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Receive help for the holidays

Posted: December 8, 2013 - 1:01am

Following is a list of agencies available to help folks who need food and/or assistance with gift giving this holiday season. To make certain everyone who needs help can receive it, applicants are asked to choose from just one of the following agencies for their holiday-specific needs. Please note the deadlines to apply for holiday help vary by agency, but all are coming up soon. If you need assistance, contact one of these agencies ASAP.

Salvation Army, Juneau Corps Community Center

Address: 439 Willoughby Ave (downtown)

Telephone: 586-2136

Salvation Army is providing holiday food baskets and assistance with gifts. The program is open to anyone who stops by to apply. Custodial parents need to provide state or federal ID for each applicant. Applications for holiday assistance are due by Friday, Dec. 13.

Christine Inc. and the Juneau School District

Contact person: Tiffany Mahle

Telephone: 321-2782 or 789-3941

Christine Inc. is contracted with the Juneau School District to provide holiday food baskets and other items to students and families in need. Tiffany Mahle is in charge of organizing the program; the student must first have a referral from his/her principal or school counselor. There is no income requirement. Tiffany sends an email to school officials asking for referrals. Baskets are picked up at the school or delivered by Tiffany to the home. If you would like to receive assistance through this program, please discuss it with your child’s principal or school counselor.

Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC) of Juneau

Clearinghouse telephone: 780-4090

Telephone Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. and 7-8:30 p.m. Tues.

Love INC is providing several services this holiday season, such as “adopt-a-family” and Loving Locals. Applicants for any of their programs need to first be Love INC clients. To become a client, call the clearinghouse when they are open and talk to a case manager. Loving Locals allows Love INC clients to receive presents for their children. The deadline for “adopt-a-family” and Loving Locals is Monday, December 16.

St. Vincent de Paul

Address: 8617 Teal Street (by Nugget Mall)

Telephone: 789-5535 ext. 7

St. Vincent de Paul does an adopt-a-family program. The deadline to be adopted as a family is Friday, Dec. 13. For more information or to apply, please stop by in person or call Martha at the telephone number listed above.

AWARE Shelter

Telephone: Call Mandi at 586-6623

AWARE is helping with food and gifts for anyone in need who was an AWARE participant within the past year. Requests are confidential. The deadline to apply for assistance is Monday, Dec. 16.

The Glory Hole

A Community Christmas Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25. It will be prepared by Congregation Sukkat Shalom.

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