September 20, 2016
Angel Gift Program Partnership Seeks Sponsors, Donors and Applicants
The Outer Banks Woman’s Club is seeking sponsors and donors for their Angel Gift Program, now in its 29th year. The club partners in a collaborative effort with the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services, whose role is the screening of applicants.
Residents interested in applying for assistance through the Angel Gift Program need to apply in person at the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services, Social Services Division, Manteo Campus. Applications will be taken from October 24, 2016 – November 10, 2016. In order to best serve all residents of Dare County, applications will be taken at the Dare County Baum Center, in Kill Devil Hills, on October 26, 2016 and November 2, 2016 from 9 am until 12 pm. This is the ONLY application period.
Families eligible for Angel Gift Program who live north of the Oregon Inlet must be below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level (more information is available at http://tiny.cc/r3vuey) provide proof of income, and a completed application. Due to increased participation, priority will be given to eligible families who were not assisted last year. Additional families will be included, as funds permit, on a first-come, first-served basis.
The continued success of this program would not be possible without the generous support and funding provided by businesses, organizations, and individuals from Dare County and beyond.
For more information regarding sponsorship or donation opportunities, please call the Outer Banks Woman’s Club at 252.305.4214. For questions regarding applications, please call Leigh Bracy with Social Services at 252.475.5566.
Hatteras Island Angel Gift Program Partnership Seeks Sponsors, Donors and Applicants
The coalition that implements the Hatteras Island Angel Gift program is seeking sponsors, donors and applicants for the upcoming holiday season. The program is provided in collaboration with individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations committed to providing Christmas joy for children on Hatteras Island. Dare County Department of Health & Human Services works with these organizations to provide referrals, administrative support and identify family needs, as well as to help protect the privacy of the request.
Most of the giving is from local businesses, organizations and individuals. In addition to Boxes and Angel requests located in businesses for donors to sponsor, monetary and toy donations are also accepted. Angel Gift volunteers will do shopping after the cutoff date for donations passes, which is on December 4, 2016.
For those families in need of assistance this Christmas, applications for Hatteras Island Angel Gift are available for pick up at the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services Frisco Campus, Hatteras Island United Methodist Church, and local post offices. Application dates will run from October 1, 2016- October 31, 2016..
Participants do not need to be a client of the Department of Health & Human Services to receive Angel Gift. Participants must live on Hatteras Island, and gifts are provided only for child(ren) in the custody of the applicant. In person interviews will be required to verify information and assess needs once completed applications are submitted. Children 2-14 years of age are eligible for sponsorship. Other children in the home with eligible children may be included if under 18 years of age and enrolled in school. For families that have received Angel Gift for three consecutive years, the application will be reviewed by the committee and sponsorship is not guaranteed.
For questions regarding the program, or to make a donation please contact the program coordinator, Linda Oneal, with Hatteras United Methodist Church at 252.986.2149 or Ashley Jackson at 252.475.9345.