Secret Santa to accept applications

MARIETTA – The Washington-Morgan Community Action will be accepting applications for the Secret Santa Program beginning Oct. 14.

The program provides Christmas gifts to children of low-income families of Washington County and will serve children up to 12 years of age.

The group is at 218 Putnam St. and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applicants must provide proof of income within the last 30 days, proof of Washington County residency, photo identification, birth certificates for all children and social security numbers for children and parents of each household. The income eligibility is based on 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Participants can’t be part of other gift giving programs.

The organization is also seeking the support of the community to help bring a little Christmas cheer to the children of the Secret Santa program. To support the program donations of cash or new toys can be made.

Questions on the program can be directed to the community action center at 304-373-3745.