today, Washington-Morgan Community Action is accepting applications for this
year's Secret Santa Program. The program is also accepting donations.
WMOA News spoke with the agency's Cathy Rees ...
"The program serves low income children. We buy Christmas gifts for
them. Their parents come in and fill out an application to find out if
they're eligible. Then, they do a wish list for each child and we
go out and buy the gifts for them."
In order to be eligible, a family's income must be at or below 150 percent of
federal poverty guidelines. For a family of four, that's about $35,000 a
year. Rees explains what documents to bring when you stop to fill out an
"They need to bring something that has their address on it. They
need a photo ID. They need their pay stubs for the last month and Social
Security numbers for all people in the family."
The program is also accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys or cash to help
cover the expenses of the program. Rees says, if you would like to make a
"They can drop them off at Community Action at 218 Putnam Street.
Or, you can call 373-3745 and ask for Cathy Rees to make arrangements.
Or, if you would like to make a cash donation, they can send a check to
Washington-Morgan Community Action at 218 Putnam Street in Marietta."
Checks should be made out specifically to the Secret Santa Program.