Registration for 2013 Christmas Bureau is Nov. 1-9

For Immediate Release

October 29, 2013 

UNITED WAY CONTACT

Mike McLaughlin, Communications Director | Phone: 785.228.5117 | Cell: 816.591.1592 |
E-mail: mike.mclaughlin@unitedwaytopeka.org

(Topeka, Kan.) – Registration for families seeking assistance through United Way’s Christmas Bureau is set for Nov. 1 – Nov. 9 at Let’s Help and the Antioch Family Life Center. Approximately 2,800 families were helped through the 2012 Christmas Bureau and a similar or higher number are expected to register again this year.

The dates and times are as follows:

Antioch Family Life Center
1921 SE Indiana Avenue
Friday, November 1                                            9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, November 2                                       9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday, November 4                                         9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, November 5                                        9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6                                  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, November 7                                      9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday, November 8                                            9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, November 9 (LAST DAY)                     9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Let’s Help
200 S. Kansas

Friday, November 1                                            3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 2                                       9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday, November 4                                         3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 5                                        3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6                                   3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 7                                      3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, November 8                                            3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 9 (LAST DAY)                     9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

To qualify for assistance, families complete a thorough intake process requiring income documentation and verifies identification for each person in the household. Families must bring documentation with them to register.

To qualify families must meet the following income criteria:

Number of People in household

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

For each additional family member add:

Annual ($)

16,775

22,695

28,635

34,575

40,515

46,455

52,395

58,335

5,940

Monthly ($)

1,398

1,891

2,386

2,881

3,376

3,871

4,366

4,861

495

Bi-Weekly ($)

644

873

1,101

1,330

1,558

1,787

2,015

2,244

228

Weekly($)

322

436

551

665

779

893

1,007

1,122

114

Income Verification can be given in the following forms:

Employment check stub for past 30 days

SSI, SSC, SSDI or SRS Award Letter

Veterans Benefit Documentation

Unemployment Direct Deposit verification letter

Child Support documentation

Bank Statements showing Income

Direct Deposits

Medical or Healthwave card for children in family

For 72 years, Christmas Bureau has been a local tradition thanks to the generosity of churches, companies, non-profits, organizations and families adopting families who need a little help this holiday season.

For more information on Christmas Bureau, including how to adopt a family, donate or volunteer to help process families or serve as a personal shopper, visit www.UnitedWayTopeka.org and click on Christmas Bureau or call 785.273.4804. 

ABOUT UNITED WAY
United Way brings together people, companies and nonprofits to create positive sustainable change in our community. By focusing on education, income and health, we help more children graduate and get stable jobs, help families become financially stable and improve the overall health of our community. United Way remains dedicated to Basic Needs including food, shelter, rent and utilities, health and prescription access and safety from domestic violence.

For more than 80 years United Way of Greater Topeka has been improving and changing lives. Since 1980, United Way has invested more than $105 million into the community.

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