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Head Start Classroom Closure

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID and protect our most vulnerable population, CACS Early Childhood Programs has made the difficult decision to close classrooms beginning November 8 with a tentative return date of November 29, 2021.
 
Learn more about vaccine clinics, learning resources, and more.

Local nonprofits providing support this holiday season

Give-A-Kid-A-Christmas 
2021 Christmas Support Sign-Up Form
This program is for all children who qualify, ages 0 to 18 years (even teenagers, as long as they are still in high school or the high school’s early college program). The person signing up the child(ren) must be either the primary custodial parent or the legal guardian.

To qualify families must either live at an address inside the Holt/Dimondale School District OR have at least one child that attends a Holt/Dimondale school. Families can apply for up to 8 children in the same family. Applicants must also be able to prove that they meet the income guidelines. The required proof requirements can be found on this page: http://giveakidprojects.org/programs/give-a-kid-a-christmas/

After the application is submitted,  a board member will call you to schedule an appointment to show the required documents at headquarters located in Holt. Your sign-up process is not completed until you have shown the required documents. The required proof requirements can be found on this page: http://giveakidprojects.org/programs/give-a-kid-a-christmas/

Distribution of Christmas gifts will be on Thursday, Dec. 16 at Holt United Methodist Church on the Corner of Cedar St & Aurelius in Holt, MI.
Apply at  http://giveakidprojects.org/programs/give-a-kid-a-christmas/

Salvation Army Angel Tree
This is available in Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee and Ingham County.

If your family is in need of help this Christmas, visit https://saangeltree.org/ to apply for Christmas Assistance.

Families with children ages 13 and under may receive toys from our Christmas Toy Shop and help with a holiday meal. For more information, visit bit.ly/salchristmashelp or call 517.853.3744 today!

Applications close Nov. 14.

Learn more at https://saangeltree.org/

Shiawassee Christmas Wishes

As the holiday season draws near, CACS Shiawasse Service Center begins its 30th annual “Christmas Wishes” program.

Christmas Wishes is an annual program that connects members of the community with families in need of a special Christmas. While Christmas can be a magical holiday, it can also be a source of anxiety for some families due to financial strain. The last two years have been difficult for everyone, but for some families just surviving has become almost impossible due to the rising cost of living.

If you would like to register your family to receive a “Christmas Wish” please fill out and submit an application.

Requirements:

  • Applications for “Christmas Wishes” are due November 10, 2021, at Capital Area Community Services Shiawassee Service Center.
  • The service center is located at 1845 Corunna Avenue, Owosso. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Only Shiawassee County residents are eligible for the Christmas Wishes program.
  • Families will receive gifts no later than Dec. 15, 2021, at 4 p.m.
  • Wishes can not exceed more than $25 a person

Download the application here https://cacs-inc.org/2021/11/02/shiawassee-cacs-30th-annual-christmas-wishes/