WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — The Salvation Army of Trumbull County has announced the dates it will accept applications for Christmas assistance for the 2023 holiday season.

Applications will be accepted from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Oct. 10-13 and from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 17-19.

“It seems weird to be thinking about Christmas right now, but the earlier that we have our applications taken and processed, the earlier we can have them ready and put them on the Angel Tree tags that will be at the different locations that we have this year,” said Capt. Chris Williams, with the Salvation Army.

To qualify for assistance, Trumbull County residents must provide the following:

  • Current photo ID for all adults in the home
  • Proof of all household income for the past 30 days
  • If applicable, a printout of assistance received from Job and Family Services
  • If the family does not receive any public assistance: insurance cards and birth certificates for all children in the home
  • Proof of address

Applications for toys will be accepted only for families with children aged 14 and under.

The Salvation Army will also host a Christmas drive-through food giveaway from 10 a.m. until noon on Dec. 15. One box of food will be distributed per car, totaling around enough for 500. No application is necessary to take part in the food drive.

Last year, the Salvation Army was able to help 800 families at Christmas. Williams says the organization plans to help at least that many if not more this year.

The Trumbull County Salvation Army is located at 270 Franklin Street SE in Warren.