clients many only register for one of these programs.
Clients registering must submit the following proof for the program(s) for which they are applying.
THANKSGIVING PROGRAM PROOF REQUIRED:
1. Photo ID with current Greene County physical address (PO Boxes will not be accepted; proof can be provided by presenting a utility bill or lease with the registrant's name and address included)
2. Proof of Greene County Residency (if photo ID is not current, proof can be provided by presenting a utility bill or lease with the registrant's name and PHYSICAL address included).
3. Proof of Income (one month's pay statements, Social Security award letter, bank statement showing deposit from Social Security Administration, TANF award letter, letter documenting unemployment insurance or written verification of income from Social Services).
CHRISTMAS GIFT PROGRAM PROOF REQUIRED:
1-3 above. Same proofs as required for Thanksgiving Box Program above.
4. Proof of Guardianship for any child not the client's own and living with them PERMANENTLY. Acceptable proof must be guardianship received through the court system.
To qualify for either of these programs, client household incomes must not exceed 150% of poverty guidelines.
See the attached flyers for additional information. Please advertise this registration process in your church bulletins or other organizations as appropriate. Make sure to include both sides of the smaller Bulletin Article page as the client proof required is different for these two programs.
If you know of a family who can benefit from either of these programs, please share this information with them.
Also, if you can volunteer to help us on October 2nd or 3rd with the registration process, please contact the GRACE Office at 434-985-6792 and let us know which date(s) and time(s) you are available to volunteer.
After registration, watch for e-mails detailing how you can adopt a family for one or both of these programs.
In God's Grace, Doris Swenson, Director