Christmas Cheer began accepting applications on Monday, October 23, and will be open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Friday, November17.
The office is located at 300 Franklin St, Suite 226, Martinsville. This is the Clock Tower building, formerly Tultex, near Chick-fil-A and Taco Bell.
Applications must be completed in person and proof of residency in Martinsville or Henry County is required, along with a photo ID. All household residents must be listed, with their date of birth. Acceptable proof of residency is a Virginia driver’s license, a city or county utility bill, or AEP bill.
Christmas Cheer has been assisting families in need residing in Martinsville and Henry County since 1951. Providing toys to children 10 and under, the program also provides each household with a generous food box and blanket. The fundraising goal for 2023 has been set at $45,000.
Donations can be mailed to PO Box 540, Martinsville, VA 24114, or dropped off at the Cheer Office.