Community Christmas, organized by several volunteer individuals and organizations, helps to connect businesses, organizations and individuals who wish to help others in need during the holiday season with families struggling to put food on their tables and provide gifts for their children. By acting collaboratively, we are able to avoid duplication of giving and, therefore, reach a greater number of families.
Sandusky County families with:
It is important to fill out the application completely.
We are not able to assist those who do not provide social security numbers, valid addresses and phone numbers, or have not signed the release. Also, all persons requesting assistance living at the same address must be listed on the same application even if it includes multiple families.
Only one application per address will be processed.
The deadline to turn in applications is December 1st at 4:30 pm.
They can be dropped off at the United Way of Sandusky County or the Sandusky County Department of Job and Family Services.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Applicants will be notified by mail on or before December 14th as to whether they have been adopted or not and, if so, how the gifts and food will be dropped off or picked up. Not everyone will receive their notices at the same time – notification methods and times depend on who the donors are and if they arrange for delivery on their own. Please do not call to check on the status of an application prior to this date.
Please remember that donors purchasing food and gifts for families are giving out of the goodness of their hearts. Sending a thank you note or card showing appreciation for their generosity is strongly encouraged. If donors do not reveal their contact information to their applicants, notes can be sent to the First Call for Help office to be forwarded on to the donors.
**Applications can also be picked up at United Way of Sandusky County, DJFS, SC Food Pantry, all county Libraries, and Share & Care Center