Christmas Charities Year Round Accepting Applications for 2013 Holiday

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Christmas Charities Year Round is currently accepting donations and applications for gifts and food boxes at Christmas.

Christmas Charities Year Round’s “Operation Believe” program provides less fortunate children and their families with toys, gifts, and food for the holidays. Each family will receive a box of food, and each child (under 18 and still in school) will receive a gift bag of new and gently used toys and a Christmas stocking filled with goodies. The program also provides gifts and food to elderly and disabled individuals. Each year CCYR serves more than 1,000 people.

How can you apply for assistance?
CCYR is accepting Operation Believe applications now through Thursday, October 31st. Apply at 2840 Jordan Lane, Monday – Thursday from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

Applicants must bring all of the following:
• Proof of Income
• Utility Bill
• Rent Receipt
• Social Security Cards (or old Medicaid card) for everyone in the household

Seniors (60 and over) can apply by phone by calling (256) 837-2373 on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

How can you help?
CCYR depends on tax deductible donations from local businesses and residents to sustain the Operation Believe program. Our challenge is to raise $50,000 so no child, senior citizen or disabled individual goes without on Christmas morning.

• Donate Toys – board games for any age or balls for any sport
• Donate Food – peanut butter and canned goods
• Donate Money – donate via PayPal at; mail or drop off donations at 2840 Jordan Lane, Huntsville, AL 35816

About Christmas Charities Year Round
Christmas Charities Year Round (CCYR) is a non-profit, charitable organization that has served Madison County, AL since 1949, providing basic necessities year round, plus toys and food during the Christmas season, at no cost to clients. CCYR provides emergency resources including free clothes, shoes & household items, plus school supplies/uniforms to over 3000 less fortunate children & adults annually.
For more information, please call contact Christmas Charities Year Round at (256) 837-2373 or visit our website at

--Information provided by Christmas Charities Year Round