Avilla Christmas Charities

Avilla Christmas Charities

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Avilla Christmas Charities is a group of volunteers from the Avilla Chamber membership and from the churches of St. Mary of the Assumption, Immanuel Lutheran, and Avilla  Calvary United Methodist.  This group works as a Christmas bureau and raises funds throughout the year and with the help of local businesses and groups, collects much-needed items such as hats, gloves, food, and toys to be able to help provide a joyful and happy Christmas to children and families in the Avilla and LaOtto community.  On the first Sunday each November, we co-coordinate the Annual Christmas Benefit Turkey Dinner at the St. James. 

All applications are reviewed so that we may better verify applicants and better serve families who are in need of assistance. 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

The deadline for submitting an application (postmarked by date) is November 1st, 2022.  If you submit an application, you will be contacted to let you know the status of your application and will be contacted about delivery/pick-up information.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE DECLINED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS

  1. Incomplete information.
  2. Not listing all sources of income including income from a business owned.
  3. Not listing all residents of the household.
  4. Not listing all dependents and children that you do not have legal custody of.
  5. Having income above the Federal Poverty Guideline.
  6. Falsifying information.
  7. Not living in Avilla, IN, or LaOtto, IN.
  8. Not submitting the application and all information by the deadline or postmarked by the date specified.
Applications should be postmarked no later than November 1st, 2022.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Donations will be accepted now through November 30th.

MONETARY DONATIONS

  • Give your spare change at Avilla Liquors, 109 Ryan Drive, Avilla, or at Lassus Handy Dandy, 245 North Main Street, Avilla.
  • Mail your donation to the Avilla Chamber of Commerce at P.O. Box 614, Avilla, IN 46710.*
  • Drop off your donation at the Avilla Town Hall at 108 South Main Street, Avilla, or at Farmers & Merchants Bank, 6464 Merchants Drive, LaOtto.*
  • Donate securely online, anytime, by clicking on the Christmas tree image at the bottom of the page (you do NOT need a Paypal account or need to sign up for one to give with your credit or debit accounts).

GIFT DONATIONS

  • Give hats, gloves, and scarves at Noble County Public Library-Avilla, 104 Ley Street, Avilla, Farmers and Merchants Bank, 6464 Merchants Drive, LaOtto, and purchase and donate at Parkers Outlet Center, 134 Green Drive, Suite A, Avilla, and purchase and donate at Lassus Handy Dandy, 245 North Main Street, Avilla.
  • Give toys and non-perishable food at Noble County Public Library-Avilla, 104 Ley Street, Avilla, Farmers and Merchants Bank, 6464 Merchants Drive, LaOtto.

*Please make checks payable to “Avilla Christmas Charities”.

 

The Avilla Chamber of Commerce, a 501 (c ) 6 non-profit organization, accepts monetary donations and items, and items to be sold to raise funds at any time throughout the year. All (100%) of the items donated and funds raised for Avilla Christmas Charities support the cause of assisting individuals, couples, and families in need during the Christmas season in the Avilla and LaOtto area.

Give online anytime, any day securely by clicking below.

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