Basic Needs – Gift of Giving Guidelines

WHEN APPLYING YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS WITH YOU:

  • PICTURE ID 
  • BIRTH CERTIFICATES FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD. (MASSHEALTH CARDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED). OTHER PROOF THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED WOULD BE INCOME TAX RETURNS, PUBLIC SCHOOL RECORDS, OR LETTER FROM TAFDC/FOODSTAMP WORKER IDENTIFYING CHILDREN IN THE HOUSEHOLD.
  • A  CURRENT (FROM SEPTEMBER 2017 OR LATER) UTILITY BILL WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, CURRENT LEASE OR A RENT RECEIPT FROM THE HOUSING AUTHORITY.
  • PROOF OF INCOME FOR EVERYONE IN THE HOUSEHOLD (FROM SEPTEMBER 2017 OR LATER)

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ALL OF THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS AT TIME OF VISIT, YOU WILL NOT BE GIVEN AN APPLICATION.

WE WILL BE CROSS CHECKING WITH OTHER LOCAL AGENCIES. YOU MAY ONLY APPLY AT ONE AGENCY. THAT OFFER GIFTS, IF YOU APPLY SOMEWHERE ELSE YOU WILL BE TAKEN OFF OUR LIST. 

Any donations of turkeys will be raffled off.

Child’s age limit is 17.

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