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A.C.T.S. prepares for Christmas program

Staff Report

A.C.T.S. of Tallassee is making plans for its annual Christmas program.

"In light of COVID-19, our goal is to provide assistance in the best way possible to those during this upcoming Christmas season," A.C.T.S. noted in a letter to local area churches. "We will follow the same guidelines as last year."

While Covid has created some challenges, the service to provide for families in need has continued.

"Church gatherings and meetings continue to look different since the pandemic began; however, we want to encourage you to help us spread the word that our work continues here in our community."

We are so thankful for your support and your prayers.  With this being said we wanted you to know some important information and dates about our upcoming Christmas season event. Please advertise these in any way that you feel would further our assistance.

Applications for those wishing to participate in the Christmas program will be taken during a two-week period in October.

"Due to the Covid-19 precautions, we will receive clients alphabetically on certain days. Clients with last names beginning with A-M may apply on Monday, Oct. 18, Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 21. Clients with last names beginning with N-Z may apply on  Monday, Oct. 25, Tuesday, Oct. 26, Thursday, Oct. 28."

Applicants must present a picture ID, Social Security card for all in the household, proof of residency (utility bill, etc.) and proof of income (letter from Social Security, SSI, pay stub, etc.).

Those wishing to contribute to food boxes may do so for $30 per box. Toy collections for children 2-12 are also being accepted. Make sure toys are unused and unwrapped. Deadline to dontate towards food boxes is Dec. 3. Toy donations will be accepted until Nov. 29.

Food boxes and toy distributions will be on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Clients with last names beginning with A – M will receive their boxes and toys from 9 a.m. - 12. p.m. Clients with last names beginning with N – Z will receive their boxes and toys from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for distribution efforts. Those interested in helping or dontating may contact A.C.T.S. director Barry Adair at 334-283-6750 or