The Salvation Army and Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots will be taking applications for Christmas assistance on the following dates.

Please check back in the summer for our 2016 Christmas Application Dates.


Depending on the volume of applicants we may close the doors earlier than the posted times.

The first letter of your last name determines which day you should come for an interview.
The second week is open interviews for any last name.

Translators must be provided by the applicant.
Interviews will not be performed without a translator.

Applications will only be accepted on the above dates and there will be no exceptions.  Individuals must come prepared with the following information or they will not be eligible to receive assistance.  Applications will be taken by household.  If more than one family is requesting assistance in the same household, they must apply together.

What You Need to Bring

  • Photo ID (head of household / applicant)
  • Social Security card or ITIN for each member of the household
  • Birth Certificates for all children under the age of 18.  Custody papers will be required if you are not a birth parent.
  • Proof of income for the entire household – Employment, Unemployment, Child Support, SS/SSI/SSDI, etc. *ZERO INCOME*  If an individual does not have income they must bring a printout from the unemployment office stating their income for the last 12 months.
  • Child Support – Households without both birth parents must show proof of child support.  Proof can be obtained at the Allen County Clerks Office regardless of payment status (even if you have never filed for support).  There is no charge for the print out if you show this flyer.
  • Proof of assistance for the entire household – Food Stamps, TANF, Housing, etc. If there are any bills you do not pay, you must provide proof of how it is paid.
  • Proof of expenses for the entire household – Utility bills, lease, rent receipts, phone, cable, medical, etc.
  • Clothing sizes for all children ages 0 – 14.

Missing documents will result in denial of an interview!

If you have any questions or concerns about what documentation to bring or afraid you may be missing anything, please contact us at 260-744-2311.

For more information, call The Salvation Army at 260-744-2311

Click here for Christmas Intake Flyer 2016