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~~ 2020 Christmas Assistance Guidelines ~~

You MUST bring current documentation of the following. All documentation must be originals (no copies accepted):

1. IDENTIFICATION for EVERYONE - OF ALL AGES - in your household including Dates of Birth applicant must have photo I.D. Social Security Cards, or Birth Cirtificate for everyone else in the home.

2. Proof of ADDRESS IN YOUR NAME (HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD) including the zip code. Examples: Lease, Utility Bill, Signed letter from your landlord on letterhead, or Current Rent Receipt.

3. Proof of all household income (this will be copied for our records), financial help, and benefits (whether the benefit or help is received by you personally or is paid on your behalf) is required. Examples include: Determination Letter (from within the past six months) of Public Assistance with *food stamps, cash benefit, and rent benefit award amounts. Section 8 letter. Pay Stub. Unemployment Verification Statement. Personal Letter (dated with address and signature) describing the assistance provided to you by that person.*NOTE: Your food stamp access card is not sufficient documentation of financial assistance; you must have your SNAP notification - if you do not have this, you will need to obtain an official copy from your worker at the Dept. of Public Welfare.

4. Proof of all monthly expenses:

a. Proof of ENTIRE monthly RENT for your house/apartment (Examples: Lease, Signed letter from your landlord on letterhead, Canceled Check or Money Order Receipt, Award letter from Section 8 or Housing Authority (For Mortgage provide monthly statement or receipt.)

b. You must bring all utility bills (gas, electric, fuel oil). Bills which demonstrate your regular, monthly expenses will help to demonstrate your need for assistance, which is your responsibility.



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Since 1891, we have been working to provide sustainable solutions for the most vulnerable. We stay not just until the job is done, but long afterwards, to ensure that the healing continues.

The Salvation Army of Sunbury

40 South 4th Street
P.O. Box 254
Sunbury, PA 17801

Phone: (570) 286-4131
Fax: (570) 286-6691

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Social Service Hours

9:30 am - 3:30pm

Regular Office Hours

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
*Closed on all federal holidays.

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